Ashok Leyland sales this November grew by 51%, Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle sales grew by 54% while Light Commercial Vehicle sales grew by 44%.
Ashok Leyland sales this November grew by 51%, Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle sales grew by 54% while Light Commercial Vehicle sales grew by 44%.
Barring S-Cross and Gypsy the entire portfolio of Maruti Suzuki is in the top 25 selling cars list. 12 cars out of 25 cars in the top list are from the Maruti stable. First 6 positions are occupied by Maruti Suzuki and then the next three are occupied Hyundai. Tata motors top seller Tiago is at the 11th position. Of all the top sellers, Renault Kwid and Maruti Ciaz sales declined by 27% and 26% respectively. Maruti Ertiga standing at 19th position saw a decline of 14%. The newly launched Tata Nexon stood at 20th in the list while its competition Ecosport and Vitara Brezza stood at 16th and 4th positions respectively in the list.
Holding on to the top position despite the growing competition in each segment from all other players is not an easy task, but time and again Maruti Suzuki proved it possible. Maruti Suzuki’s market share is constantly ambling around 50%. Sales of Maruti Suzuki grew by 14% from 1,26,220 units in the last November to 1,44,297 units in this November.
Maruti Suzuki Alto sales grew by 4% from 23,320 units to 24,166 units. Dzire sales stood at 22,492 units which is 31% higher than the 17,218 units sold in the 2016 November. Dzire sales reached a new height after the recent facelift. All these years either Swift, Dzire or Wagon R used to occupy second, third, and fourth positions after Alto but Baleno and Vitara Brezza came up to the third and fourth positions displacing the old models while Dzire retained its position. Baleno and Vitara Brezza sales grew by 60% and 49% respectively. Sales of Wagon R declined by 10% from 15,566 units to 14,038 units, and Swift sales also declined by 9% from 14,594 units to 13,337 units.
Celerio’s sales stood at 8,437 units which is 12% lesser than the previous November. Celerio sales might further decline due to competition from Tata Tiago and that is the reason why Maruti recently launched Celerio X. Omni and Eeco are consistently bringing in good numbers to the company, this can be due the lack of direct competition from other companies in the segment. Ertiga sales this November stood at 4,682 units. Ciaz sales though declined by 26%, it still managed to become segment topper despite the launch of all new Hyundai Verna. Ignis sales stood at 3,412 units. Owing to the introduction of facelift, S-Cross sales grew by 70% but we have to wait and see if the growth sustains or not. And Gypsy sales in this November stood at 569 units.
Hyundai after entering India quickly climbed to the second position and retained its position since then. Hyundai India’s total sales grew by 10% from 40,016 units in November 2016 to 44,008 units in November 2017. Top three contributors to the sales numbers of Hyundai are i10 Grand, i20 Elite and Creta. Sales of each of these models grew by 20%, 15%, & 25% respectively. Eon sales stood 5,137 units which is 9% lesser than the 5,658 units that were sold in the last November. Verna sales grew by 303% yet despite the growth it still stood second in its segment behind the Maruti Ciaz. Xcent sales declined by 22% from 3,623 units to 2,841 units. Elentra managed to find 144 new homes in November 2017 while Tucson sales stood at 122 units.
Third position in the sales chart is always a tussle between different companies but most of the time it is Mahindra and Mahindra which manages to grab the position. This time Tata Motors climbed to the third position owing to the consistent sales growth of Tiago and the introduction of Nexon. Total sales of Tata Motors in November 2017 grew by 35% from 12,736 units to 17,157 units.
Tiago is the top contributor to the sales of Tata Motors, its sales stood at 7,416 units which is 23% higher than the November 2016 sales. The next best contributor is the newly launched Nexon, its sales stood at 4,163 units. Though this is far from the segment topper Vitara Brezza sales( 14,458 units) it is good for Tata Motors. We have to wait and see if it continues to grow further or it will stabilize at this level. Except Tiago, Togor and Nexon sales of all other models including Hexa declined, it is high time that Tata should consolidate their product portfolio. Hexa is aimed squarely against Toyota Innova Crsyta and it is a competent product but breaking into Innova Crsyta territory is a tough task. Hexa sales will grow slowly and steadily just like it happened with Tiago, its sales this month stood at 764 units.
