India’s top bus and truck maker, Tata Motors’ vehicle sales in August fell 0.4% to 45,144 units from 45,325 units a year earlier. Commercial vehicle sales in the domestic market rose 1.6% to 23,431 units from 23,069 units a year earlier, while sales of cars and utility vehicles fell 5% to 16,620 units. Exports in August 2007 rose 8% to 5,093 units from 4,715 units a year earlier.
Chairman Ratan Tata confirmed on Friday, 24 August 2007, that he is interested in acquiring Jaguar and Land Rover from their parent, Ford. Tata’s interest in Jaguar and Land Rover stems from a desire to expand Tata Motors’ global presence.