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Vehicle registration in the month of April declined to 2,418 units, from 3,556 units in March, largely due to many holidays and semi-lockdown in place towards the end of the month.


There were zero vehicle registrations for the month of April in 2020—the comparative month— due to the first lockdown.


New car registrations recorded 117 units in April, down from 149 units the previous month. Zotye Z100, a vehicle assembled by United Motors, recorded 25 units.


SUV registrations recorded 292 units in April, up from 237 units the previous month. Mahindra KUV 100, which is assembled by Ideal Motors, recorded 102 units in April, up from 79 units the previous month. 


DFSK, which is assembled by United Motors, recorded 138 units in April, up from 78 units the previous month.
There were 546 two-wheelers registered in April, down from 965 units the previous month. The major brands posted miniscule figures whilst minor categorised under ‘Others’ recorded 311 units in the month. Ranomoto, a local assembler, which is categorised under ‘Others’, recorded 121 units in April  (mopeds, scooters and motor cycles), up from 66 units in March.


Under notable imported categories, medium trucks recorded 137 units in April, down from 250 units the previous month. Buses recorded 31 units in April, down from 39 units the previous month. 


Due to the revival in the country’s agriculture sector, 167 hand tractors were registered in April, down from 275 units in March. Large tractors recorded 653 units in April, down from 740 units in March. 

The government in March 2020 decided to suspend the importation of personal motor vehicles amid the COVID-19 pandemic to safeguard the exchange rate and the country’s foreign reserves. However, commercial vehicles required for key economic sectors of the country are allowed to be imported. 

 

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