At the end of the decade, the Indian automotive industry continued to showcase a fluctuating sales performance across major brands. With an overall sales figure of 2,34,673 units in the month of December 2019, the industry witnessed a fall of just 1.04% compared to the same time, last year. Meanwhile, November 2019 saw better at 2,63,418 units; almost 11% higher.
Starting with the leader (with a market share of 52.32%), Maruti Suzuki recorded a total sales figure of 1,22,784 units, along with a 2.49% increase in comparison to December 2018. At 1,39,133 units, the Indian brand achieved better numbers back in November 2018.
Hyundai India is closing its gap with the segment leader gradually with total sales in December 2019 accounting to 37,953 units, even though it’s 9.84% lesser than that of December 2018. The South Korean brand moved 44,600 units in November 2019. Mahindra managed to come in the third position with 15,691 units sold in the previous month; a growth of almost 4% from last year. Tata Motors, at 12,785 units, suffered a loss of 10.34% in the same scenario despite attaining a growth of almost 23% compared to November 2019.
Renault India showcased an impressive performance by selling 11,900 units in December 2019 and attaining a growth of 63.84% from last year. Compared to the month prior, sales went up by 9.35%. Meanwhile, Honda Car India registered a loss of almost 36% between December 2018 and December 2019 — from 13,139 units to 8,412 units. Toyota India’s fall in sales was even worse at 44.71% (11,836 to 6,544 units).
Ford India has not been doing particularly well on the market and this is further proved by its sales fall of 48.27% between December 2018 and December 2019. At almost 43%, there was a major slump from November 2019 as well.
In the month of December 2019, new entrants Kia Motors India and MG Motor India showed decent sales figures at 4,645 units and 3,021 units, respectively. However, both brands faced losses compared to November 2019. Kia was hit hard at 66.83% while MG Motor had to go through a fall of just 6.73%.
Volkswagen India, with a December-2019 sales figure of 3,000 units, enjoyed a mild growth of 6.38% compared to the same month last year and 2.15% from November 2019. Nissan India (along with Datsun), on the other hand, went through a fall of 8.29% from last year, but celebrated a growth of 35.56% from November 2019 and ended up with 2,169 units in December 2019.
Skoda Auto India showcased impressive sales growth in both scenarios, even though it isn’t anywhere near the top of the sales chart, at 43.59% and 58.45% from December 2018 and November 2019, respectively. Total sales stood at 2.006 units at the end of the decade.
At the bottom of the sales chart sits Jeep India, with a sales figure of 742 units in December 2019; a fall of just under 40% from December 2018 and a growth of 16.30% from November 2019.