MUMBAI – October was a shaky month for India’s auto makers, with sales rising just 2.5% to 159,159 passenger vehicles, as the global financial crisis begins to be felt here. Production grew 2.5%, as well, to 160,706 units. Sales of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., Skoda Auto India Ltd., Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd., Ford India Ltd. and Mercedes-Benz India Ltd. all were down, for a combined 9.8% decline to 84,270 units. The only saving grace in this bleak scenario ...

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