Tata Motors March sales up by 6%

Tata Motors March sales up by 6%
PTI
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First Published: Tue, Apr 01 2008. 07 09 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Apr 01 2008. 07 09 PM IST
New Delhi: Homegrown automobile maker Tata Motors on Tuesday reported a 5.92% jump in its total vehicle sales (including exports) during March to 66,495 units, against 62,779 units in the same month previous year.
Sales of passenger vehicles in the domestic market during March fell 4.04% to 24,760 units compared to 25,760 units in the corresponding month a year ago. The company sold 13,042 units of its flagship hatchback Indica, down 14.7% over same month previous year, Tata Motors said in a statement.
The Indigo family comprising sedan Indigo and station wagon Indigo Marina reported sales of 5,135 units, down 6%. Sumo and Safari sales were marginally up during March at 6,560 units.
Sales of commercial vehicles during the month were, however, up by 17.16% to 35,993 units against 30,720 units in March last year.
Exports in March stood at 5,765 units, down 8.48%, against 6,299 units in March 2007, the company said.
For the April-March period of 2007-08, Tata Motor’s total sales increased marginally to 5,82,401 units, against 5,78,862 units in fiscal 2006-07.
In the passenger vehicle segment, the company sold 2,14,758 units in the domestic market, a decline of 5% over the previous year, the company said.
The cumulative sales of Indica were 1,35,642 units and the Indigo family posted a sale of 31,416 units. The SUVs Sumo and Safari accounted for sales of 47,700 units.
The total commercial vehicle sales in the country rose by 5% to 3,13,371 units.
The total exports in the fiscal stood at 54,272 units
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First Published: Tue, Apr 01 2008. 07 09 PM IST