Indian shares ended largely unchanged on Monday with most blue-chip names trading in a close range, while beaten-down automobile stocks such as Tata Motors Ltd and Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd edged higher.
With one trading session left in 2019, the Nifty is up 12.8% this year, while the Sensex had gained 15.2%.
Tata Motors rose 4.3%, while Mahindra and Mahindra gained 1.5%. Maruti Suzuki Ltd added 1%.
The Nifty Auto index has fallen nearly 10% this year amid a sales slowdown in the industry.