Indian Car Scene was positive in November fueled by excise benefit extension.

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Indian Car Scene was positive in November fueled by excise benefit extension and the month reported a 7% sales increase. Honda boomed new City sales jumping in third place while Datsun Go is diving into the list of flops.

In November 2014 according to data collected by Focus2move Research Team through local operators and SIAM, the Society of Indian Automotive Manufacturers, total new Car Passengers sold in India have been 212.660, up 7.0% from the correspondent month last year.

Year-to-date November sales in India have been 2.346.000, up 2.1% from the correspondent period last year.

The market benefit from the Government decision to extend the excise cut that was rolled out earlier. However, there’s no clarity whether it’s going to remain in place till the next budget. Thus some manufacturers ramped up production a bit and pushed inventory out the door while these excise benefits last.

Conversely, the end of the year also means inventory corrections, with dealers hesitant to take cars that will be ‘a year old’ in 2 months. A couple of brands chose to trim the pipeline as the festive season wasn’t too good for them, and dealers still have cars lying around in the stockyard. Expect discounts in December…customers prefer buying cars in the New Year and hold their bookings till January.

The result was a wonderful performance for Maruti Suzuki that has sold 100.019 vehicles, + a robust 17.0% compared with the correspondent month last year.

The follower, Hyundai Motor’s, grew up sales by “only” 6.0% to 35.511 while the third step of the podium was taken by a phenomenal Honda, able to improve sales 63.5% compared with year ago at 15.261, fueled by strong volumes on the new City, jumped in 7th place among models with 7.251 sales.

In November several manufacturers fell in double digit, starting the fourth, the Indian Mahindra & Mahindra with 13.248 units, down 21.0%. Other losers were Ford (7th with 5.669, -28.3%), Chevrolet (8th with 4.007, -35.5%), Renault (10th with 3.201, -20.8%), Nissan (11th with 1.534, -63.2%) and Skoda (12th with 1.172, -24.1%).

The fact of the month was represented by the rapidly decline of Datsun Go. Despite the name and the lowest price in the market, the recently re-launched brand found only 507 customers last month. Is it the start of the end?

Looking at the report on Car Groups, the leader was Suzuki/Maruti with 47.0% of market share, ahead of Hyundai Group with 16.7% and Honda with 7.2%.

As far as model ranking report, Maruti Alto led the list with 24.201 sales (+2.4%), followed by Swift (17.900 units, +13.8%) and Dzire (14.009, -8.4%).

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank Nov Rank 2014 Brand Sales Nov Sales Ytd Nov Nov YoY Var. Share Oct Share Nov Share YtD
1 1 Maruti 100.019 1.054.014 17,0% 44,0% 47,0% 44,9%
2 2 Hyundai 35.511 378.972 6,0% 17,2% 16,7% 16,1%
3 4 Honda 15.261 165.360 63,5% 6,0% 7,2% 7,0%
4 3 Mahindra 13.248 189.486 -21,0% 8,3% 6,2% 8,1%
5 5 Toyota 12.170 121.035 19,2% 5,7% 5,7% 5,2%
6 6 Tata 12.021 115.078 12,0% 5,2% 5,7% 4,9%
7 7 Ford 5.669 73.394 -28,3% 3,0% 2,7% 3,1%
8 8 Chevrolet 4.007 54.429 -35,5% 1,9% 1,9% 2,3%
9 10 Volkswagen 3.846 40.139 -8,6% 2,1% 1,8% 1,7%
10 9 Renault 3.201 40.837 -20,8% 1,7% 1,5% 1,7%
11 11 Nissan 1.534 34.115 -63,2% 1,3% 0,7% 1,5%
12 12 Skoda 1.172 13.964 -24,1% 0,6% 0,6% 0,6%
13 15 Audi 940 9.646 -25,8% 0,4% 0,4% 0,4%
14 16 Mercedes 935 9.374 22,4% 0,4% 0,4% 0,4%
15 17 BMW 794 8.805 102,0% 0,4% 0,4% 0,4%
16 14 Fiat 760 11.594 -24,4% 0,6% 0,4% 0,5%
17 13 Datsun 507 12.624 #DIV/0! 0,6% 0,2% 0,5%
18 19 Land Rover 234 2.515 1,7% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
19 18 Force 205 3.017 2,0% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
20 20 Hindustan 144 1.704 10,8% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%

Rank Nov Rank 2014 Group Sales Nov Sales Ytd Nov Nov YoY Var Share Oct Share Nov Share YtD
1 1 Suzuki 100.019 1.054.014 17,0% 44,0% 47,0% 44,9%
2 2 Hyundai-Kia 35.511 378.972 6,0% 17,2% 16,7% 16,1%
3 4 Honda 15.261 165.360 63,5% 6,0% 7,2% 7,0%
4 3 Mahindra Group 13.334 190.698 -20,8% 8,4% 6,3% 8,1%
5 6 Tata 12.255 117.593 11,8% 5,3% 5,8% 5,0%
6 5 Toyota 12.170 121.035 19,2% 5,7% 5,7% 5,2%
7 9 Volkswagen 6.073 65.037 -14,8% 3,2% 2,9% 2,8%
8 8 Ford 5.669 73.394 -28,3% 3,0% 2,7% 3,1%
9 7 Renault-Nissan 5.242 87.576 -36,1% 3,6% 2,5% 3,7%
10 10 GM 4.007 54.429 -35,5% 1,9% 1,9% 2,3%

