Indian automotive manufacturer Tata Motors witnessed a decline of passenger vehicle sales by 13 per cent in November as compared to the corresponding sales last year. Meanwhile, the compact car segment sales excluding the Zest increased by 33 per cent.
Tata Motors’ passenger vehicle sales are pegged at 10,517 units as against the 12,021 cars sold in November last year, are down by 13 per cent. The decline in sales can be attributed to the slow selling utility vehicles that include the Safari, Safari Storme, Aria, Sumo and the Movus which sold a total of just 1,345 units – 22 per cent lower year on year.
Tata sold about 33 per cent more hatchbacks (5,821 units) in November 2015 as compared to (4,376 units) in November 2014. Tata seems to be losing out in the sedan segment featuring the Zest, Indigo eCS and Manza with only 3,351 units sold last month against the 5,920 units sold last year – down by 43 per cent.
Tata Motors has sold a total of 88,321 cars this fiscal year, 10 per cent more than the sales for the corresponding period last year. Tata will have high expectations form their soon to be launched Zica hatchback to get back on the growth path.