2 February, 2006
The Company’s sales of commercial vehicles in January ’06 in the domestic market were 21,301 nos., an increase of 25.3% over 17,003 vehicles sold in January last year. M&HCV sales stood at 13,086 nos., while LCV sales were 8215 nos.
Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 164,770 nos.
The passenger car business reported its highest ever monthly sales with an achievement of 20,765 vehicles, in the domestic market in January ’06, a growth of 15% over January ’05. The Indica grew by 18.7% at 12,640 nos. – the sales being the highest ever in any month primarily on account of good demand for the January ’06 introduced Indica V2 Xeta Petrol and the October ’05 introduced Indica V2 Turbo Diesel. The Indigo range grew by 15.6% with a sale of 3865 nos. The Sumo and Safari accounted for sales of 4260 nos., a growth of 5%.
Cumulative sales of passenger cars in the domestic market for the fiscal were 148,275 nos., a growth of 3.7%.
The Company’s sales from exports were 4569 vehicles in January ’06 as compared to 3943 vehicles in January ’05, an increase of 15.9%. The cumulative sales from exports in the current period at 39,774 nos. have recorded a 71.1% growth over the corresponding figures for the previous period.