Tata Motors global vehicle sales up 26% in March


Tata Motors Ltd's global vehicle sales rose 26% in March from a year earlier, the Indian company said, partly driven by continued strong sales of its luxury Jaguar Land Rover vehicles.

Tata, part of the salt-to-steel Tata Group conglomerate, sold 139,655 vehicles in March. Passenger cars sales stood at 75,864 vehicles, a rise of 41% from a year previously.

Sales of its Jaguar Land Rover brands stood at 36,471 vehicles in the month, an annual rise of 51%.

Tata sold 1,252,173 vehicles globally in the fiscal year that ended in March, a 16% increase on sales in the 2010/11 fiscal year.