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India June 2014: Maruti Wagon R up to second place

Suzuki Wagon R India June 2014. Picture courtesy of gaadi.comMaruti Wagon R

* See the Top 60 best-selling models and Top 14 brands by clicking on the title! *

Is this the rebound everyone had been waiting for? After gaining ground for the first time in almost a year last month, in June new car sales in India are up a splendid 13% year-on-year to 212,734 registrations (temporary figures), which brings the year-to-date total to 1,259,109 units, now down just 0.8% on 2013. If this return of fortune confirms itself it is great news for the world car market as India is one of the biggest potential engines of growth for the next two decades. After dropping to a paltry third place in May for the first time in one decade, the Maruti Alto is back in charge this month with 30,499 sales and 14.3% share, which are no less than the nameplate’s strongest volume since March 2012 and highest market share in at least 3 years!

Hyundai Xcent India June 2014. Picture courtesy of motorbeam.comHyundai Xcent

Up two spots on May to 2nd place, the Maruti Wagon R delivers an outstanding 17,119 sales for a best-ever 8% market share and hits its highest ranking since September 2012. Leaders last month, the Suzuki Swift Dzire (15,990 units) and Swift (13,632) are knocked down to #3 and #4 respectively but its June score enables the Swift Dzire to overtake its hatchback twin year-to-date to rank #2 with 105,773 sales vs. 104,872. The Hyundai Grand i10 (#6), Honda City (#7), Amaze (#8) and Hyundai Xcent (#9) all confirm they are now established as blockbusters in India.

Datsun Go India June 2014. Picture courtesy of intoday.inHave we seen all the Datsun Go has to offer sales-wise already?

Now onto one of the (/the?) most important launches of the year in India: the Datsun Go. After debuting at 2,068 sales and #31 in March and growing to 2,690 and #22 in April (then totalling more than the entire Nissan range!), the Go has since lost quite a lot of ground: down 26% to 1,992 units and #28 in May and now down a further 45% to just 1,097 sales and #37 in June, by far its weakest result to date. The Go is now only marginally stronger than the Tata Nano (#40 at 1,001 units), widely considered as one of the biggest automotive flops of the past decade. Does this mean the Go is headed towards the same fate? Not just yet. Indian figures correspond to factory sales to dealerships (not end consumers) so the current evolution looks like the first factory batch is being used up. July-August figures should be much higher. If not and we see the Go fall below 1,000 monthly sales, then there will be reason to worry.

Previous month: India May 2014: Maruti Swift DZire and Swift lead, Alto down to #3

One year ago: India June 2013: Locally produced Ford Ecosport lands at #15

Full June 2014 Top 60 models and Top 14 brands Ranking Tables below.

India June 2014 – brands:

PosBrandJun-14%/13May2014%/13PosFY13
1Maruti100,96447.4%31%1569,23945.2%3%11
2Hyundai33,51415.7%9%2207,38016.5%5%22
3Honda16,3067.7%75%489,3797.1%75%46
4Mahindra16,0457.5%-7%3112,2798.9%-17%33
5Toyota12,0105.6%9%560,5944.8%-20%54
6Tata7,9113.7%-33%659,5214.7%-18%65
7Ford7,2593.4%2%739,8263.2%29%78
8Chevrolet5,1652.4%-21%833,0972.6%-30%87
9Renault4,2772.0%-29%924,0731.9%-37%99
10Nissan3,2651.5%11%1021,0911.7%46%1011
11Volkswagen3,0781.4%-43%1120,1251.6%-41%1110
12Skoda1,1220.5%-29%137,3830.6%-36%1312
13Datsun1,0970.5%new127,8470.6%new12 –
14Fiat8010.4%3%146,6190.5%137%1415

India June 2014 – models:

