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Tata Motors says Jan global sales up 16%

autos Updated: Feb 15, 2011 14:24 IST

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Tata Motors Ltd said on Tuesday its global vehicle sales rose 16% in January to 98,998 units. Jaguar and Land Rover sales rose 25% to 20,377 units, driven by a 30% rise in Land Rover sales.

Tata bought the British luxury brand unit JLR from Ford Motor Co for $2.3 billion in 2008.

Tata Motors, part of India's salt-to-software conglomerate Tata group, on Friday said surging sales at its luxury Jaguar and Land Rover unit helped quadruple third-quarter profit.

Tata, whose range includes utility vehicles, cars and the Nano, touted as the world's cheapest car, pledged to lift prices aggressively to offset rising raw material costs.