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Tata Motors reports 51 pc growth in sales for April 2006

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Mumbai, May 3 (UNI) Tata Motors reported a 51 per cent growth in the total sale of its vehicles (including exports) at 36,082 for the month of April 2006 as compared to 23,889 vehicles sold in April last year.

Announcing this, the company's release said that the sales of commercial vehicles in April 2006 in the domestic market were 19,182 units, an increase of 129 per cent over 8,368 vehicles sold in April last year. The growth in April 2006 is on a low base of April 2005, which was due to unanticipated difficulties in certification and procurement of some critical parts.

Medium&Heavy commercial vehicle (M&HCV) sales stood at 11,625 nos, a growth of 121.5 per cent over April 2005, while light commercial vehicle(LCV) sales were 7,557 nos, a growth of 142.2 per cent over April 2005.

The passenger vehicle business reported a total sale of 13,328 units in the domestic market in April 2006, an increase of 4.7 per cent over April 2005. The Indica sold 8,493 nos, while the Indigo family registered sales of 2,587 nos.

The company also said that vehicle sales were adversely affected during the month due to labour strife at a key vendor facility.

Efforts are underway to ensure recovery. The Sumo and Safari accounted for sales of 2,248 units.

Its sales from exports were 3,572 vehicles in April 2006 as compared to 2,785 vehicles in April 2005, an increase of 28.3 per cent.

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