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India April 2022: Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Tata Nexon on podium, sales up 2.3%

The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is up to a best-ever 2nd place in India in April.

Going against the negative worldwide trend, new car wholesales in India grow 2.3% year-on-year in April  to 293,081, marking the 2nd consecutive YoY uptick. The year-to-date tally now dips just -0.6% year-on-year to 1,211,980 units. As it has been the case for a few months now, both Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai (-10.2% each) are losing share year-on-year to 41.6% and 15% respectively. In contrast, the following four brands post very dynamic double-digit gains: Tata is up 65.7%, Toyota up 56.8%, Mahindra up 21.9% and Kia up 18%. The most impressive lifts in the Top 10 however go to Skoda (+436.1%) thanks to the new Slavia and Kushaq, and Volkswagen (+131.4%) thanks to the new Taigun, while Renault (-12.1%) and Honda (-13.2%) are bogged down. Further down, only Jeep (+4.7%) is in positive.

In the models aisle, the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R (-4.8%) easily cements its year-to-date lead where it now stands almost 16,000 units above the #2, the Maruti Suzuki DZire (-24%) down to a paltry #8 for the month. The hero of April is the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (+72.2%) helped by its facelift up 12 spots on March to land at a record 2nd place (also hit in September 2021) with an all-time high 14,889 sales. The Tata Nexon (+94.2%) breaks into the Indian podium for the very first time at #3, distancing the Hyundai Creta (+1.5%) and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza (+4.8%) both in positive. The Maruti Suzuki Eeco (-2.7%) is up four spots on last month to #6 while the Maruti Suzuki Baleno (-33.2%) and Alto (-39.6%) take a hard hit. Meanwhile, the new Tata Punch remains in the Top 10 at #10. 

Previous month: India March 2022: Tata, Kia, Nexon and Punch break volume records in stable market (+0.3%)

One year ago: India April 2021: Market up 15.1% on two years ago, Maruti Wagon R in the lead

Full April 2022 Top 15 All-locally made brands and Top 75 All-models below.

India April 2022 – locally-made brands:

1Maruti Suzuki121,99541.6%-10.2%1518,72842.8%-8.3%11
4Mahindra  22,1697.6%21.9%496,9788.0%37.2%44
15Datsun00.0%-100.0% –5120.0%-83.6%1415

India April 2022 – locally made models:

1Maruti Suzuki Wagon R17,766-4.8%177,4135.6%11
2Maruti Suzuki Ertiga14,88972.2%1446,27324.1%59
3Tata Nexon13,47194.2%453,86169.5%410
4Hyundai Creta12,6511.5%742,658-14.4%85
5Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza11,7644.8%643,035-3.7%77
6Maruti Suzuki Eeco11,154-2.7%1040,093-13.9%118
7Maruti Suzuki Baleno10,938-33.2%344,819-39.7%63
8Maruti Suzuki DZire10,701-24.0%261,72917.5%26
9Maruti Suzuki Alto10,443-39.6%1641,957-40.0%94
10Tata Punch10,132new840,277new1040
11Hyundai Grand i109,123-20.9%934,203-21.7%1313
12Maruti Suzuki Swift8,898-51.4%560,831-21.5%32
13Hyundai Venue8,392-25.4%1139,201-12.8%1211
14Mahindra Bolero7,68624.9%1829,1616.2%1618
15Kia Seltos7,506-7.2%1233,979-7.7%1412
16Maruti Suzuki Celerio7,0661825.3%2031,68373.5%1528
17Maruti Suzuki S-Presso6,694-13.5%1528,9960.3%1717
18Toyota Innova Crysta6,35176.4%1321,0198.9%2020
19Kia Carens5,754new1718,446new24 –
20Kia Sonet5,404-30.0%1925,333-23.4%1814
21Tata Tiago5,062-23.9%2818,748-31.2%2219
22Hyundai Elite i204,707-5.9%2421,735-31.1%1915
23Mahindra XUV7004,494new2218,791new2150
24Honda Amaze4,46714.0%3416,255-14.1%2722
25Maruti Suzuki XL64,36629.4%5012,7551.4%3223
26Tata Altroz4,266-35.8%2318,529-34.8%2316
27Hyundai Aura (Xcent)4,03520.6%3014,811-6.6%2924
28Mahindra XUV3003,909-5.7%2617,11017.9%2521
29Maruti Suzuki Ignis3,815-15.6%2514,300-11.0%3130
30Tata Tigor3,803133.7%2714,85393.2%2844
31Toyota Urban Cruiser3,52466.6%3311,5806.9%3536
32Mahindra Thar3,152-7.5%2916,76348.2%2632
33Maruti Suzuki S-Cross2,92230.0%388,86312.7%4242
34Renault Triber2,91020.0%3111,590-18.3%3429
35Tata Harrier2,78562.7%4410,59725.1%3835
36Mahindra Scorpio2,712-24.2%2114,4096.6%3025
37Toyota Glanza2,64621.3%356,980-33.3%4837
38VW Taigun2,631new469,831new4052
39Renault Kiger2,618-6.5%4210,4145.6%3934
40Skoda Slavia2,431new396,958new49 –
41Hyundai Alcazar2,422new4010,608new3746
42Skoda Kushaq2,413new419,827new4149
43Honda City2,300-26.5%3212,31121.5%3326
44Tata Safari2,07136.8%487,78044.9%4545
45Renault Kwid2,066-36.2%458,795-41.7%4333
46Toyota Fortuner2,02243.0%367,66513.2%4643
47Nissan Magnite1,966-32.3%3710,794-9.4%3627
48Hyundai Santro1,793-33.2%437,932-13.7%4438
49MG Hector1,448-32.6%497,608-43.8%4731
50Jeep Compass8864.7%534,0409.1%5351
51Hyundai Verna781-69.4%525,047-46.2%5239
52VW Polo728-39.2%543,938-41.8%5448
53Honda WR-V635-46.8%581,869-57.4%5553
54Maruti Suzuki Ciaz579-63.1%515,991-1.0%5147
55Honda Jazz472-43.1%631,642-50.9%5654
56Kia Carnival35517.9%551,32323.2%5759
57Toyota Hilux308new69351new70 –
58MG Astor249new476,840new5065
59MG ZS EV22846.2%56586-25.5%6163
60Mahindra Marazzo1684.3%57594-16.5%6069
61Skoda Octavia1472840.0%596613205.0%5871
62Nissan Kicks144148.3%67517-15.5%6468
63VW Tiguan131n/a71353157.7%6981
64Toyota Camry129n/a65551505.5%6275
65Toyota Vellfire105320.0% –14214.5%7276
66Skoda Kodiaq87#DIV/0!64392#DIV/0!6785
67MG Gloster83-72.5%62529-69.7%6361
68Skoda Superb74-29.5%60475-42.7%6666
69VW Vento57-66.5%61648-9.1%5967
70Citroen C5 Aircross51new68202new7177
71Hyundai Kona50316.7%7310288.9%7483
72Hyundai Tucson47-55.2%66376-28.4%6872
73Mahindra Alturas G44795.8%70115-3.4%7378
74Mahindra e-Verito1new7231new7587
75Mahindra KUV1000-100.0%744-81.0%7684
76Datsun Redi-GO0-100.0% –512-82.0%6560

Source: Manufacturers

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