Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Tata Motors july sales rises by 3.7 pc

TATA Motors today reported a growth of 3.7 per cent in total vehicles sold for July 2005 to 31,170 units from the previous corresponding sales of 30,057 units. Domestic sale of commercial vehicles increased by 5.6 per cent to 13,957 units. Within that, sale of M&HCVs declined by 12.31 per cent to 8,011 units (9,136 units) but LCV sales increased by 45 per cent to 5,946 units. With 12,993 units sold, Tata Motors' passenger vehicle sales declined by 15 per cent in July. Sales of the Indica fell by 22.7 per cent to 7,369 units (9,534 units) and that of the Indigo, by 5.92 per cent to 3,101 units (3,296 units). Sales of the Sumo and Safari however rose to 2,523 units (2,445 units). The brand's cumulative vehicle sales for the year so far, was up 3.2 per cent to 118,666 units. On the domestic front, total sale of commercial vehicles dipped by 3.59 per cent to 51,188 units (53,092 units) and that of passenger vehicles, by 3.3 per cent to 54,185 units. Exports for the period were up 128 per cent to 13,293 units, including a 169.3 per cent gain in July to 4,220 units (1,567 units).