Sales of Sumo declined by 35%, it badly needs a replacement and Tata is preparing one. Tata needs to phase out the production of Indica, Indigo, Vista, and Manza so that it can concentrate its efforts on new products. Safari/Storme managed to find 217 takers in November 2017, and Nano managed to find 121 takers.
The aging Bolero is consistently bringing in good numbers to Mahindra. This November its sales declined by 1% from 4,939 units to 4,911 units. The recently facelifted Scorpio’s sales grew by 18% from 3,099 units to 3,660 units in this November. KUV 100 and TUV 300 sales grew by 85% and 57% respectively. XUV 500 sales grew by 15% from 1,069 units to 1,229 units. Sales of all other products Xylo, Verito, NuvoSport, Rexton and Verito Vibe declined. Total sales stood at 14,572 units which is 18% higher than the last November.
Toyota sales in India in November 2017 grew by 13% from 11,309 units to 12,734 units. Top three contributors are Innova Crysta, Fortuner, and Etios. Innova Crsyta sales stood at 4,934 units in November 2017. Fortuner sales grew by 18% from 1,924 units to 2,271 units in this November. Etios sales declined by 34% while sales of Liva & Liva Cross grew by 23% from 1,063 units to 1,312 units. Toyota Corolla sales in November 2017 stood at 340 units which is good for its segment. Camry managed to find 13 new homes in November 2017.
Sales of Honda Cars India Ltd in November 2017 grew by 47% from 8,029 units to 11,819 units. WRV sales stood at 3,521 units, it also became the top contributor of Honda in this November. Honda City sales stood at 3,315 units which is 2,658 units. Competition in Honda City’s segment heated up with launch of all new Verna. Jazz sales declined by 23%. Amaze sales stood at 1,976 units which is same as the previous November. BRV sales grew by 89% from 419 units to 793 units. Brio sales declined by 24%. CRV found 21 takers in this November.
Renault India domestic sales declined by 19% from 9,604 units in last November to 7,800 units in this November. Sales of Kwid is steadily declining due to indirect competition from Tata Tiago which is a much better product. The newly launched Captur found 1,119 takers in this November. Sales of Duster declined by 33%. Lodgy managed to find 157 takers while Pulse and Scala found no takers at all in this November. Overall it is a bad month for Renault India despite the new launch.
Ford India sales in November 2017 grew by 13% compared to the last November, its sales this month stood at 7,777 units. Ford’s top contributor is Ecosport, its sales this month stood at 5,474 units which is 34% higher than November 2016. Aspire sales declined by 36% while Figo sales grew by 65%. Endeavour sales declined marginally from 562 units to 549 units. Ford Mustang found 4 takers in this November.
Nissan India domestic sales remained flat when compared to the last November. Its sales this month stood at 3,976 units. Its top contributor is Datsun Redi-Go whose sales grew by 8%. Nissan Micra sales declined by 4% from 589 units to 566 units. Sales of Go+ stood at 529 units which is 59% higher than the same period last year. Datsun Go sales declined by 43%. Nissan Sunny sales grew by 32% to 208 units from 158 units. Nissan Terrano sales declined by 48%. GT-R found one taker in this November.
After Renault it is Volkswagen whose total sales declined, its sales declined by 15% from 4,014 units to 3,426 units. Volkswagen India sales will not pick up until develops and launches India market specific products. Sales of Polo declined by 12% from 1,730 units to 1,525 units. Sales of Ameo declined by 18% from 1,641 to 1,348 units in November 2017. Vento sales declined by 27% from 632 units to 460 units. Tiguan sales stood at 6o units while Passat found 33 new homes in this November.
Thanks to the launch of Jeep Compass, Fiat India is having good time after many years of slumber. Jeep Compass sales this November stood 2,828 which good for its segment and price. Other than Jeep Compass all other models’ sales declined. Combined sales of Punto,Evo, and Avventura stood at 60 units which is 74% lesser than the last November. Sales of Linea declined by 54% from 26 units to 12 units in this November. Fiat Abarth Punto found no takrs this November. Overall sales of Fiat India which includes Jeep India sales stood at 2,900 units which is a whopping 990% growth when compared to November 2016 sales.
