Tata Motors worldwide sales up 10 percent in October image

Tata Motors Ltd. announced Tuesday its October global sales were up 10% at 95,789 units, year-on-year. Jaguar Land Rover October sales were up 39% at 26,158 units.

It said total passenger vehicles sales stood at 52,605 units in October 2011, a jump of 14 per cent from the same month last year.The company said it sold 43,184 trucks and buses globally during the month, up 6% from a year earlier.

Global sales of Tata passenger vehicles and the distribution offtake in India of Fiat cars were at 26,447 nos., for the month, lower by 2% over October 2010. Cumulative sales for the fiscal are at 164,495 nos., lower by 15%.

However, in the three months to the end of September, Tata made net profits of 18.77bn rupees ($372.9m; £234.5m), as against 22.23bn rupees a year earlier.

The announcement comes shortly after Tata Motors said it will add 1,000 new jobs to the Land Rover factory in Solihull.

The company says the new investment will pave the way for 40 separate “product actions” from a wide range of new models, to engine and transmission programmes.

The jobs expansion comes hard on the heels of the announcement of a two-year building programme centred on an 88,000 square metre site at Solihull.