The country’s largest auto maker, Tata Motors, today posted 34.42 per cent jump in its total sales during October at 53,404 units.

The company had sold 39,729 units in the same month in 2008.

The homegrown firm’s total passenger vehicle sales in the domestic market grew by 17.61 per cent at 20,011 units last month, against 17,014 units in the same month last year, the company said in a statement.

However, its exports in October plummeted by 19.91 per cent at 2,852 units, compared with 3,561 units in the same month last year, it added.

The ‘Indica’ range reported sales of 9,640 units, up two per cent over October, 2008, the company said.

After decline for seven consecutive months, the ‘Indigo’ family recorded 6.1 per cent growth in sales at 4,899 units, in October over the same month last year. The firm attributed the rise to the launch of Indigo Manza.

‘Sumo’ and ‘Safari’ accounted for sales of 2,454 units, a decline of 16 per cent compared with October last year.

In the commercial vehicles segment, October sales in the domestic market stood at 30,541 units, compared with 19,154 units sold in the same month last year, up 59.45 per cent.

Sales of the company’s light commercial vehicles during the month stood at 18,625 units, up 57 per cent, while medium and heavy commercial vehicle sales stood at 11,916 units, a jump of 63 per cent compared with October, 2008.

The cumulative sales of passenger vehicles in the domestic market in the first seven months of this fiscal were up 3.16 per cent at 1,18,579 units, against 1,14,943 units in the year-ago period, Tata Motors said.

The company’s small car Nano reported a cumulative sale of 10,518 units since its launch on July 17.

Commercial vehicles’ cumulative sales in the domestic market for the fiscal were at 1,92,241 units, a jump of 17 per cent over the corresponding period in the last year.

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