Sales of Skoda India grew by 75% from 860 units to 1,505 units in November 2017. Sales of Rapid stood at 874 units. Newly launched Kodiaq found 267 takers in November 2017 which is not bad for its segment and price bracket. Octavia sales grew by 81% from 145 units to 263 units. Superb sales also grew by 206% from 33 units in last November to 101 units in this November. Though the Skoda India sales for the month grew by 75% the numbers are too small to run the company profitably.
November 2017 turned out to be positive for the automakers in India. The industry as a whole grew by 13.70% when compared to the last November. This growth can also be attributed to the lower base set by the last November which was affected by demonetization.
As usual first two positions were held by Maruti and Hyundai respectively. Fight for third position became more interesting with Mahindra, Honda, & Tata, giving tough competition to each other. Tata is riding upon the the success of Tiago and new product launches like Nexon. Mahindra is getting sustainable numbers from its old workhorses Bolero and Scorpio, and also from the XUV 500. Honda is depending on City and WRV for the sales momentum. With each company planning for new launches which include completely new products or facelift of the existing products the fight for third position is going to further heat up.
All companies except Renault and Volkswagen grew positively. Renault’s sales declined by 18.80% and Volkswagen’s sales declined by 14.60%. With the launch of compact SUVs from all the companies, Renault Duster lost its leadership position in its segment. Renault sales plummeted despite the launch of Renault Captur, have to wait for the detailed sales statistics to know the numbers brought in by the Captur to Renault’s table. Tata’s Tiago due to its unique positioning is competing with Celerio on one side and Renault Kwid on the other side, thus eating into sales of both Celerio and Kwid. Though not good by any margin, Volkswagen is getting consistent numbers from its trio Polo, Vento, and Ameo. Its new launches aren’t helping much. Volkswagen must develop products with India in mind instead of launching its international products here.
Fiat is riding on the success of Jeep Compass. Jeep Compass sales settled at around 2500 units per month which is good for its segment and price bracket. Skoda India’s main bread winners are Rapid and Octavia. Nissan sales numbers also constitute Datsun’s numbers. Major chunk of Nissan India sales comes from Datsun.
Fiat is the top gainer of the month, it grew by 990.00% from 266 units in November 2016 to 2900 units in this November. This phenomenal increase is due to Jeep Compass. Next top gainers are Skoda and Honda with growth of 75.00% and 47.20% respectively. Standing 4th in the top gainer list is Tata, it grew by 34.70% from 12,736 units in last November to 17,157 units in this November. This growth can be attributed to the consistent sales of Tata Tiago and added numbers from the newly launched Tata Nexon. Next in the top gainers list comes Mahindra, it grew by 17.00% to 14,572 units in this November compared to 12,389 units in the November 2016. None can beat Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai when comes to stable growth in sales. Maruti Suzuki grew by 14.00% and Hyundai grew by 10.00%.
Stay tuned for model wise sales figures.
Apart from Maruti, Tata, Toyota, Fiat and Skoda, every other OEM saw a decline in sales compared to the last October. Tata Motors sales stood flat when compared to the same period last year. Fiat is riding high on the top of the Jeep Compass sales. Hyundai India sales decline is marginal. Ford and Renault are the biggest losers. On the whole October 2017 proved to be a tough month for Indian auto industry. Stay tuned detailed model wise sales report.
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Time and again it has been proved that none can beat Maruti Suzuki in the Indian auto industry sales. Almost in every segment that it is present it is the leader. Maruti succeeded in engraving such an impression on the Indian buyers’ minds such that every new launch from the company is accepted without an iota of hesitation(there are few exceptions like S-Cross & Ignis which are not selling according to the company’s standards). Look at their last few launches like Brezza, Baleno, Ciaz, and the facelifted Dzire, they are selling like hotcakes.
And Hyundai is another company which is consistently growing both in volume and value. Hyundai is one of the two companies which can comfortably overprice their products and yet sell them well. The other company is Toyota.
