New Delhi, April 1, 2017 : Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leader in passenger vehicles, sold 139,763 units in March 2017. This includes 127,999 units in the domestic market and 11,764 units in exports. The Company had sold a total of 129,345 units in March 2016.
With this, the Company ended 2016-17 with its highest ever total sales of 1,568,603 units, a growth of 9.8%. This comprises highest ever domestic sales of 1,444,541 units. The export sales were 124,062 units.
Export sales for the 2016-2017 fiscal remained flat with 0.1% growth. Domestic sales for the fiscal grew by 10.7% from 13,05,351 units to 14,44,541 units.
Exports contribution to the total sales declined from 8.7% in the last fiscal to 7.9% in the current fiscal.
New Delhi, February 1, 2017: Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leader in passenger vehicles, sold a total of 1,44,396 units in January 2017. This includes 1,33,934 units in domestic market and 10,462 units of exports. The Company had sold a total of 1,13,606 units in January 2016.
The sales figures for January 2017 are given below:
Mini: Alto, WagonR
Compact: Dzire, Swift, Baleno, Ignis, Celerio
Super Comapct: Dzire Tour
Mid Size: Ciaz
Gypsy, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross
Total Domestic Passenger Vehicle Sales
LCV: Super Carry
Total Domestic Sales
Total Export Sales
Total Sales (Export + Domestic)
Combined sales figures of Alto & WagonR in January 2017 stood at 37,928 units which is 10.9% higher than January 2016 sales. Category-A Compact Segment which comprises of Swift, Dzire, Baleno, Celerio & Ignis grew by 25.2% from 44,575 units in January 2016 to 55,817 in January 2017. Dzire Tour saw a decline of 15.3%. Ciaz sales grew by 20.2% compared to same period last year. A total of 16,313 units of utility vehicles( which comprises of S-Cross, Ertiga, Gypsy & Vitara Brezza) were sold in this January which is a good 101.0% higher than the 2016 January. Category-C which comprises of Omni & Eeco grew 34.9%. The total domestic sales(including Super Carry) in January 2017 stood at 1,33,934 units which 25.9% higher than January 2016 sales.
Exports of Maruti Suzuki India grew by 44.8% from 7,223 units in 2016 January to 10,642 units in this January.
Total sales(including domestic & export) in January 2017 stood at 1,44,396 units against 1,13,606 units in January 2016.
Maruti Suzuki India’s overall sales in the month of December 2016 stood at 1,06,388 units which is 4% less than the previous December sales. Almost all the portfolio of Maruti except for the latest launches saw a degrowth in sales. Maruti’s entry level car Alto though is the leader of its segment is facing a tough competition from Renault’s Kwid. Alto sales this December stood at 17,351 units as against the December 2015 sales of 22,589 units. Alto’s sales since the last few months are steadily declining and its monopoly is being challenged. Sales of Dzire in December 2016 stood at 14,643 units compared to last December which stood at 16,790 units. Though Dzire is not having tough competition from other cars of its segment, its sales are taking hit due to production crunch at Maruti’s factories. Sales of Swift (14,538 units) remained same compared to the last December sales which stood at 14,548 units. With sales of 14,178 units in December 2016, WagonR saw a marginal decline of 3% compared to December 2015 sales. Even Baleno saw a sales decline of 10% and again this can be attributed to the production crunch problems of Maruti. Otherwise Baleno’s sales can easily cross the ten thousand mark. Baleno sales in December 2016 stood at 9,846 units against 10,572 units in December 2015. Vitara Brezza sales in December 2016 stood at 8,971 units which is 7.7% less than the November 2016 sales. Both Celerio and Ertiga saw a decline of 10% in Year over Year sales. The aging Omni with sales of 4,838 units is still raking in numbers for Maruti. Eeco’s sale in December 2016 stood at 4,386 units which is 12% less than the last December. Ciaz saw a raise in numbers and S-Cross saw a decline of 21%.
