4 January, 2006
The Company’s sales of commercial vehicles in December ’05 in the domestic market were 18,730 nos., an increase of 1.4% over 18,467 vehicles sold in the same period last year. M&HCV sales stood at 11,110 nos, while LCV sales were 7,620 nos.
Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 1,43,469 nos.
The passenger vehicle business reported a total sale of 13,037 vehicles in the domestic market in December ’05, an increase of 35.4% over December ’04. The Indica sold 6,977 nos, an increase of 40% over December ’04. The Indigo family registered sales of 2,753 nos, and increase of 29% over December ’04. The Sumo and Safari accounted for sales of 3,307 nos, an increase of 32% over December ’04. The company’s retail sales at around 24,000 nos. in December ’05 was the highest ever in any month. Its retail promotion scheme of ‘Drive Away A Millionaire’ on the occasion of the 1-million sales milestone being crossed earlier in October met with a stupendous response across the country.
Cumulative sales of passenger vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 1,27,510 nos., an increase of 2% over the same period last fiscal.
The Company’s sales from exports were 3,831 vehicles in December ’05 as compared to 3,857 vehicles in December ’04, a decrease of 0.7%. The cumulative sales from exports in the current period at 35,205 nos. have recorded a 82.4% growth over the corresponding figures for the previous period.