Tata Motors says March global sales up 9%

Tata Motors says March global sales up 9%

Mumbai: Tata Motors Ltd, India’s largest truck and bus maker, said on Friday its global vehicle sales rose 9% in March to 110,785 units.

Global sales of commercial vehicles grew 19% to 56,814 in March, while sales of passenger vehicles were at 53,971 units, the company said in a statement.

Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR) sales rose 2% to 24,101 units, driven by an 8% rise in Land Rover sales.

Tata bought the British luxury brand unit JLR from Ford Motor Co for $2.3 billion in 2008.

Tata Motors, part of India’s salt-to-software conglomerate Tata group, manufactures commercial and utility vehicles, cars and the Nano, touted as the world’s cheapest car.