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India April 2017: Maruti, Swift and Baleno all beat volume records

The Maruti Swift smashes its Indian volume record in April.

* See the Top 22 All-brands and Top 90 models by clicking on the title *

The Indian new car market is going from strength to strength this year with April wholesale volumes up another 15% year-on-year to 277.148, lifting the year-to-date tally to 1.076.818, up 12% on the same period in 2016. Market leader Maruti Suzuki once again manages to cross the 50% market share milestone at 52% thanks to sales up a stunning 23% year-on-year to 144.081, a new all-time monthly record for the brand, beating the 137.277 hit last September. Maruti’s market share record remains 52.2% from last November. Hyundai trails the market growth at +6% in 2nd place with Mahindra freefalling 16% at #3. Honda (+38%), Toyota (+52%) and Tata (+22%) all post brilliant gains but Renault loses steam at -23% now that the Kwid (-19%) is old news. Volkswagen (+21%), Datsun (+71%) and Skoda (+50%) also shine but Fiat (-40%) tumbles down.

Big surprise atop the Indian models ranking this month: taking the overall lead, the Maruti Swift is up 52% on April 2016 to smash its volume record to 23.802 from 19.669 in January 2015. Note the new generation Swift hasn’t arrived yet in India whereas bookings for the facelifted Swift DZire sedan variant are now open. The Maruti Alto follows with an equally impressive 36% gain while the Maruti Baleno is up 83% to a second consecutive volume record at 17.530. The Maruti Wagon R delivers its 2nd highest ever volume at 16.348 (+7%) just below its record of 16.645 from last September and the Hyundai Elite i20 does exactly the same at 12.668 below the 12.812 units hit in March 2015.

Finally, in a month of records the Maruti Vitara Brezza (+36%) improves its personal best to 10.653 sales, remaining the country’s best-selling SUV just above the Hyundai Creta (9.213). Among recent launches, the Maruti Ignis slides down 3% on last month but remains inside the Top 20, the Tata Tigor improves 21% on it inaugural month and the Honda WR-V is down 15% but strong at #26, Honda’s second best-seller below the City.

Previous month: India March 2017: Maruti Baleno shoots up to #2 in market up 12%

One year ago: India April 2016: Leader Alto down 23%, hit by Kwid?

Full April 2017 Top 22 All-brands and Top 90 models below.

India April 2017 – brands:

PosBrandApr-17%/16Mar2017%/16PosFY16
1Maruti144,08152.0%23%1526,14348.9%17%11
2Hyundai44,75816.1%6%2173,85916.1%7%22
3Mahindra17,8026.4%-16%378,9947.3%-10%33
4Honda14,4805.2%38%463,5875.9%9%44
5Toyota12,9644.7%52%648,6394.5%39%66
6Tata12,8274.6%22%553,4435.0%32%55
7Renault9,5453.4%-23%741,7223.9%0%77
8Ford7,6182.7%16%832,6513.0%23%88
9Volkswagen3,6731.3%21%916,4901.5%26%99
10Datsun3,0761.1%71%1014,0651.3%103%1010
11Skoda1,3720.5%50%115,4940.5%17%1213
12Nissan1,1410.4%-7%134,6130.4%-23%1312
13Mercedes9010.3%-16%143,4120.3%-22%1414
14Chevrolet8830.3%-57%125,8180.5%-43%1111
15Audi8000.3%-16%153,0320.3%-24%1515
16BMW5300.2%-15%162,0020.2%-23%1616
17Fiat2920.1%-40%171,2520.1%-47%1717
18Jaguar Land Rover2000.1%-33%188000.1%-33%1818
19Volvo1210.0%-17%194610.0%-23%1919
20Hindustan-Mitsubishi520.0%-13%202180.0%-43%2020
21Porsche220.0%-12%21830.0%-26%2121
22Force100.0%-17%22400.0%-2%2222

India April 2017 – models:

