A peek at monthly car sales in India

Mr.A.Narayanan who works for Renault Nissan as Technical Manager at Chennai is the author of this article.  His previous article can be reached using following link.

Go to Techie talks about wheels, the previous article of this author.

fiat, hyundai, ford, toyota, tata, maruti, voltswagen, nissan renault, chevrolet, monthly car sales in India, which car is bestHello All!   I am back with more auto stuff.    This particular information will be a monthly affair.

Yes! it’s the monthly sales figures of cars sold in India . To every auto enthusiast, this particular number is quite interesting and this is the one which we look for more than our pay day.   

Why it is so?, It’s more because this is a direct reflection of demand for each cars in the market and how well they design, ultimately sales decides everything.  After all every car is made to be sold to a buyer.

I have taken for my analysis, the February 2011 car sales in India for popular companies.

We will see about our National car company first, I mean the Maruti-Suzuki, as they hold nearly 45% of market share !

Maruti-Suzuki

Model

Sales in Numbers

Alto

33015

WagonR

14131

Swift

10936

M800

2712

Omni

7756

Estilo

4469

Dzire

9490

SX4

3534

Eeco

5780

A Star

3657

Ritz

5882

Kizashi

25

Gypsy

151

GVitara

5

Some highlights –

  • Alto, the king of small cars, clocking 33K sales, quite an outstanding number.  And it is the largest selling car in India, month after month and year after year.
  • Swift and Dzire, are the best in their class, clocking together 20K numbers.
  • SX4 diesel doing great with only petrol and with Diesel launched now, let god save the other cars in this class.
  • WagonR’s sales are at steady at around 14k.  It is in very close competition to i10, and you could see it’s closest to i10, the top selling car for hyundai.

Next comes our own TATA!

TATA

Model

Sales in Numbers

Nano

8262

Indica

10044

Indigo

8966

Sumo

2315

Safari

1850

Aria

173

Venture

299

Some highlights:-

  • Indica indicates older Indica will transform to  Indica Vista in the coming days, similarly Indigo means the older version and this space will be occupied by new Indigo Manza in the future.
  • Nano sales are fast picking up, but it shouldn’t be giving headaches to alto! , but not till now
  • Aria , the recently launched SUV/MUV, with its price tag around 15L, is doing just okay
  • Safari , still selling strongly. It is some sort of classic now !

We will see what Hyundai’s reply for the competition

Hyundai

Model

Sales in Numbers

Santro

8,070

i10

15,105

i20

6,834

Accent

1,224 

Verna

1,241

Sonata

29

Santa Fe

126

Some highlights

  • i10 is the flagship model for Hyundai these days
  • Santro is still going strong, even after 10 years from its launch
  • i20, what can i tell?! (Because I own one).  I even heard that Hyundai itself were not prepared for the great sales numbers and they have a very happy problem of meeting customer demands.
  • Accent, maintains a very decent sale too

We will see about the new fired up FORD !

FORD

Model

Sales in Numbers

Figo

7,883 

Fiesta

1,074 

Endeavour

336

Some Highlights:-

  • FIGO is the CAR of the Year 2011, and this was voted not by 1 or 2 auto magazine, but by 5.   So FIGO is clearly the superstar currently among the premium hatchback segment.
  • FIGO Diesel is the clear Winner!

Then Comes the Most under-rated Car manufacturer according to me, the FIAT

FIAT

Model

Sales in Numbers

Linea

757

Punto

1082

Palio

3

Some highlights:

  • I personally like the PUNTO, but sales is not encouraging as you see above
  • Linea with new T-Jet petrol version is okay with the sales now.

We will look at the Another American, GM-Chevrolet

GM-Chevrolet

Model

Sales in Numbers

Optra

359

Cruze

766

Aveo

172

UVA

118

Tavera

1554

Spark

2998

Beat

3183

Captiva

133

Some highlights:

  • With so many models around, Chevy is supposed to do better than the above numbers.
  • Beat and spark are doing okay
  • Better news for speed lovers – Cruze numbers are picking up in India.  It is the rocket car in diesel segment in India as of now.
  • UVA and Aveo really requires a next generation version.

We will see about the Fastest growing car manufacturer in recent times . Literally, the word "Volkswagen" means people's car" (in German)

Volkswagen

Model

Sales in Numbers

Jetta

201

Beetle

25

Polo

3,303

Vento

3,548

Some highlights:

  • Vento, is the recently launched 8-10 Lakhs segment car.  The numbers are very hard to believe and very strongly eating onto Honda City market
  • POLO is doing some decent numbers too

The next Toyota , the worlds Largest Car Manufacturer

Toyota

Model

Sales in Numbers

Etios

2786

Innova

4515

Corolla

985 

Fortuner

991

Camry

20

Prado

LC 200

Some highlights:

  • Etios, a very successful launch of recent times, is picking up very strongly
  • Innova, is always a great hit among MPV lovers
  • Fortuner, is the recent smash hit . Everybody wonders how come a 20 lakh car can easily out sell many of the lesser priced cars.

Last, but not the least NISSAN,

Nissan

Model

Sales in Numbers

Micra

2030

X-trail

36

Teana

14

37OZ

1

Some points on the above numbers

  • MICRA, a very beautiful, a kind of LOVED it or HATE it design, is doing fine in spite of a wafer thin sales network of NISSAN. 
  • With the recent diesel launch, fitted with LOGAN Diesel engine, the sales of Micra has picked up drastically. 
    However, price still remains as a worry as many cars in this class are still cheaper.
  • X-Trail and Teana will gain up some numbers, once they start assembling these models from Chennai plant .

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