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India June 2013: Locally-produced Ford Ecosport lands at #15

Ford Ecosport India June 2013. Picture courtesy of motorbeam.comFord Ecosport

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No light at the end of the tunnel for Indian car sales in 2013: June marks the 7th consecutive month of year-on-year decline at -5% to 187,462 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 1,268,639 units, down a harsh 10% on 2012.  After a historical month in May when the Maruti DZire took the lead of the overall sales chart for the very first time, we are back to a little bit more of normalcy in June: the Maruti Alto is #1 with 20,077 sales and 10.4% share, its best volume and share since last March, and the Maruti Swift ranks #2 at 17,236 units and 9.2%, its best volume since last February and best share in over one year – since May 2012, while the Maruti DZire is down 2 spots to #3 with 12,548 sales and 6.7%.

Maruti Alto 800 India June 2013Maruti Alto 800

Further down, the Honda Amaze manages to maintain itself inside the Indian Top 10 for the 2nd month in a row at #10 with 4,965 units, accounting for a gargantuan 53% of overall Honda sales in the country, the same ratio as last month. The Renault Duster is down 2 ranks to #14, the Chevrolet Enjoy (aka Wuling Hongguang) up 2 to #22 with a best-ever 2,578 sales, the Tata Nano back up 13 spots to #28 and the Nissan Micra up 14 to #29 at 1,989 units, its best month since February 2012.

Honda Amaze India June 2013. Picture courtesy of Amaze

However the big event this month in India is the first appearance in the sales charts of the Ford Ecosport produced in New Dehli: it lands directly in 15th position with an excellent 4,002 sales and 2.1% share, already just 500 units short of the Renault Duster with which is competes directly on budget (but is smaller). The Ecosport has already proved to be a solid success in Brazil and Argentina and looks set to replicate it in India, and potentially go further up here. The next couple of months will be crucial to understand what the Ecosport’s full sales potential is in India.

Previous month: India May 2013: Maruti DZire leads the ranking for the first time!

One year ago: India June 2012: Hyundai i20 and Toyota Innova at their best

Full June 2013 Top 60 models and Top 12 brands Ranking Tables below.

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