Mumbai, April 2, 2018
In March 2018, Tata Motors registered a growth of 35 per cent at 69,440 units as against 51,309 units over last year due to the continued strong sales performance of its commercial and passenger vehicles business in the domestic market. The cumulative domestic sales performance of the commercial and passenger vehicles business for FY18 was 586,639 units compared to 478,362 units, a growth of 23 per cent over FY17.
Tata Motors’ commercial vehicles domestic sales in March 2018 were at 49,174 units, an increase of 37 per cent compared to 35,876 units in March 2017. This growth was on the back of government’s push towards infrastructure development, restriction on overloading, road construction and mining activities along with increasing demand from e-commerce and FMCG applications. The cumulative sales performance of commercial vehicles (April 2017 – March 2018) in domestic market was 399,318 units as against 325,211, a growth of 23 per cent, over last year.
The M&HCV truck segment continued to witness a steady growth with 16,886 units, higher by 21 per cent over last year. The tipper segment drove the demand and grew over 58 per cent due to increased requirements for aggregate, sand and coal movement across the country in road construction and mining activities. Additionally, the strong acceptance of the BS IV range of products with the superior SCR technology and new product launches also contributed to the sales growth.
The I&LCV truck segment reported a strong performance at 5,737 units, grew by 97 per cent over last year. This growth was bolstered by new product launches and growing demand for container and refrigerator trucks owing to increased surge in agriculture based, FMCG, 3PL logistics and e-commerce sectors.
The SCV cargo and pickup segment reported a sturdy growth with 19,464 units, up by 52 per cent over last year. The volumes for this segment were aided by Government/Municipal applications, high private consumption led growth in both rural and urban markets and general uptick in buying sentiment.
The commercial passenger carrier segment posted the highest sales for the year with 7,087 units, grew by 13 per cent over last year. This was led by the robust demand for school buses with the onset of the annual school season, the new AIS 140 passenger vehicle norms and the AIS 125 Ambulance body code implementation from 1st April. The Tata Winger has seen the best ever sale of over 986 units this year. Tata Motors also recently bagged orders for electric buses in six cities out of nine cities, making the company a significant player to support Government’s electrification drive.
Tata Motors' Passenger Vehicles sales performance was at 20,266 units as against 15,433 units, a robust growth of 31 per cent over last year. This was on the back of increasing demand of Tiago and Tigor along with Nexon and Hexa gaining traction in the steadily growing UV Segment. The passenger car segment declined by 4 per cent while the UV segment grew by 223 per cent clearly showing a trend of growing customer base for the UV segment. Cumulative sales growth of PVs in the domestic market (April 2017-March 2018) was at 187,321 units compared to 153,151 units, a growth of 22 per cent over last year.
The company’s sales from exports in March 2018 was at 6,443 units, a growth of 17 per cent over last year.