New Delhi: Sales of domestic passenger cars marginally declined in December, industry data showed on Thursday.

According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) data, 158,326 passenger cars were sold in December, down from 158,617 units off-take during the corresponding month of 2016.

However, the off-take of other sub-segments of passenger vehicle category such as utility vehicles edged higher by 15.03 per cent during the month to 67,073 units while sales of vans rose by 31.34 per cent to 14,313 units.

Consequently, the overall domestic passenger vehicle sales inched up by 5.22 per cent in December to 239,712 units from 227,823 units sold during the corresponding period in 2016.

IANS