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India Full Year 1990: Maruti 800 on top, Tata 407 shoots up 65%

The Tata 407 is up 65% year-on-year in India in 1990.

* See the Top 9 All-brands and Top 18 All-models by clicking on the title *

The Indian new vehicle market edges up 1.6% year-on-year in 1990 to 256.516 deliveries, the weakest year-on-year gain since 1985, the first year BSCB has access to India data. Maruti (-5%) and Premier (-2%) even see their volume decline to 43% and 16.2% share respectively. Mahindra (+4%) improves slightly to 14.3% but Hindustan (-10%) resumes its fall to 10.3%. It’s secondary carmakers that sport the most impressive gains: Tata (+58%), Force Motors (+32%), Daewoo (+15%) and Eicher Motor (+12%). The Maruti 800 (-5%) remains ultra-dominant but sees its share thaw to 27.2% vs. 13.1% for the #2, the Premier Padmini (-3%). The Maruti Omnivan (-1%), Mahindra Jeep (+1%) and Hindustan Ambassador (-12%) either see their share stagnate or sink in a Top 5 unchanged on 1989, followed by the Tata 407/608/609 shooting up 65% at #6.

Previous year: India 1989: Maruti 800, Omnivan, Hindustan Ambassador gain share

Full Year 1990 Top 9 All-brands and Top 18 All-models below.

India Full Year 1990 – brands:

PosBrand1990%/891989%Pos
1MARUTI110,17743.0%-5%115,65045.8%1
2PREMIER41,45116.2%-2%42,28316.7%2
3MAHINDRA36,68014.3%4%35,38114.0%3
4HINDUSTAN26,31310.3%-10%29,18711.6%4
5FORCE MOTORS15,5036.0%32%11,7374.6%5
6TATA16,8296.6%58%10,6244.2%6
7EICHER MOTOR4,8301.9%12%4,3041.7%7
8DAEWOO3,8091.5%15%3,3151.3%8
9SIPANI /ROVER9240.4%n/a00.0% –

India Full Year 1990 – models:

PosBrandModel1990%/891989%Pos
1MARUTI80069,78427.2%-5%73,29229.0%1
2PREMIERPADMINI33,60813.1%-3%34,55813.7%2
3MARUTIOMNIVAN33,05912.9%-1%33,26713.2%3
4MAHINDRADIESEL JEEP28,63911.2%1%28,37111.2%4
5HINDUSTANAMBASSADOR22,0148.6%-12%24,9319.9%5
6TATA407/608/60915,8196.2%65%9,5623.8%6
7MARUTIGYPSY JEEP7,3342.9%-19%9,0913.6%9
8FORCEMATADOR/TRAV.9,2683.6%8%8,6073.4%7
9PREMIERNE1187,8433.1%2%7,7253.1%10
10MAHINDRAFJ/XJ5,0032.0%8%4,6331.8%8
11EICHER MOTOREICHER4,8301.9%12%4,3041.7%12
12HINDUSTANCONTESSA3,5461.4%-2%3,6291.4%11
13DAEWOODYNA3,8091.5%15%3,3151.3%13
14FORCETRAX6,2352.4%99%3,1301.2%14
15MAHINDRACABSTAR3,0381.2%28%2,3770.9%15
16TATATATA 2071,0100.4%-5%1,0620.4%16
17HINDUSTANTREKKER7530.3%20%6270.2%17
18SIPANI /ROVERMONTANA9240.4%n/a00.0%  –

Source: Manufacturers

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