1 April, 2010
Tata Motors’ total sales (including exports) of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles in March 2010 were 75,151 vehicles, a growth of 38% over 54,452 vehicles sold in March 2009. The company’s domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for March 2010 were 71,046 nos., a 35% growth over 52,653 nos. sold in March last year.
Cumulative sales (including exports) for the company for the fiscal at 642,686 nos. are the highest ever and a growth of 29% over 498,547 nos. sold last year.
The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in March 2010 in the domestic market were 43,285 nos., the highest ever and a 49% growth compared to 29,004 vehicles sold in March last year. LCV sales were 22,438 nos., a growth of 35% over March last year. The LCV sales are the highest ever, led by the Ace family. M&HCV sales stood at 20,847 nos., a growth of 69% over March last year.
Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal are 373,615 nos. the highest ever for the company and a growth of 41% over last year. Cumulative LCV sales are 218,478 nos., a growth of 44% over last year, while M&HCV sales stood at 155,137 nos., a growth of 36% over last year.
During the year, Tata Motors launched the new World Truck range, the all-new Tata 407 Pick-up, Tata Super Ace and Tata Ace EX.
The passenger vehicles business reported a total sale and distribution offtake of 29,868 nos. (27,761 Tata + 2,107 Fiat) in the domestic market in March 2010, the highest ever in any month and a 17% increase compared to 25,430 nos. (23,649 Tata + 1,781 Fiat) in March last year. Sales of Tata passenger vehicles at 27,761 nos. are the highest ever in any month and a growth of 17% over March 2009. Sales of the Tata Nano were 4,710 nos. The Indica range sales were 11,618 nos., the highest this fiscal. The Indigo range recorded sales of 7,537 nos., the highest ever in any month and a growth of 66% over March last year. The Sumo/Safari range accounted for sales of 3896 nos., lower by 23% over March last year, hampered by the tight vendor supplies of components.
During the fiscal, Tata Motors launched the new generation, all-new Indigo Manza and the Sumo Grande MK II.
This fiscal, Jaguar Land Rover sales continued their upward trend since launch in June 2009. The company opened Jaguar Land Rover’s first flagship showroom facility in Mumbai followed by the recently inaugurated showroom in Delhi. The product range comprises the Jaguar XF, XFR and XKR and the Land Rover Freelander 2, Discovery 4, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover.
Cumulative sales and distribution offtake of passenger vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal are 259,682 nos. (234,930 Tata + 24,752 Fiat), against 208,203 nos. (200,127 Tata + 8,076 Fiat) last year, a growth of 25%. The cumulative sales of Tata passenger vehicles at 234,930 nos. is the highest ever for the company. Cumulative sales of the Nano are 30,350 nos. Cumulative sales of the Indica range at 114,415 nos., reported a growth of 3%. Cumulative sales of the Indigo family are 56,634 nos., higher by 15% and the highest ever in any year. Cumulative sales of the Sumo/Safari range are 33,531 nos., lower by 15%.
Cumulative Jaguar Land Rover sales in India for the fiscal are 242 units, based essentially on sales from the flagship store in Mumbai.
The company’s sales from exports at 4,105 vehicles in March 2010 registered a growth of 128% compared to 1,799 vehicles in March last year. The cumulative sales from exports for the fiscal at 34,141 nos. are higher by 2% over 33,410 nos. in the same period last year.