For financial year 2013-14, Indian auto industry saw Maruti Suzuki Alto emerge as the best selling car with sales of over 2.58 lakhs. This was followed by three Maruti Suzuki products – Swift hatchback with 1.98 lakh sales, DZire sedan with 1.97 lakh sales, and Wagon R hatchback with 1.56 lakh sales. The top 5 list finished off with Mahindra Bolero on the last spot with 1.07 lakh sales.
Skoda India has delivered 1,700 vehicles to customers in March 2014. When compared with 2,300 vehicles sold in March 2013, last month’s sales equate to 26% sales decline. In fact, Skoda has registered a sales decline here even for the first 2 months of 2014. Skoda India sold 1,600 cars in January 2014 as compared to 2,400 cars in January 2013 equating to 32.5% sales decline. In February, Skoda India sold 1,300 vehicles. When compared to 1,800 cars sold in 2013 February, this equates to 28.2% sales decline.
General Motors India sold 6,601 cars in March 2014. When compared to 9,006 units sold in March 2013, this equates to 26.7% sales decline. In April 2014, Chevrolt India sold 2,293 units of Beat, 1,351 units of Tavera and 1,310 units of Enjoy.
India’s top car manufacturers list for FY 2013/14 unsurprisingly sees Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Motor India at top two respectively, and dramatic change in rest 3 positions which is also not a surprise. The list includes Mahindra, Tata and Honda, by overall sales volume in fiscal 2013-14. The next two are Toyota and Ford.
The financial year which ended on 31st March 2014, displayed languid economy that affected Indian automotive industry pretty badly. Although overall automobile sales went marginally up by 3.53%, commercial vehicle sales sales took a dip and costed about 1,50,000 jobs across the entire value chain.
4 years since launch, combined worldwide production of Renault and Dacia branded Duster has reached the 1 million mark. The millionth Duster was made at Renault Curitiba plant, Brazil and will be delivered in the domestic market.
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has now sold 10,000 sold BharatBenz trucks since its market launch in September 2012. Having sold about 2,200 vehicles in Q1 2014, DICV reported 67% sales growth over the same period in 2013. BharatBenz’ hasn’t been daunted by Indian truck market sales wherein the segment above 6 tonnes decreased by around 20% in Q1 2014. DICV reports 1,000 units sold in a month for the 1st time in March 2014. At present, DICV market share has expanded to more than 5%.
Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. registered 29% domestic sales growth in March 2014 over March 2013. Yamaha’s connection with customers and prospective buyers has been boosted through customer-centric activities, and an exciting product line-up. Alpha scooter sales has created quite a boost.
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) reports March 2014 auto sales numbers of 51,636 units. Passenger Vehicles segment (UVs and Verito) sold 23,433 units in March 2014. When compared with 25,847 units sold during March 2013, this equates to 9% sales decline. Domestic sales stood at 48,490 units during March 2014, as against 49,225 units during March 2013.