Damp June for Tata Motors, Volkswagen cars sold more
New Delhi: Tata Motors today reported a marginal 0.70 percent decline in total sales during June 2011 to 66,358 units from 66,824 units in the same month of 2010 even as Volkswagen India reported 166 percent increase in sales at 5,397 units as against 2,032 units in the corresponding period last year.
The firm's total passenger vehicles sales in the domestic market stood at 21,993 units in June, a fall of 20.91 percent from 27,811 units in the same month last year, a Tata Motors statement said.
Sales of the company's latest offering, the Nano, stood at 5,451 units during the month, down 29 percent.
The Indica range reported sales of 8,188 units, down 9 percent from June, 2010, Tata Motors said. For Volkswagen, compact car Polo and sedan Vento continue to be the backbone for the brand with a total of 5,136 units sold in June 2011, the company said. The recently launched new Passat sedan sold 197 units for during the month, Volkswagen added.
The Tata Motors' Indigo family recorded sales of 4,882 units, a decrease of 35 percent vis-a-vis the same month last year. Sales of Sumo, Safari and Aria fell by 4 percent to 3,472 units.
In the commercial vehicles segment, Tata Mators sold 39,271 units in the domestic market during the month compared to 34,791 units in the same month last year, up 12.88 percent.
Light commercial vehicles sales stood at 23,197 units, a growth of 18 percent over the last year, while medium and heavy commercial vehicle sales stood at 16,047 units, a growth of 4 percent compared to June 2010 for the Tata firm.
The company's exports grew by 20.65 percent last month to 5,094 units from 4,222 units in the same month last year, it added.