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February 01, 2008 Total vehicle sales at 54,796 nos. Exports grow by 11% Press kit

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1 February, 2008

Both domestic and total monthly sales (including exports) cross the 50,000 mark for the first time this fiscal

Tata Motors reported a total sale of 54,796 vehicles (including exports) for the month of January 2008, nearly flat compared to 55,440 vehicles sold in January last year. The monthly sales — both domestic and total (including exports) — crossed the 50,000 mark for the first time this fiscal. Cumulative sales for the company were flat at 4,61,725 nos.

Commercial Vehicles
The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in January 2008 in the domestic market were 30,530 nos., a growth of 6% compared to 28,896 vehicles sold in January last year. M&HCV sales stood at 15,633 nos., a decline of 8.6% over January 2007, while LCV sales were 14,897 nos., a growth of 26% over January 2007.

Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 2,46,060 nos., a growth of 2% over last year. Cumulative M&HCV sales stood at 1,28,504 nos., a decline of 7.8% over last year, while LCV sales for the fiscal were 1,17,556 nos., an increase of 16% over last year.

Passenger Vehicles
The passenger vehicle business achieved total sales of 20,119 vehicles in the domestic market in January 2008, the highest during the fiscal with a previous average of 17,000 vehicle sales per month till December, but a decline of 11.8% over 22,801 nos. sold in January 2007. The Indica reported sales of 12,360 nos., a decline of 14.6% over January 2007. The Indigo family registered sales of 2,901 nos., a decline of 9.5% over January 2007. The new Indica Dicor and the Indigo CS (Compact Sedan) launched in January have received an encouraging reception, with production being in a ramp up mode. The Sumo and Safari accounted for sales of 4,858 nos., a decline of 5% over January 2007. The Safari recorded a 23% growth over January 2007, with its highest ever sales of 2,550 nos. in a month.

Cumulative sales of passenger vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 1,71,255 nos., a decline of 4.8% over the same period last year. Cumulative sales of the Indica at 1,12,471 nos., reported a decline of 3.7%. Cumulative sales of the Indigo family were 22,959 nos., a decline of 13%. Cumulative sales of Sumo and Safari were 35,825 nos., a decline of 1.8%. The Safari recorded a 24% growth with sales of 14,406 nos.

The company’s sales from exports at 4,147 vehicles in January 2008 grew by 11% compared to 3,743 vehicles in January 2007. The cumulative sales from exports in the current period at 44,410 nos. have recorded a growth of 6% over the previous year.

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