Like all other car makers of India, March 2012 has given some really strong sales numbers to Tata Motors India as well. The overall sales of Tata Motors grew by 20% reaching over 1 Lakh mark compared to the previous sales number of 83,363 vehicles sold in March 2011. The domestic sales were up by 23% compared to March 2011 while the exports were up 13%. The smallest car from Tata Motors and rather the cheapest car in the world, Tata Nano sold 10475 units in March 2012 which is the highest ever sale of Tata Nano in a month and is higher by 20% compared to March 2011 sales number of 8707 cars. The Tata Indica range also sold 11,420 units which is 65% higher compared to March 2011, the larger Tata Indigo series cars also grew sales by about 15% compared to March 2011 sales. The larger SUVs including the Tata Sumo, Tat Safari, crossover Tata Aria and Tata Venture MPV recorded a sales of 6794 units which is 40% higher compared to sales in March 2011.
The passenger vehicles business reported a total sale and distribution offtake of 38,399 nos. (36,984 Tata + 1,415 Fiat) in the domestic market in March 2012, higher by 30%, compared to 29,520 nos. (27,678 Tata + 1,842 Fiat) in March last year. Sales of Tata passenger vehicles for March 2012 are at 36,984 nos., highest ever in a month and a growth of 34%, over 27,678 vehicles sold in March 2011.
image – Tata Nano Small Car India
Cumulative sales and distribution offtake of passenger vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal are 329,805 nos. (313,710 Tata + 16,095 Fiat), against 319,580 nos. (298,514 Tata + 21,066 Fiat) last year, a growth of 3%. Cumulative sales of Tata passenger vehicles were 313,710 nos., highest ever in a year and a 5% increase compared to 298,514 nos., over last year. During the fiscal, Tata Motors launched the Tata Sumo Gold, the Tata Indica Vista, the Tata Aria 4X2 and the Tata Nano 2012.
Jaguar Land Rover sales in India, continued their upward trend since launch in June 2009. Cumulative sales of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in India for this fiscal are at 2,288 nos., a 157% increase, compared to 891 nos., over last year.
During the fiscal, Jaguar Land Rover started assembly of the Land Rover Freelander 2 at the plant in Pune, India. Jaguar Land Rover expanded its range by introducing the Range Rover Evoque, the Jaguar XKR-S and the Jaguar 12 MY range.
The company’s sales from exports at 5,367 vehicles in March 2012, are lower by 10% compared to 5,932 vehicles in March last year. The cumulative sales from exports for the fiscal at 63,078 nos., are higher by 9%, over 58,044 nos., last year.
The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in March 2012 in the domestic market were 58,063 nos., highest ever in a month and a 17% growth compared to 49,753 vehicles sold in March last year. LCV sales were 36,091 nos., a growth of 37% over March last year. M&HCV sales stood at 21,972 nos., lower by 6%, over March last year. Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal are 529,980 nos., highest ever in a year and a growth of 19% over last year. Cumulative LCV sales are 322,971 nos., a growth of 27% over last year, while M&HCV sales stood at 207,009 nos., a growth of 8% over last year. During the year, Tata Motors launched the Tata Divo Luxury Coach, the Tata Starbus Ultra, the Tata Magic IRIS and the Tata Ace Zip.
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