While automakers may not have done well in terms of domestic sales, there was an 11.02% growth in exports
Total car exports in February 2020 stood at 55,298 units, which are up by 11.02% as against 49,810 units, exported in February 2019. It may be seen from the list of 50 cars, that it was the Ford EcoSport that saw most exports last month despite a de-growth of 2.40%.
Total exports stood at 8,472 units down from 8,608 units exported in February 2019 but are still ahead of newcomers such as Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, etc. Ford’s exports in past month also saw Aspire at 11th position with 1,246 units in exports and Figo at 29th position with 181 units.
In the second spot for most exported cars from last month was Nissan Sunny at 6,371 units; up by 60.36% from 3,973 units exported in same month of previous year. Nissan also had Micra at 22nd position on list of top 50 exports with 402 units exported. Nissan Kicks (36th) recorded 60 units of exports past month.
Indian auto industry has received a severe blow following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. While domestic sales will be substantially reduced, exports will also suffer. China accounts for 27% of India’s automotive parts imports and the country has suspended all shipments from China in view of coronavirus outbreak.
Top 50 Cars Exported – Feb 2020
|30||Hyundai Grand i10||181||2,792||-2,611||-93.52|
|39||Hyudnai Elite i20||33||1,240||-1,207||-97.34|
Volkswagen Vento exports stood at 5,818 units and closely followed that of Nissan Sunny in third spot. This is up by 28.69% as against 4,521 units back in February 2019. Volkswagen Polo came in 12th position with 1,127 units exported. At fourth position, Chevrolet Beat exports dipped by 25.22% in February 2020 to 4,991 units as against 6,674 units exported in same month of the previous year.
Hyundai Creta came at 5th position with a 44.71% increase in exports to 4,538 units when compared to 3,136 units in February 2019. Hyundai Verna, at 8th, had 2,510 units exported while Venue exports stood at 1,072 units. Hyundai also had Santro, Xcent, Grand i10 and Elite i20 lower down the order with only Santro showing off improved figures.
Kia Motors India had Seltos at 6th position with 3,569 units as exports. Seltos is exported to over 40 global markets. New Carnival has been well received and is expected to see good exports in the coming months. There is also Sonet compact SUV coming up, expected to carry a sticker price of Rs 7-11.5 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited saw highest exports from Baleno in the past month. Baleno exports stood at 3,256 units; down from 4,202 units exported in February 2019. S-Presso was at 9th with 1,659 units exported while Swift, DZire, Ignis, Alto, Ertiga and Celerio followed. Maruti Swift exports were exceptionally higher at 1,121 units (up by 93.61% as against 579 units exported in February 2019).
At 10th position, Renault Kwid exports jumped 199.28% to 1,254 units while Renault Triber at 31st, had 150 cars exported. Ford Aspire exports were up by 29.12% to 1,127 units. Jeep Compass also experienced increased exports as did Toyota Liva and Ford Figo. Toyota Etios (23rd) had 387 units exported in the past month. This is up by 48.85% compared to 260 units exported in same month of previous year. Mahindra KUV100 exports dipped by 3.30% to 322 units. Mahindra also had XUV500 at 35th (68 units) and XUV300 at 38th position (43 units).
Tata Nexon exports surged by 25.33% to 94 units in February 2020 as against 75 units sold in February 2019. Tata Tigor, at 44th position, had 12 units exported last month compared to 15 units exported in Feb 2019. Exports of Tiago, however, dipped massively by 77.78% to just six units. Only six units of Tata Harrier were also exported last month.