The cumulative sales of the Indian car industry stood at 2,17,152 units with 15.5 per cent sales decline in June 2019
The overall declining trend in the auto industry continued in June 2019 as manufacturers up and down the table struggled to register positive growth. Mahindra & Mahindra was the only brand to record YoY sales increase (not considering the negligible numbers of Fiat) as 18,826 units were sold last month against 15,942 units during the same time in 2018.
The recently launched XUV300 would have played a big hand in Mahindra enduring impressive surge when others couldn’t. As has been the case, Maruti Suzuki led the way with 1,05,000 units but had to contend with 13.8 per cent YoY de-growth and 3.9 per cent MoM sales fall. The largest carmaker in the country has planned several new launches during the course of this year including the S-Presso micro SUV to revive sales.
Hyundai, on the other hand, posted 42,007 units with 7.3 per cent sales decline despite the arrival of the highly sought after Venue but the MoM statistics wasn’t too bad as it settled with just 1.2 per cent de-growth. Tata Motors slotted in at fourth behind Mahindra as 13,400 units were dispatched with a massive 26.4 per cent YoY decline.
|Manufacturer (with YoY growth %)||June 2019||June 2018|
|1. Maruti Suzuki (-13.8%)||1,05,000||1,21,851|
|2. Hyundai (-7.3%)||42,007||45,371|
|3. Mahindra (18.1%)||18,826||15,942|
|4. Tata (-26.4%)||13,400||18,213|
|5. Toyota (-19%)||10,603||13,088|
|6. Honda (-41.4%)||10,314||17,602|
|7. Renault (-18.6%)||5,400||6,636|
|8. Ford (-36.8%)||5,333||8,444|
|9. Volkswagen (-16.3%)||2,463||2,942|
|10. Datsun (-60.7%)||1,132||2,882|
However, June 2019 was a revival month for Tata boosted by the good numbers of Tiago, Nexon and Harrier as 22.9 per cent MoM sales increase was achieved. The Japanese brands, Toyota and Honda, were nip and tuck as just 289 units separated the former from the latter. Toyota pipped Honda for the fifth position by garnering 10,603 units with 19 per cent de-growth while Honda suffered 41.4 per cent volume drop.
Ford came in at eighth with 5,333 units and recorded 36.8 per cent sales decline. Renault India overtook the American company by just 67 units while registering 18.6 per cent YoY de-growth and 9.2 per cent MoM sales drop.
The French brand will price the Triber aggressively in the domestic market and is expected to play a major role in revitalising sales when it goes on sale this month. With 16.3 per cent decline, Volkswagen recorded 2,463 units last month ahead of Datsun, Skoda, Jeep and Nissan. The cumulative car industry volume stood at 2,17,152 units with 15.5 per cent YoY sales slump and 3.5 per cent MoM drop.