India car sales snapshot in April 2018

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Maruti Suzuki India time and again proved that it cannot be dethroned that easily. Despite having around 50% market share it further grew to capture a whopping 55% market share. Every time we think that Maruti reached peaks and it cannot grow further it is proving us wrong, this month it grew by 13.4% compared to the last April.

Tata Motors despite trying hard to reach third position is still having tough time to displace Mahindra. But Tata can make it to third position as we can see it is consistently growing at a healthy rate(this month it grew by 34.4%) owing to the success of Tiago and Nexon.

Biggest loser this April is Honda, it de-grew by 36.9% compared to the April 2017.

Thanks to Jeep Compass that Fiat is able to post better numbers.

Source: Autopunditz

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Nissan production, sales and exports for January 2018

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced production, sales and export figures for January 2018.

1. Production

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Nissan’s global production in January surpassed year-earlier results, the first increase in four months, setting a record for the month of January.

Production in Japan declined from a year earlier.

Production outside Japan surpassed year-earlier results for the seventh consecutive month, setting a record for the month of January. Production in Mexico and China surpassed year-earlier results, setting records for the month of January.

2. Sales

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Global sales in January surpassed year-earlier results after declining the previous month, setting a record for the month of January.

Sales including minivehicles in Japan surpassed year-earlier results, the first increase in four months.

Sales outside Japan surpassed year-earlier results after declining the previous month, setting a record for the month of January. Sales in the U.S. and China surpassed year-earlier results, setting records for the month of January.

3. Exports from Japan

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Exports from Japan in January declined from a year earlier.

Source: Nissan Global Newsroom

Top 25 selling models of January 2018

Top 25 selling models of january 2018

The only company other than Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai to get place in top ten positions is Tata and the model is Tiago. Tata Tiago grew by a good 53% and impacted Celerio sales which saw a decline of 30%. Other model to see a phenomenal sales growth is Hyundai Verna, it grew by 413% from 897 units to 4,601 units. Though it grew by 413% it failed to overtake Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Renault Kwid’s sales are steadily declining and the newly launched Captur isn’t helping much in setting the sales chart on fire. The only model from Honda’s stable to get place in top 25 list is WRV.

Of the top 25, 12 are from Maruti Suzuki, 5 are from Hyundai, 2 are from Mahindra,  2 are from Tata, 1 is from Honda, 1 is from Toyota, 1 is from Ford, and 1 is from Renault. That is nearly half of the models in the list are from Maruti stable and that is a commendable job. Tata Motors very well knew that challenging Maruti & Hyundai and displacing them from their positions is a tough ask and that is why Tata Motors is aiming at third position in the sales chart and left the first two positions to Maruti and Hyundai respectively.

Source: AutoPunditz

January 2018 PV sales in India

Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Maruti Suzuki’s passenger vehicle sales in January 2018 stood at 1,39,189 units which is 4.1% increase when compared to January 2017 sales. Though the overall sales grew by around 4% , segment wise sales tell a different story. Maruti categorized its cars into six categories, namely Mini, Compact, Super Compact, Mid-Size, Utility Vehicles, & Vans. The segments that were hit the most are Mid-Size, Vans, & Mini respectively.

Mid-Size segment comprising Ciaz declined by 22.5% and this can be due to competition from the newly released Hyundai Verna. Vans segment comprises of Omni, and Eeco , their combined sales declined by 13.6% from 14,179 units in 2017 January to 12,250 units in this January.  The other segment which moved southwards is Mini segment which comprises of Alto and WagonR, combined sales of both the models declined by 12.2% from 37,928 units to 33,316 units. UV segment which comprises of Gypsy, S-Cross, Ertiga, & Vitara Brezza grew by 26.8% from 16,313 units to 20,693 units. The segment is bound to grow further and the major growth driver for Maruti in this segment is Vitara Brezza. With introduction of petrol variant of Vitara Brezza on cards, its sales will grow further. Looks like facelift didn’t help Maruti boost S-Cross sales as expected.

