The top 10 car exports list for the first half of FY 2017-18 sees the Chevrolet Beat overtake Ford EcoSport to bag the first spot.
Car exports from India for the first half of FY 2017-18 see Chevrolet’s Beat hatchback outsell the Ford EcoSport. Ford was dominating the top car exports list for quite some time but no more. General Motors exported 45,222 units of the left-hand drive Beat hatchback from its Talegaon facility to markets like Chile, Central America, Peru and Argentina.
The Volkswagen Vento jumped to the second position selling 41,430 units for the April-September 2017 period while the Ford EcoSport slipped from the first to third spot selling 39,935 units. The Ford Figo surprisingly jumped from the eighth to the fourth spot selling 26,331 units up by over 8800 units from the April-September 2016 period.
Hyundai’s Creta and Grand i10 retain their fifth and sixth position selling 25,940 and 19,719 units respectively. However, the Grand i10 saw a fall in exports by over 18 percent. The country’s largest carmaker, Maruti is doing well in terms of domestic sales and is also leading in exports. However, the Baleno is the only Maruti car in the top 10 car exports list with 18,869 units shipped.
Sitting at the eighth spot is Ford’s Aspire which sold 16,081 units and saw a 15 percent growth in exports. The Nissan Sunny grabs the ninth spot selling 13,847 units for the April-September 2017 period. The Sunny is the highest gainer in this list, registering over 90 percent growth in exports!
The Nissan Micra is the biggest loser here. The Japanese carmaker exported 13,599 units of the Micra hatchback as opposed to 39,017 units in the April-September 2016 period thereby registering a 65 percent negative growth. The main reason behind the fall in exports is the shift of the manufacturing base from India to France as recently the fifth generation Micra was launched globally.
Top 10 Car Exports In India
– Chevrolet Beat tops the list selling 45,222 units
– Nissan Micra exports fall over 65 percent in the April-September 2017 period
– Ford Figo registers over 50 percent growth in its April-September 2017 exports