Total passenger vehicle sales in November 2019 stood at 2,63,418 units, down 6.13 percent as compared to sales of November 2018 which stood at 2,80,630. Apart from a precarious market situation which has been noted over the past many months, the transition to BS6 emission standards could be another reason for these reduced sales.
At the top of the list was Maruti Suzuki with total sales of 1,39,133 units and a market share of 52.82 percent. This was difference of 4,757 units as against sales of 1,43,890 unit sold in November 2018 but on par with sales of October 2019 during which month sales stood at 1,39,121 units. In the past month it was noted that Ciaz sales dipped 62.3 percent in terms of volumes. However this was made up by sales of the Swift, DZire and WagonR which showed recovery of 7.6 percent hike in sales with 78,013 units sold, as compared to 72,533 units sold in November 2018.
Hyundai Motors sales increased 2.04 percent in November 2019 to 44,600 units while the company commanded a market share of 16.93 percent. Total sales were at 43,709 units in November 2018 while in October 2019 sales had stood at 50,010 units. Exports of the company also stood at 15,900 units in the past month, up 25.2 percent as compared to 12,702 units exported in November 2018.
Mahindra were at No. 3 on the list of best sellers in November 2019 despite a significant reduction in sales. Sales which had stood at 22,563 units in November 2018 dipped 35.13 percent to 14,637 units in the past month. Sales in November 2019 were also significantly lower by 20.71 percent as compared to sales of 18,460 units sold in October 2019. In the past month, the UV segment registered a 6 percent drop in sales while the car and van segment saw 476 units sold in November, a drop of 58 percent as compared to 1,139 units sold in November 2018.
Kia sales surged to 14,005 units, up 8.99 percent as compared to 12,850 units sold in October 2019 with the Seltos receiving overwhelming response in the country. This makes Kia, India’s 4th largest car brand with sales higher than total sales registered by Tata, Toyota, Honda, Ford, etc.
Renault also noted increased sales to 10,800 units in the past month when compared to sales of 7,066 units in November 2018. However, there was a dip of 6.09 percent as against sales of 11,500 units sold in October 2019.
Tata Motors sales of passenger vehicles dipped as much as 43.14 percent in the past month. Sales which had stood at 18,290 units in November 2018 dipped to 10,400 last month and November 2019 sales were even 21.03 percent lower as compared to sales of 13,169 units sold in October 2019.
Sales of Toyota, Honda and Ford followed at 7th, 8th and 9th positions with each of the automakers noting reduced sales. Another new entrant, MG Motors saw sales of the Hector at 3,239 units, down 8.40 percent lower as compared to sales of 3,536 units in October 2019.
Volkswagen India at No. 11 on the list of best selling passenger vehicle makers saw sales of 2,937 units in the past month down 7.96 percent as compared to sales of 3,191 units sold in November 2018. Sales dipped significantly over sales of October 2019 when the company had sold 3,213 units. The carmaker had announced a 5 year warranty for its diesel carlines across the Polo, Ameo and Vento, from 1st September 2019.
Nissan and Datsun sales stood at 1,600 units, down 49.42 percent as compared to sales of 3,163 units in the same month of the previous year and also a decrease of 1.20 percent as against sales of 1,581 units sold in October 2019. Skoda and Jeep were at the bottom of the list with sales at 1,266 units and 638 units respectively with both automakers noting reduced sales over November 2018 and over October 2019.