Mahindra’s portfolio is dominated by SUVs as they are basically an SUV company. The only sedan they sell is Verito which is nothing but a Renault Logan and the only hatchback is Verito Vibe which is derived from Verito. The company is having tough time in maintaining its leadership in the SUV segment as the other companies are strengthening their SUV portfolio.
Honda Cars India Ltd gave itself a new lease of life with the introduction of diesel engine to its portfolio, and then continued the sales momentum with the introduction of new models like BR-V and WR-V.
Tata Motors is striving hard to shed off their “niggles & bad service” image and is making a commendable progress in that direction with their new launches like Tiago, Tigor, & Hexa.
Toyota is riding high on its reliability image and cashing in on the customers. But the Innova Crysta has got a fair share of niggles and issues(check out thread1, thread2 & thread3) which if not addressed appropriately might tarnish Toyota’s reputation.
Renault India is presently depending on two models Kwid & Duster. The company is looking forward to consolidate its product range to make way for the new launches.
Ford is another company(one being Tata) that is working on to shed off its negative(costly maintenance) image, and they are also progressing but at a slow pace. Figo & Aspire despite being good performers are not finding many takers due to the Ford’s legacy issues.
Thanks to Jeep Compass that Fiat India records an exponential growth.
With 49.4% market share Maruti Suzuki’s sales in September 2017 stood at 1,50,521 units which is 9.6% higher than the same period last year. The all new Dzire is moving off the shelves like hotcakes, its sales for this September stood at 34,305 units. Alto sales resumed to 23k plus mark after a brief fall for a couple of months. Baleno sales grew by 53% from 10,623 units in the last September to 16,238 units in September 2017. WagonR, though with slight ups and downs in sales is bringing in good numbers to the company due to lack of a proper competitor. Its sales this September stood at 14,649 units.
Vitara Brezza proved to be an immediate success to Maruti Suzuki and is consistently doing well. This month sales stood at 13,268 units. Soon to be updated Swift’s sales declined by 21% from 16,746 units in September 2016 to 13,193 units in this September. The aging Omni, is consistently selling well as it is addressing a group of people whom no other car in India is addressing. Ertiga sales declined by 12% when compared to same month last year. Celerio though doing decent numbers, may see gradual decline due to the stiff competition from the Tata Tiago. Ignis is averaging around 4k units per month which is due to its premium pricing and oddball love or hate design. Ciaz did not actually displace the Honda city but expanded the segment as a whole. S-Cross sales ambled around 2k units since its introduction but this September sales plunged to 385 units as prospective buyers postponed their purchase and waited for the facelift.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd(HMIL) entered India in 1996, their first car Santro was a runaway success. Within few months of inception HMIL became second largest car manufacturer in India. And it continued its hold throughout the past two decades.
Apart from the top selling trio i10 Grand, i20 Elite, & Creta, this month Hyundai got another top seller in the form of Verna. But we have to wait and see whether if Verna can sustain at 6k units/month mark or will decline after fading of initial euphoria. Eon sales grew by 14% from 4,504 to 5,144 units. Most of the Xcent sales are due to Ola , Uber, and the likes. Tucson sales this month stood at 86 units. Introduction of AWD might add slight boost to its numbers.
Bolero, Scorpio, and XUV 500 are the bread winners for Mahindra & Mahindra. Major chunk of Bolero sales are from rural areas and there is no competition to it in the rural markets, its sales are dependent on good crop yields. Mahindra’s Nuvo Sport came in as a replacement to Quanto and this too failed miserably, finding it on roads is a rare sight. Most people are even not aware that there is a vehicle called Nuvo Sport.
Mahindra is prepping up to launch a slew of new products. MPV U321 to take on Innova Crysta. A bigger version of TUV 300 called as TUV 300 Plus. An SUV code-named S201 based on Ssangyong Tivoli to take on Hyundai Creta.
Honda City is continuing its hold despite competition from Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna. Competition is heating up in the segment, all being strong contenders. This month Honda City found 6,010 new homes. Honda’s second best seller is WRV with sale of 4,834 units. Jazz settled at 3rd position after Baleno and i20 in the premium hatchback segment. Amaze, BRV, Brio, and CRV, sales of all them declined. Compact sedan segment is dominated by Dzire. Xcent and Amaze stood at 2nd and 3rd positions. Accord found 18 new homes.
