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Tata Motors witnesses slight decline in overall sales

Snapshot: Tata Motors, basking high in the glory of recently launched sedan Zest, didn't had respite in the sales department even after the much anticipated launch.

Tata Motors, basking high in the glory of recently launched sedan Zest, didn't had respite in the sales department even after the much anticipated launch. The overall sales of the company declined by 18 percent in the month of August as the company sold a total of 40,883 units including commercial and passenger vehicles, while last year it sold 49,611 units during the same month.

As far as domestic market is concerned, Tata Motors went on to sale 36,403 units in the month of August against the 44,717 units during last year in same month. It meant a slumping in sales by 19 percent. The passenger vehicle segment, however, is reviving back as it registered a minimal de-growth of 5 percent in the month of August as the company sold a total of 10,975 units of its vehicles as compared to 11,564 units sold in August 2013. The car sales, excluding the SUVs, recorded a 6 percent of de-growth with 8,229 units sold being sold in the month of August, while last year in August, it sold 8,761 units of its cars. The UV Segment saw a regression of 2 percent as 2,746 units were sold against the 2,803 units, being sold during last year same month.

In commercial vehicle segment, Tata saw a massive decline of 23 percent with August sales standing at 25,428 units as compared to 33,153 vehicles that were sold in August 2013. LCV segment wasn't enticing either for the buyers as it too saw a de-growth of 35 percent as a total of 16,287 units were sold in the month of August. However, the only savior for the company was M&HCV segment as it witnessed a hike by 11 percent with 9,141 units being sold in the period of August 2014. The exports, too, couldn't help Tata much as they were also down by 8 percent. The company exported 4,480 units in the month of August against the 4,894 units during the same month last year. 

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