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India September 2019: MG in Top 10, Kia Seltos #11, Maruti S-Presso lands in market down -22.9%

Over 5.000 Maruti S-Presso have found their way to dealerships in September.

At -22.9% year-on-year to 224.989 units, Indian wholesales manage a slightly better result than in August (-30.6%) but with a 6th consecutive double-digit drop and the lowest September score since 2014 they are still in a deep rut. The Indian government is trying the smooth out this dire situation by planning a new scrappage scheme of vehicles older than 15 years through an amendment to Motor vehicle norms proposed last July… For now the market is down -15.9% over the first 9 months of 2019 to 2.178.800 units, the weakest result at this stage of the year since 2015 (1.994.176). However there are quite a few success stories that stand out in this depressed context as we’ll see further down. Maruti (-27.1%) falls faster than the market despite two significant launches (S-Presso and XL6) and remains below the symbolic 50% market share for the 4th consecutive month at 49.1%. The Top 5 brands follow the same order as in August and all endure double-digit falls: Hyundai (-14.8%) and Toyota (-18.5%) resist better but Honda (-37.4%) and Mahindra (-29.9%) fall apart.

The Kia Seltos misses out on a first ever Top 10 finish by just 188 units.

Thanks to the launch of the Triber MPV, up 89% on its inaugural month and now its most popular model in India with 56% of its September volume, Renault surges 29.7% year-on-year and two spots on last month to #6, overtaking Tata (-56.1%). Although dropping one spot to #8, Kia, thanks to its sole nameplate the new Seltos, is up 24.3% on August to a fantastic 7.754 sales and 3.4% share, seemingly taking the same extraordinary route as sister brand Hyundai who only needed 1.5 year to rank #3 annually after a September 1998 launch… Finally Chinese carmaker and newly local producer MG breaks into the Indian Top 10 brands for the first time thanks to wholesales of its Hector SUV up 29.2% on August to a record 2.608.

The Triber accounts for a whopping 56% of Renault sales this month.

Which brings us to the models ranking where the Maruti DZire (-26.5%) holds onto the top spot for the 2nd month in a row and the third time this year after last March, but can’t tease the Maruti Alto (-30.6%) year-to-date as over 13.000 units separate the two nameplates so far in 2019. The Swift (-41.8%), Wagon R (-11.3%), Baleno (-38.7%) and Vitara Brezza (-28.2%) ensure the Top 6 is 100% Maruti as it is the case YTD, the Vitara Brezza reclaiming the title of #1 SUV in China off the Hyundai Venue (#10) in the process. With the Hyundai Elite i20 (-18.1%) and Grand i10 (-16.6%) as well as the Maruti Eeco (+35.3%) also making it into the Top 10, only Hyundai and Maruti models feature in the Indian Top 10 again this month.

The Maruti XL6 notches almost 4.000 sales for its 2nd month in market.

However the Kia Seltos ends the month less than 200 units off a historical Top 10 finish that would have occurred on its 2nd month in market, let’s bet this will happen in the coming months. The Maruti Ertiga (+60.1%) continues to take full advantage of the new generation but slips out of the Top 10 at #13. It distances two other successful launches: the Maruti S-Presso which debuts directly at #14 with just over 5.000 wholesales for its first month in market, and the Renaut Triber up 7 spots on August to #16. The Maruti XL6, up 63% on its launch month in August, also makes it into the September Top 20. Apart from the MG Hector (#28) as mentioned above, the Toyota Glanza (#27), none other than a rebadged Maruti Baleno, also breaks its volume record this month at 2.778.

Previous month: India August 2019: Renault Triber, Kia Seltos land with a splash in devastated market (-30.6%)

One year ago: India September 2018: Sales drop again, Maruti Swift nap third ever win

Full September 2019 Top 25 All-brands and Top 100 models below.

India September 2019 – brands:

8Kia7,7543.4%new713,9900.6%new10 –
10MG2,6081.2%new116,1340.3%new15 –
14Mercedes (e)7500.3%-25.0%148,5000.4%-23.9%1413
16BMW (e)6000.3%-25.0%166,1000.3%-18.2%1614
17Audi (e)4500.2%-25.0%174,3000.2%-19.7%1816
19Jaguar Land Rover (e)1750.1%-12.5%192,7450.1%17.0%1917
20Volvo (e)1300.1%-13.3%201,5500.1%9.5%2018
21Mini (e)350.0%0.0%224100.0%30.2%2120
22Porsche (e)300.0%-25.0%212800.0%-29.3%2321
23Force (e)100.0%0.0%23900.0%0.0%2422
25Ssangyong00.0%-100.0% –00.0%-100.0%2523

India September 2019 – models:

