The sedan segment across categories isn’t one that sells the most in terms of volume, but it has proven to be important to manufacturers. For some more than others. In October 2019, the market size was 38,204 units. Of this, Maruti Suzuki dominates the sedan scene with more than 50 percent market share at 19,569 units. Sales growth stood at 12.44 percent, giving Dzire 51.22 percent of the market, up from 17,404 vehicles sold a year earlier.
In tandem with market slowdown, the segment sales contracted 18.88 percent, down from 47,096 units sold in October 2018. Honda City takes second spot on the list but is miles behind when it comes to sales volume.
At 7.36 percent sales decline, 5,134 units of Amaze were sold last month. Honda wouldn’t be too displeased with the single digit sales decline. Maruti Ciaz sales decline is reported at 39.08 percent, down to 2,371 units, down from 3,892 units sold in October 2018.
Hyundai Verna sales dipped by 1,127 units last month. At 34.14 percent decline, sales fell to 2,174 units, down from 3,301 units. MoM sales grew 25.09 percent, up from 1,738 units sold the month earlier. Honda City sales fell sharply at 47.76 percent. Sales was reduced to 1,887 units, down from 3,612 units sold in Oct ’18. Hyundai Xcent sales decline was even steeper at 5.84 percent, down to 1,388 units, down from 3,143 units. MoM sales grew 19.24 percent, up from 1,164 units sold a month earlier.
Tata Tigor saw 60.64 percent of its volume wiped out, down to 1,152 units from 2,927 units. However, this was better than September sales, which was as low as 737 units in a particularly poor performance.
Skoda Rapid sales fell to below the 1000 mark. At 815 units, dales is down 32.37 percent, down from 1,205 units sold in Oct ’18. MoM sales were stable. Volkswagen Vento sales soared at 729 units, up 51.88 percent from 480 units. MOM sales growth were just as grand. Ameo though wasn’t able to keep up and sales is reported at 584 units down from 923 units sold in October 2018. Ford Aspire decline is steepest at 79.40 percent with only 519 units sold, down from 2,520 units sold a year earlier. Sales was equally poor in the preceding month.
Tata Zest lost half it’s volume, down at 443 units from 896 units a year early. In the month earlier, a mere 270 units were sold. Honda Civic is yet to complete a full 12-months of sales and reported sales at 436 units. Skoda Octavia sales grew by 24.19 percent at 231 units sold. MoM growth stood at 40 percent, up from 165 units. However, Superb sales fell 13.64 percent to 152 units, down by 24 units.
Fiat Linea and Honda Accord sales are naught. Toyota Corolla sales fell below 100 units. Sales decline is reported at 62.81 percent, down to 90 units. The previous month, 84 units were sold. Toyota Camry sales is up at 67 units from 8 a year earlier. Hyundai Elantra sales fell to 59 units from 115 units sold in October 2018. 21 units of Nissan Sunny were sold, a single unit of Volkswagen Passat.