Maruti’s sales in India are at its peak with a market share of 46.7%, but a look at its sales chart tells an all together different story. It is the new models like a Vitara Brezza and Baleno that are helping Maruti to maintain its market share and its old portfolio started showing signs of aging. Introduction of Ignis, launch of new generation Alto, launch of new generation Swift & Dzire, strengthening of Nexa network and commencement of the new production facility at Gujarat are the few steps that Maruti is working on to maintain its market share in the year 2017.
Hyundai India sales in the month of December 2016 stood at 40,057 units against 41,861 units in December 2015 that is a 4% decline.With a market share of 17.6% Hyundai stands next to Maruti. Though the gap between 1st and 2nd positions in terms of market share is very high, Hyundai enjoys a premium image compared to Maruti. This is helping Hyundai to sell its products at a premium price with fattier margins than Maruti. For example, Creta is costlier than it should be, but despite high price Hyundai is able sell a good number of Cretas every month which the Maruti cannot do with its products. Sales of Creta in the month of December 2016 stood at 6,563 units which is a good 39% increase over December 2015 sales. Sales of i10 Grand stood at 10,519 units in December 2016 against 12,749 units in December 2015. Hyundai is prepping up to launch new i10 Grand to help maintain the sales momentum. Hyundai is also planning to phase out i10 and re-introduce new Santro in its position to counter Maruti WagonR. Newly introduced Tucson’s sales stood 424 units in December 2016. With a sales of 6,790 units December 2016, Hyundai Eon showed an increase of 3% compared to December 2015 sales(6,563 units). Hyundai Elentra sales stood at 212 units(168% YoY !).
Mahindra’s overall sales in December 2016 declined by 8% YoY, the company’s sales stood at 15,716 units against 17,149 units in last December. The aging Bolero with sales of 5,928 units is the top contributor to Mahindra. Scorpio’s sales stood at 3,556 units. The next three in order of their contribution are KUV-100, TUV-300 & XUV-500. KUV-100 sales may take hit with introduction of Maruti Suzuki Ignis . TUV-300 is already facing heat from Ecosport & Vitara Brezza. XUV-500 had to face heat from the upcoming Tata Hexa. So these Mahindra’s main contributors are bound to take a massive hit due various reasons. Have to see how Mahindra will handle its situation. There isn’t much to talk about the rest of the portfolio. Rexton proved to be a failure, but Mahindra is planning to introduce another product from the SsangYong’s portfolio to challenge Toyota Fortuner. This time under Mahindra’s brand name. It is also prepping up to launch a product to challenge Innova Crysta and the details are still scarce except for few camouflaged appearances.
Toyota India sales in the month of December 2016 stood at 12,747 units against 10,446 units in December 2015. Innova Crysta , Etios Series & Fortuner together make up 98.6% of the company’s total sales in India! Innova Crsyta itself contributed a whopping 51.4% to the total sales. And the Fortuner’s sales in the month of December 2016 stood at 1,780 units which is an increase of 174% of December 2015 sales(649 units).
Renault India sold 11,244 units in the month of December 2016 against 10,292 units in December 2015. Kwid, Duster & Lodgy are the top three contributors whose combined contribution stood at 98% of the total sales. Renault’s sales are bound to grow further as the company is prepping up to launch new products based on Kwid’s platform.
Tata Motors India sales in the month of December 2016 stood at 10,846 units against 8,068 units in the December 2015. Sales of Tiago stood at 4,013 units and its contribution to total sales is 37% of total sales. Looks like Tiago’s success is having a positive rub-off effect on the other products of Tata. Sales of Zest increased by 26% from 1,084 units in December 2015 to 2,279 units in December 2016. Nano is not flying off the shelves as the company expected it to happen. Guenter Butschek as the CEO of Tata Motors is bringing in an upturn in the company’s sales chart. Upcoming models sub 4 meter sedan Kite5(name not yet fixed), SUV Hexa & compact SUV Nexon are expected to further boost the company’s sales.
