Tata Motors April Sales

Tata Motors, country’s one of the major car manufacturer and passenger car exporter, has reported a total sale (including exports) of 60,086 vehicles last month which depicts a 7% drop in the sale as compared to that in April 2011. The company’s domestic sales of its commercial and passenger vehicles were 57,305 units last month which was 60,125 units in April 2011 that again portrays a drop of 5%.

The company had sold 34,647 commercial vehicles in India last month whereas 36,738 vehicles were sold in the month of April last year ie. there is a 6% decrease in the domestic sales. The number of LCVs sold last month was 24,818 which depict a 9% growth in the sales as compared to April 2011 sales when 22,802 units were sold. In the M & HCV segment, sales stood at 9,829 units which was 13,936 units in the month of April last year resulting in 29% decrease in sales.

In the passenger vehicle segment, Tata Motors have sold 23,658 units (22,658 Tata and 1,000 Fiat) last month which again represents a 7% fall in the sales as compared to 25,436 units (23,387 Tata and 2,049 Fiat) sold in April last year. The company has sold 8,028 units of Tata Nano and 3,669 units of Indigo last month whereas 10,012 units of Tata Nano and over 5,282 units of Indigo were sold in April 2011 which shows an abatement of 20% and 31% respectively.

The number of Indica sold last month were 6,913 which is higher by 63% as over 4,250 units were sold in the month of April last year. The Sumo/ Safari/ Aria/ Venture range accounted for sales of 4,048 units, an increase of 5%, over 3,843 units, sold in April, last year. Jaguar Land Rover sales in India has shown good growth.

Exports of the company have come down by 35 percent. The numbers of units exported last month were 2,781 whereas it was 4,258 in the month of April 2011.

posted by somdatta.basu @ Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 Comments Off links to this post
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Tata Motors sees healthy sales growth in Nov 2011

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Tata Motors has seen a healthy rise in its car sales in the month of November. The Indian auto giant reported a 40.64 per cent increase in its total vehicle sales during November, 2011, at 76,823 units yesterday.

The company had sold 54,622 units in the same month last year. The sales statistics stand at 27,737 units sold through total passenger vehicles against 15,340 units in November last year. A growth of 80.81 per cent…

The world’s cheapest car, the Tata Nano bounced back with its total sales amounting to 6,401 units in November against 509 units being sold last November. The growth of Nano has been recorded at over 12 fold jump. You can read the Tata Nano car review here at carazoo.com.

The ‘Indica’ range reported a sales of 10,926 units against 5,716 units in the year-ago period, up 91.15 per cent. In addition, the ‘Indigo’ family recorded sales of 6,213 units, up 3.39 per cent in comparison to 6,009 units in the same month last year. Sales of ‘Sumo’, ‘Safari’ and ‘Aria‘ grew by 35.13 per cent to 4,197 units compared to 3,106 units in the corresponding period last year.

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In the commercial vehicles segment, the company sold 44,737 units in the domestic market during the month under review compared to 35,079 units in the period last year, an increase of 27.53 per cent.

Light commercial vehicle sales during the month amounted to 28,673 units, a growth of 40.72 per cent over 20,376 units in the same month last year. The medium and heavy commercial vehicle sales stood at 16,046 units, a growth of 9.13 per cent compared to 14,703 units in November, 2010.

The company’s exports increased by 3.47 per cent to 4,349 units last month from 4,203 units in the same month last year, it added.

posted by carazooblog @ Friday, December 2nd, 2011 Comments Off links to this post
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Car Makers Play Santa in December

If you are planning to buy a car, this is probably the best time around. Rush to any of the dealerships, they have some or the other mouth watering offer on new cars. Car companies, with their dealers, are offering huge cash discounts, free insurance, exchange bonuses, low rate of interest, lucky draws etc
You might ask: why are the car dealers rushing to attract customers when sales are at a peak? Car sales in India went up by 32 per cent during April to November 2010 at 12.67 lakh when compared with the same period last year.

The main reason of this entire discount gimmick is this: customers usually refrain from buying new cars in December as it becomes a year old just after a month, which usually affects the resale value of the car. To reduce this seasonal drop in sales, car makers in the last few years have been offering lots of sops in December.

Maruti Suzuki is offering ‘savings’ ranging from Rs 20,000 (Alto K10) to Rs 60,000 (in Estilo and A-star) on purchase of a new car in December. Maruti is offering various discounts on 9 of its models, right from base level Alto to its sedan SX4. Additionally, there is this exchange bonus of Rs 25,000.

Hyundai, not one to be left behind, is offering freebies like free insurance, cash discount, exchange bonus etc for its popular small cars Santro Xing and new i10. You can save up to Rs 33,000 on Santro and Rs 40,000 new i10. Additionally, there are some very good offers on, Accent, i20 and Sonata.

General Motors has reduced prices of Chevy Spark from Rs 3.22 lakh to Rs 2.73 lakh and for Beat from 3.53 lakh to 3.32 lakh. Indian car maker Tata is having a ‘lucky draw’ as its ‘Ultimate December Offer.’ If you take part in an online quiz and slogan contest for an opportunity to get a free car or a free gift cheque of up to Rs 1 lakh every day. The hitch is the offer is valid only on the company’s MUV range like Tata Safari, Tata Sumo and cars like Indica, Indigo, Manza, etc.

Ford Motors is offering car loans at only 8 per cent interest for Ford Endeavour and its small car Ford Figo. On the Fiesta, the company plans to reduce Rs 71,000 from the price as a part of its ‘December Dhamaal’ promotion.