1Maruti DZire15,662-26.5%1146,390-30.1%21
2Maruti Alto15,079-30.6%5159,609-16.3%12
3Maruti Swift12,934-41.8%2138,437-19.7%33
4Maruti Wagon R11,757-11.3%3116,177-8.9%56
5Maruti Baleno11,420-38.7%4131,114-19.0%44
6Maruti Vitara Brezza10,362-28.2%1091,176-21.1%65
7Hyundai Elite i2010,141-18.1%1190,332-14.2%77
8Maruti Eeco9,94935.3%886,29839.6%814
9Hyundai Grand i109,358-16.6%675,036-26.2%108
10Hyundai Venue7,942new742,681new18 –
11Kia Seltos7,754new1214,080new33 –
12Hyundai Creta6,641-39.6%1379,070-14.0%99
13Maruti Ertiga6,28460.1%971,69772.7%1118
14Maruti S-Presso5,006new –5,006new56 –
15Honda Amaze4,823-42.6%1654,2185.1%1316
16Renault Triber4,710new237,200new48 –
17Toyota Innova Crysta4,225-34.8%1449,853-16.1%1615
18Mahindra Bolero4,179-40.7%1752,984-21.9%1413
19Maruti Celerio4,140-55.0%1555,181-25.8%1210
20Maruti XL63,840new246,196new51 –
21Mahindra Scorpio3,600-8.7%2134,563-11.1%2122
22Hyundai Santro3,502new1851,203new1532
23Ford Ecosport3,139-17.2%2031,114-27.7%2320
24Tata Tiago3,068-63.4%1948,386-32.1%1711
25Renault Kwid2,995-45.8%2738,333-22.6%1917
26Tata Nexon2,842-33.9%2637,087-5.6%2019
27Toyota Glanza2,773new2511,320new39 –
28MG Hector2,608new286,134new53 –
29Mahindra XUV3002,492new2232,796new22 –
30Honda City1,819-29.1%3124,305-23.1%2425
31Hyundai Verna1,738-50.4%2922,711-34.6%2624
32Maruti Ciaz1,715-72.5%3024,101-37.1%2521
33VW Polo1,6433.8%3212,845-11.9%3537
34Honda WR-V1,341-44.6%3616,461-42.0%2929
35Maruti Ignis1,266-52.2%3417,625-51.6%2823
36Toyota Etios1,252-39.2%3312,455-24.7%3735
37Hyundai Xcent1,164-71.6%3515,076-55.8%3128
38Mahindra XUV5001,120-41.1%3813,417-36.1%3431
39Maruti S-Cross1,040-65.4%4714,405-55.8%3227
40Mahindra TUV300995-44.3%3710,779-46.5%4033
41Ford Figo94418780.0%406,17256.6%5261
42Tata Harrier941new4911,749new38 –
43Toyota Fortuner920-41.3%4112,511-27.1%3636
44Mahindra Marazzo892-68.5%4615,960247.6%3044
45Datsun Redi-GO842-49.2%458,393-55.8%4334
46Skoda Rapid816-12.4%446,852-8.7%5048
47Tata Tigor737-60.0%439,708-56.3%4130
48Toyota Etios Liva670-55.1%428,085-26.3%4543
49Honda Jazz649-36.2%527,786-46.7%4640
50Jeep Compass603-49.6%508,701-41.3%4241
51Ford Endeavour56815.7%515,10211.2%5455
52Renault Duster544-11.7%397,091-14.3%4946
53Ford Aspire483-70.5%537,481-32.7%4742
54VW Vento4555.8%583,913-19.5%5953
55Ford Freestyle422-81.7%488,262-40.2%4438
56VW Ameo344-66.7%545,076-34.4%5550
57Honda Civic336new663,939new58 –
58Tata Zest270-84.3%574,053-63.2%5745
59Mahindra Thar262-58.5%563,370159.2%6165
60Toyota Yaris232-61.0%592,378-74.7%6447
61Nissan Kicks204new623,695new6092
62Mahindra KUV100184-84.3%632,855-82.6%6339
63Honda BR-V168-52.3%612,340-60.6%6552
64Skoda Octavia16514.6%651,702-17.9%7164
65Honda CR-V165258.7%70808344.0%7977
66Datsun GO+160-70.7%642,214-47.2%6858
67Skoda Kodiaq1502.0%711,149-22.8%7468
68Tata Hexa148-78.6%672,245-71.4%6649
69Datsun GO136-77.2%602,226-43.8%6757
70Mahindra Verito+Vibe10991.2%69837-5.5%7872
71VW Tiguan108-12.9%74553-42.6%8474
72Skoda Superb102-25.0%68931-20.1%7671
73Hyundai Elantra943.3%81675-42.4%8173
74Toyota Corolla84-68.2%771,247-52.8%7363
75Tata Safari/Storme79-84.1%752,151-53.0%6956
76Hyundai Tucson78-54.4%79736-52.5%8069
77Renault Lodgy78188.9%83442-56.6%8676
78Mahindra Alturas G475new761,783new7082
79Mahindra Xylo55-90.3%552,941-45.5%6254
80Nissan Sunny53-62.4%78564-65.5%8270
81Hyundai Kona47new73177new90 –
82Nissan Micra37-84.1%80856-77.2%7760
83Toyota Camry34-15.0%7246642.9%8583
84Renault Captur18-93.1%821,441-53.2%7262
85Tata Bolt12-94.5%84269-87.2%8966
86Toyota Land Cruiser11-35.3%8599-3.9%9385
87Toyota Vellfire2new –2new98 –
88Nissan Terrano1-98.1% –427-60.2%8775
89Maruti Omni0-100.0% –20,930-68.0%2712
90Tata Sumo0-100.0% –941-82.9%7551
91Maruti Gypsy0-100.0% –563-84.7%8359
92VW Passat0-100.0% –304-18.7%8878
93Fiat Punto Evo0-100.0% –130-68.8%9179
94Fiat Linea0-100.0%8610422.4%9286
95Fiat Abarth0n/a –793850.0%9490
96Ford Mustang0-100.0% –7525.0%9588
97Toyota Prado0n/a871427.3%9691
98Honda Brio0-100.0% –3-99.9%9767
99Tata Nano0-100.0% –1-99.7%9981
100Toyota Prius0n/a –1n/a100113

Source: Team BHP

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