India: Tata Motors, 5% sales increase in October image

India’s biggest vehicle manufacturer, Tata Motors, released its main figures regarding October 2011 sales, with a 5% increase compared to same month last year.

Tata Motors total sales (including exports) of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles in October 2011 were 68,009 vehicles, higher by 5% over October 2010. The company’s domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for October 2011 were 63,838 units., higher by 9% over 58,806 units., sold in October last year.

For October, Tata Motors total sales, including commercial and passenger vehicles, reached 68,009 units, 5% more than in October 2010. The domestic sales were 63,838 vehicles, 9% more than same month last year.

The 25,746 passenger vehicles sold marked a 3% decrease compared to the 26,503 units sold in October 2010, while the sales of commercial vehicles registered a 13% increase to 38,714 units from 34,328 vehicles sold in same month last year.

Nano small car registered 3,868 vehicles sold in October, with 26% more than last year. Also, Indica models reported a 11% increase from a year ago reaching a total of 10,812 vehicles sold, while the Indigo recorded a 24% fell in sales, to 6,268 units.

Tata Motors is the largest carmaker in South Asia, being the leader in commercial vehicles and among the top three in passenger vehicles. In 2008, it aquired from Ford the Jaguar Land Rover operations. The company has six manufacturing sites in India and also in UK, South Africa, Argentina and Thailand.