India is buying and exporting more Utility Vehicles (UVs) than ever before

Here is how the utility vehicles performed in Indian auto industry for the month of January 2018.

Production – Indian auto industry produced a total 2,473,829 vehicles (PVs, CVs, Three Wheelers, Two Wheelers and Quadricycles) in January 2018,up 33.245 from 1,856,736 units manufactured in January 2017.

In January 2018 Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) sold 151,351 units to report 4.8% overall growth up from 144,396 units in January 2017. Domestic sales of 140,600 units equated to 5% growth and exports were steady at 10,751 units, up 2.8%. Of the top ten cars sold in January 2018, Maruti sits smug with 6 strongholds. By sales volume – Maruti Dzire – 22,540 units; Alto – 19,134 units; Baleno – 17,770 units; Swift – 14,445 units; WagonR – 14,182 units; and Vitara Brezza – 11,785 units.

Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT 2016 Indonesia GIAAS (2)

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) sold 56,216 units to report 8.5% overall growth. Domestic sales of 45,508 units equates to 8.3% growth and exports of 10,708 units stood at 9.1%. Hyundai reports three entrants in the top 10 cars sold – Hyundai i10 Grand – 12,109 units; Elite i20 – 9,650 units; and Creta – 9,284 units.

Mahindra sold 23,686 units (SUVs, cars and vans) to register 17% growth, up from 20,169 units sold in January 2017. Domestic sales stood at 49,432 units up 33% from 37,115 units sold during January 2017. Exports grew at 15% at 2,616 vehicles. Mahindra Bolero was the highest seller for the brand with 8,206 units sold.

Modified Mahindra Bolero Calicut (3)

Tata Motors‘ passenger vehicles sales was reported at 20,055 units, up from 12,907 units sold in Jan ’17 at 55% growth. Passenger Car segment registered 27% growth. UV segment grew by 188%. Tata Tiago was the highest seller for the brand with 8,287 units sold. Tata Nexon AMT is set to launch soon.

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) registered monthly domestic sales of 14,838 units and exports of 398 units in January 2018. Domestic sales is down 4.8% from 15,592 units sold in Jan ’17 and exports are down to about a third from 982 units exported in Jan ’17. Overall decline stands 8.07% down at 15,236 units from 16,574 units. Highest grossers for the brand are City at 3,968 units and WR-V at 4,273 units.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold 12,351 units in the domestic market, and exported 888 units of the Etios series. Total sales stood at 13,239 units, up 19% from (10,336 units + 916 units) 11252 units old in Jan ’17. Toyota’s highest grosser is the Innova at 7,028 units.

Ford India reported overall sales growth of 58.04% at 22,535 units (domestic at 9,450 units and exports at 13,085 units) up from 14,259 units in Jan ’17 (domestic at 7,995 units and exports at 6,264 units). Domestic sales growth stands at 18.19%, and exports have more than doubles at 111.57%. Ford EcoSport sales stood at 6,833 units in the domestic market.

Overall Passenger Vehicles domestic sales are up 7.57%. Passenger cars sales is down 1.25% at 184,264 units sold, down from 186,596 units. Sale of vans is down 7.06% at 15,363 units sold, down from 16,530 units sold in January 2017. Utility Vehicles strengthened sales with 85,850 units sold, up 37.88% from 62,263 units. Export volumes for the month stand at 56,626 units, up 16.42% from 48,640 units sold in Jan ’17. UV exports registered highest growth at 74.12% with business volume of 12,937 units, up from 7,430 units. passengers car export units were reported at 43,399, up 5.97% from 40,953 units. Export of vans grew 12.84 units at 290 units, up from 257 units.

Overall Commercial Vehicles segment grew by 39.73% (85,660 units) In January 2018. Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles (M&HCVs) increased by 18.77% (34,170 units), and Light Commercial Vehicles grew by 58.26% (51,490 units).

Three Wheelers sales grew by 99.53% ((62,543 units) over January 2017. Within Three Wheelers, Passenger Carrier & Goods Carrier sales registered a growth of 136.06% (52,392 units) and 10.93% (10,151 units) respectively.

Two Wheelers sales registered growth at 33.43% (1,684,066 units). Within the Two Wheelers segment, Scooters and Motorcycles grew by 48.29% (553,695 units) and 28.64% (1,054,062 units) respectively Moped slaes grew 10% (76,309 units).

Exports – In January 2018, overall automobile exports increased by 33.33%. Two and Three Wheelers Segments registered a growth of 34.77% (240,418 units) and 69.28% (34.098 units)respectively. Commercial Vehicles exports were up by 13.44% at 9,242 units exported, up from 8,147 units. 77 Quadricycles were exported.