The two wheeler industry has been trying to keep its head above troubled waters this festive season, but steady sales has been difficult to achieve. Top 10 sellers for September 2019 provide an insight into yet another month of slowdown.
Total sales is down 15.92 percent having lost a volume of 2,15,031 units. Sales are reported at 11,35,986 as compared to 13,52,017 units sold in September 2018. MoM sales growth stood at 10.14 percent, up from 10,31,389 units sold the month earlier. That’s a volume gain of about a lakh units.
Honda Activa continues to top the two wheeler sales list taking a lion’s share of sales at 2,48,939 units. This comes on the back of 12.59 percent sales decline having lost 35,870 units in volume from 2,84,809 units sold in Sept 2018. MoM gain stands at 6.26 percent, up from 2,34,279 units sold the month earlier.
Hero Splendor has had to settle with being second on the list. It had tipped Honda Activa for top spot in September 2018 when 2,85,508 units sold. Fortunes have dipped with 40,841 units lost in volume as sales for September 2019 is reported at 2,44,667 units at 14.30 percent sales decline. MoM sales gain is 14.95 percent, up from 2,12,839 units sold the month prior at volume gain of about 31k units.
Hero HF Deluxe retains third spot. Sales dip has been contained at 3.05 percent down to 1,95,093 units from 2,01,240 following volume loss of 6,147 units. MoM sales gain has been noteworthy at 21.41 percent, up from 1,60,684 units sold in August 2019. Despite sales decline, Hero MotoCorp would be upbeat about September 2019 sales for the aforementioned two models considering MoM sales improvement.
Honda CB Shine gains 10.27 percent on 4th place. At volume gain of 8,281 units, sales is reported at 88,893 units, up from 80,612 units sold in Sept 18. MoM gain is minimum at 1.67 percent, up from 87,434 units sold in August 2019.
TVS Jupiter has lost almost a fourth of its volume with 21,650 unit sales loss. Though it does retain 5th spot on the list, sales is down 23.87 percent, down to 69,049 units, down from 90,699 units sold in Sept 2018. MoM sales improved 19.36 units, up from 57,849 units sold the previous month.
Bajaj Pulsar sales contracted to 68,068 units, down 23.84 percent from 89,374 units sold in Sept ’18. Volume loss stands at 21,650 units. While all other entries in the list report MoM sales gain, Pulsar sales has been worse for wear. MoM sales decline of 3.53 percent sees sales down from 70,562 units following volume contraction of 2,494 units.
Hero Glamour sales decline too is at a fourth. Following 25.16 percent sales decline, sales has dwindled to 62,016 units from 82,864 units sold in Sept ’18. Volume loss stands at 20,848 units. MoM sales gain is marginal at 2.16 percent, up from 60,706 units.
In terms of percentage and volume the biggest loser is TVS Luna XL Super. 42.07 percent decline means the vehicle saw 42,272 units wiped out in terms of numbers. Sales is down to 51,778 units, down from 99,593 units. The vehicle with the most economic price proposition in the top 10 least has previously enjoyed being TVS Motors’ top seller. MoM sales gain is marginal at 2.70 percent, up from 55,812 units sold in August 2019.
Bajaj CT 100, another small bike proposition too has reported poor sales. At 51,778 units sold, sales decline stands at 42.07 percent down from 89,931 units sold in Sept 18. Volume loss stands at 37,609 units. MoM gain of 21.61 percent means sales is up from a lower base of 42,578 units sold the month earlier.
Suzuki Access secures 10th spot in the list, having reported 6.88 percent sales growth. Sales is reported at 50,162 units, up from 46,931 units sold in Sept 2018. Volume gain stood at 3,231 units. MoM sales growth of 3.12 percent, sees sales up from 48,646 units sold in August 2019.