2 April, 2007
The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in March 2007 in the domestic market were 30,720 nos., its highest ever monthly sales and an increase of 13% over 27,289 vehicles sold in March last year. M&HCV sales stood at 17,673 nos, an increase of 8% over March last year. LCV sales were at 13,047 nos., an increase of 19% over March last year.
Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 2,99,173 nos., an increase of 39% over last year, also the highest ever. M&HCV cumulative sales were 1,73,381 nos., while LCV sales for the period were 1,25,792 nos.
During the year, Tata Motors rolled out its 100,000th Ace. Since its launch in India, the Ace has received stupendous response from customers across India and has rewritten the dynamics of the commercial vehicle industry.
The passenger vehicle business reported its highest ever monthly sales with a total sale of 25,760 vehicles in the domestic market in March 2007 — an increase of 14% over March last year. The Indica sold 15,283 nos. — its highest ever monthly sales and an increase of 18%. The Indigo range registered sales of 4,368 nos., a decline of 6%, but an increase of 27% over February 2007 (last month) due to the growing nos. of the new Indigo XL, and the Dicor offerings on the Indigo range. Utility Vehicles recorded their highest ever monthly sales at 6109 nos, registering a growth of 23%. Safari sales at 2,150 have been the highest in any month.
Cumulative sales of passenger vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 2,26,893 nos., the highest ever in any year and a growth of 20% over the previous year. The cumulative sales of Indica were 144,690 nos., an increase of 30% and the highest in any fiscal. The Indigo range posted sales of 34,310 nos., a decline of 13%, but lesser than the decline of the entry mid-size segment. The Sumo and Safari accounted for sales of 47,893 nos. in the fiscal, a 26% increase over the last fiscal and the highest ever utility vehicle sales in any fiscal. Safari sales at 15,816 for the fiscal have been highest for any fiscal since launch.
The company exported 6,299 vehicles in March 2007 as compared to 6,508 vehicles in March last year, a decline of 3%. The cumulative sales from exports during the year were 53,312 nos., an increase of 5% over 50,539 vehicles sold last year.