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Tata Motors, Mahindra register negative growth in December 2015

Tata Motors sales report December 2015

Tata was rescued by its commercial vehicle division while Mahindra displayed marginal growth in passenger vehicle sales.

Indian auto majors Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra registered negative growth of 4% and 8% respectively in overall sales for the month of December 2015 compared to the same month previous year. While Tata’s passenger vehicle segment proved to be the weakest division, Mahindra’s commercial vehicle division suffered last month.

Let’s start with Tata Motors. The country’s largest automaker sold 39,973 units last month including passenger and commercial vehicles (both domestic sales and exports). In December 2014, the company managed 41,734 units. At 37,776 units, sales in the domestic market fell by 6% compared to the same period last year.

Mahindra TUV300 production

Strong demand for the TUV100 led to a YoY growth of 5% in Mahindra’s passenger vehicle sales last month.

The company’s medium and heavy commercial vehicle division registered a year-on-year growth of 2% last month at 12,673 units while the light and small commercial vehicle division posted a healthy 11% growth at 14,674 units (against the recent trend). However, the company’s passenger vehicle sales declined by a steep 33% YoY at 8,069 number. The Tata Zica small car which is scheduled to be launched soon has its work cut out.

Coming to Mahindra, the UV specialist registered a negative YoY growth of 8% in overall sales at 36,328 units last month. Mahindra sold 17,311 units of passenger vehicles last month which is 5% better than the same month last year but the four-wheeled commercial vehicle sales and exports were down by 15% and 32% respectively. The company is preparing to launch the KUV100 mini crossover on January 15.

Tata Zica – Photos

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Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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  • Tata Motors sales dropped day by day due to their management, Hatchback and sedans not doing well, but yet there are launching hatchback and sedans. Tata motors more focus on their capability SUV and CV segment. Will seen the more decline.

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