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Total vehicle sales at 45,223; up by 37 per cent

Written by: Staff

Kolkata, Jul 4: Tata Motors today reported a total sale of 45,223 vehicles (including exports) for the month of June 2006, recording a growth of 37 per cent over 33,018 vehicles in June last year.

The Company's sales of commercial vehicles in June 2006 in the domestic market were 21,565 nos., registering an increase of 38.9 per cent over 15,530 vehicles sold in June last year, a company spokesperson said.

Medium&Heavy Commercial Vehicles (M&HCV) sales stood at 11,808 units, a growth of 23.3 per cent over June 2005, while LCV sales were 9,757 nos, a growth of 63.8 per cent over June 2005.

The monthly sales of the newly launched Ace crossed the 5,000 sales mark for the first time.

The passenger vehicle business reported a total sale of 18,463 vehicles in the domestic market in June 2006, an increase of 27.8 per cent over June 2005.

The Indica sold 12,271 nos., a growth of 41 per cent over June 2005.

The Indigo family registered sales of 2,885 nos., a decline of 1.7 per cent over June 2005.

The Sumo and Safari accounted for sales of 3,307 nos., a growth of 17.5 per cent over June 2005.

The new Safari range launched in the latter part of the month enabled the model to cross the 1,000 sales mark in a month for the first time, at 1011 nos.

The entry mid-size segment continues to see a decline which started in 2005-06, and the Indigo range has increased its market share in a declining segment.

The Company's sales from exports were 5,195 vehicles in June 2006 as compared to 3,037 vehicles in June 2005, an increase of 71 per cent.


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