2 January, 2010
Tata Motors’ total sales (including exports) of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles in December 2009 were 51,627 vehicles, a growth of 105% over 25,219 vehicles sold in December 2008. The company’s domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for December 2009 were 48,173 nos., a 102% growth over 23,894 nos. sold in December last year. The growth in December 2009 has come over low sales in December 2008, impacted by the downturn in the automobile industry during that period.
Cumulative sales (including exports) for the company for the fiscal at 432,630 nos., recorded a growth of 19% over 363,353 nos. sold last year.
The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in December 2009 in the domestic market were 33,519 nos., the highest since March 2008 and a 138% growth compared to 14,056 vehicles sold in December last year. LCV sales were 18,217 nos., a growth of 97% over December last year. M&HCV sales stood at 15,302 nos., a growth of 218% over December last year and the highest since March 2008.
Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal are 255,168 nos., a growth of 31% over last year. Cumulative LCV sales are 154,021 nos., a growth of 42% over last year, while M&HCV sales stood at 101,147 nos., a growth of 17% over last year.
The passenger vehicles business reported a total sale and distribution offtake of 15,662 nos. (14,654 Tata + 1,008 Fiat) in the domestic market in December 2009, a 55% increase compared to 10,118 nos. (9,838 Tata + 350 Fiat) in December last year. Wholesale sales of Tata cars, at 12,944 nos. grew by 54% over December 2008. Tata cars recorded the highest ever retails in December this year. Sales of the Tata Nano were 3,610 nos.. The Indica range wholesale sales were 4,228 nos., a decline of 37% over December last year while retail sales were highest in the fiscal. The Indigo range recorded wholesale sales of 5,106 nos., a growth of 205.2% over December last year, based on the continued enthusiastic response to the newly launched Manza in the market. The Indigo range recorded the highest ever retails since launch in 2002. The Sumo/Safari range accounted for wholesale sales of 1,710 nos., registering a growth of 21% over December last year while recording the highest retails this fiscal.
Jaguar Land Rover sales continued their upward trend since launch in June with their highest sales in December
Cumulative sales and distribution offtake of passenger vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal are 172,026 nos. (153,939 Tata + 18,087 Fiat), against 142,514 nos. (139,108 Tata + 3,406 Fiat) last year, a growth of 20.7%. Cumulative sales of the Nano are 17,534 nos. Cumulative sales of the Indica range at 79,847 nos., reported a growth of 7%. Cumulative sales of the Indigo family are 34,466 nos., lower by 5% but the decline is being substantially reduced since the Manza launch. Cumulative sales of the Sumo/Safari range are 22,092 nos., lower by 20.6%.
The company’s sales from exports at 3,454 vehicles in December 2009 registered a growth of 161% compared to 1,325 vehicles in December last year. The cumulative sales from exports for the fiscal at 23,523 nos. are lower by 19% over 29,066 nos. in the same period last year.