Tata Motors Dec sales more than doubles at 51,627 units
New Delhi: The country's largest auto maker Tata Motors today said its total sales during December last year more than doubled to 51,627 units, up from 25,219 vehicles sold in December 2008.
The auto major's total passenger vehicle sales and distribution in the domestic market recorded a 49 per cent jump at 14,654 units compared to 9,838 vehicles in December 2008, the company said in a statement.
The company's exports jumped 161 per cent at 3,454 vehicles in December last year compared to 1,325 vehicles in December 2008.
"The growth in December 2009 has come over low sales in December 2008, impacted by the downturn in the automobile industry during that period," the statement said.
The company sold 3,610 units of the world's cheapest car Nano in December.
It sold 4,228 units of the Indica range, a decline of 37 per cent over December 2008. Indigo recorded sales of 5,106 units, a growth of 205 per cent. The company sold 1,710 units in the Sumo and Safari range, registering a growth of 21 per cent.
In the commercial vehicles segment, December sales in the domestic market stood at 33,519 units, up 138 per cent compared to 14,056 vehicles.
The light commercial vehicles saw sales of 18,217 units during the month, a growth of 97 per cent. The medium and heavy commercial vehicles segment witnessed sales of 15,302 units, registering a growth of 218 per cent over December 2008.
The cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market in the nine-months of this fiscal were up 31 per at 255,168 units.