Tata Nano, the cheapest car in the world, recorded pan-India sales of 10,012 units in April, 184 per cent higher as compared to the 3,525 units sold in April 2010.
It was also sequentially higher than in March, when 8,700 Nanos were sold. These are wholesale numbers (dispatches to dealers) and not actual sales (purhased by customers).
However, growth in total sales of the passenger car segment in April was dismal at 1.24 per cent at 23,387 units. While sales of the Indica hatchback was down by 53 per cent at 4,250 units, the Indigo sedan recorded sales of 5,282 units, a fall of 27 per cent.
The sports and multi utility vehicle segment, though, reported growth of 15 per cent at 3,843 units. The company recently added the Aria and Venture to the segment where it already sells Sumo and Safari.
Tata Motors exported 4,258 vehicles in the month, 36 per cent over the 3,137 units exported in the same month a year before.