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.

 

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Suzuki’s Gujarat plant in India starts operation; Another plant in pipeline which will come into operation by 2019!

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Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited (SMG, located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat in India), a 100% subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation for the production of automobiles, has completed construction of the Gujarat Plant (located in Hansalpur, Gujarat). SMG will start manufacturing of production models from 1 February, 2017.

SMG was established in March 2014 as Suzuki’s first 100% Suzuki- investment automobile production company in India, aiming to secure production ability in preparation for the automobile market growth in India, as well as for expansion of exports from India. Located close to the Mundra Port, the Gujarat Plant will be utilized as the export hub for markets including Europe, Africa, and Japan. By making it a different manufacturing company from Maruti Suzuki, Suzuki aims to enhance productivity and quality of Suzuki automobiles through their mutual thriving and challenging.

Vehicles produced at the Gujarat Plant will be supplied to Maruti Suzuki. Initially, Baleno premium hatchback will be produced for sales through Maruti Suzuki’s NEXA channel. Production lineup is scheduled to be increased according to the market situation.

Maruti Suzuki’s production result for 2016 was 1,515 thousand units in total from its two plants in Gurgaon and Manesar, which had been operating in full capacity. The Gujarat Plant will gradually put its production on track. Its annual production ability would be 250,000 units. Gujarat Plant No.2 and engine/transmission plants are also planned to be constructed, which are aimed to start operation in the beginning of 2019. With the completion of the Plant No.2, Suzuki’s production ability in India would be 2 million units to meet the expanding needs of automobile market in India.

<Overview of SMG and Gujarat Plant>

Company name: Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited
(Suzuki Motor Corporation – 100% investment)
Location of headquarters: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Location of plant: Hansalpur, Gujarat
Representative: Naoki Aizawa
(former Director and Senior Managing Officer of Suzuki)
Plant site area: 640 acres (2.6 million m2)
Production lineup: Baleno
Production ability: 250,000 units per annum (Plant No.1)
Investment amount: Approx. 60 billion yen (Plant No.1)
Approx. 100 billion yen
(Plant No.2 and engine/transmission plants)

Source: Link

August 2016 Car Sales: Model wise sales figures

Indian automobile market is one of the most difficult markets for automakers to understand. Due to its diversity, whole country cannot be treated as a single entity. Consumer preferences change from state to state. Only few parameters can be commonized for the  whole country. Owing to these difficulties, car companies at times fail to sell some really good vehicles. Presently the whole country is crazy about SUVs. Kwid is a big success for Renault, its success can be attributed to its SUV like design. Few good but overpriced cars such as Innova Crysta and Hyundai Creta are selling like hot cakes and on the other hand some good cars like S-Cross though priced perfectly(after price correction by Maruti) are finding no takers.

Maruti, despite a decline in sales of its top selling cars Alto(-9%), Dzire(-16%), Swift(-23%) and Wagon-R(-1%) remained market leader. All these four models are aging and need an upgrade. Maruti already started developing new generation Swift based on Baleno platform and recently disclosed its plans to upgrade Alto. Baleno and Brezza are performing quite well and helped the company to maintain its market share. Ritz on the other hand showed an improvement of 158% compared to the same month last year. S-Cross though a good vehicle is not finding many takers, its sales are less than what it deserves.

11 cars from Maruti’s stable are among the top 20 selling cars of India! First 4 postions belong to Maruti only and 8,9,12,13,14,15 & 17 positions also belong to Maruti.  Car sales august 2016 Maruti

Hyundai’s top trio i10 Grand, i20 Elite and Creta together contributed  to 75% of the company’s sales. And the next three in ranking Eon, Xcent and i10 together contributed to 22% of the sales. The only under performers in the portfolio are Verna, Elentra and Santa-Fe. With the introduction of new generation Verna, its sales are expected to grow. Hyundai is planning to expand its portfolio to bridge the gap between Creta and Santa-Fe by introducing Tucson.

