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India October 2020: Tata (+79.2%), Kia (+63.5%) help lift market up 17.5%

The Kia Sonet breaks into the Indian Top 10 in October.

Indian wholesales continue to catch up on lost time in October thanks partly to new launches, at 333.660 units which is up 17.5% year-on-year. The year-to-date tally is now down -23.5% to 1.865.439. Our 2020 Forecast accordingly goes up from 2.36 million units (-20%) last month to 2.41 million (-19%) this month. Market leader Maruti (+17.6%) logically drives the market growth given it represents almost half of all Indian wholesales this month at 49% share vs. 50.2% year-to-date. Hyundai (+13.2%) underperforms slightly compared to the market but smashes its all-time volume record at 56.605 (previous best 52.001 in October 2018) and still manages a strong 17% share while Tata (+79.2%) and Kia (+63.5%) simply post the two largest gains in the entire market, ranking #3 and #4 respectively. Kia also breaks its monthly volume record for the 2nd month running, lifting it above 20.000 for the first time ever at 21.021 units and celebrates 150.000 wholesales since its launch in the country 15 months ago in August 2019. No other brand manages a double-digit gain, yet MG (+6.1%) also is at its highest ever volume-wise at 3.750 in 10th place just as the Gloster (aka Maxus D90) is about to hit the charts. At the other end of the scale Nissan (-69.6%), Volkswagen (-36.1%) and Datsun (-16.7%) are annihilated.

The new Toyota Urban Cruiser is a rebadged Maruti Vitara Brezza.

Model-wise, the Maruti Swift (+26.7%) 3peats at #1 and overtakes the Alto (-0.3%) to also take the lead in the year-to-date order. The Swift breaks a 3 year-old volume record at 24.589 wholesales (previous best is 23.802 in April 2017). Maruti trusts all positions in the Top 5 with the Baleno (+35.3%) at #2, the Wagon R (+30.3%) at #3 with a new volume record of 18.703, the Alto and DZire (-9.7%). In 6th place, the Hyundai Creta (+92.9%) also hits a new all-time record at 14.023 units, with the Hyundai Grand i10 (+41.8%), Maruti Eeco (+32.9%) and Vitara Brezza (+18.2%) also outpacing the market in the remainder of the Top 10. Launched last month, the Kia Sonet confirms it is an instant blockbuster like the Seltos before it, breaking into the Top 10 at #10 with a record 11.721 wholesales. The Tata Nexon and Altroz break their volume record again while we welcome the Toyota Urban Cruiser, a rebadged Maruti Vitara Brezza which will give the Japanese brand a boost in India, at #33 with just over 3.000 wholesales.

Previous month: India September 2020: Kia (+147.2%), Tata (+141.7%) continue to prop market up a cool 31.4%

One year ago: India October 2019: Kia matches Hyundai’s 1998 record launch with 12.854 Seltos

Full October 2020 Top 15 All-brands wholesales and Top 90 All-models below.

India October 2020 – brands:

PosBrandOct-20%/19Sep2020%/19PosFY19
1Maruti163,65649.0%17.6%1937,13150.2%-23.4%11
2Hyundai56,60517.0%13.2%2327,44217.6%-23.4%22
3Tata23,6007.1%79.2%3124,9656.7%-4.2%34
4Kia21,0216.3%63.5%4107,6655.8%304.1%49
5Mahindra18,3185.5%2.2%5102,6915.5%-46.0%53
6Toyota12,3733.7%4.3%860,1163.2%-46.3%76
7Renault11,0053.3%-4.4%760,5373.2%-8.3%67
8Honda10,8363.2%8.3%651,9652.8%-56.6%85
9Ford7,0842.1%1.0%940,1372.2%-38.5%98
10MG3,7501.1%6.1%1019,9891.1%106.7%1012
11Volkswagen2,0540.6%-36.1%1111,9580.6%-53.8%1110
12Skoda1,4210.4%3.1%129,0130.5%-25.0%1213
13Datsun9830.3%-16.7%135,8140.3%-58.5%1311
14Jeep8320.2%-2.6%144,1330.2%-56.7%1414
15Nissan1220.0%-69.6%151,8830.1%-68.3%1515

India October 2020 – models:

