India's Tata Motors posted a fourth consecutive quarterly profit on Thursday as higher sales of its luxury Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) cars boost margins.

The automaker's consolidated net profit was 37.64 billion rupees ($452 million) in the July-September quarter.

That compared with a loss of 9.45 billion rupees a year before and a profit of 32.03 billion rupees in the previous quarter. ($1 = 83.2347 Indian rupees) (Reporting by Nandan Mandayam in Bengaluru; Editing by Varun H K)