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India Full Year 2003: Maruti 800, Wagon R, Alto shine in record market (+20%)

The Maruti 800 is back up to 18.5% share in India.

* See the Top 20 All-brands and Top 65 All-models by clicking on the title *

It’s a very impressive surge for Indian new vehicle sales at +20.1%, smashing the all-time volume record established just last month at 923.599 deliveries. That’s the first annual result above 800.000 and 900.000 units in India. Despite already commanding an ultra-dominant position, Maruti (+19%) manages to almost match the market, leading to a 42.5% share. Tata (+34%) lodges a 4th double-digit gain in the past 5 years to cement its 2nd place at a record 18.9% share, widening the gap with its immediate follower Hyundai (+17%) seeing its share thaw to 13%. Mahindra (+34%) is also very dynamic, hitting a round 10% share this year. If Fiat (-63%) was the success story of 2002, Toyota (+58%) quickly replaces it in 2003 and is back in the Top 5 whereas the Italian carmaker implodes to #10. Ford (+24%) and Honda (+29%) outpace the market but Hindustan (-22%) drops to #8. Chevrolet (#14) and Mini (#18) arrive.

The Maruti 800 (+24%) gets a second wind to 170.000 sales – its highest volume since 1999 – climbing back up to 18.5% share, unlike the rest of the Top 5, unchanged on 2002 but the Hyundai Santro (+16%), Tata Indica (+4%), Maruti Zen (-3%) and Omni (+2%) all lose share year-on-year. The Wagon R (+39%) and Alto (+62%) make it five Marutis in the Top 7 for the first time in history. The Toyota Qualis (+23%) is back inside the Top 10 at #9, alongside the Hyundai Santro and Accent (+26%) the only foreigners in the Top 15. Tata lifts its presence to 4 nameplates in the Top 12 thanks to the Indigo – an Indica sedan – ending its first full year of sales at #12. The Toyota Corolla lands at #24 and the Chevrolet Optra at #28.

Previous year: India 2002: Fiat up to #5, Maruti 800, Hyundai Santro, Tata Indica above 10%

Full Year 2003 Top 20 All-brands and Top 65 All-models below.

India Full Year 2003 – brands:

PosBrand2003%/022002%Pos
1MARUTI392,07142.5%19%330,13642.9%1
2TATA174,32618.9%34%130,08616.9%2
3HYUNDAI120,34613.0%17%102,63313.3%3
4MAHINDRA92,67310.0%34%69,2409.0%4
5TOYOTA39,9494.3%58%25,2153.3%6
6FORD19,1582.1%24%15,4402.0%8
7HONDA16,7331.8%29%13,0201.7%9
8HINDUSTAN13,0471.4%-22%16,6682.2%7
9FORCE MOTORS11,9701.3%64%7,3161.0%11
10FIAT11,9461.3%-63%32,2224.2%5
11OPEL10,7301.2%26%8,5481.1%10
12EICHER MOTOR5,7730.6%22%4,7340.6%14
13SKODA5,5270.6%9%5,0840.7%13
14CHEVROLET4,4250.5%new00.0% –
15MITSUBISHI3,0650.3%-49%5,9930.8%12
16MERCEDES1,5320.2%43%1,0720.1%16
17BMW850.0%-4%890.0%17
18MINI250.0%new00.0% –
19DAEWOO00.0%-100%1,3050.2%15
 –Others2180.0%263%600.0% –

India Full Year 2003 – models:

