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Tata Motors August sales at 49,810 nos., growth of 14% Press kit

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1 September, 2009

Tata Motors’ total sales (including exports) of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles in August 2009 were 49,810 vehicles, a growth of 14% over 43,600 vehicles sold in August 2008. The company’s domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for August 2009 were 47,126 nos., a 21% growth over 38,828 nos. sold in August last year.

Cumulative sales (including exports) for the company for the fiscal at 220,978 nos., recorded a growth of 2% over 216,062 nos. sold last year.

Commercial Vehicles

The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in August 2009 in the domestic market were 29,762 nos., a 28% growth compared to 23,231 vehicles sold in August last year. LCV sales were 18,644 nos., a growth of 42% over August last year. M&HCV sales stood at 11,118 nos., a growth of 10% over August last year. This is the second consecutive month of growth for M&HCV.

Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 130,226 nos., a growth of 11% over last year. Cumulative LCV sales were 81,824 nos., a growth of 34% over last year, while M&HCV sales stood at 48,402 nos., lower by 14% over last year.

Passenger Vehicles

The passenger vehicles business reported a total sale and distribution offtake of 20,146 nos. (17,364 Tata + 2,782 Fiat) in the domestic market in August 2009, a 26% increase compared to 15,948 nos. (15,597 Tata + 351 Fiat) in August last year. Sales of Tata cars, at 14,755 nos., grew by 21% over August 2008. The sales of the Tata Nano were 2,501 nos. The Indica range sales were 9,598 nos., a growth of 24% over August last year. The Indigo range recorded sales of 2,656 nos., lower by 41% over August last year. The UV/SUV range of Sumo/Safari/Xenon XT accounted for sales of 2,609 nos., lower by 22% over August last year.

Jaguar Land Rover sales continue to get an encouraging response. The Land Rover range will be augmented by the addition of the Freelander 2, which will be launched in September.

Cumulative sales and distribution offtake of passenger vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 90,718 nos. (80,392 Tata + 10,326 Fiat), against 83,507 nos. (81,343 Tata + 2,164 Fiat) last year, a growth of 9%. Cumulative sales of the Nano were 4,976 nos. Cumulative sales of the Indica range at 47,010 nos., reported a growth of 15%. Cumulative sales of the Indigo family were 15,078 nos., lower by 31.5%. Cumulative sales of the Sumo/Safari/Xenon XT range were 13,328 nos., lower by 27%.

Exports

The company’s sales from exports at 2,684 vehicles in August 2009 were lower by 44% compared to 4,772 vehicles in August last year. The cumulative sales from exports for the fiscal at 10,360 nos. were lower by 41% over 17,627 nos. in the same period last year.

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