PosModelOct-20/19Sep2020/19PosFY19
1Maruti Swift24,58926.7%1124,136-21.4%13
2Maruti Baleno21,97135.3%2118,084-19.9%34
3Maruti Wagon R18,70330.3%4114,358-12.4%45
4Maruti Alto17,850-0.3%3120,615-32.1%21
5Maruti DZire17,675-9.7%597,565-41.2%52
6Hyundai Creta14,02392.9%674,380-13.9%810
7Hyundai Grand i1014,00341.8%870,731-16.7%99
8Maruti Eeco13,30932.9%777,082-20.0%78
9Maruti Vitara Brezza12,08718.2%1263,577-37.3%106
10Kia Sonet11,721new1120,998new29 –
11Maruti S-Presso10,6122.4%1453,885250.6%1425
12Kia Seltos8,900-30.8%1382,119204.9%622
13Hyundai Venue8,8282.9%1560,85018.7%1213
14Hyundai Elite i208,399-42.8%1056,314-46.4%137
15Maruti Ertiga7,7487.7%961,943-21.5%1111
16Mahindra Bolero7,62429.6%2041,655-29.2%1614
17Maruti Celerio7,574106.4%1646,270-21.4%1512
18Tata Nexon6,88855.2%1835,986-13.3%1820
19Tata Altroz6,730new1934,210new19 –
20Tata Tiago6,08311.4%1737,530-30.3%1717
21Hyundai Aura (Xcent)5,577301.8%2530,16583.2%2034
22Renault Kwid5,371-0.2%2228,636-34.5%2319
23Renault Triber5,2720.6%2329,126134.1%2129
24Mahindra XUV3004,88260.3%2623,765-33.7%2723
25Honda Amaze4,709-8.3%2128,393-52.2%2415
26Ford Ecosport4,5996.3%2724,657-30.4%2524
27Maruti Ignis4,555145.0%2919,9972.6%3030
28Toyota Innova Crysta4,477-11.6%2429,122-47.0%2218
29Honda City4,124118.5%3115,586-40.5%3427
30Mahindra Scorpio3,961-14.4%2824,098-38.5%2621
31MG Hector3,6252.5%3319,07997.3%3139
32Hyundai Santro3,463-40.9%3021,953-61.5%2816
33Toyota Urban Cruiser3,006new –3,006new53 –
34Toyota Glanza2,97810.6%3216,14615.2%3337
35Maruti S-Cross2,52686.3%358,160-48.2%3936
36Maruti XL62,439-43.6%3617,03261.8%3242
37Tata Harrier2,39890.6%379,638-25.9%3743
38Hyundai Verna2,166-0.4%3412,135-51.2%3528
39VW Polo1,564-10.3%388,538-41.5%3835
40Tata Tigor1,50130.3%407,132-34.3%4145
41Toyota Fortuner1,47213.1%427,964-42.3%4041
42Maruti Ciaz1,422-40.0%3911,469-56.7%3626
43Honda WR-V1,100-19.5%414,660-73.9%4732
44Skoda Rapid1,02425.6%445,909-22.9%4248
45Mahindra XUV5001,009-26.8%495,411-63.4%4338
46Datsun Redi-GO91028.3%484,863-46.6%4546
47Ford Endeavour85221.7%474,390-24.3%4955
48Ford Freestyle84867.9%455,031-42.6%4449
49Jeep Compass832-2.6%504,123-56.8%5047
50Mahindra Marazzo737-29.4%434,854-71.5%4633
51Honda Jazz642-14.4%462,019-76.3%5750
52Maruti Gypsy596n/a522,958425.4%5485
53Ford Aspire446-14.1%513,852-51.9%5153
54Kia Carnival400new544,559new48 –
55Toyota Yaris373-2.4%533,23617.2%5264
56Renault Duster362-41.8%612,775-64.0%5552
57Ford Figo339-64.9%572,216-69.0%5654
58VW Vento231-68.3%581,693-63.5%5957
59Honda Civic230-47.2%591,094-75.0%6159
60Skoda Superb18421.1%601,050-3.0%6275
61Skoda Karoq182new55597new67 –
62VW Tiguan1709.7%70587-17.1%6876
63MG ZS EV125new62910new64 –
64Nissan Kicks122-61.0%651,562-61.0%6060
65VW T-Roc89new56967new63 –
66Hyundai Tucson874.8%63441-46.2%7180
67Mahindra Alturas G469-31.7%64249-86.8%7771
68Hyundai Elantra46-22.0%71274-62.7%7582
69Datsun GO43-84.8%66504-79.9%6967
70Toyota Camry38-43.3%72348-34.7%7384
71Mahindra KUV10035-80.9%68440-85.5%7262
72Skoda Octavia31-86.6%74640-66.9%6670
73Honda CR-V31-79.6%73153-84.1%8378
74Datsun GO+30-84.1%67447-81.4%7068
75Toyota Vellfire2945.0%752941236.4%7496
76Hyundai Kona13-74.0%69199-12.3%7990
77Mahindra Verito+Vibe1-99.3%76250-74.4%7677
78Mahindra TUV3000-100.0% –1,701-85.9%5844
79Skoda Kodiaq0-100.0% –817-38.5%6573
80Tata Zest0-100.0% –215-95.2%7858
81Tata Hexa0-100.0% –198-92.0%8065
82Nissan Sunny0-100.0% –178-69.6%8183
83VW Ameo0-100.0% –173-96.9%8256
84Nissan Micra0-100.0% –143-84.5%8479
85Honda BR-V0-100.0% –60-97.7%8566
86Tata Bolt0-100.0% –57-80.5%8688
87Mahindra Xylo0-100.0% –56-98.2%8763
88Jeep Wrangler0new –10new88 –

Source: Manufacturers

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