India car sales: July 2012 up 11.1%. Maruti share dropped 5 points.

The car market in India maintained the pace in July, with 11% increase from last year, stable on previous month’s trend. The market was confirming its robust trend among the top global car markets. Obviously, focus2move.com forecast for the full 2012 year was unchanged at 2.74 million units, up 12% from last year, new all-time record.

Last month, the market dominator, Maruti struggled selling only 71.024 units with a share of 36.4%, down 4.9 points of share from Q2 share.

Hyundai was 2nd with 27.585 sales and a share of 14.1%, down 1.2 points of share from Q2, defending the position from the Tata attack. The domestic maker indeed sold 26.240 vehicles, with a share of 13.4%, up 3.9 points from Q2 and posting the best share of the year, a strong increase after months of difficulties.

The other domestic producer, Mahindra, sold 21.359 units with a share of 10.9%, up 1.5 points from Q2. Toyota was 5th with 14.574 sales and 7.5% of share, up 0.5 points from Q2, while Chevrolet was 6th, with 7.257 units and 3.7% of share, confirming the peak achieved in June.

Thanks to the launch of new Duster, Renault boosted the sales at 1.776 and a share of 0.9%, up 0.6 from Q2.

In the table below, the Top 15 Brands ranked for year to date position:

Rank

Brand

Jul

Ytd Jul

Q1

Q2

I Half

Jul

Ytd Jul

1

Maruti

71.024

655.718

40,4%

41,3%

40,8%

36,4%

40,3%

2

Hyundai

27.585

234.942

13,8%

15,3%

14,5%

14,1%

14,4%

3

Tata

26.240

193.080

13,4%

9,5%

11,6%

13,4%

11,9%

4

Mahindra

21.359

143.578

7,8%

9,4%

8,5%

10,9%

8,8%

5

Toyota

14.574

111.427

6,6%

7,0%

6,8%

7,5%

6,8%

6

Chevrolet

7.257

56.303

3,5%

3,4%

3,4%

3,7%

3,5%

7

Ford

6.236

51.978

3,3%

3,1%

3,2%

3,2%

3,2%

8

Honda

4.386

46.118

2,7%

3,1%

2,9%

2,2%

2,8%

9

Volkswagen

5.357

41.541

2,6%

2,4%

2,5%

2,7%

2,5%

10

Nissan

3.481

30.672

2,1%

1,7%

1,9%

1,8%

1,9%

11

Skoda

2.045

24.599

1,5%

1,7%

1,6%

1,0%

1,5%

12

Fiat

770

8.798

0,7%

0,4%

0,6%

0,4%

0,5%

13

Renault

1.776

6.223

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,9%

0,4%

14

BMW

702

5.206

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

15

Audi

680

4.907

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

Looking at the best models, all the three leaders, the Maruti’s Alto, Swift and Dzire had lost share compared with previous months. The Maruti Wagon R was 4th, with 9.582 units and a share of 4.9%, flat on first half. The Mahindra Bolero was 5th in the month, with a share of 4.8%, ahead of the Tata Indica at a share of 4.5%. In July the Hyundai i20, confirmed June progresses achieving the 7th position at 4.0% of share.

On July 27th, BMW launched in the market the new 3 Series, aiming to defend its leadership among luxury brands.

In the table below, the Top 30 best models, ranked by year to date position:

Rank

Model

Jul

Ytd Jul

Q1

Q2

I Half

Jul

Ytd Jul

2011 Ranking

1

Maruti Alto

17.422

178.752

12,7%

9,4%

11,3%

8,9%

11,0%

1

2

Maruti Swift

11.421

126.653

7,5%

8,7%

8,0%

5,8%

7,8%

4

3

Maruti DZire

11.413

98.527

5,0%

7,4%

6,1%

5,8%

6,0%

6

4

Maruti Wagon R

9.582

79.296

5,3%

4,3%

4,9%

4,9%

4,9%

2

5

Tata Indica/Vista

8.852

59.942

4,2%

2,8%

3,6%

4,5%

3,7%

5

6

Mahindra Bolero

9.312

64.874

3,6%

4,3%

3,9%

4,8%

4,0%

7

7

Hyundai i10

6.113

58.346

3,9%

3,3%

3,6%

3,1%

3,6%

3

8

Hyundai Eon

4.985

57.746

3,8%

3,5%

3,7%

2,6%

3,5%

26

9

Tata Nano

5.485

55.040

3,4%

3,5%

3,5%

2,8%

3,4%

13

10

Maruti Omni

5.949

49.549

2,8%

3,3%

3,0%

3,0%

3,0%

8

11

Tata Indigo/Manza

6.816

42.702

3,3%

1,5%

2,5%

3,5%

2,6%

10

12

Toyota Innova

6.678

46.585

2,5%

3,1%

2,8%

3,4%

2,9%

16

13

Hyundai i20

7.775

47.835

2,2%

3,6%

2,8%

4,0%

2,9%

9

14

Ford Figo

4.697

41.188

2,7%

2,4%

2,5%

2,4%

2,5%

12

15

Maruti Ritz

3.259

36.040

2,2%

2,4%

2,3%

1,7%

2,2%

14

16

Hyundai Verna

5.300

35.832

1,6%

2,8%

2,1%

2,7%

2,2%

20

17

Chevrolet Beat

4.353

33.008

1,9%

2,2%

2,0%

2,2%

2,0%

18

18

Hyundai Santro

3.059

31.360

2,0%

1,9%

2,0%

1,6%

1,9%

11

19

Toyota Etios

3.760

30.094

1,8%

1,8%

1,8%

1,9%

1,8%

19

20

Mahindra Scorpio

4.378

29.283

1,6%

1,9%

1,7%

2,2%

1,8%

17

21

Maruti Eeco

930

23.584

2,0%

1,1%

1,6%

0,5%

1,4%

15

22

Volkswagen Polo

3.498

22.390

1,4%

1,2%

1,3%

1,8%

1,4%

21

23

Toyota Liva

2.264

20.605

1,4%

1,1%

1,3%

1,2%

1,3%

32

24

Honda City

1.843

20.417

1,4%

1,1%

1,3%

0,9%

1,3%

22

25

Tata Sumo

3.898

21.353

1,3%

1,1%

1,2%

2,0%

1,3%

28

26

Nissan Sunny

2.436

20.591

1,3%

1,2%

1,3%

1,2%

1,3%

52

27

Mahindra XUV500

4.007

22.544

1,0%

1,6%

1,3%

2,1%

1,4%

46

28

Maruti A-Star

17.422

24.180

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

8,9%

1,5%

33

29

Honda Brio

1.715

18.827

1,1%

1,4%

1,2%

0,9%

1,2%

62

30

Maruti Ertiga

7.091

25.874

0,1%

2,8%

1,3%

3,6%

1,6%

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