The compact segment which comprises of Ignis, Swift, Celerio, Dzire, Tour S, & Baleno is the major contributor to Maruti’s sales. The segment grew by 21.6% from 55,817 units from 67,868 units. Sales figures of individual models are not out yet for further analysis.

Hyundai Motor India Limited

Hyundai Motor India limited (HMIL) is India’s second largest passenger vehicle maker behind MSIL, its sales this January stood at 45,508 units which is 8.3% increase over January 2017. The major contributors to its sales were Elite i20, Grand i10, & Creta. And other  model recently adding to the sales is Verna, though it is not known if it will continue to sell well or decline after the initial hype.

Commenting on the sales performance, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Director – Sales & Marketing, HMIL, said “ 2018 has started on a positive and promises progressive growth for the industry, with Hyundai volume growth of 8.3% on strong performance of Grand i10, Elite i20, Creta & Next Gen Verna meeting customer aspirations on improved buying potential, led by stable micro economic factors.”

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

Though at times third place in sales is occupied by either Honda or Tata most of the times it is Mahindra which stands at third place. This January its sales of passenger vehicles stood at 23,686 units which is 17% increase over January 2017 sales of 20,169 units.

Commenting on the monthly performance, Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, M&M Ltd. said, “We are happy to have begun the calendar year with an overall healthy growth of 32%(including passenger & commercial vehicles, and domestic & export). We have seen a good growth across our portfolio of products both Personal & Commercial. The growth in the MHCV segment lends credence to the positive momentum in the economy, which can be seen even in the growth numbers of our SCV portfolio. We believe this momentum will continue in our Q4FY2018 numbers. The upcoming Auto Expo will allow Mahindra to display a slew of exciting products and mobility solutions in keeping with automotive trends such as Shared Mobility and Last Mile Connectivity”.

Tata Motors Limited

Tata Motors clocked domestic PV sales of 20,055 units (January 2017: 12,907), surging ahead at a significant 55% growth rate. What boosted the company’s sales is the good demand for the recently introduced Nexon compact crossover, launched in September 2017, which has emerged in the voluminous sub-10 lakh rupee UV price segment. Driven primarily by the Nexon, Tata’s UV sales grew by a tremendous 188% , and the sales of its passenger cars, driven by the Tiago hatchback, registered a 27% growth in the month.

With an aim to become a permanent placeholder in the Top 3 players in the country, the homegrown manufacturer is all set to showcase its new range of products – one in the premium hatchback category, codenamed the X451, a new sedan, and a new full-size SUV based on the Land Rover Discovery, as well. The new products target to broaden Tata’s footprint across various vehicle segments in the market in the near future.

According to Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, “We are happy to report that our strong sales performance continues in January 2018 and we have started 2018 with determination. This month, we have grown by 55% over last January, on the back of good demand for our new generation products – Tiago, Tigor, Nexon and Hexa.  While Tiago continues to lead the growth in cars at 27%, the Nexon and HEXA have attracted new set of SUV buyers, resulting in 188% growth in UVs. We continue to be optimistic and hope this growth momentum continues.”

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd

Toyota Kirloskar Motor recorded robust sales growth in January 2018, selling 12,351 units which marks 19% year-on-year growth (January 2016: 10,336). The company also exported 888 units of the Etios series last month, thus clocking a total of 13,239 units.

Commenting on the sales performance, N Raja, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said, “It is a delight to usher in the new year with double-digit growth. We are happy to have sustained the positive growth momentum post GST.  The customer demand has consistently been strong and we have catered to the growing customer demand.”

The success story of Innova Crysta and Fortuner sales growth continues to the new year. Customers continue to highly appreciate both the products and we are pushing our production capacity to fulfill the strong demand in the market. The Corolla retains its position as the segment leader with overwhelming performance in the month of January.”

“We are looking forward to the upcoming Auto Expo 2018 to showcase our premium new launch, facelifts and concepts with a show-stopping reveal and many more distinctive displays under the thematic banner of ‘Driven by a Better Future’,” he added.

