1 September, 2011
Tata Motors’ total sales (including exports) of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles in August 2011 were 64,078 vehicles, lower by 3% over August 2010. The company’s domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for August 2011 were 59,874 nos., lower by 2% over 60,797 nos. sold in August last year.
Cumulative sales (including exports) for the company for the fiscal are 320,877 nos., a growth of 2% over 315,460 nos., sold last year.
The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in August 2011 in the domestic market were 43,045 nos., a 21% growth compared to 35,585 vehicles sold in August last year. LCV sales were 26,344 nos., a growth of 27% over August last year. M&HCV sales stood at 16,701 nos., a growth of 12% over August last year.
Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal are 196,887 nos., a growth of 17% over last year. Cumulative LCV sales are 118,808 nos., a growth of 23% over last year, while M&HCV sales stood at 78,079 nos., a growth of 8% over last year.
The passenger vehicles business reported a total sale and distribution offtake of 17,898 nos. (16,829 Tata + 1,069 Fiat) in the domestic market in August 2011, lower by 34% compared to 27,024 nos. (25,212 Tata + 1,812 Fiat) in August last year. Sales of Tata passenger vehicles for August 2011 are at 16,829 nos, lower by 33% over August last year.
Production at Tata Motors’ Sanand plant has resumed after a temporary suspension for about a fortnight. This was done for maintenance and to rationalise and align inventory. Consequently, sales of the Tata Nano from the company to dealerships were limited to 1,202 nos., lower by 85% over August last year. The company is witnessing very encouraging response to consumer-oriented marketing efforts, resulting in increasing inquiries and footfalls at the company’s showrooms.
The Indica range sales were 7,206 nos., lower by 4% over August last year. The Indigo range recorded sales of 5,100 nos., lower by 24% over August last year. The Sumo/ Safari/ Aria/ Venture range accounted for sales of 3,321 nos., a growth of 15% over August last year.
Jaguar Land Rover sales in India continued their upward trend.
Cumulative sales and distribution offtake of passenger vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal are 107,003 nos. (99,129 Tata +7,874 Fiat), against 135,524 nos. (125,311 Tata + 10,213 Fiat) last year, lower by 21%. Cumulative sales of Tata passenger vehicles were 99,129 nos., lower by 21% compared to 125,311 nos., till August last year.Cumulative sales of the Nano are 26,441 nos., lower by 17% compared to 31,882 nos., till August last year.Cumulative sales of the Indica range are 31,001 nos., lower by 27%. Cumulative sales of the Indigo family are 24,409 nos., lower by 30%. Cumulative sales of the Sumo/Safari/ Aria range are 17,278 nos., higher by 9%.
The company’s sales from exports at 4,204 vehicles in August 2011 are lower by 18% compared to 5,157 vehicles in August last year. The cumulative sales from exports for the fiscal at 24,861 nos. are higher by 15% over 21,641 nos. in the same period last year.