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Tata Motors July sales rise 51%; M&M, Maruti, Honda too logged robust numbers

Auto sales: Tata Motors July sales rise 51%; M&M, Maruti too logged robust numbers

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Led by strong demand from consumers in the passenger vehicles segment, automobile companies like Tata Motors, Mahindra&Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki and Honda Motors posted robust sales numbers in July.

Tata Motors on Monday reported a 51.12 per cent increase in total sales at 81,790 units in July 2022, driven by the strong performance of its passenger vehicles in the domestic market.

The company had sold a total of 54,119 units in domestic and international markets in July last year, Tata Motors said in a statement.

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The total domestic sales were at 78,978 units last month compared to 51,981 units in July 2021, a growth of 52 percent, it added.

Sales of passenger vehicles in the domestic market stood at 47,505 units as compared to 30,185 units in the year-ago month, up 57 percent.

Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) has posted sales growth across all segments in July 2022. The company’s passenger vehicle segment grew by 33.29 percent to 28,053 units in July 2022, up from 21,046 units sold in July 2021.

This was a 7,007 unit volume growth. MoM sales also increased by 4.36 percent over 26,880 units sold in June 2022. Overall, the company sold 56,148 vehicles in July 2022.

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd on Monday reported an 8.28 per cent increase in total sales to 1,75,916 units in July 2022.

The company had sold a total of 1,62,462 units in the same month last year, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) said in a regulatory filing.

Domestic passenger vehicle sales rose 6.82 per cent last month to 1,42,850 units compared to 1,33,732 units in July 2021.

“The shortage of electronic components had a minor impact on the production of vehicles, mainly in domestic models,” the company said.

Sales of mini cars — comprising Alto and S-Presso — were at 20,333 units, up from 19,685 units in the year-ago month, it added.

Similarly, sales of compact cars — including Baleno, Celerio, Dzire, Ignis, Swift, Tour S, and WagonR — also rose to 84,818 units in July 2022 from 70,268 units in the year-ago month, the company said.

Honda Cars India on Monday said its domestic sales last month increased by 12 per cent at 6,784 units.

The maker of City and Amaze also exported 2,104 units last month.

The company had reported sale of 6,055 units in the domestic market and 918 units in overseas markets in July last year.

„We have witnessed a good demand trend in the last few months across model line-up. Unfortunately, the ongoing chip shortage continues to impact and slowdown our supplies. We are diligently aligning our production to meet the demand as quickly as possible,” Honda Cars India Director (Marketing and Sales) Yuichi Murata said in a statement.

Skoda Auto on Monday said its wholesales increased by 44 per cent to 4,447 units in July. The company had dispatched 3,080 units to dealers in July 2021.

“This is usually the period where big purchases are kept on hold as it’s the monsoon and deferred till the festive season kicks off. Yet, we have clocked in solid numbers on the back of our made-for-India, INDIA 2.0 cars, the Kushaq and the Slavia,” Skoda Auto India Brand Director Zac Hollis said in a statement.

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