PosModelApr-17/16Mar2017/16PosFY16
1Maruti Swift23,80252%466,18811%24
2Maruti Alto22,54936%183,9393%11
3Maruti Baleno17,53083%252,09071%57
4Maruti Wagon R16,3487%756,9380%43
5Hyundai Elite i2012,66814%646,93613%76
6Hyundai Grand i1012,00122%550,41832%65
7Maruti Vitara Brezza10,65336%939,688196%811
8Hyundai Creta9,21317%1036,13417%109
9Maruti DZire8,797-34%359,392-10%32
10Maruti Celerio8,425-1%1136,44223%910
11Renault Kwid7,956-19%834,8245%118
12Maruti Omni7,628-9%1530,2636%1212
13Maruti Ciaz7,02423%2124,35812%1617
14Maruti Ertiga6,74223%1623,3824%1816
15Toyota Innova Crysta6,58954%1324,90862%1413
16Mahindra Bolero6,35810%1228,07910%1314
17Maruti Eeco6,3102%1823,6779%1715
18Honda City5,9483%1424,8922%1519
19Hyundai Eon5,379-1%1721,673-1%1918
20Maruti Ignis5,030new1919,731new20
21Mahindra Scorpio4,4894%2018,64414%2221
22Hyundai Xcent4,4466%3013,931-12%2420
23Tata Tiago4,11536%2319,498373%2123
24Ford Ecosport3,9244%2216,90821%2322
25Tata Tigor3,638new276,649new38
26Honda WR-V3,266new247,415new36
27Maruti S-Cross2,6767%369,079-6%3233
28Toyota Fortuner2,226337%378,267203%3549
29Toyota Etios2,19612%329,2694%2927
30Mahindra KUV1002,141-58%2810,734-41%2724
31Honda Jazz2,061137%2611,200-11%2626
32Honda Amaze2,029-23%2513,160-15%2525
33Mahindra XUV5001,999-29%318,996-20%3328
34Mahindra TUV3001,9883%359,185-16%3129
35Tata Zest1,98540%339,74428%2830
36Datsun RediGo1,972new299,210new3035
37Ford Aspire1,96170%348,83874%3437
38VW Polo1,837-4%436,378-19%3934
39Renault Duster1,303-39%405,301-10%4038
40VW Ameo1,270new386,940new3744
41Tata Hexa1,213new494,677new42
42Toyota Etios Liva1,098-12%444,298-22%4342
43Ford Figo1,0924%464,970-14%4143
44Skoda Rapid1,07773%454,23119%4550
45Mahindra Xylo74663%482,58625%5160
46Toyota Corolla72476%591,368-26%6264
47Honda BR-V70124%414,298658%4440
48Hyundai Verna682-67%503,257-47%4741
49Ford Endeavour63213%601,8330%5959
50Datsun GO607-33%512,840-22%4947
51Nissan Micra5960%542,783-1%5054
52Maruti Gypsy567157%68976-8%6770
54VW Vento564-42%423,169-31%4845
55Datsun GO+497-44%562,015-39%5755
56Chevrolet Tavera487-44%641,953-48%5851
57Tata Bolt47564%571,824-37%6056
58Nissan Terrano440-5%691,039-55%6565
59Honda Brio438121%552,126-33%5557
60Tata Indigo/Manza418-74%612,174-65%5439
61Tata Nano350-68%731,227-75%6446
62Tata Safari/Storme345-36%581,435-42%6158
63Renault Lodgy240-39%651,265-34%6363
64Tata Indica/Vista239-86%393,702-59%4631
65Chevrolet Beat238-57%522,121-37%5648
66Fiat Punto Evo236-42%621,016-46%6662
67Hyundai Elantra227220%66875191%6873
68Skoda Octavia155-15%67749-11%7071
69Skoda Superb14031%7151383%7475
70Hyundai Tucson121new74576new7380
71Toyota Camry113-11%75465-9%7676
72Nissan Sunny105-39%637881%6974
73Chevrolet Cruze68-30%7061940%7279
74Mahindra NuvoSport62-89%76263-86%7867
75Mitsubishi Pajero Sport52-13%82-79%8482
76Tata Sumo49-94%472,508-24%5252
77Chevrolet Sail Sedan49-82%72714-40%7169
78Renault Pulse46-57%77272-54%7772
79Fiat Linea44-34%80204-44%8078
80Chevrolet Trailblazer41215%85103194%8293
81Honda CR-V36-22%84134-36%8181
82Hyundai Santa Fe21-25%8359-68%8685
83Toyota Land Cruiser1880%81595%8788
84Mahindra Verito+Vibe16-88%78500-46%7566
85Fiat Abarth129%8632-66%9087
86Ford Mustang9new79102new8390
87VW Jetta2-99%903-100%9577
88Honda Accord1n/a8229n/a9196

Note: Premium models data is unavailable.

Source: Auto Punditz, Team BHP

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. “Renault loses steam at -23% now that the Kwid (-19%) is old news”. Old news? I don’t know Matt. Could be, but I doubt it. Look at the Indian Maruti line-up, a brand selling 15 times more cars than Renault. Several models are much older than the 2 year old funky runabout from Renault. In a market decades away from saturation point (cars per capita) it’s my guess the Kwid has a promising future. Maybe it’s a production glitch, maybe ineffective PR (even though the fresh Kwid Climber campaign makes that less plausible). Time will tell. Renault is aware it should capitalize on the Kwid success by introducing follow-up models. Every year 1 new product, in 2017 that will be the Captur (Russian version Kaptur, so based o/t Duster). But the competition isn’t asleep: f.i. the S.Koreans will invade Nemaste country with 20 new models before 2022.

    1. Hi Rick, I agree with you – what I meant is that the Kwid’s honeymoon period is over. I’m far from calling it a disappointment, in fact it’s the contrary. It’s enabled Renault to crack the Indian market, something Datsun failed to do. So all good, just a disappointing month.

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