“We hope the Union Budget 2018 brings in more growth-oriented measures to promote growth of the auto industry. The government should aim at a more long-term policy so as to lower the effect of Budget tinkering and bring long-term stability.  Considering the critical issue of environment pollution, we hope the government relaxes the tax rate in favour of clean and green technologies such as strong hybrids similar to the pre-GST era”.

With the Auto Expo getting started next week, the entire industry and the customers are excited and anxious about the slew of new products and technologies, which would be unveiled at the extravaganza. The product showcase and some new launches planned at the expo can certainly be expected to make some noise and drive people decisions in the months to follow. Stay tuned for more action in this space.

Honda Cars India Limited

Honda Cars India has sold 14,838 units in January 2018, down 5% (January 2017: 15,592). Between April 2017 to January 2018, the company has sold 144,802 units, up 17% against 124,114 units in the corresponding period last year.

In January 2018, the WR-V led the charge with 4,273, followed by the City (3,968), Amaze (2,836), Jazz (2,257), BR-V (1,071), Brio (422) and CR-V (11).

Yoichiro Ueno, president and CEO, Honda Cars India, said, “HCIL has witnessed strong growth of 17% in the ongoing fiscal year and we expect the market to further pick up after the anticipations regarding Union Budget are stabilized. HCIL will showcase our strong line-up for the next fiscal at the upcoming Auto Expo which will further strengthen our position in the Indian market.”

“With a major push given to the rural economy and significant investment in the infrastructure development under the Union Budget 2018, the outlook for automotive sector looks optimistic. This should further boost the sales volume marking a fruitful year for the manufacturers.”

Source: Autocar Professional

Sales of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance in 2017

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  • Combined sales by Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors rise 6.5% to 10,608,366 units in 2017 one in nine passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold worldwide
  • Zero-emission leadership maintained with cumulative sales of 540,623 electric vehicles since 2010

PARIS/YOKOHAMA/TOKYO – Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s leading automotive Alliance, today announced that its member companies sold a combined total of 10,608,366 units in the 12 months to December 31, 2017.

Growing demand for SUVs, light commercial vehicles and a rising number of zero-emission pure electric vehicles helped lift unit sales by 6.5 percent in 2017, the first full-year of Mitsubishi Motors’ membership of the Alliance.

Carlos Ghosn, chairman and chief executive officer of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, said:
“With more than 10.6 million passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold in 2017, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has become the number-one automotive group worldwide. This evolution reflects the breadth and depth of our model range, our global market presence and the customer appeal of our vehicle technologies.”

In 2017, the Alliance member companies sold vehicles in nearly 200 countries under ten brands (Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine, Lada, Infiniti, Venucia and Datsun).

Groupe Renault’s sales were up 8.5 percent to 3,761,634 units in 2017. It was a record year for Renault, the world’s leading French brand and number-two brand in Europe, and also for Dacia. Renault is seeking continued growth in 2018, buoyed by the development of its international activities and its renewed range, in line with its Drive The Future plan.

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. sold 5,816,278 vehicles worldwide, up 4.6 percent, and shared details of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company’s six-year strategic plan.
In the USA and China in 2017, the company achieved sales growth of 1.9 percent and 12.2 percent respectively. Infiniti sold 246,492 vehicles in 2017, an increase of 7 percent from the previous year.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation sold 1,030,454 vehicles in 2017, up 10 percent from 2016. The increase in volume was led by China, a key market for Mitsubishi Motors’ Drive For Growth plan. Annual sales rose by 56 percent, to 129,160 units. China became Mitsubishi Motors’ largest market thanks to strong demand for the locally produced Outlander. Performance in the ASEAN region was also strong with an increase of 17 percent to 242,224 units, thanks to the launch of XPANDER – a compact multi-purpose vehicle – in Indonesia. In Japan, sales increased by 7 percent as the marketing of kei-cars resumed.