PosModelJun-14%May2014%PosFY13
1Maruti Alto30,49914.3%3138,14811.0%11
2Maruti Wagon R17,1198.0%478,5406.2%44
3Maruti Swift DZire15,9907.5%1105,7738.4%23
4Maruti Swift13,6326.4%2104,8728.3%32
5Mahindra Bolero7,9093.7%654,7924.4%65
6Hyundai Grand i107,9013.7%557,7584.6%518
7Honda City7,7233.6%845,8923.6%731
8Honda Amaze7,0753.3%1435,9822.9%1013
9Hyundai Xcent7,0693.3%723,2401.8%16 –
10Hyundai Eon6,5793.1%941,4713.3%86
11Maruti Omni6,4963.1%1036,6552.9%911
12Toyota Innova5,3772.5%1227,6362.2%139
13Ford Ecosport5,1762.4%1624,4881.9%1523
14Maruti Celerio4,8782.3%1132,6842.6%11 –
15Maruti Ertiga4,8752.3%1330,4872.4%1210
16Mahindra Scorpio3,8491.8%1726,4642.1%1416
17Renault Duster3,8161.8%1921,1281.7%1914
18Maruti Ritz3,7831.8%2616,1951.3%2521
19Maruti Eeco3,2421.5%1521,2051.7%1820
20Hyundai Verna3,2221.5%1820,4411.6%2015
21Hyundai i203,2121.5%2023,2001.8%178
22Mahindra XUV5003,0351.4%2318,7831.5%2425
23Tata Indica/Vista2,6741.3%2220,1671.6%2112
24Hyundai i102,5861.2%2119,4041.5%227
25Hyundai Santro2,3331.1%2518,8181.5%2317
26Tata Indigo/Manza2,2581.1%2415,3741.2%2626
27Toyota Etios2,1781.0%2714,2821.1%2724
28Toyota Etios Liva1,9980.9%298,8890.7%3328
29Chevrolet Beat1,7740.8%3111,8040.9%3127
30VW Polo1,6900.8%3212,2111.0%3022
31Nissan Terrano1,5670.7%3012,6051.0%2949
32Ford Figo1,4790.7%3312,6221.0%2819
33Honda Brio1,4380.7%357,0540.6%3829
34Toyota Fortuner1,4340.7%347,7960.6%3535
35Chevrolet Tavera1,2490.6%377,1550.6%3741
36VW Vento1,2110.6%416,6950.5%3930
37Datsun Go1,0970.5%287,8470.6%34 –
38Nissan Micra1,0300.5%435,4220.4%4242
39Tata Sumo1,0130.5%367,4220.6%3633
40Tata Nano1,0010.5%3810,2270.8%3234
41Chevrolet Enjoy9870.5%406,2090.5%4037
42Toyota Corolla Altis9220.4%461,5940.1%5558
43Skoda Rapid8070.4%425,5480.4%4139
44Tata Safari/Storme7910.4%395,1380.4%4343
45Mahindra Xylo6750.3%444,9700.4%4436
46Fiat Grande Punto6450.3%454,6910.4%4552
47Ford Fiesta Classic5740.3%472,5980.2%4953
48Nissan Sunny5560.3%492,7340.2%4844
49Chevrolet Sail Sedan5160.2%483,5750.3%4638
50Chevrolet Sail3660.2%502,4810.2%5047
51Hyundai Elantra3430.2%511,9680.2%5155
52Maruti SX43220.2%n/a1,3490.1%5654
53Hyundai Santa Fe2560.1%531,0150.1%62n/a
54Skoda Octavia2320.1%571,0610.1%6172
55Renault Scala2260.1%n/a1,0130.1%6351
56Renault Pulse2010.1%591,6170.1%5456
57Mahindra Quanto1770.1%523,4430.3%4740
58VW Jetta1740.1%551,2040.1%5964
59Fiat Linea1560.1%541,9280.2%5263
60Mahindra Verito Vibe1490.1%631,1460.1%6062

Source: Management Punditz

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Maruti Suzuki should scrap the Omni & Eeco and replace it with one model, i bet the Omni will not even have 1 star in a crash test, its too old, slow and not a car that a family deserves anymore with a safety star from 1 or lesser.. the same also for Eeco, they should replace it with one model the APV for example that car got atleast 3 star safety rating way better than Omni& Eeco will do altogether.

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