Sales of Honda cars declined by 19% from 12,379 units December 2016 to 10,071 units in December 2015. Introduction of BR-V(1,601 units sold) didn’t help much, it cannibalized the sales of Mobilio. Honda’s main bread winner, City is having a tough time due to Maruti Ciaz. Upcoming City’s facelift might help the matters. There is nothing to write home about Amaze or even the rest of the pack .
Looks like Ameo can be another consistent seller for Volkswagen in India apart from Polo. Volkswagen India sold 4,348 units in India in December 2016 against 2,577 units in December 2015. Though the Volkswagen India’s domestic sales are very minuscule, the company is managing to run its factory at optimal utility by making vehicles for exports.
Nissan India & Datsun India’s combined sales stood at 3,715 units against 3,066 units in the same period last year. Nissan India is not exploiting its portfolio to its full potential. Sunny & Micra with few feature additions at par with their competitors and proper promotion can bring in good numbers to Nissan. Redi-GO isn’t doing as good as Kwid is doing to Renault. Redi-GO sales in the month of December 2016 stood at 1,548 units. Though the Renault Nissan Alliance can make great strides in India, Nissan as a separate entity had to prove yet.
Except for the Enjoy’s upturn in sales, there is nothing to write home about Chevrolet India. Chevrolet India’s sales grew by 20% from 2,515 units in December 2015 to 3,020 units in December 2016.
Skoda India’s and Fiat India’s sales declined by 28% and 51% respectively. Even the luxury players Mercedes-Benz, Audi & BMW are selling well than Skoda & Fiat.
New Delhi, January 1, 2017: Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leader in passenger vehicles, sold a total of 117,908 units in December 2016. This includes 106,414 units in domestic market and 11,494 units of exports. The Company had sold a total of 119,149 units in December 2015.
The A-Mini segment which comprises of Alto and WagonR sold 31,527 units in December-2016 against 37,234 in December-2015, which is 15.3% lesser than the previous year. This reduced sales of Alto and WagonR can be attributed to stiff competition from Renault’s Kwid and Tata’s Tiago respectively.
A-Compact segment which comprises of Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Baleno and Dzire also saw a decline of 8.6% which can be due to Swift’s & Dzire’s production adjustments to accommodate Baleno’s demand, discontinuation of Ritz and competition to Celerio from Tiago. The segment total sales in December this year is 43,295 units against 47,354 units in December 2015.
Sales of Dzire-Tour which is sold only to the taxi market declined by 29.2%. This year sales numbers are 2,559 units against 3,614 units in December 2015. Sales of Swift, Dzire & Dzire-Tour are bound to fall marginally, as the company is prepping up to launch new generation Swift and Dzire potential buyers will wait for the new generation models to arrive.
But the A segment mid size which comprises of Ciaz sold well. With sales of 3711 units in December 2016 compared to 2841 units in December 2015, this segment sales grew by 30.6%.
Totally Maruti Suzuki’s A-Segment sales declined 10.9% compared to December 2015 figures. Maruti sold a total of 81,092 units in December this years against 91,043 in December 2015.
B segment utility vehicles which comprises of Gypsy, Ertiga, S-Cross and Vitara Brezza grew by 75.3% which is mainly due to the contribution of Vitara Brezza. The segment total sales is 16,072 units in December 2016 against 9,168 units in December 2015
Maruti Suzuki India’s C segment which comprises of Omni and Eeco declined by 17.1%, the segment sales in December 2016 is 9,224 units against 11,122 units in the last year same period.
Total domestic sales of passenger vehicles in December 2016 is 1,06,388 units against 1,11,333 units in December 2015. That is a decline of 4.4% compared to the same period last year.
Maruti’s first light commercial vehicle in India, Super Carry sales stood at 26 units in December 2016. And the total sales to date is 294 units since its launch.
And Maruti Suzuki India’s exports sales grew by 47.1% . The total exports in December 2016 is 11,494 units against 7,816 units.
Total sales i.e., including exports & imports in December 2016 is 1,10,798 units which is 1% less than 119149 units in December 2015 sales.