While all eyes are on Tata Motors, awaiting news of a deal to buy Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford, India's top vehicle maker on Friday said vehicle sales in India rose nearly 1% in February to 54,181 units from 53,707 units a year earlier.

Tata Motors, the top bus and truck maker, said sales of commercial vehicles rose 12% to 31,318 units from 27,859 units, while sales of cars and utility vehicles fell 12% to 18,766 units from 21,322 units, according to a Reuters report.

Tata also said exports fell 9.5% to 4,097 units from 4,526 units, the news agency added.