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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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

October 2017 car sales snapshot

October 2017 car sales in India

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.

You might like reading – September 2017 car sales in India: Model wise sales figures

Via: Autopunditz

Maruti Suzuki India total sales in 2016-2017 fiscal crossed 1.5 million mark

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.

The sales figures for March 2017 are given below:

Maruti Suzuki Car Sales March 2017

January 2017 Car Sales in India: Model wise sales figures

As always, Maruti Suzuki dominates the sales chart in January 2017 too. Its market share(scroll to the bottom for market share chart) grew from 46.7% in December 2016 to 50.5% in January 2017.Of the entire portfolio of Maruti, Ertiga(-10%) and Gypsy(-74%) are the only models to see a decline in sales in the month of January.


September 2017 car sales in India: Model wise sales figures


Alto despite a tough competition from Renault-Kwid is managing to be a top seller, but Maruti had to quickly come up with refreshed Alto to maintain its hold. Sales of both Alto-800 & Alto-K10 together stood at 22,998 units which is a 7% growth compared to 2016 January. Dzire stood as the 2nd best seller from Maruti’s stable. At third position is Wagon-R with January 2017 sales of 14,930 units i.e., as growth of 17%. Swift sales grew by 3% from 14057 units to 14545 units. Sales of Celerio whose diesel variant is recently discontinued stood at 10,879 units that is growth of 52%. Then came Baleno with sales of 10,476 units n January 2017. Vitara Brezza sales in January stood at 8,932 units.Sales of the newly introduced IGNIS stood at 4830 units. Overall domestic sales of Maruti for the month January 2017 stood at 1,33,768 units that is a growth of 26%. maruti-suzuki-india-january-2017-car-sales-figures

Hyundai’s market share declined from 17.6% to 15.9%. But the overall domestic sales grew by 11%. i10-Grand(13,010 units), i20 Elite(11,460 units) & Creta(7,918 units) together contributed 77% to the total sales of Hyundai! Sales of Eon, Xcent & Verna declined by 7%, 10% and 27% respectively. Hyundai is prepping up to launch facelift of Xcent which might improve the sales in future. Tucson sales stood at 148 units. Total domestic sales of Hyundai stood at 42,017 units.hyundai-india-january-2017-car-sales-figures

Mahindra’s Bolero is proving to be a consistent bread winner for the company. Its sales grew by 7% compared to the last January.Sales of KUV-100(2,695 units), TUV-300(2,408 units) and XUV-500(2144 units) declined by 21%, 37% & 14% respectively. XUV-500’s sales may further decline owing to competition from Tata HEXA. Rexton(4 units!) is not performing as expected by the company. Nuvosport(69 units) which came in place of Quanto isn’t doing well. There is nothing much to talk about Xylo, Verito & Vibe.mahindra-and-mahindra-india-january-2017-car-sales-figures

Honda’s overall sales declined by 9% from 17,135 units to 15,592 units. Except for Brio(627 units) and Amaze(3,911 units) sales of whole portfolio declined. BR-V(1,458 units) is not performing as expected by Honda, and Mobilio’s sales are dismal. Jazz is one of the most practical hatchbacks available for purchase in India,  but is not selling well. Introduction of diesel engine in CR-V(54 units) might help matters as it happened with Honda-City.honda-india-january-2017-car-sales-figures

With overall domestic PV sales of 12,906 units Tata-Motors market share is 4.9%. Tata-Motors’ sales are bound grow further owing to 1)Guenter Butschek’s leadership 2)Upcoming launches like Kite5 & Nexon 3)Newly launched HEXA 4)ever increasing sales of Tiago 5)Reduction in number of management layers 5)Supply chain restructuring  and 6)Adoption of new passenger vehicle strategy. Tiago stood as the top seller for Tata with sales of 5,399 units. Zest’s sales(2,615 units) are steadily improving since a couple of months, it can be due to sales to taxi market or due to rub of effect from Tiago. Sales of the newly launched HEXA stood at 1,498 units. Sales of rest of the portfolio constituting Nano, Indica, Vista, Indigo, Manza, Sumo, Bolt, Safari and Storme declined. Tata should phase out Indica, Indigo, Vista & Manza so that they can churn out more Tiagos & HEXAs.tata-motors-india-january-2017-car-sales-figures

Toyota’s domestic sales grew by 21% from 8,511 units to 10,336 units. Except for the newly introduced Fortuner(1954 units) and Innova Crysta(5,013 units), sales of rest of the models declined. Etios & Liva are mostly purchased by taxi owners, otherwise their sales would be more dismal. Sales of Corolla and Camry stood at 153 units and 120 units respectively.toyota-kirloskar-motors-india-january-2017-car-sales-figures