Hyundai with 4 cars is next to Maruti in the top 20 list. The company’s top four cars are i10 Grand, i20 Elite, Creta and Xcent.  Car sales august 2016 Hyundai

As always with Mahindra, Bolero is  its top seller. Bolero, Scorpio, KUV-100, TUV-300 and XUV-500 sales constitute 93% of total sales! KUV-100 despite its toyish looks is selling well. Selling Quanto even after the introduction of NuvoSport looks like an inventory clearance exercise. Rexton’s poor performance discouraged the company from introducing new SsangYong models.

Bolero(position 18) is the only car from Mahindra in top 20 list.
Car sales august 2016 Mahindra

All the bread and butter models of Honda saw less takers this month compared to last year. Amaze(-24%), Jazz(-29%) and City(-21%) are the company’s top sellers. BR-V is eating into Mobilio(-68%) sales. All new Brio is coming up with refreshed interiors.

This time there is no single car from Honda in top 20 list. 
Car sales august 2016 Honda

Tata is having good products in its basket, but not selling well due to brand perception issues. Tiago is Tata’s present bestseller, is all set to upturn the company’s fortunes & perception. Tiago is all that is needing for Tata at the moment. Styling proved to be one of the downplayer for the company and the other being after-sales-service. Bolt(-35%) and Zest(5%) are good products but failed to find takers. Tiago is eating into Nano(-68%) sales. Come on Tata ramp up your production to meet Tiago’s demand.

Tata’s new kid on the block Tiago is ranked 19 in the top 20 list.
Car sales august 2016 Tata

Owing to the success of Kwid, Renault climbed to top 5 position in Indian car sales. But depending on single model is not good for the company, the company should expand its portfolio before it loses its momentum. Duster sales improved by 50% and there is nothing much to talk about the rest of the pack.

Kwid is 7th top selling car in the top 20 list.Car sales august 2016 Renault

Innova Crysta(59%) with 8229 takers is the company’s top seller and next best sellers are Etios & Liva. Toyota had to immediately bring in the all new Fortuner(-57%) to put a hold to its sales decline.

Innova Crysta is ranked 11 in the best selling cars of India list.Car sales august 2016 Toyota

Ecosport(67%) and Endeavour are the the top sellers for Ford. Mustang found 20 takers which is not bad for its segment. Figo and Aspire(-75%) are not performing as per the company’s expectations.

Ford Ecosport is also featured in the top 20 list.Car sales august 2016 Ford

81% of Nissan’s sales is from Datsun’s portfolio and 19% is from Nissan’s portfolio. New kid on the block Redi-GO is the company’s top seller. Car sales august 2016 Nissan

Volkswagen’s sub 4 meter sedan Ameo is the company’s top seller. Polo(-61%), Vento(-36%), and Jetta(-4%) sales declined. But the total sales improved by 6%.Car sales august 2016 Volkswagen

All the models of Chevrolet saw a decline in sales except the Cruze which improved by 123%. Chevrolet should consider refreshing its entire range in India to improve its sales. Total sales of the company declined by 20%Car sales august 2016 Chevrolet

Skoda’s top seller is Rapid(-19%). Superb is doing better than its competitor Toyota Camry. Superb’s sales were 3 times that of Camry. Octavia with a sales figure of 225 saw a marginal increase of 4%.Car sales august 2016 Skoda

All the models of Fiat are underperforming . Come on Fiat do something to improve sales in India, you got some wonderful cars at hand. Just don’t be satisfied by selling engines!Car sales august 2016 Fiat

Top 20 selling cars in August 2016

India Top Selling Cars Agust 2016

Source: AutoPunditz

Indian Car Sales – July 2016

OEM wise total sales

OEM wise sales July 2016
*Nissan includes Datsun *Luxury Car brands excluded
Market Share Pie Chart
*All percentages are rounded

Top Gainers

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Top Losers

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Top 20 Models

Top 20 selling models

via: AutoPunditz

 

What is FAME India Scheme? What vehicles are eligible and how much incentive is provided ?

India’s automotive space is up for a big change. Government is very keen to reduce pollution on roads and hence pushing the industry to bring new technologies to India. With a Mission to accelerate India’s  transition to sustainable energy Govt of India introduced FAME-India-Scheme which means “Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles”. Through the scheme govt is providing subsidies on the purchase of eligible vehicles such as plug-in hybrids , conventional hybrids and full electrics.

