Ford EcoSport is the most exported car for Nov 2020 with 4,857 units
Due to reasons like uncertainties in global markets and production constraints locally, car exports from India slipped -34.42% in November 2020. A total of 38,114 units were exported, as compared to 58,122 units in the corresponding period last year.
Ford EcoSport leads
Most exported car in November is Ford EcoSport with a total of 4,857 units. However, it has lost almost half of its export numbers, as compared to 9,128 units exported in November last year. EcoSport is a popular car in the domestic market as well and has registered consistent sales for the company. However, it currently trails behind rivals such as Brezza, Sonet, Venue, Nexon and XUV300.
Second in the list is Chevrolet Beat with 4,109 units exported in November. YoY growth is down -17.82%, as compared to 5,000 units exported in November last year. Beat will no longer be listed here in the coming months, as General Motors has stopped production at its Talegaon plant. The company will soon be exiting the country entirely. As may be recalled, GM had stopped production for domestic market in 2017.
At number three is Hyundai Creta with YoY gain of 20.85%. Exports are up from 2,408 units in November last year to 2,910 units in November 2020. All-new Creta was launched in the domestic market earlier this year in March. It came with a range of updates including visual enhancements and several new features. Creta is currently the top selling SUV in the domestic market.
Hyundai Verna takes the fourth spot with 2,698 units exported in November. It has lost more than fifty percent in YoY growth, as compared to 6,296 units exported in November last year. A popular choice in the domestic market, Verna has consistently ranked among the top three bestselling C segment sedans in the country. It competes with rivals like Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
At number five is Baleno with 2,527 units exported in November. YoY growth is a modest 11.03%, as compared to 2,276 units exported in November last year. In domestic market, Baleno is currently the top selling premium hatch.
Spresso max gainer
Other most exported cars in top ten include Hyundai Grand i10 (2,269 units), Nissan Sunny (2,265), Kia Seltos (2,184), Maruti Spresso (2,073), and Volkswagen Vento (1,322). Of these, only i10 and Spresso have registered positive YoY growth in exports in November. In percentage terms, the top gainer is Spresso with YoY growth of 8913.04%. Newly launched Kia Sonet has 960 units exported in November.
Car exports may decline further
With the emergence of a new, more infectious strain of Covid-19 virus in UK, the uncertainties have started playing out once again at the global level. Ban on flights and partial lockdowns are back in many countries. Such factors may impact car exports in the coming months, especially if the mutated virus starts spreading to other parts of the world.