Sales of 4 wheelers recorded a surprise performance in the month of July’20
Overall, when compared with July’19, in July’20, car sales reported a marginal decline of just 1%. While some segments like executive sedan didn’t do well, other segments like MUVs have performed better than 2019. Let’s have a look at brand-wise sales of MPV/MUVs.
The best selling MPV of July’20 was the Maruti Ertiga. It reported total sales of 8,504 units in July’20 versus 9,222 units in the month of July’19. Overall, the model registered 8% degrowth. However, if we were to include sales of XL6, which is technically a remodeled Ertiga, overall sales of Ertiga + XL6 stood at 10,378 units. XL6’s individual sales stood at 1,874 units, and it came 5th on the sales leader-board in its segment.
The second best MUV in terms of sales of July’20 was the latest kid on the block, the Renault Triber. It registered strong sales of 3,076 units. This should be in line with what Renault would have expected out of its latest MPV.
The old timer, Toyota Innova Crysta, which is often considered as the gold standard for MPVs in India, managed to clock overall sales of 2,927 units in July’20. Compared to last year, it registered 40% sales decline as it had clocked sales of 4,865 units last year in the same month.
Kia’s second product for India, the Carnival clocked sales of 232 units last month. Datsun could ship just 57 units of its Go+ MUV to its dealer partners in July’20. It registered a massive decline of 70%. Last year, in July’19 Datsun had managed to sell 193 units.
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Mahindra’s Marazzo came on the 8th spot in the sales leaderboard. Sales for the Marazzo have fallen considerably. Its sales in July’20 were just 20 units. Last year in the same month, Mahindra had managed to sell 956 units. Overall, its sales recorded 98% decline on a YoY basis. Sales performance for Marazzo should clearly be concerning for Mahindra as it was counting upon the Marazzo to churn healthy numbers in the MPV segment.
Toyota’s premium MPV, the Vellfire registered sales of 16 units, which is decent considering its price point and the ongoing pandemic. Vehicles like the Xylo, Hexa, BR-V and Lodgy registered 0 sales. Overall, the MUV segment clocked sales of 16,706 units in July’20, while the segment had registered combined sales of 15,947 units in last July.