Conventional hybrids consist both engine and electric motor but they cannot be charged externally, they are charged only by regenerative energy.Where as the plug-in hybrids can be charged by external power sources. The full electrics will have only electric drivetrain powered by batteries and are charged only through external sources.

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Plug-In Hybrid
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Full Electric Mahindra E20

Here is the list of vehicles and their respective incentives under FAME-India scheme:

1 OEM Name: Ajanta Manufacturing Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 J-50 PLUS Two Wheeler 7500.00
2 OEM Name: Ampere Vehicles Private Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 V60 Two Wheeler 7500.00
2 Ampere-V48 Two Wheeler 7500.00
3 OEM Name: Avon Cycles Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 AVON ESCOOT 207 Two Wheeler 7500.00
2 AVON E MATE Two Wheeler 7500.00
4 OEM Name: Chris Motors

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 Breeze lite Two Wheeler 7500.00
5 OEM Name: Electrotherm (India) Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 Yo Electron ER Two Wheeler 7500.00
2 Yo Xplor Two Wheeler 7500.00
3 Yo Spark Two Wheeler 9400.00
4 Yo Exl ER Two Wheeler 9400.00
6 OEM Name: Hero Electric Vehicles Private Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 Maxi Two Wheeler 7500.00
2 Zion Two Wheeler 7500.00
3 Optima Plus Two Wheeler 7500.00
4 E Sprint Two Wheeler 9400.00
5 Photon Two Wheeler 9400.00
6 Cruz Two Wheeler 7500.00
7 Hero Wave Two Wheeler 7500.00
8 Hero Wave DX – Extra Mile Two Wheeler 7500.00
9 OPTIMA DX Two Wheeler 7500.00
10 NYX Two Wheeler 7500.00
11 OPTIMA DX LI Two Wheeler 17000.00
7 OEM Name: Lohia Auto Industries

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 OMA STAR Two Wheeler 7500.00
2 OMA STAR DX Two Wheeler 7500.00
3 GENIUS Two Wheeler 7500.00
8 OEM Name: Mahindra and Mahindra Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 E-VERITO Four Wheeler 138000.00
9 OEM Name: Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Private Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 E2O T2 – 48V Li-on Winston 450 Amp Four Wheeler 124000.00
2 E2O T1 -72V Li-ion ATL 550 Amp Four Wheeler 124000.00
3 E2O T6 – 48V Li -ion CALB 450 AMP Four Wheeler 124000.00
10 OEM Name: Maruti Suzuki India Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 Maruti Ciaz Diesel SHVS Std. Four Wheeler 13000.00
2 MARUTI ERTIGA LDI SHVS Four Wheeler 13000.00
11 OEM Name: Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID Four Wheeler 70000.00

*Incentive Amount in INR

Ford India shelved plans to introduce Honda City rivaling sedan

Owing to dismal sales of Figo twins, Ford India is rethinking on it’s product launch strategy. Instead it want to strengthen the sales of present portfolio before making further investments. Ford India actively considered introduction of a sedan based on B500 platform to be pitted against Honda City and after much thought canceled the plan.

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The EcoSport, being a major contributor to Ford’s market share, is now experiencing slight dent in sales due to the arrival of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. At least for now, Ford is hitting pause on investments that it had planned.

With the abandoning of the B500 platform based sedan, Ford is seeking ways to improve market share by focusing on the current portfolio instead. To revive interest in its recently launched models, Ford has now commenced a marketing campaign and initiated several service initiatives to boost sales. Ford India exported 6253 units in June 2016 compared to 2690 units shipped in June 2015.

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Ford is sitting on huge accumulated losses in India, the introduction of new models will be delayed due to the shelving of plans. However, according to senior executives, there is a plan B which involves working towards solutions specifically focused on India. The Figo twins haven’t met sales expectations which could be the cause of Ford taking such a decision.

via: Motorbeam

2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire to Launch First, New-Gen Swift to Follow

GaadiWaadi – 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire to adopt similar design language as the forthcoming Swift with improved interiors According to our trusted sources, the best-selling subcompact sedan in the country, Maruti Suzuki Dzire, will be launched ahead of the arrival of new generation Swift hatchback. The numerous spyshots and renderings emerged over the last…

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