Tata Motors hit by weak Jaguar Land Rover sales in China

Tata Motors has seen first-quarter profits almost halve due to weak sales of Jaguar Land Rover in China.

Net profits between April and June were 27.7bn rupees ($433m; £280m), compared with 54bn a year earlier. Revenue fell by about 6% to 610.2bn rupees.

“The financial performance in the quarter was lower than the strong corresponding quarter last year due to softer sales in China partially offset by strong performance in the UK, Europe and North America,” the company said in a statement.