1 September, 2008
Tata Motors reported a total sale of 43,576 vehicles (including exports) for the month of August 2008, a decline of 3% compared to 45,132 vehicles sold in August last year. Cumulative sales for the company at 216,038 nos., grew by 1%.
The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in August 2008 in the domestic market were 23,231 nos., a decline of 1% compared to 23,419 vehicles sold in August last year. LCV sales were 13,088 nos., a growth of 11% over August 2007. M&HCV sales stood at 10,143 nos., a decline of 12.7% over August 2007. Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 117,092 nos., a growth of 11% over 105,825 vehicles sold last year. Cumulative M&HCV sales stood at 56,075 nos., a growth of 3% over last year, while LCV sales for the fiscal were 61,017 nos., a growth of 19% over last year.
Total sales of passenger vehicles were 15,573 nos. in the domestic market in August 2008, a decline of 6% over 16,620 vehicles sold in August last year. The Indica sales of 7,756 nos. declined by 31.9% over August 2007 on the back of the announcement of the next generation Indica Vista in the last week of August. The new generation Indica Vista, which went on showroom display in August, has received an extremely encouraging response from the market and the numbers of the Indica range should start looking up from September onwards as the retail activity commences in September. It is expected that demand of the Indica Vista will run ahead of availability in the next few months. The Indigo family recorded sales of 4,460 nos., a 104% growth over August 2007. The Sumo and Safari accounted for sales of 3,357 nos., a 11% growth compared to August 2007.
Cumulative sales of passenger vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal in the first five months were 81,319 nos., a decline of 4.9% over the same period last year. Cumulative sales of the Indica at 40,957 nos., reported a decline of 28%, driven by the maturity of the Indica range and news about the launch of the Indica Vista. Cumulative sales of the Indigo family were 21,999 nos., a growth of 84%. Cumulative sales of Sumo and Safari were 18,363 nos., a growth of 12%.
Exports at 4,772 vehicles in August 2008 declined by 6% compared to 5,093 vehicles in August 2007. The cumulative sales from exports for the fiscal at 17,627 nos. declined by 24% over 23,297 nos. in the same period last year.