Tata Motors impact design philosophy is showing off its positive results. All their new new launches are succeeding in making the necessary impact. Their transformation journey is also turning out to be positive. They are progressively breaking the bad image they have in the market. Tiago is received well by the market, its sales are gradually increasing owing to the word of mouth publicity by the happy customers. Its sales this month stood at 8,316 units which is 82% growth compared the same period last year.
Tigor and Hexa met with mediocre success, their sales this month stood at 1,770 units and 1,245 units respectively. Hexa sales are bound to grow further as it is also(like Tiago) gaining good word of mouth from the current users. Tata Motors is swiftly and appropriately addressing all the minor issues that are coming up, and this is helping them break their past baggage and reinforce good impression in the market.
Tata Motors entered into the compact SUV segment with the launch of Nexon. This month its sales stood at 2,772 units, most them are dealer cars for test drive purpose. We have to watch the sales in upcoming months to know whether the product is received well by the market or not. Tata Motors got many things right like entry-price, engines, interiors, & design et cetera. Tata is hoping that Nexon will help the company reach the third position in sales behind Maruti & Hyundai. All the best to Tata Nexon.
Tata Motors is preparing products to fill the void in its product portfolio. A premium hatchback code-named X451 based on the all new AMP(advanced modular platform) to take on the likes of Baleno and i20. A full size sedan to be positioned above Zest. Two SUVs Q501 & Q502 to take on Creta, Jeep Compass, and Fortuner. These SUVs will be based on Land Rover Discovery Sport platform.
With the upcoming launches and existing models gaining traction, Tata Motors is bound to grow further.
Toyota’s bestseller Innova Crysta sales stood at 6,323 units. Toyota Fortuner’s sales stood at 2,185 units which is quite good for the 30lakh to 40lakh price bracket. Etios, Liva, and Liva Cross are not performing according to the segment standards. Their sales declined by 22% and 10% respectively, these numbers are from taxi segment buyers and Toyota brand loyalists. Landcruiser sales stood at 11 units which is not bad considering the hefty price it is asking.
Renault is wholly dependent on two models Kwid and Duster. Kwid though didn’t displace the segment leader Alto, it comfortably settled at second position. Renault India is trying to consolidate its existing portfolio before it introduces new products. Owing to miniscule sales Renault is discontinuing Pulse, Scala, Koleos, & Fluence. As Renault India is presently busy in launching Captur, they postponed the introduction of next-generation Duster.
Renault India is expecting to improve its domestic sales with the help of Captur crossover. But this might not happen as the company is caught by a Team-Bhp member while it was trying to cheat the Indian customers with the help of a deceitful advertisement. In the the advertisement it showed off awards of another car as its own awards(European Captur which is completely a different car based on different platform, everything is different except name and form). After it was caught, the company immediately pulled off the advertisement from its Youtube channel. This is in no way acceptable or forgivable as the company knowingly did this feat.
Ford India overall sales (domestic+export) declined by 36% from 22,590 vehicles in last September to 16,525 vehicles in this September. While the domestic sales declined marginally to a tune of 2.8%, it is the exports that declined massively from 13,572 units in 2016 September to 7,756 units in 2017 September. The company cites supply chain constraints as the cause for the sales decline in September. With new Ecosport launch ahead, the company hopes to improve its sales.
During September, the Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company agreed to explore a strategic alliance, designed to leverage the benefits of Ford’s global reach and expertise, and Mahindra’s scale in India & successful operating model. The agreement between the two companies will allow each to leverage their mutual strengths during a period of unprecedented transformation in the global automotive industry. Teams from both companies will collaborate and work together for a period of up to three years.
Datsun India and Nissan India together sold 5,003 vehicles in the month of September 2017. Datsun’s contribution to the total sales is 77.3% and the remaining 22.7% is from Nissan’s own portfolio. Sunny sales grew by 248% from 64 units to 242 units. Redi-Go, Go+ , and Micra are the top three contributors. Redi-Go is not selling as good as its sibling Renault Kwid.
