Tata Motors passenger vehicles 51% sales decline in December 2012

Tata Motors, India’s largest automobile company and the world’s 18th largest vehicle manufacturer saw sales to the tune of 65,582 units during the month of…

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Tata Motors, India’s largest automobile company and the world’s 18th largest vehicle manufacturer saw sales to the tune of 65,582 units during the month of December 2012. Out of this, domestic sales of commercial and passenger vehicles together clocked 61,700 units while exports stood at 3,882 units. Sales of Tata Motors during the fiscal stood at 613,750 units.

Tata Motors sold 47,515 commercial vehicles out of which 37,649 were light commercial vehicles and 9,866 were of medium to heavy commercial vehicles in December 2012. Sales of passenger vehicles during the month stood at 14,185 units as against 28,916 units sold in December 2011. Tata Manza Club Class and Safari Storme are two recently introduced models which are gaining in popularity.

Safari Storme is launched in markets of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Goa with more cities being added in the not too distant future. Sales of Tata Nano, Indica and Indigo continue grow with 11,257 units sold in December while cumulative sales of passenger vehicles in December stood at 183,977 units.

India auto news release: Tata Motors December sales at 65,582 nos.

Tata Motors’ total sales (including exports) of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles in December 2012 were 65,582 vehicles. The company’s domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for December 2012 were 61,700 nos.

Cumulative sales (including exports) for the company for the fiscal were 613,750 nos.

Commercial Vehicles
The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in December 2012 in the domestic market were 47,515 nos. LCV sales were 37,649 nos., while M&HCV sales stood at 9,866 nos.

Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 390,370 nos. Cumulative LCV sales were 281,192 nos., while M&HCV sales stood at 109,178 nos.

Passenger Vehicles
Sales of passenger vehicles for December 2012 were at 14,185 nos., compared to 28,916 nos., sold last December. The newly introduced Manza Club Class and Safari Storme are growing well in their respective segments. Due to increasing demand, the Safari Storme has been released only in the NCR region, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Goa, and is being expanded in phases. Sales of the Nano/ Indica/ Indigo range were 11,257 nos. The Sumo/ Safari/ Aria/ Venture range sales were 2,928 nos.

Cumulative sales of passenger vehicles were 183,977 nos. Cumulative sales of the Nano/ Indica/ Indigo range were at 146,828 nos. Cumulative sales of the Sumo/Safari/ Aria/ Venture range were 37,149 nos.

Exports
The company’s sales from exports are 3,882 vehicles in December 2012. Cumulative sales from exports for the fiscal were 39,403 nos.