PosBrandModel2003%/022002%Pos
1MARUTI800170,62418.5%24%137,73817.9%1
2HYUNDAISANTRO93,85410.2%16%80,70610.5%2
3TATAINDICA77,3098.4%4%74,1239.6%3
4MARUTIZEN62,2996.7%-3%64,5348.4%4
5MARUTIOMNI53,8075.8%2%52,8696.9%5
6MARUTIWAGON R43,2124.7%39%30,9944.0%7
7MARUTIALTO42,1634.6%62%26,0623.4%10
8MAHINDRADIESEL JEEP37,1984.0%-4%38,9475.1%6
9TOYOTAQUALIS30,7343.3%23%24,9503.2%11
10TATA407/608/60929,5103.2%3%28,5673.7%8
11TATASUMO25,7992.8%19%21,6792.8%12
12TATAINDIGO25,7482.8%5425%4660.1%43
13HYUNDAIACCENT25,0022.7%26%19,7812.6%13
14MAHINDRASCORPIO24,3382.6%273%6,5320.8%20
15MAHINDRAMAXX20,6602.2%30%15,8322.1%14
16FORDIKON18,6282.0%27%14,6821.9%15
17HONDACITY14,3671.6%21%11,8421.5%17
18TATATATA 20712,4621.3%465%2,2050.3%30
19HINDUSTANAMBASSADOR11,6251.3%-15%13,6871.8%16
20MARUTIESTEEM11,1221.2%-1%11,2011.5%18
21FIATPALIO9,9901.1%-65%28,3123.7%9
22OPELCORSA9,6261.0%36%7,0980.9%19
23FORCETRAX9,2861.0%63%5,6980.7%22
24TOYOTACOROLLA8,2030.9%new00.0% –
25MAHINDRAFJ/XJ6,9800.8%37%5,1050.7%23
26EICHER MOTOREICHER5,7730.6%22%4,7340.6%25
27SKODAOCTAVIA5,5270.6%9%5,0840.7%24
28CHEVROLETOPTRA4,2470.5%new00.0% –
29MARUTIVERSA3,5900.4%92%1,8700.2%32
30TATASAFARI3,4980.4%15%3,0460.4%27
31MAHINDRACABSTAR3,4760.4%30%2,6720.3%28
32MARUTIGYPSY JEEP3,3680.4%-20%4,2200.5%26
33MITSUBISHILANCER2,9450.3%-50%5,9350.8%21
34FORCEEXCEL/TRAVELLER2,6840.3%66%1,6180.2%33
35MARUTIBALENO1,7700.2%173%6480.1%41
36HONDAACCORD1,7250.2%46%1,1780.2%39
37HYUNDAISONATA1,3190.1%-39%2,1460.3%31
38FIATUNO1,0360.1%-23%1,3410.2%37
39TOYOTACAMRY1,0120.1%282%2650.0%45
40HINDUSTANTREKKER9560.1%-32%1,3980.2%36
41FIATSIENA9200.1%-64%2,5690.3%29
42MERCEDESC-CLASS7460.1%33%5600.1%42
43MERCEDESE-CLASS6670.1%70%3920.1%44
44OPELASTRA6430.1%-56%1,4500.2%35
45HONDACR-V6410.1%new00.0% –
46OPELVECTRA4610.0%new00.0% –
47HINDUSTANRTV4330.0%-72%1,5420.2%34
48FORDENDEAVOUR3500.0%new00.0% –
49FORDMONDEO1800.0%-76%7580.1%40
50CHEVROLETFORESTER1780.0%new00.0% –
51HYUNDAITERRACAN1710.0%new00.0% –
52MITSUBISHIPAJERO1200.0%107%580.0%48
53MARUTIGRAND VITARA1160.0%new00.0% –
54MERCEDESS-CLASS840.0%17%720.0%47
55MERCEDESM-CLASS350.0%9%320.0%50
56HINDUSTANCONTESSA330.0%-20%410.0%49
57BMW3-SERIES320.0%19%270.0%51
58MININEW MINI250.0%new00.0% –
59MAHINDRAL300210.0%-86%1520.0%46
60BMW7-SERIES210.0%-19%260.0%52
61BMWX5190.0%-10%210.0%53
62BMW5-SERIES80.0%-43%140.0%54
63BMWZ430.0%new00.0% –
64BMWZ320.0%100%10.0%57
65DAEWOOMATIZ00.0%-100%1,3050.2%38
66MERCEDESSLK00.0%-100%110.0%55
67MERCEDESCLK00.0%-100%50.0%56

Source: Manufacturers

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