The Indian auto major, Tata Motors has registered a descent of 7 percent in the total sales for the month of April. The total sales figure included the exports as well and the total figure came down to 60,086 units from 64,383 units in April 2011. The domestic sales of Tata Motors which span over passenger and commercial vehicle segment also saw a decline of 5 percent from 60,125 units in April 2011 to 57,305 units in April 2012. The fist of torpid sales has hit the exports the hardest which have witnessed a drop of 35 percent in the sales figures that stood at 2,781 units in April this year against April 2011’s figure of 4,258 units. Tata India has also reported a fall of 6 percent in the sales of its vehicle in the commercial segment.
The sales slid to 34,647 units in April 2012 from 36,738 units last year. As registered by the company, the sales of light commercial vehicles (LCV) stood at 9 percent higher with 24,818 units this year from 22,802 units in April 2011. On the other hand, the sales of the medium and heavy commercial vehicles (M&HCV) declined 29 percent to 9,289 units from 13,936 units during the corresponding period in both the years. Tata passenger vehicle segment saw a down slope of 7 percent in terms of total sale and distribution offtake. The previous year figure was 25,436 units and the current year’s figure stands dully at 23,658 units.
The sales of the company’s favorite entry-level hatchback Tata Nano has also declined by 20 percent to 8,028 units from previous year’s figure of 10,012 units. Sales of Tata Indica series increased dramatically from 4,250 units to 6,913 units in April 2012 registering an overall growth of 63 percent. On the other hand the Tata Indigo range witnessed a decline of 31 percent in sales from 5,282 units in April 2011 to 3,669 units in April 2012. The combined sales of utility vehicles like Tata Safari, Tata Aria, Tata Sumo and Tata Venture shot up by 5 percent in April 2012 at 4,048 units from 3,843 units of April 2011. According to Tata Motors, the sales of Jaguar Land Rover in India continued to grow.
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