And if all these reasons are not enough to rush you to the dealerships, here is another reason. Most of the carmakers have announced their plans to increase car prices in January 2011.

posted by carazooblog @ Thursday, December 16th, 2010 Comments Off links to this post
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Tata LSV to Compete With Mahindra Axe

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Here begins another face off round between the two major Indian car manufacturers, Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra. After all, competition has always been the common factor between the two. Don’t get your brains working yet, we are not saying that Tata Motors would be bidding for the Ssangyong Motors. This is something different altogether.

We are talking about Tata’s latest offering for the Indian defence sector, the Tata LSV (Light Specialized Vehicles), which is being seen by industry specialists as a direct competitor to Mahindra Axe. The Tata LSV was first showcased at the 2008 Defence Expo in New Delhi. Tata Motors has been developing vehicles for the Indian Armed Forces since 1958 and provides a range of military specific kit to the Indian army ranging from the humble Sumos to the all-terrain fully armoured combat vehicles.

Mahindra Axe and Tata LSV testing with the Indian Army in Snow

The Tata LSV has been well received by the Indian defence sector and they have been using it extensively. Based on the lines of India’s first HMMWV, the Mahindra Axe, Tata’s LSV looks much rugged and exudes raw power. Recently, the armoured personnel carrier has been spotted while testing around the Leh and Ladakh regions.

Tata LSV has a payload capacity of 1.2 tones and it is versatile enough to let the Special Forces carry more weapons or soldiers depending on the situation. It gets an automatic transmission and has a top speed of 105kmph. The other specs include a whopping 255mm ground clearance and a 45 degree approach and departure angle. It can withstand temperatures ranging from -20C to 55C.”

“We have supplied the Tata LSV to the Army and the Anti Terrorism Squad and with this; Tata expands their current portfolio of defence vehicles which includes trucks, Sumos, Safaris and other similar multipurpose vehicles in 6-wheeler and 8-wheeler forms. Tata’s LSV satisfies the need of a high mobility armoured vehicle which is capable of transporting troops and artillery in case of counter insurgency operations.” An executive from Tata Motors was quoted as saying.

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Mahindra, on the other hand, is also busy with the production of the Axe for the Indian army. Industry reports have suggested that M&M is also in talks with some Gulf companies to sell its Marksman.

The Indian soldiers who play with every possible danger while fighting with terrorism & urgency can surely do well with these new vehicles like the Tata LSV and Mahindra Axe.

Tata Motors’ Defence Solutions also includes armoured Safaris and Sumos and other mine protected vehicles. There are rumours that Tata Motors would bring the Land Rover Defender to ease up the complexities of the Indian defence forces. We hope that the day comes soon.

Image Courtesy: AutocarIndia

posted by carazooblog @ Thursday, June 24th, 2010 Comments Off links to this post
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SUV Segment To Take The Indian Market By Storm

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While the small cars in India are hogging all the attention of the car manufacturers and car buyers, there is another segment that is making a quiet but quick progress. Yes, we have seen multiple small car launches in the past one year but, in stark contrast to our notion, SUVs are not sulking either. The SUV segment in India has already started its journey towards a bright future and it would not be very long till it sets the sales chart on fire.

About a decade ago, things were real easy for SUV makers like Mahindra (with Scorpio, Bolero), Toyota Qualis and Tata Motors (Safari, Sumo). But in the recent past, international hunters have taken notice of this potent segment and launched new models of SUVs. Most of the global car manufacturers in India have at least one SUV in their inventory. And Indian car buyers are grabbing the opportunity to acquire the new vehicles, with a result that the companies either stop the bookings or launch new models.

Every other car maker wants to grab the lion’s share in the SUV segment in India and Mahindra and Mahindra has outlined a massive investment outlay of Rs. 5,000-crore from FY 09 to FY 12. M&M already has a very comprehensive fleet of SUVs and it will bring another one, an all new premium SUV from its Chakan plant, to strengthen its dominance in the Indian SUV segment. The naming ceremony of the new SUV has not been done yet, and likely it will be rolled out by the end of 2011 or the beginning of 2012. The World SUV has been in the focus for quite some time now, and is estimated to have a tag of Rs. 10 lakh and above. While it will try to lure the buyers in international markets, it will try its luck in India.

Dr Pawan Goenka, president – Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra, said, “We will be launching the vehicle by 2011-end or a year later. The new SUV, which is in the R&D stage, will be ‘more premium’ than the company’s current offering of Scorpio”.

So, is M&M the only one who has got a whiff of the upcoming boom in the SUV segment? The answer is, no. There is another Indian car maker which is preparing itself for the SUV storm. Tata Motors has been rumoured to bring in the all-new Safari by next year, and the Aria cross-over may see an early 2011 launch too. The details regarding the new Safari are quite sketchy as of now and a few magazines have claimed that it will be based on the Aria platform.

The all new Safari will also boast of advance features like ABS, Airbags and Climate Control. We can very safely speculate that Tata will fit the 2.2L VTT DiCOR engine in the new Safari. The SUV has been made to comply with the EuroNCAP safety norms, since Tata Motors want to taste a bit of the European market too.

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Well, the story does not quite end there. We have now Force Motors also which wants to enter the SUV market. And that will likely happen either late in 2010 or early 2011. The company will roll out the SUV from its Pithampur plant in Madhya Pradesh. Built on a completely new platform, the SUV will come with a price tag of Rs 10 – 15 lakh.

“A substantial part of the vehicle has been developed in-house using indigenous expertise. We are targeting the final months of this [calendar] year, or the early months of next year,” Force Motors‘ managing director Prasan Firodia said.

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