Tata Motors vehicle sales at 54,796; Exports grow by 11%

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New Delhi, Feb 1 (UNI) Country's leading auto manufacturer Tata Motors reported a total sales slipped to 54,796 vehicles (including exports) for the month of January 2008, as compared to 55,440 vehicles sold in January last year.

The monthly sales - both domestic and total (including exports) crossed the 50,000 mark for the first time this fiscal.Cumulative sales for the company were flat at 4,61,725 vehicles, according to a company statement.

The company's sales of commercial vehicles in January 2008 in the domestic market were 30,530 units, a growth of six per cent compared to 28,896 vehicles sold in January last year. M&HCV sales stood at 15,633 a decline of 8.6 per cent over January 2007, while LCV sales were 14,897 recording a growth of 26 per cent over the corresponding period.

Cumulative sales of passenger vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 1,71,255, a decline of 4.8 per cent over the same period last year.

The cumulative sales of the Indica at 1,12,471 reported a decline of 3.7 per cent with Indigo at 22,959 registering a decline of 13 per cent.

However in the SUV segment cumulative sales of Sumo and Safari were 35,825 saw a decline of 1.8 per cent with the Safari recording a 24 per cent growth with sales of 14,406 units, added the company statement.

The company's sales from exports at 4,147 vehicles in January 2008 grew by 11 per cent compared to 3,743 vehicles in January 2007.

The cumulative sales from exports in the current period stood at 44,410 recording a growth of six per cent over the previous year.

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