March 2019 sub 4 meter SUVs sales

March 2019 CSUV sales
Sub 4 meter SUV sales in March 2019 in India
  • Vitara Brezza remained the undisputed king of the segment despite it not having petrol engine on offer is holding on to its numbers, it is even growing incrementally. This March it grew by 8% from 13147 units in March-2018 to 14181 units.
  • Tata Nexon is holding good despite the new entries like Mahindra XUV300 and updated Ecosport, infact its sales grew further owing to its 5 star safety rating in global NCAP tests. By a sales uptick of 27%, Nexon is the biggest gainer in the segment.
  • New entrant in the segment Mahindra XUV300 got a good response from the market but it can be challenged by upcoming Hyundai Venue.
  • Ecosport sales declined by 21% despite the update owing to competition from XUV300.
  • Honda WRV is bound to decline further with the introduction of Hyundai Venue. This march it declined by 42%.
  • Mahindra TUV300 is the only ladder-frame SUV in the segment, it declined by a whopping 65%.
  • Overall segment grew by 6% from 30685 units to 32519 units. The segment is bound to expand further with the entry of Hyundai Venue.

Source: AutoPunditz

India car sales snapshot in April 2018

Capture auto sales

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

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

September 2017 car sales in India: Model wise sales figures

India Car sales september 2017

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 thread1thread2 & 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.

Maruti Suzuki India September 2017 sales

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 India September 2017 Sales

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.

Mahindra September 2017 Sales

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 India September 2017 Sales

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 september 2017 sales

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 India september 2017 sales

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 India september 2017 sales

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 September 2017 sales

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.

Nissan Datsun India September 2017 sales

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 September 2017 sales in India

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 Jeep India september 2017 sales

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 India September 2017 sales

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:

Top 25 selling cars India September 2017

 

Source: Auto Punditz