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India November 2011: New gen Maruti Swift breaks records

Maruti Swift

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Over the last couple of months the Indian car market was particularly weak. Not anymore! The Maruti Alto is back up to 24,422 sales in November, its strongest volume in 4 months. At #2 the Maruti Swift sees the effect of the new generation now available and delivers an amazing 17,273 units this month, that's more than the Alto last month and the highest volume ever for the Swift nameplate! I believe it is also the highest monthly volume ever reached by any model other the Alto in India (if you know this for sure please confirm).

Toyota Etios Liva

Maruti monopolises the podium and places the Wagon R at #3 with a robust 12,069 sales, it is #2 year-to-date at 135,228 units. The Tata Indica/Vista stays strong in 4th place and lodges its third consecutive month above 10,000 monthly units. It is followed by the Maruti DZire also benefitting from the new generation, up 9 spots on October to 10,403 sales. Below the Hyundai i10, the Toyota Etios breaks its record with 8,271 sales this month including 4,328 Liva hatchbacks, up to #7.

New Tata Nano commercial

There are a few other good performers this month. The Hyundai Eon has its best month so far at #9 and 7,418 sales, the Tata Nano is up 7 spots on October thanks to its 'relaunch' to #11 and 6,401 units, its best volume since last May and the Mahindra Scorpio lodges its best volume in over 2 years at #16 and 4,646 sales.

Skoda Rapid

New models perform relatively well: the Mahindra XUV500 is up another 10 spots to #27 and 1,637 units and the Skoda Rapid, a Fabia sedan based on the VW Vento exclusive to India, ranks #38 with 957 sales for its very first month in the country.

Previous month: India October 2011 Hyundai Eon up to 8th place

Full November 2011 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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  1. August 9th, 2012 at 09:58 | #1

    Suzuki is the Emperor in India. Has been that way and will remain so for years to come. Indians buy low priced cars that are cheap and easy to maintain. Nobody beats Maruti Suzuki in India. The Etios sedan is high up in the rankings game, because it made substantial inrords inn the Taxi markets. A lot of the big sellers, that are ubiquitous on Indian roads have high volume Taxi sales. On the streets of Delhi, the Chevy Tavera and the Toyota Innova and the Mahindra Xylo and the Tata Indigo, Indica and Manza are a common sight and most are Taxis. With the exception of the Toyota Innova, very few of the other cars mentioned are
    the choice for personal vehicle purchase. Only the chartbusting Maruti Suzukis, Hyundais, Hondas. Toyotas and VWs have a large private vehicle following. The Japanese, Hyundai, Ford, GM and the Indians are doing very well. The German luxury brands and VW have a big share of the hi end market. Benz, BMW, Audi, Jaguar, Range Rover dominate the creamy layer. The
    economy mass market brands from Europe have bombed. Automobiles Peugeot fled the country in the late 90s after dismal sales. Fiat and Renault are struggling. Good luck to Peugeot who plan to return with a bang in the near future. Mitsubishi is the only Japanese brand thats low key in India. In a market the size and nature of India if you are not doing well, there is something wrong with your cars.The venerable Ambassador, 15000 of which drive on to Indian roads each year are almost exclusively for Government departments and some taxi sales. The Ambassador is a piece of Indian handicraft and culture and is surprisngly very expat westerners.( UN staff and Diplomats) Red, Yellow and Pink Ambys with UN and CD blue plates are a common sight in Delhi. Very rarely do you see personal imports in India. these are effectively banned by complex and skewed laws that would make importing a car a most futile excercise. However official import of new cars are permitted so for the rich a Rolls Royce, Lambo, Ferrari or Bugatti are a phone call away. So, unlike other countries in the sub continent, you wont find used Corolla Axio, Allions and Alphards and Sunnys.Also unlike many countries in India you wont find a single Japanese pick up truck. No HiLux, D Max, Triton or Navarra. The Tata xenon is a rare sight. Aistralian cars?the Australian emabssy had a fleet of late Holden Caprice sedans probably for the Ambassador, but it seems the envoy uses a BMW 7 series. They have afew late model Holden Commodores at the Mission, which look really luxurious compared to the locally made cars.They also have a Ford Falcon EF wagon, which needs some loving care to make it look respectable.And a new Ford Territory dressed inwhite looks every bit the diplomat. There are a dozen auto journals and TV shows each week so the avearge indian is failrly informed.

    • matgasnier
      August 9th, 2012 at 13:38 | #2

      Thank you for this great insight into the Indian car market Booboo!

  2. July 27th, 2012 at 20:36 | #3

    Required this data daily basis

  3. January 19th, 2012 at 00:12 | #4

    Swift had the dominant lead.

  4. vikas
    December 22nd, 2011 at 08:45 | #5

    then why in europe u guys seprate golf and golf plus…???????????????????

  5. December 14th, 2011 at 21:05 | #6

    Great information.. Maruti is the dominant car maker of India.it is a most popular car in India.

  6. Ameya Shirvoikar
    December 9th, 2011 at 16:35 | #7

    You cannot club Etios and Liva together. using same argument then, you have to club Indica/Manza and Swift/Dzire also together.

    • matgasnier
      December 9th, 2011 at 16:51 | #8

      Hi Ameya,
      Except the naming is Etios and Etios Liva
      Indica and Indica Manza
      but Swift and DZire
      There’s many ways to do this and I have just chosen the naming way.

  7. December 9th, 2011 at 02:59 | #9

    Great information.. Maruti is the dominant car maker of India

  8. Sandeep
    December 6th, 2011 at 03:11 | #10

    well the sales are going upwards but still to low for a such big country 359 Jetta’s sold in November and the car is just priced 13.85 Lakhs the Car sales need to become the same as Germany and so

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