Tata Motors, M&M report strong CV sales, PV sales fall

Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra, the two primary home-grown auto makers in India, reported continued pick-up in the sales of heavy commercial vehicles, but their passenger vehicle sales showed a declining trend, though not as sharply as in case of market leader Maruti Suzuki. Passenger vehicle sales for M&M fell to 13,134 in September […]

Tata Motors sees record car sales, CV sales up for Eicher, TVS up 31%

Sales of Tata Motors passenger vehicles has almost doubled in January to 26,978 units from 13,894 units in January of last year — marking the highest ever monthly sales for the company. The previous high was in November, when it sold 23,617 passenger vehicles. The exact break-up of which models did how much in terms […]

Tata Motors to increase CV prices from January

Following automakers like Honda, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, Maruti Suzuki, Kia Motors, MG Motor and Renaut, Tata Motors too has announced a decision to increase vehicle prices from next month. However, unlike most others, Tata Motors will increase prices for commercial vehicles only, while leaving passenger vehicles alone for now. Around half of the […]

JLR says response to Land Rover Defender ‘sensational’

Tata Motors and JLR’s bet on reviving the original spirit of Land Rover with the Defender brand seems to be paying off, with the first model already notching up enough orders to keep the production lines busy for the rest of the year. Adrian Mardell, Chief Financial Officer of Jaguar Land Rover, called the launch […]

Hero MotoCorp, Tata Motors, Royal Enfield posts sharp falls in August auto sales

Hero MotoCorp, Tata Motors and Royal Enfield have reported sharp declines for their August 2019 auto sales. While Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer by volumes, reported a 21% fall in August sales to 5.43 lakhs, Royal Enfield reported a 24% decline and Tata Motors reported a 48% fall. Hero MotoCorp’s numbers indicated an […]

Fitch cuts Tata Motors’ credit rating over Europe, India worries

Fitch Ratings has downgraded the long-term credit rating of Tata Motors by one notch to BB- from BB due to both domestic as well as JLR-related factors. The rating agency further kept a negative outlook on the company’s rating, pointing to various factors such as further uncertainty in Britain over its exit from Europe, increasing […]

CARE cuts Tata Motors’ rating over JLR performance

CARE Ratings has cut the rating on Rs 11,400 cr of bank and debenture financing availed by Tata Motors due to poor financial performance and high product development costs at the company’s UK subsidiary. It cut the rating on Tata Motors’ long-term bank facilities and non-convertible debentures to AA from AA+. CARE said the cut […]

Tata Motors passenger auto sales down 11% in Jan as finance woes bite

As muted consumer sentiments continued in January 2019, Tata Motors Commercial and Passenger Vehicles Business sales in the domestic market witnessed a drop of 8% at 54,915 units as against 59,441 units sold over last year. The cumulative sales for the domestic market (April 2018 -January 2019) grew by 21% with 552,887 units as compared […]