Tata Motors posts 11% rise in March sales

PTI New Delhi | Updated on April 01, 2011

Tata Motors has reported a 10.96 per cent jump in total sales in March to 83,363 units against 75,129 units in the same month last year.

For the entire 2010-11 fiscal, the company posted a 25 per cent jump in total sales to 8,03,322 units compared with 6,42,664 units, Tata Motors said in a statement.

In March, the homegrown firm registered a marginal fall in its passenger vehicle sales in the domestic market to 27,678 units from 27,760 units in the same period last year. Its total exports jumped by 44.51 per cent to 5,932 units from 4,105 units.

The ‘Indica’ range reported sales of 6,937 units, down 40 per cent. The ‘Indigo’ family, with sales of 7,197 units, witnessed a dip of 5 per cent vis-a-vis the same month last year. The ‘Sumo’, ‘Safari’ and ‘Aria’ models accounted for sales of 4,837 units, a jump of 24 per cent. Its small car Nano’s sales soared by 85 per cent to 8,707 units during March.

In the commercial vehicles segment, Tata Motors recorded a 15 per cent jump in domestic sales in March to 49,753 units (43,264 units). Light commercial vehicles sales stood at 26,416 units, up 18 per cent, while medium and heavy commercial vehicle sales stood at 23,337 units, a jump of 12 per cent.

For 2010-11, the passenger vehicle sales stood at 2,98,496 units, the highest for the company so far with a growth of 27.06 per cent over 2,34,929 units in the previous fiscal, the statement said.

During the fiscal, the company registered its highest commercial vehicles cumulative sales in the domestic market at 4,46,782 units, an increase of 20 per cent over the corresponding period last fiscal. Exports grew by 70.01 per cent to 58,044 units from 34,141 units.

Published on April 01, 2011

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