Rank Nov Rank Ytd Model Sales Nov Sales Ytd Var Nov YoY Share Oct Share Nov Share Ytd
1 1 Maruti Alto 24.201 237.601 2,4% 9,7% 11,4% 10,1%
2 3 Maruti Swift 17.900 185.421 13,8% 5,4% 8,4% 7,9%
3 2 Maruti Dzire 14.009 193.680 -8,4% 8,1% 6,6% 8,3%
4 4 Maruti Wagon R 13.545 146.931 5,7% 6,5% 6,4% 6,3%
5 12 Hyundai i20 10.552 59.771 127,3% 4,0% 5,0% 2,5%
6 6 Hyundai i10 Grand 8.396 89.331 -23,7% 3,8% 3,9% 3,8%
7 8 Honda City 7.251 71.316 2,3% 3,4% 3,0%
8 9 Maruti Omni 7.214 68.246 31,7% 2,8% 3,4% 2,9%
9 7 Hyundai Eon 6.626 74.349 4,5% 3,2% 3,1% 3,2%
10 5 Mahindra Bolero 6.300 92.297 -25,7% 4,1% 3,0% 3,9%
11 26 Toyota Innova 5.371 54.649 21,7% 2,3% 2,5% 2,3%
12 14 Maruti Ertiga 5.003 56.273 -14,3% 2,3% 2,4% 2,4%
13 13 Maruti Eeco 4.984 45.798 95,9% 2,0% 2,3% 2,0%
14 18 Maruti Celerio 4.926 62.765 2,6% 2,3% 2,7%
15 10 Mahindra Scorpio 4.205 47.496 17,0% 2,3% 2,0% 2,0%
16 17 Hyundai Xcent 3.899 48.610 2,1% 1,8% 2,1%
17 15 Ford Ecosport 3.842 47.703 -12,5% 2,1% 1,8% 2,0%
18 16 Tata Zest 3.835 13.361 1,6% 1,8% 0,6%
19 38 Honda Mobilio 3.588 20.797 1,4% 1,7% 0,9%
20 30 Hyundai i10 3.378 33.586 -17,5% 1,4% 1,6% 1,4%
21 21 Honda Amaze 3.310 60.687 -56,4% 1,7% 1,6% 2,6%
22 11 Volkswagen Polo 2.843 25.996 16,2% 1,4% 1,3% 1,1%
23 27 Renault Duster 2.673 36.550 -26,2% 1,5% 1,3% 1,6%
24 19 Maruti Ritz 2.493 31.879 47,7% 1,3% 1,2% 1,4%
25 24 Tata Indica/Vista 2.476 34.116 -45,1% 1,3% 1,2% 1,5%
26 20 Toyota Etios 2.128 24.306 -6,0% 1,1% 1,0% 1,0%
27 29 Tata Indigo/Manza 2.075 25.654 -11,5% 0,7% 1,0% 1,1%
28 28 Toyota Liva 2.073 19.696 6,6% 1,1% 1,0% 0,8%
29 33 Mahindra XUV500 2.047 32.582 -9,5% 1,4% 1,0% 1,4%
30 22 Tata Nano 1.900 17.117 80,1% 0,7% 0,9% 0,7%
31 35 Hyundai Verna 1.588 32.238 -50,7% 1,0% 0,7% 1,4%
32 23 Toyota Fortuner 1.518 15.695 20,1% 0,7% 0,7% 0,7%
33 36 Ford Figo 1.389 20.164 -49,9% 0,8% 0,7% 0,9%
34 31 Chevrolet Beat 1.192 18.183 -44,6% 0,5% 0,6% 0,8%
35 34 Tata Sumo 1.189 13.637 -14,7% 0,5% 0,6% 0,6%
36 37 Chevrolet Tavera 1.086 12.965 -19,4% 0,5% 0,5% 0,6%
37 39 Honda Brio 1.050 12.125 -38,7% 0,7% 0,5% 0,5%
38 41 Toyota Corolla 1.026 5.854 256,3% 0,5% 0,5% 0,2%
39 50 Chevrolet Sail 979 10.990 -11,5% 0,6% 0,5% 0,5%
40 43 Skoda Rapid 958 10.837 -3,3% 0,5% 0,5% 0,5%
41 44 Volkswagen Vento 894 12.021 -45,4% 0,7% 0,4% 0,5%
42 42 Hyundai Santro 796 30.001 -79,3% 1,5% 0,4% 1,3%
43 25 Nissan Terrano 719 19.804 -74,9% 0,7% 0,3% 0,8%
44 32 Fiat Grande Punto 616 8.490 -9,1% 0,6% 0,3% 0,4%
45 48 Chevrolet Enjoy 593 9.249 -50,8% 0,2% 0,3% 0,4%
46 45 Maruti Gypsy 512 4.131 0,5% 0,2% 0,2%
47 54 Datsun Go 507 12.624 0,6% 0,2% 0,5%
48 40 Mahindra Xylo 445 8.402 -56,1% 0,3% 0,2% 0,4%
49 49 Renault Pulse 432 2.449 160,2% 0,1% 0,2% 0,1%
50 61 Ford Fiesta 412 5.327 -26,7% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2%

 

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