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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-segment Models Sept Till Sept April’15 – March’16
   2016 2015 % Change 2016-17 2015-16 % Change
A: Mini Alto, WagonR 44395 35570 24.8% 207659 215788 -3.8% 432977
A: Compact Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Baleno, Dzire 50324 44826 12.3% 278490 264592 5.3% 541951
A: Super Compact Dzire Tour 3973 3229 23.0% 17814 17680 0.8% 38303
A: Mid-Size Ciaz 6544 4291 52.5% 31610 23920 32.1% 54233
Total A: Passenger Cars   105236 87916 19.7% 535573 521980 2.6% 1067464
B: Utility vehicles Gypsy, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza, Ertiga 18423 6331 191.0% 91959 36633 151.0% 94416
C: Vans Omni, Eeco 13618 11836 15.1% 77755 70350 10.5% 143471
Total  Domestic Sales (PVs) 137277 106083 29.4% 705287 628963 12.1% 1067464
Light Commercial Vehicles Super Carry 44 83 —-  
Total Domestic Sales  137321 106083 29.4% 705370 628963 12.1% 1305351
Total Export Sales  11822 7676 54.0% 61543 65701 -6.3% 123897
Total Sales (Domestic + Export)  149143 113759 31.1% 766913 694664 10.4% 1429248

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

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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 sales Sep 2015 Sep 2016 (%)
Domestic 42,505 42,605 0.2
Exports 14,034 16,606 18.3
Cumulative 56,539 59,211 4.7

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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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