Renault is surviving on two models, Kwid and Duster. Their combined contribution to total sales is a whopping 93.31% . Sales of Kwid and Duster stood at 6,924 units and 1,279 units respectively. There is nothing much to talk about the rest of the portfolio.renault-india-january-2017-car-sales-figures

Ecosport(3,761 units) came up as the top contributor to Ford India sales. Sales of Aspire grew by 41% from 2,470 units to 1,748 units. Sales of Endeavour stood at 455 units. Figo sales declined by 29% from 1,748 units to 1,264 units. Both Figo and Aspire are excellent vehicles but the only thing putting down their sales is Ford badge.Ford is working on it, they launched a campaign to change its ‘expensive service image’ in consumers mind. So, Ford-India’s sales may grow further in the coming months.ford-india-january-2017-car-sales-figures

Introduction of Datsun Redi-GO isn’t helping much. It is not selling well as its cousin Kwid. Sales of Redi-GO for the month of January 2017 stood at 1,865 units. Sales of GO(824 units) and Micra( 743 units) grew by 22% and 37% respectively. Sales of Terrano,Sunny & GO+ declined. One unit of Nissan GT-R is sold. Total sales(4,346 units) of Nissan & Datsun grew by 63%. Introduction of GO-Cross might help matters.nissan-datsun-india-january-2017-car-sales-figures

It is Ameo(1,911 units) that helped Volkswagen India to see a sales growth of 1%, otherwise Volkswagen should see a massive decline in sales.Sales of entire portfolio constituting Polo, Vento, Jetta, Beetle and Passat declined. Total sales stood at 4,060 units.volkswagen-india-january-2017-car-sales-figures

Same thing with Chevrolet too, except for Cruze(50%) all other models’ sales declined. Total sales declined by 35% from 2,788 units to 1,808 units.gm-chevrolet-india-car-sales-figures-january-2017

Octavia and Superb are the only models to display  positive sales number. Rapid’s sales declined by 8% from 1,044 units to 959 units.skoda-india-january-2017-car-sales-figures

Fiat India is selling less cars than the luxury car marques. Fiat India is sustaining on engine sales to Maruti and Tata. Combined sales of Punto, Evo & Avventura stood at 225 units. Total sales(-54%) stood at 288 units. fiat-india-january-2017-car-sales-figures

Top 25 selling cars in January 2017:

Number of models from Maruti’s stable is 12! , and from Hyundai is 5, Honda & Mahindra have two models each in the top 25 list, Renault,Tata,Toyota & Ford have one model each in the top 25 list. Tata Tiago is ranked 17 in the list.top-25-selling-cars-in-january-2017-in-india

Market-share ranking of each OEM in January 2107:rank-and-market-share-of-automotive-oems-in-india

Via: Autopunditz

 

 

Maruti Suzuki discontinues Celerio Diesel

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As reported earlier in September 2016, Maruti Suzuki has discontinued sales of the Celerio diesel in India. While the automaker hasn’t made an official announcement about the step, the updated price list of the Celerio on the official website only shows prices of the petrol variants.

The Celerio was initially launched in 2014 with petrol and CNG variants. The car got a satisfactory response, mainly driven by the AMT (automated manual transmission) variants. To further take advantage of the Celerio brand name, Maruti added a diesel engine option in 2015.

The Celerio Diesel was powered by a 793 cc, two-cylinder engine that put out 47 BHP and 125 Nm of torque while being mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Being a two-cylinder unit, NVH levels of this DDiS 125 engine weren’t acceptable, especially while idling. Moreover, the small capacity engine lacked in the power department as compared to other cars available in the price band. All these issues cumulatively resulted in a lukewarm response for the Celerio Diesel.

Maruti did try to revive the car’s sales by offering some discounts, but could not surpass the limitations of the 793 cc two-cylinder engine block. Maruti dealers eventually offered discounts of up to Rs. 1 lakh on the Celerio Diesel during the last couple of months of 2016 to clear existing stocks.

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Maruti Suzuki sales January 2017

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.

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The sales figures for January 2017 are given below:

Jan-17 Jan-16 %
Category-A
Mini: Alto, WagonR 37928 34206 10.9%
Compact: Dzire, Swift, Baleno, Ignis, Celerio 55817 44575 25.2%
Super Comapct: Dzire Tour 3001 3545 -15.3%
Mid Size: Ciaz 6530 5431 20.2%
A-Category Total 103276 87757 17.7%
Category-B
Gypsy, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross 16313 8114 101.0%
Category-C
Omni, Eeco 14179 10512 34.9%
Total Domestic Passenger Vehicle Sales 133768 106383 25.7%
LCV: Super Carry 166
Total Domestic Sales 133934 106383 25.9%
Total Export Sales 10462 7223 44.8%
Total Sales (Export + Domestic) 144396 113606 27.1%

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.