were down 9.9 per cent to 5,871 units in December as against 6,517 units in the same month previous year.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) also reported 11.78 per cent decline in domestic sales at 10,648 units in December, down from 12,071 units in the year-ago period.
"The market sentiments do not seem to be improving. In the last few months, we have made our best efforts to control inventory both at TKM and at our dealers end," TKM Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Marketing and Commercial, Sandeep Singh said.
General Motors India also said its sales in December declined 19.27 per cent at 5,705 units as against 7,067 units sold in December 2012.
GM India Vice President P Balendran said: "The past year has been extremely challenging for the automobile sector as the general economic and consumer sentiments had failed to pick up. Despite providing highest level of discounts during December, footfall in showrooms failed to pick-up."