While the Indian auto industry continues to combat current market contractions, exports for September 2019 are in the green. Exports are up 7.27 percent, upto 61,333 units from 57,175 units exported in September 2018. Ecosport continues to stand atop the list. No surprise there. Ford Ecosport exports gained 15.41 percent, up at 7,763 units from 5,860 units exported in Sept ‘18.
Barring Hyundai vehicles in the top of the export ladder, most manufacturers export more vehicles than they sell in India. Second on the list is Nissan Sunny. Exports are up 27.02 percent at 6,680 units, up from 5,259 units exported in Sept 18. In fact, Sunny exports equate to a lot more cars than what Nissan India sells on a monthly basis here. Domestic sales of Nissan in India for Sep 2019 stand at 1,433 units, of this Sunny accounts for for just 53 units.
Chevrolet having stopped selling cars in India continues export activities. Chevrolet Beat exports are down marginally. Exports decline of 2.8 percent means Beat exports are down to 5,667 units from 5,830 units. Hyundai has 4 products in the top 10 car exports. Verna exports lead with 5,297 units exported, up 51.52 percent from 3,496 units shipped overseas in Sept 18.
As part of Ford and Mahindra’s association, the approach to how Ford does business in India is changing. The company continues to be widely relevant where exports are concerned. Figo exports were up marginally at 3.24 percent, up to 5,222 units from 5,058 units exported a year earlier.
Volkswagen Vento exports alone surpass the company’s retail sales in the country last month. At 4,460 units, exports are marginally up at 1.73 percent, up from 4,384 units. VW India domestic sales stood at 2,550 units. Of this 455 units are of Vento.
The next three big name exports are all from Hyundai India. Hyundai Grand i10 exports dropped a whopping 35.67 percent. Exports are down to 3,283 units from 5,103 units. Hyundai Creta exports have improved 30.71 percent. Numbers are up at 3,260 units from 2,494 units. Hyundai Xcent exports gained 22.81 percent. Foreign shipments account for 2,294 units, up from 1,868 units exported in Sept 18.
Ford Figo Aspire makes it to 10th spot in the export list. Numbers have improved phenomenally at 126.23 percent growth. Exports are reported at 1,880 units for Sept 2019, up form 831 units exported in Sept 2018. Ford India domestic sales last month stood at 5,556 units. Of this, Figo sold 944 units, Aspire sold 483 units and EcoSport sold 3,139 units.
While Maruti dominates the top ten cars sold list in India, export markets appear to prove difficult to dominate for MSIL. None of its cars are in the top 10 list of exports in September 2019. Beginning its overseas innings at 11th spot, MSIL fields Baleno as its top export product. Decline is reported at 46.76 units, down to 1,609 units from 3,022 units. Dzire exports are down 11.45 percent at 1,385 units, down from 1,564 units.
Hyundai Santro sales resumed exactly a year earlier. Last month, the company exported 1,312 units. Maruti Ignis exports have gained considerably. Numbers are up 339.24 percent at 1,041 units, up from 237 units exported in Sept 18.
15th on the list, the India made VW Polo saw exports contact 35.45 percent, down to 1,018 units from 1,577 units. For Renault its top export volume is the Kwid. At 18th spot, exports are stable at .38 percent decline, down to 789 units from 792 units.
Honda gets on board in 20th place. Honda Amaze exports improved a phenomenal 537.89 percent, up at 606 units from 95 units a year earlier. Mahindra KUV100 is M&Ms top export model at 23rd spot. Exports improved 109.96 percent last month, up at 506 units from 241 units in September 2018.
Nissan Micra lost almost two thirds of its export volume. Exports are down 65.08 percent, down to 498 units from 1,426 units. Kia Seltos while making big strides in the domestic market is already on the list of exports. On 25th spot, 471 units were exported last month.
As Toyota and MSIL continue to strengthen domestic plans in association, TKM reports an improvement in Toyota Liva exports. At 27th spot, 396 units were exported, up 152.23 percent from 157 units a year earlier. Datsun Go goes next on the list at 11.79 percent decline. Exports are down to 374 units from 424 units. Jeep Compass follows in 29th sport. Exports improved 111.11 percent, up at 342 units from 162 units in Sept 2018.
Tata Nexon exports are on 38th spot. Having gained 113.04 percent, exports were up at 98 units from 46 units. Other cars on the list of exports are Toyota Etios, Tata Harrier, Tata Tiago, Maruti XL6, Maruti Ciaz, Honda BRV, Mahindra Scorpio, Mahindra XUV300, Honda City, Maruti Eeco, Maruti WagonR, Tata Indica, Mahindra Marazzo, ISUZU V-Cross, Tata Hexa, Toyota Fortuner, Renault Triber, etc.
Car exports Sep 2019 report shows that there are many car companies which are performing poorly in domestic market, but are topping when it comes to exports. These are Ford India, Volkswagen India, GM India, Nissan India.