Auto majors' May sales show a mixed bag

Similarly, Tata Motors’ domestic sales for the month of May 2009 were 38,392 units, which is a decline of 11 per cent over 42,916 units sold in May last year.
Sequentially, however, the sales were 6 per cent higher in May this year compared to 36,257 units sold in the previous month of April 2009, the company said.
Its total sales (including exports) were 40,196 vehicles, a decline of 13 per cent over 46,339 vehicles sold in May last year. Cumulative sales (including exports) for the company at 77,714, declined by 8 per cent, compared to 84,488 sold last year.
Meanwhile, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, on Monday, reported a robust 15.75 per cent jump in its sales for May, over the same month last year, but rival Hyundai Motor India saw its domestic sales dip during the month.
Maruti Suzuki India reported a 15.75 per cent jump in the total sales in May at 79,872 units as against 69,001 units in the same month last year.
Hyundai Motor, on the other hand, reported a 4.11 per cent fall in domestic passenger-car sales during May at 23,503 units, from 24,510 units in the same month of 2008.

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