Tata Motors had a rough April with the company struggling to maintain its 3rd position on the Indian car market share, the carmaker recorded an MoM negative growth of 41% by selling 39,530 units compared to its previous month of March 2021 where the company sold 66,609 units. However, the cumulative sales combining the domestic and export sales stood at 41,858 units.
The sales number here are also the combination of the commercial vehicle segment and the passenger car segment, while segregating them both you get a commercial vehicle sale of 16,644 units in comparison to the March 2021 sale of 40,609, which translates to an MoM negative growth of 59%, while the passenger car segment recorded a sale of 25,095 units in last month, which when compared to 29,654 units in March 2021 gives an MoM negative growth of 15%.
These low sale numbers are due to the 2nd wave of the pandemic which has struck the nation once again and this time with even a much greater force, achieving a regular COVID19 tally of above 3.5 lakh cases per day, and due to this most of the nation is under lockdown which has pushed the automobile industry one year back to the same no sale point. And with the companies directing their industrial oxygen to medical oxygen, there is hardly any production possible.
Talking about a few months back, when the company was flourishing and with the introduction of the new Tata Safari sales were increasing at a rapid pace, not only safari but the cars like Nexon and Harrier were also recording some great progress till the last month. However, this time there is no guarantee when the automobile industry will get back on track as the new variants emerge and the lacklustre infrastructure is going to be a big boulder in the nation standing back on its feet.