We would like to mention Honda as the year’s victor claiming about 85% growth, with their new City on stable. Much anticipated diesel version of Honda’s line-up has quenched the thirst of Honda fans in India, thereby contributing significantly to their sales figures. This has put them at last spot on top 5 list.
Tata Motors though on list, is not doing well with its bored-up assortment. Their Indica + Vista products are barely putting up any fight in their segments and continue to sell less than 5000 per month on average.
Mahindra on the other hand, has beaten Tata Motors and climbed to 3rd on list. Mahindra’s Bolero has picked up traction in sales last month and Scorpio seems to do better than Renault’s Duster.
Other than top two manufacturers, all names have moved around in the market share chart, which sees Toyota, Volkswagen, Renault, Chevrolet and Skoda loosing it. On comparison, Mahindra, Honda, Ford and Renault have improved upon Chevrolet, Tata, Toyota and Volkswagen.
Speaking of performance of cars by sales, Maruti holds top four positions by last month’s figures with Alto, Swift, Dzire and WagonR respectively, with combined sales volume of these cars exceeding subsequent 10 cars’ sales combined. Bolero came 5th last month from 6th in February pushing i10 Grand behind. Honda’s City and Amaze jumps 2 places ahead each compared to february 2014. Maruti Celerio however fell from 7th to 12th position in March.
Hyundai Verna stood last in top 20 list in February, went driving out of the chart in March. Maruti Eeco is ahead at 20 now. New comers Datsun Go and Hyundai Xcent are not list yet, but they might find their way up, considering their booking numbers so far.
Data via Team-BHP