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Tata Motors sales jump 18% in July

Tata Motors sales jump 18% in July
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Aug 03 2009. 06 44 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Aug 03 2009. 06 44 PM IST
New Delhi: Automaker Tata Motors on Monday reported a jump of 17.98% in sales during July at 48,054 units compared with 40,729 units the comparable month last year.
The homegrown firm’s passenger vehicle sales in the domestic market grew by 17.33% at 17,191 units in July against 14,652 units in the same month last year, the company said in a statement.
However, the company’s exports in July plummeted by 33.58% at 2,455 units compared with 3,696 units in the same month last year, it added.
Among individual cars, Tata Motors sold 2,475 units of its small car Nano since its launch on 17 July while Indica reported sales of 8,563 units, up 14% over July 2008, Tata Motors said.
Indigo family, however, recorded sales of 3,499 units, a fall of 22% over the same month last year. Sales of Sumo and Safari was flat at 2,638 units.
In the commercial vehicles segment, sales in July in the domestic market stood at 28,408 units, or up 26.93% compared with 22,381 units in the same month last year.
Light commercial vehicles during the month saw an increase of 44% over the last year at 17,750 units while sales of medium and heavy commercial vehicles stood at 10,658 units, up 6% compared with July, 2008.
Cumulative sales of passenger vehicles in the domestic market in the four months of this fiscal were down by 4.13% at 63,028 units against 65,746 units in the year-ago period, Tata Motors said.
Commercial vehicles’ cumulative sales in the domestic market for the fiscal were 1,00,464 units, a jump of 7% over the corresponding period in the last financial year.
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First Published: Mon, Aug 03 2009. 06 44 PM IST
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