Tata Motors global sales rise 6 pct in Oct, JLR up 7 pct

MUMBAI Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:36pm IST

Men walk inside a Tata Motors showroom on the outskirts of Agartala, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

Men walk inside a Tata Motors showroom on the outskirts of Agartala, November 7, 2012.

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - Tata Motors Ltd's(TAMO.NS) global vehicle sales rose 6 percent in October from a year earlier, the Indian company said, with sales at its key Jaguar Land Rover subsidiary rising 7 percent, after falling in September for the first time in 14 months.

Tata Motors, part of the salt-to-steel Tata Group conglomerate, sold a total of 100,660 vehicles in October. Overall passenger car sales stood at 49,264 vehicles, down 5 percent from a year earlier.

Tata said 27,897 Jaguar Land Rover vehicles were sold during the month. Commercial vehicle sales rose 19 percent to 51,396. (Writing by Henry Foy; Editing by Sunil Nair)

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