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Tata Motors sales jump 18% in July

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 17:11

New Delhi: Automaker Tata Motors today
reported a jump of 17.98 per cent in sales during July at
48,054 units compared with 40,729 units the comparable month
last year.

The homegrown firm`s passenger vehicle sales in the
domestic market grew by 17.33 per cent at 17,191 units in July
against 14,652 units in the same month last year, the company
said in a statement.

However, the company`s exports in July plummeted by 33.58
per cent at 2,455 units compared with 3,696 units in the same
month last year, it added.

Among individual cars, Tata Motors sold 2,475 units of
its small car Nano since its launch on July 17 while Indica
reported sales of 8,563 units, up 14 per cent over July 2008,
Tata Motors said.

Indigo family, however, recorded sales of 3,499 units,
a fall of 22 per cent over the same month last year. Sales of
Sumo and Safari was flat at 2,638 units.

In the commercial vehicles segment, sales in July in the
domestic market stood at 28,408 units, or up 26.93 per cent
compared with 22,381 units in the same month last year.

Light commercial vehicle during the month saw an increase
of 44 per cent over the last year at 17,750 units while sales
of medium and heavy commercial vehicle stood at 10,658 units,
up 6 per cent compared with July, 2008.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 17:11
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