September 17, 2012 / 9:28 AM / 5 years ago

Tata Motors global sales up 13 pct in August, JLR growth slows

REUTERS - Tata Motors Ltd’s (TAMO.NS) global vehicle sales rose 13 percent in August from a year earlier, the company said, with sales at its key Jaguar Land Rover subsidiary rising 13 percent, less than in recent months.

Jaguar Land Rover Freelander 2 vehicles are displayed on the production line for the media at their newly-inaugurated production plant in Pune, 190km south of Mumbai, May 27, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Sales at the luxury British brand, a key driver of the company’s recent profit growth, rose 41 percent in July, 39 percent in June and 35 percent in May.

Tata Motors, part of the salt-to-steel Tata Group conglomerate, sold a total of 97,225 vehicles in August. Overall passenger cars sales stood at 47,141 vehicles, a rise of 23 percent from a year earlier.

Tata sold 24,060 Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in the month. Commercial vehicle sales rose 4 percent to 50,084.

Reporting by Henry Foy in MUMBAI; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee

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