India has overtaken the world in the growth of passenger vehicle sales (PV) during January-May 2017, according to a presentation of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers. India is also ahead of China in terms of GDP growth at 7.2 per cent vis-à-vis China’s slowing down economy that was pegged at a GDP of 6.7 per cent during 2016, the slowest growth in 26 years. In 2017, the Chinese annual GDP is expected to clock 6.5 per cent as India moves towards a faster 7.5 per cent GDP growth post GST. What is heartening to note is that India with a PV sales growth of 11.34 per cent has overshadowed the 9.05 per cent single-digit growth of Japan, the only other Asian economy to have grown in terms of PV sales. Other countries that posted a marginal growth were Germany at 4.68 per cent, France at 3.34 percent, and Brazil at 2.29 per cent. China de-grew 2.59 per cent in PV sales though in volume terms it topped sales with 9,42,1100 units followed by USA with sales of 1,99,7708 units and Japan with 1,95,0186 units. However USA de-grew 9.83 per cent in terms of sales growth during January-May 2017.