Tata Motors May domestic sales at 38,392 nos

Top Quote Tata Motors’ domestic sales for the month of May 2009 were 38,392 nos., an 11% decline over 42,916 nos. sold in May last year. However, they were 6% higher compared to 36,257 nos. sold in the previous month of April 2009. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 02, 2009 - The company’s total sales (including exports) were 40,196 vehicles, a decline of 13% over 46,339 vehicles sold in May last year. Cumulative sales (including exports) for the company at 77,714 nos., declined by 8%, compared to 84,488 nos. sold last year.

    Commercial Vehicles
    The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in May 2009 in the domestic market were 23,004 nos., a 3% decline compared to 23,682 vehicles sold in May last year, but about 1% higher than April 2009. LCV sales were 14,380 nos., a growth of 20% over May 2008, while M&HCV sales stood at 8,624 nos., a decline of 27% over May 2008.

    Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 45,851 nos., a growth of 3% over last year. Cumulative M&HCV sales stood at 16,677 nos., a decline of 27% over last year, while LCV sales for the fiscal were 29,174 nos., a growth of 34% over last year.

    Passenger Vehicles
    The passenger vehicle business reported a total sale and distribution offtake of 16,563 nos. (15,388 Tata + 1,175 Fiat) in the domestic market in May 2009, compared to 19,685 nos. (19,234 Tata + 451 Fiat) in May 2008, and 14,615 nos. (13,410 Tata + 1,205 Fiat) in April 2009. The Indica range reported sales of 10,006 nos., a growth of 3% over May 2008. May is the fourth consecutive growth month for the Indica. The Indigo family recorded sales of 2,832 nos., a 37.6% decline over May 2008. The UV/ SUV range accounted for sales of 2,550 nos., a decline of 49% compared to May 2008.

    Cumulative sales and offtake distribution of passenger vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 31,178 nos. (28,798 Tata + 2,380 Fiat), against 34,928 nos. (34,077 Tata + 851 Fiat) in the same period last year. Cumulative sales of the Indica range at 18,639 nos., reported a growth of 9%. Cumulative sales of the Indigo family were 5,401 nos., a 35% decline over the same period last year. Cumulative sales of the UV/ SUV range were 4,758 nos., a decline of 45%.

    The company's sales from exports at 1,804 vehicles in May 2009 declined by 47% compared to 3,423 vehicles in May 2008. The cumulative sales from exports for the fiscal at 3,065 nos. declined by 46% over 5,728 nos. in the same period last year.

    About Tata Motors
    Tata Motors is India's largest automobile company, with revenues of US$ 8.8 billion in 2007-08. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand and Spain. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands. It also has an industrial joint venture with Fiat in India. With over 4 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top three in passenger vehicles. It is also the world's fourth largest truck manufacturer and the second largest bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and South America. (

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