Sales of automobiles and SUVs increased by 148% in June 2021

Mayank Dhingra

In the second wave of COVID-19 in the country, after several lockdowns at the national level caused a setback in May sales, India’s passenger vehicle (PV) segment experienced a strong rebound in June, mainly suppressed Demand driven.

The country’s top 15 automakers’ wholesale (factory-to-dealer delivery) volume increased by 148% month-on-month in June, with cumulative sales of 2,55,674 vehicles (May 2021: 1,03,170 vehicles). Although it is not wise to make a year-on-year comparison, because June 2020 is a bad month in itself. Due to the general situation of COVID-19, sales were 1,16,928 vehicles, but there was still a 119% increase.

Let’s take a closer look at the company’s wise sales performance last month:

Maruti Suzuki India (1,24,280 / +278%)

The performance of the country’s largest car manufacturer directly reflects the performance of this segment, with 1,24,280 cars, Maruti Suzuki June (May 2021: 32,903) increased by 278% from the previous month.

Its entry-level Alto and S-Presso duo can only get 17,439 units, which is a complete indication of insufficient demand, but SUVs including Vitara Brezza, Ertiga, XL6, S-Cross and Gypsy attracted 28,172 buyers-many even This is higher than the 25,484 units in April 2021.

The best-selling Wagon R, Swift, Ignis, Baleno, Dzire, Tour S (for fleet buyers) and Celerio’s septet have sold a total of 68,849 units, down from the 72,318 units sold in April 2021. A complete model change is expected to undergo a full overhaul in the second half of this calendar.

Hyundai Motor India (25,001/+62%)

The second-ranked player in the market, Hyundai Motor India’s sales last month were 40,496 units (May 2021: 25,001 / +62%).although Creta Even in the difficult market environment, Hyundai has been holding on to the fortress. On June 18, it also launched a 7-seater Alcazar SUV based on Creta. The company has sent 1,360 Alcazar SUVs to dealers before launch and claims to have received more than 4,000 bookings until the price is announced.

Tata Motors (24,111 / +59%)

The local automaker shipped 24,111 vehicles to dealers last month, an increase of 59% from the previous month (May 2021: 15,180). Tata It has been witnessing strong demand for its SUVs, including Nexon, Harrier, Safari and all-electric Nexon EV, with 3,805 units sold in fiscal 2021.

Mahindra and Mahindra (16,913 / +111%)

Mahindra The sales volume in June was 16,913 (May 2021: 8,004 / +111%).Although the UV manufacturer sees good demand for its XUV300 and Thar, it is preparing to launch its New XUV700It is expected to go on sale in October and will compete with Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus models.

Kia India (15,015 / +36%)

For the South Korean automaker, June’s month-on-month growth was 36%, with cumulative sales of 15,015 vehicles, surpassing May’s 11,050 vehicles. Kia Striving for fast sales in this fiscal year, therefore, an updated Sonne with Sertos Function adjustments and some variant integrations were carried out in May.

Toyota Kirloskar (8,798 / +1,144%)

Japanese car manufacturer Toyota 8,798 units were shipped last month (May 2021: 707 / +1,144%). The company has announced a maintenance shutdown between April 26 and May 14, but due to the government’s lockdown in Karnataka, the shutdown time has been extended. Until June 15th, TKM was able to restart the operations of its manufacturing plant in Bidadi with 50% of the workforce.

TKM is working hard to shorten the lead time of its two key models—— God of Wealth with Innovative crystal – And also intend to inform customers of the exact waiting time.

Renault India (6,100 / +133%)

The Indian branch of the French car manufacturer Renault India 6,100 units were sold last month (May 2021: 2,620 / +133%).Renault recently launched Kiger compact SUV Lead the company’s fees in this difficult time.

Ford India (4,936 / +544%)

Ford India The registered sales volume in June was 4,936 (May 2021: 766 / +544%). No fresh products, Ecological sports Its latest EcoSport SE variant has been a key driver of the US automaker’s sales growth in the Indian market.

Honda Motor India (4,767 / +135%)

Japanese car manufacturer Honda Last month’s wholesale volume was 4,767 units, an increase of 135% from 2,032 units in May.The company’s latest fifth generation Honda City The car is in the driver’s seat, along with the WR-V crossover and the Amaze compact car.

MG Motor India (3,558 / +250%)

MG Automotive India 3,558 units were sold in June, a 250% increase compared with 1,016 units sold in May. Through phased unlocking, the automaker said that inquiries and reservations have increased significantly.

Nissan India (3,503 / +184%)

Nissan India Sales in June were 3,503 units, an increase of 184% from the previous month, while sales in May 2021 were 1,235 units.its Magnite compact SUVSince its launch in December last year, 15,000 units have been sold, which is a key product for the Japanese automaker, and the company has also begun selling CSDs to defense personnel. In order to shorten the waiting time for Magnite, Nissan also plans to increase the output of its Chennai plant by arranging a third shift.

Volkswagen India (1,633 / +15%)

The German automaker’s total sales for the month (May 2021: 1,425 units) increased by 15% to 1,633 spite of Volkswagen The company launched an updated Polo hatchback with an automatic transmission option in its medium-spec models on June 3, and the company is preparing to launch its Taijun A compact SUV based on Skoda Kushaq.

Jeep India (789 / +66%)

Jeep india The main frequency is 789 units, an increase of 66% from 475 units in May.This compass The SUV is the company’s current breadwinner, and in its latest incarnation, it has a good relationship with buyers due to its design, performance and clean interior. However, SUVs are priced high, which is one of the reasons for their slow sales.

Skoda Automotive India (734 / +3%)

Skoda Last month, the main frequency was 734, maintaining a flat performance.However, the automaker launched the highly anticipated Kusak Medium SUV On June 28, it was announced that it would re-focus on its comeback under the India 2.0 strategy. Although Kushaq’s goal is to compete with the powerful Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos, the pure gasoline engine option priced from 1.05 lakh rupees to 1.76 lakh rupees may prevent its aggression at a reasonable price, feature-rich Korean.

Citroen India (41 / +2%)

French car manufacturer Citroen India’s first C5 Aircross SUV sold only 41 units, and its performance was flat, with 40 units sold in May.

Growth prospects

Although the greatly improved PV sales data in June is good news for an industry that has been struggling due to lockdowns, pandemic-induced insufficient demand and low consumer sentiment, it remains to be seen whether the growth momentum will continue.

There is no doubt that the release of new products will help inspire the enthusiasm of buyers, and the SUV segment will maintain its appeal to consumers, but importantly, this sentiment also penetrates into the entry-level hatchback segment and Other market segments. I have felt the heat since the beginning of the year.

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