8 out of 10 Renault cars sold in India is a Kwid, enters top 5

8 out of 10 Renault cars sold in India is a Kwid, enters top 5

Passenger vehicle sales for June 2016 reveals that Renault India has surpassed sales of Honda Cars India. Renault India sold 11,837 units in June 2016 and registered a growth of 173% as against Honda Car sales of 11,407 units, a decline of 38%.

This is second time this year that the French automaker has outsold Honda. In April 2016, Renault sales stood at 12,426 units as against Honda sales at 10,486 units.

Renault Kwid Custom (1)

June sales have seen Renault India take the 6th spot among top automakers in India, behind Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra, Tata Motors and Toyota. Renault’s outstanding sales could be attributed to the increased demand for Renault Kwid hatchback which has seen a 41% month on month growth. Renault Kwid is now the fifth best-selling car in India, behind Maruti Alto, DZire, Hyundai Grand i10, and Maruti WagonR.

Further, Renault India also has ambitious plans for the year ahead with targets to sell over 1 lakh vehicles as against 54,000 units sold in 2015, while sales in 2017 are predicted at 1.8 lakhs which will allow the company to claim a market share of 5% as compared to the 3.4% share held as on date.

The Kwid is available with a range of optional accessory packages.

Honda Cars India experienced a dip in sales in June 2016 despite an attractive product range with BR-V, Jazz and the ever popular Honda City sedan which was at one time the company’s largest selling model. Honda City sales dipped from an average of 6,000 units per month to 3,581 units in June 2016. Honda BR-V sales stood at 3,064 units while Jazz sales were at just 2,593 units during the month.

Maruti Suzuki continued to claim top spot in June 2016 with sales at 92,133 units registering de-growth of 10.22% while Hyundai Motor sales increased 9.66% to 39,806 units during the month. Mahindra and Mahindra ranked at No. 3 with 17,068 units sold while sales of Tata Motors and Toyota Kirloskar increased 20% and 29.65% respectively. Tata Motors claimed back its 4th position lost in May thanks to the increased demand of the Tata Tiago while Toyota was positioned in a 5th place.

Top 10 Car companies – June 2016

Manufacturer Sales in June 2016 % Change
Maruti Suzuki 92133 -10.22
Hyundai 39806 9.66
Mahindra 17068 7.48
Tata 14973 20
Toyota 13567 29.65
Renault 11837 172
Honda 11407 -37
Ford 9469 110
Nissan 5212 55
Volkswagen 4022 -0.4

Top 20 Cars sold in June 2016

Car Name Jun-16 Jun-15 % difference
1 Maruti Alto 15750 21115 -25
2 Maruti Dzire 15560 21866 -29
3 Hyundai Grand i10 12678 8970 41
4 Maruti WagonR 11962 13221 -10
5 Renault Kwid 9459
6 Maruti Swift 9033 17313 -48
7 Hyundai Elite i20 8990 10841 -17
8 Toyota Innova 8171 4144 97
9 Hyundai Creta 7700 1641 369
10 Maruti Baleno 6967
11 Maruti Vitara Brezza 6673
12 Maruti Celerio 5797 8078 -28
13 Maruti Omni 5530 6084 -9
14 Maruti Ritz 4682 1337 250
15 Ford EcoSport 4609 3666 -26
16 Maruti Eeco 4344 4381 -1
17 Tata Tiago 4205
18 Hyundai Xcent 3800 4999 -24
19 Mahindra Bolero 3699 6093 -39
20 Hyundai Eon 3600 5313 -32

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