Volkswagen India domestic sales grew by 17.2% from 3,929 vehicles in the last September to 4,603 vehicles in September 2017. Polo , Ameo and Vento are the top three contributors for Volkswagen’s domestic sales. The trio’s contribution to total sales is 96.5%. The newly launched Tiguan managed to find 120 takers which is not bad considering its premium pricing and Volkswagen’s small dealership network.
Fiat India model range constituting Punto, Evo, Abarth, & Linea is good but their sales are very poor owing to the lack of proper service support from the company. Introduction of Jeep Compass restored the company back to life. Otherwise Fiat also have to quit India like GM did as their only source of income from 1.3 litre diesel engine is also at danger. Jeep Compass found 2,151 takers this September and in August its sales stood at 2,020. Looks like Fiat got a winner in its hands.
Skoda’s sales grew by 42.4% from 1,218 units in 2016 September to 1,735 units in this September. The only model from Skoda’s stable to bring in good numbers to the company is Skoda Rapid, its sales this month stood at 1,312 compared 744 units in the same period last year. That is a growth of 76%. The newly launched Kodiaq found 84 takers in September 2017. No doubt Skoda products are good but their service centers are tarnishing the company’s image to such an extent that it is reflected in the sales statistics.
Skoda dealers are stooping to such a low level that they are even selling fake/duped cars to customers. And the worst part is that the company is trying to support the dealer and his fraud. We must say not just the dealers but the company is stooping to lower levels. There are numerous other horror stories of Skoda. They should do fair business or should quit India. Before anything else like launching new products they should work on to improve their dealership experience and also should work to eradicate corruption done by their dealers.
Top 25 sellers of this month:
Source: Auto Punditz
New Delhi, August 02, 2017: Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s second-largest car manufacturer and leading exporter, has achieved yet another milestone for its most awarded and admired brands crossing 1.3 Million Sales Volume. Grand i10, Elite i20 and Creta have clocked domestic sales of 1.01 Million units and exports of 0.29 Million units with cumulative sales of over 1.3 Million units.
The Super Performer brands have set a new benchmark in their respective segments with class-leading features and unmatched performance in every aspect including safety, performance and product quality. Their continued success has further strengthened Hyundai’s position as a Premium Car Manufacturer in India.
Commenting on HMIL’s Super Performer Brands, Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India said,“We thank our Customers, Channel Partners and Vendors for their contribution in Hyundai’s success in the country. This milestone reflects the strong connect and confidence that our stakeholders have on brand Hyundai. Grand i10, Elite i20 and Creta are trendsetters and winners. The 1.3 Million milestone is testimony of Hyundai’s sharp and undeterred focus on creating customer delight and unique experiences.” “Grand i10, Elite i20 and Creta are winners of J D Power APPEAL Award 2016 demonstrating excellence of ‘Made in India’ products as per global standards”, he added.
New Delhi, May 1, 2017: Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leader in passenger vehicles, sold a total of 151,215 units in April 2017. This includes 144,492 units in domestic market and 6,723 units of exports. The Company had sold a total of 126,569 units in April 2016.
The sales figures for April 2017 are given below:
Maruti Suzuki India’s passenger vehicle sales(domestic) grew by 23.1% from 1,17,045 units in April 2016 to 1,44,081 units in April 2017. Export declined by 29.4% from 9,524 units in last April to 6,723 units in this April.
Sales in compact segment which includes Swift, Dzire, Dzire Tour, Celerio, Ignis, and Baleno grew the most by 39.1%.
Ciaz sales grew by 23.1% from 5702 units to 7024 units.
And the other segment which grew maximum is utility vehicle segment which includes Gypsy, Ertiga, S-Cross, and Vitara Brezza, the segment grew by 28.6%.
Vans segment which includes Omni and Eeco declined b y 4.0%. Vans segment is the only one in the entire Maruti’s portfolio to decline.
Sales of Maruti Suzuki’s light commercial vehicle Super Carry in April 2017 stood at 411 units.
Overall April 2017 sales grew by 19.5% from 1,26,569 units in April 2016 to 1,51,215 units in April 2017.