The Carens helps Kia break its all-time volume record in June.
New Passenger Car wholesales in India shoot up 25.5% year-on-year in June to 320,609 units, leading to a year-to-date volume up 15.8% to 1,826,676. Maruti Suzuki (-1.3%) is the only manufacturer in the market to see its sales drop year-on-year and its market share thaws to 38.3% as a result, to be compared with 48.7% in June 2021 and 41.9% so far this year. After being overtaken by Tata last month for the first time in 14 years, Hyundai (+21%) reclaims the 2nd spot it holds year-to-date but can’t match the market growth. Below, Tata is up another spectacular +87.5% and breaks its all-time volume record for the 2nd month in a row at 45,200 units. Mahindra (+60.1%) is equally impressive at #4 just as Kia (+60%) also cracks its monthly volume record at 24,024. The rest of the Top 10 all outpace the market. Skoda (+720.6%) is up 8-fold to reach an all-time high volume at 6,023 thanks to the success of the Kushaq (2,983) and Slavia (2,765), both at record heights. Toyota (+87.7%), Honda (+64.3%), Renault (+52.7%) and MG (+26.6%) are also impressive.
An India-specific Citroen C3 has launched.
Model-wise, the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R (-1.3%) confirms once again that is the favourite of Indian buyers with an almost 3,000 unit-advantage over the #2, the Maruti Suzuki Swift (-8.5%). The Baleno (+9.5%) ensures the podium is entirely Maruti Suzuki. The Tata Nexon (+78%) continues to show explosive growth but drops two spots on May to #4. The Hyundai Venue (+112.1%) and Creta (+38.7%) also make themselves noticed in the remainder of the Top 10 while the new Tata Punch returns among the 10 best-seller for the 5th time since its launch last October. Indian buyers can’t get enough Kia Carens, hitting its all-time high volume at 7,895 and climbing to a record #16 on the ladder. We witness the first dispatches for the Jeep Meridian aka Commander at #51 and the India-specific Citroen C3 at #68.
Full June 2022 Top 15 brands and Top 80 models below.