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Maruti posts record 30% growth, Hyundai sales increase too – Sep 2016 Report

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Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Motors post positive growth in the passenger vehicle segment during September 2016.

Of the 2,74,659 passenger vehicles sold during the past month, MSIL sales stood at a total of 1,32,321 units indicating that for every 2 cars sold in domestic markets, MSIL sold 1 model. At a 30% growth in domestic sales, it was MSIL’s highest ever sales to date.

MSIL commands a 47% market share and with 1,37,321 units sold in September 2016, it bettered its September 2015 sales figure of 1,06,083 units by 29.4%. Total domestic sales and exports stood at 1,49,143 units, an increase of 31.1% over sales in the same month of the previous year.

Once again, it was Maruti Suzuki Utility Vehicles such as the Gypsy, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza and Ertiga which were more in demand, while the Alto, WagonR as well as the Ciaz also saw added demand. MSIL sold 6,544 units of the Ciaz in September 2016, a 52.5% growth month on month.

The sales figures for September 2016 are given below:

Category : Sub-segmentModelsSeptTill SeptApril’15 – March’16
  20162015% Change2016-172015-16% Change
A: MiniAlto, WagonR443953557024.8%207659215788-3.8%432977
A: CompactSwift, Ritz, Celerio, Baleno, Dzire503244482612.3%2784902645925.3%541951
A: Super CompactDzire Tour3973322923.0%17814176800.8%38303
A: Mid-SizeCiaz6544429152.5%316102392032.1%54233
Total A: Passenger Cars  1052368791619.7%5355735219802.6%1067464
B: Utility vehiclesGypsy, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza, Ertiga184236331191.0%9195936633151.0%94416
C: VansOmni, Eeco136181183615.1%777557035010.5%143471
Total  Domestic Sales (PVs)13727710608329.4%70528762896312.1%1067464
Light Commercial VehiclesSuper Carry4483—- 
Total Domestic Sales 13732110608329.4%70537062896312.1%1305351
Total Export Sales 11822767654.0%6154365701-6.3%123897
Total Sales (Domestic + Export) 14914311375931.1%76691369466410.4%1429248

(Baleno launched in Oct 15 and Vitara Brezza in March 16)


The second most sold passenger vehicles were from Hyundai Motors with 42,605 units sold (cumulative) during the past month. In the domestic market, Hyundai managed to post 0.2% increase in sales, while cumulative figures increased by 5%.

Utility vehicle maker M&M was the third biggest player, with 5% increase in sales to 20,537 units. Other automakers such as Tata Motors posted a 24% growth while Nissan sales increased 96.9% and Renault sales surged 590%. Toyota Motors posted a 6% increase in sales while VW sales increased 22% during September 2016.

The upcoming festive season, good monsoons and introduction of the 7th Pay Commission along with reasonable inflation could signal better sales ahead for automakers in India.

HMIL salesSep 2015Sep 2016(%)

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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