Auto Sales: Tata Motors grow overall by 6% in October 2012, passenger vehicle sales fall

October 2012 Auto sales - Tata Motors registers a 6 % growth overall, sale of passenger cars decreases

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Tata Motors’ total sales (including exports) in October 2012 were 71,771 vehicles, higher by 6%, over October 2011. The company’s domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for October 2012 were 68,145 nos., higher by 7%, over 63,837 nos., sold in October last year.

Passenger vehicles

Sales of passenger vehicles for October 2012 were at 21,119 nos., lower by 16%, over 25,124 nos., sold in October last year. There has been encouraging response to the Tata Manza Club Class, now available across the country, and the Tata Safari Storme, now available in the NCR region, Chandigarh and Lucknow. Sales of the Tata Nano were 4,004 nos., higher by 4%, compared to 3,868 nos., sold in October last year. The Indica range sales were 6,692 nos., lower by 38%, over 10,812 nos., sold in October last year. The Indigo range recorded sales of 5,748 nos., lower by 8%, over 6,268 nos., sold in October last year. The Sumo/ Safari/ Aria/ Venture range sales were 4,675 nos., higher by 12%, over 4,176 nos., sold in October last year.

Sales of passenger vehicles for October 2012 were at 21,119 nos., lower by 16%, over 25,124 nos., sold in October last year. There has been encouraging response to the Tata Manza Club Class, now available across the country, and the Tata Safari Storme, now available in the NCR region, Chandigarh and Lucknow. Sales of the Tata Nano were 4,004 nos., higher by 4%, compared to 3,868 nos., sold in October last year. The Indica range sales were 6,692 nos., lower by 38%, over 10,812 nos., sold in October last year. The Indigo range recorded sales of 5,748 nos., lower by 8%, over 6,268 nos., sold in October last year. The Sumo/ Safari/ Aria/ Venture range sales were 4,675 nos., higher by 12%, over 4,176 nos., sold in October last year.
 
Commercial Vehicles

The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in October 2012 in the domestic market were 47,026 nos., a 21% growth, compared to 38,713 vehicles, sold in October last year. LCV sales were 34,905 nos., a growth of 59%, compared to 21,890 vehicles sold in October last year. M&HCV sales stood at 12,121 nos., lower by 28%, compared to 16,823 vehicles sold in October last year.

Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 298,532 nos., a growth of 6% over last year. Cumulative LCV sales were 208,715 nos., a growth of 24% over last year, while M&HCV sales stood at 89,817 nos., lower by 21%, over last year.

Exports

The company’s sales from exports at 3,626 vehicles in October 2012 were lower by 13%, compared to 4,171 vehicles, in October last year. The cumulative sales from exports for the fiscal were 31,375 nos., lower by 11%, over 35,249 nos., sold in the same period last year.

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