Sustained leadership in electric vehicles

Since 2010, when the Nissan LEAF was first introduced, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has sold 540,623 electric vehicles worldwide through its different brands. Cumulatively, the Alliance continues as the global leader for 100% electric passenger cars and light commercial electric vehicles.

The Nissan LEAF, the first mainstream, mass-marketed electric vehicle, remains the world’s best-selling EV with more than 300,000 vehicles sold since its launch in December 2010.

During 2017, the new Nissan LEAF was unveiled and offers customers greater range, advanced technologies and a dynamic new design. It went on sale in Japan last year, and will be rolled out in other major markets during 2018. The new Nissan LEAF received over 40,000 orders globally including 13,000 orders in Japan; 13,000 reservations in the United States; and over 12,000 orders in Europe.

In addition to the LEAF, Nissan’s e-NV200, a light commercial vehicle sold mainly in Europe and Japan, has also recently been upgraded with an additional 100km of driving range in Europe.

In 2017 Renault remained, for the third consecutive year, the leader in Europe’s electric-vehicle segment with a market share of 23.8 percent and sales volumes increased by 38 percent. Renault ZOE was the best-selling EV in Europe, with sales increase by 44 percent.

Since 2011, Renault has sold more than 150,000 electric vehicles worldwide, including Renault ZOE, Renault Kangoo Z.E., Fluence Z.E. and Renault Samsung Motors SM3 Z.E.

In 2017, Renault unveiled Master Z.E. thus announcing a range of zero-emission light commercial vehicles unique in the world (Twizy Cargo, company-car version of ZOE, Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E.).

In 2017, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi sold 91,000 EVs, up more than 11 percent from 2016.

Alliance 2022 strategic plan

As part of Alliance 2022 strategic plan, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is forecasting that annual synergies will exceed €10 billion by the end of 2022. In addition, 12 new zero-emission electric vehicles and 40 vehicles with autonomous drive technology will be launched.

The introduction of new models and new technologies should lift the combined annual sales of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to more than 14 million units, generating revenues expected at $240 billion by the end of 2022.

Top 10 Alliance Markets

Country Total Sales Market Share
China 1,719,815 6.2%
U.S.A. 1,697,149 9.8%
France 759,598 29.8%
Japan 689,650 13.2%
Russia 578,082 36.1%
Mexico 412,029 27.0%
Germany 349,376 9.4%
United Kingdom 309,172 10.6%
Italy 293,362 13.6%
Brazil 267,835 12.3%

Top 10 Groupe Renault Markets

Country Total Sales*
France 673,852
Russia 448,270
Germany 228,046
Italy 215,901
Spain 185,760
Turkey 178,646
Brazil 167,147
Iran 162,079
United Kingdom 115,262
Argentina 115,243

*2017 full year (sales) excl Twizy

Top 10 Nissan Markets

Country Total Sales
U.S.A. 1,593,464
China* 1,519,714
Japan 590,905
Mexico 366,544
U.K. 167,379
Canada 146,677
Russia** 107,168
France 81,293
Brazil 78,823
Germany 76,133

*Including Venucia brand ** Including Kazakhstan

Top 10 Mitsubishi Motors Markets

Country Total Sales
China 129,160
U.S.A 103,685
Japan 91,630
Australia 80,674
Indonesia 79,885
Philippines 71,097
Thailand 69,737
Germany 45,197
U.K 26,531
U.A.E 24,497

Source Nissan Newsroom

Ashok Leyland November 2017 sales snapshot

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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%.

November 2017 car sales in India: Model wise sales figures

Top 25 selling models

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.

Maruti Suzuki

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

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.

Tata Nov 17

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.

Mahindra Nov 17

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 Nov 17

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.

Honda Nov 17

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 Nov 2017

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 Nov 2017

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 Nov 2017

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.

Volkswagen

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.

Fiat Nov 2017

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.

Skoda Nov 2017

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.

Via: AutoPunditz