Tata Motors car sales decline by 13.96 percent for Nov 2012

The month of November 2012 has not been favorable for Tata Motors. Sales, both domestic and exports were below last year’s figures and stood at…

The month of November 2012 has not been favorable for Tata Motors. Sales, both domestic and exports were below last year’s figures and stood at 66,500 units for Nov 2012. Domestic sales of both commercial and passenger vehicles totaled 62,354 units as compared to 72,474 units of November 2011. Taking total sales into account during the current fiscal, numbers stood at 548,168 units over 544, 492 units of the same period in the previous year.

Sales of commercial vehicles dipped marginally and the company sold 44,323 units in domestic markets during November 2012 as compared to 44,732 units sold in November 2011. There was more demand for Light Commercial Vehicles while demand for Heavy Commercial Vehicles dropped from 16,064 units in November 2011 to just 9,495 units in November 2012.

Where passenger vehicles were concerned, Tata Motors found that Tata Manza Club Class found more favor among customers all across the country while Tata Safari Storme was much in demand in northern Indian states of Punjab, Rajasthan, UP and Gujarat. Exports stood at 4,146 units in November 2012 as against 4,349 units in November 2011 and taking the entire fiscal into account numbers stood at 35,521 units during the current fiscal as compared to 39,598 units sold during the same period in the previous year.

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Tata Motors November sales at 66,500 nos. 

Mumbai, December 01, 2012: Tata Motors’ total sales (including exports) of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles in November 2012 were 66,500 vehicles. The company’s domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for November 2012 were 62,354 nos., over 72,474 nos., sold in November last year.

Cumulative sales (including exports) for the company for the fiscal were 548,168 nos., over 544,492 nos., sold last year.

Commercial Vehicles

The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in November 2012 in the domestic market were 44,323 nos., compared to 44,732 vehicles, sold in November last year. LCV sales were 34,828 nos., compared to 28,673 vehicles sold in November last year. M&HCV sales stood at 9,495 nos., compared to 16,064 vehicles sold in November last year.

Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 342,855 nos., over last year. Cumulative LCV sales were 243,543 nos., while M&HCV sales stood at 99,312 nos.

Passenger Vehicles

Sales of passenger vehicles for November 2012 were at 18,031 nos., over 27,735 nos., sold in November 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, Punjab, UP, Rajasthan and Gujarat, for which the company is ramping up production. Sales of the Tata Nano were 3,503 nos., compared to 6,401 nos., sold in November last year. The Indica range sales were 6,956 nos., over 10,926 nos., sold in November last year. The Indigo range recorded sales of 3,709 nos., over 6,213 nos., sold in November last year. The Sumo/ Safari/ Aria/ Venture range sales were 4,493 nos., over 4,197 nos., sold in November last year.

Cumulative sales of passenger vehicles were 169,792 nos., compared to 178,309 nos., sold till November last year. Cumulative sales of the Nano were at 47,130 nos., over 39,646 nos., sold till November last year. Cumulative sales of the Indica range were at 55,739 nos., over last year. Cumulative sales of the Indigo family were 32,702 nos., over last year. Cumulative sales of the Sumo/Safari/ Aria/ Venture range were 34,221 nos., over last year.

Exports

The company’s sales from exports at 4,146 vehicles in November 2012, compared to 4,349 vehicles, in November last year. The cumulative sales from exports for the fiscal were 35,521 nos., over 39,598 nos., sold in the same period last year.