Tata Reported Decline of 2% in Sales for April 2009

Tata Motors’ domestic sales for the month of April 2009 were 36,257 nos., a 1% increase over 35,844 nos. sold in April last year. The company’s total sales (including exports) were 37,518 vehicles, a decline of 2% over 38,149 vehicles sold in April last year.

Commercial Vehicles ::

The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in April 2009 in the domestic market were 22,847 nos., an increase of 9% compared to 21,001 nos. sold in April last year. This is the first month since Sept 2008, that the company is registering a year-on-year increase. This increase is driven by LCV sales which at 14,794 nos.is,an increase of 52% over April 2008 ,which offset the situation in M&HCV sales which at 8,053 nos., is a 28% decline over April 2008.

Passenger Vehicles ::

Tata Motors passenger vehicle business reported a total sale and distribution of 14,615 (13,410 Tata + 1205 Fiat) vehicles in the domestic market in April 2009, compared to 15,243 (14,843 Tata + 400 Fiat) vehicles in April 2008. Tata branded car sales were at 11,202 nos. and grew marginally by 0.1%. The Indica range sales at 8,633 nos., grew by 16.2% over last April led by the growing numbers of the Indica Vista. The Indigo family registered sales of 2,569 nos., a decline of 31.7% over April 2008. The UV/ SUV range of Sumo and Safari accounted for sales of 2,208 nos., a 39.5% decline over April 2008.

Exports ::

The company exported 1,261 vehicles in April 2009 as compared to 2,305 vehicles in April last year, a decline of 45%.

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