Maruti’s domination continues in the Indian market as 12 cars from its stable find a place in the top 25 selling cars list.
Time and again, Maruti has proved its mettle in the Indian car market. 12 cars from its stable have made their way into the top 25 selling cars list and half of them are present in the top 6. Starting August, the festive season in India begins, and manufacturers generally come up with new variants of their cars. As it is with July, looking at the sales chart, August too was a dry month with over half of the car models in the list posting negative growth figures.
Chevrolet remains the worst performer here and this isn’t a bad thing, considering its decision to withdraw from the Indian car market. The recently launched Jeep Compass has saved Fiat from getting the worst performer tag. The baby Grand Cherokee sold 2020 units in August 2017, while the Punto and Linea managed with 189 and 49 units respectively.
Germans cars are slowly losing their sheen in the Indian car market. Skoda sold 354, 1035 and 367 units of the Octavia, Rapid and Superb. The Monte Carlo edition of the Rapid has managed to get the automaker additional sales of approximately 200 plus units. The Volkswagen Polo and Vento sold 1709 and 876 units respectively in August 2017, while the Ameo found 1408 homes.
Nissan and Renault sold a total of 4781 and 9585 units in August 2017 respectively, with the redi-GO contributing over 55 percent of sales for Nissan and Kwid alone managing to contribute over 80 percent of sales for Renault, which isn’t a good thing. Cousins Duster and Terrano sold 1402 and 325 units respectively in August 2017.
American carmaker Ford sold 4444 units of the EcoSport and managed to dispatch 775 and 1392 units of the Figo and Aspire respectively. The Innova and Fortuner continue to back Toyota’s sales charts as the Fortuner sold 2116 units in August. Homegrown Tata Motors sold a total of 14,340 units with the Tiago, Tigor and Hexa contributing to over 75 percent of sales.
Mahindra’s decade old cars, the Scorpio and Bolero continue to back the brand’s sales charts. The XUV500 and TUV300 sold 2969 and 2249 units respectively. Japanese carmaker Honda sold a total of 17,365 units. The Brio and its sedan sibling, the Amaze sold 640 and 1928 units respectively. While the sunroof on the WR-V seems to be doing the trick, it is also eating into the sales of the Jazz hatchback.
Being the top 2 players in the Indian car market, Maruti and Hyundai sold 1,51,270 and 47,103 units respectively. The newly-launched Verna has given a boost to Hyundai’s total sales. Before launch, the previous Verna was averaging 300-700 units a month, but with the launch of the new generation Verna, that figure has managed to reach 4779.