You are here
Home > Archive > Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai ahead in December auto sales

Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai ahead in December auto sales

Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai posed higher sales growth in December 2015 followed by that Mahindra & Mahindra felt the pinch of Diesel vehicles ban in Delhi/NCR region. Lack of new products have affected some of the automakers, thereby paving way for Maruti and Hyundai to be the driving force of the industry.

Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai ahead in December auto sales

With each automaker impressing customers by launching new vehicles and offering massive discounts, 2015 was a healthy year for the auto industry. Analysts and experts believe the same trend to continue in 2016 as well.    

The country’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki reported total domestic sales of 13.5 per cent that comprises of 58.8 per cent sales rise in the utility segment as well as 11.6 per cent of the overall passenger vehicle sales compared to December 2014. While vehicles in the Mini range such as Alto, WagonR recorded sales rise of 7.5 per cent, vehicles in the compact segment such as DZire, Swift, Celerio, Baleno and Ritz drove sales up to 14 per cent. Meanwhile, export sales slumped by 33.5 per cent when the domestic market sales grew by 13.5 per cent.

The second largest player in the market, Hyundai Motors registered a sales growth of 28.8 per cent with the total sold units standing at 41,861 against 32,504 in December 2014. The launch of Grand i10, Elite i20 and Creta last year has fuelled this. Like Maruti, Hyundai also saw exports sales drop by 17.2 per cent.

Ban on Diesel vehicles in Delhi/NCR affected the erstwhile Mahindra & Mahindra, but still the automaker managed to make a marginally higher sales growth of 1.21 per cent. LCV sales stood at 34,839 units versus 34,460 units in the year ago period. Meanwhile passenger sales stood flat with total unit sales of 163,616 in the month.  

The major losers for the month were Tata Motors, which saw total sales drop of 33 per cent. Compared to last year, it sold only 8069 units for the month of December. Main reason for the sales drop is the lack of new launches in 2015. Alike Tata Motors, Japanese automaker Toyota too reported a sales decline of 11 per cent due to lack of new product launch.

Followed by Tata Motors, Ford India reported a 24 per cent sales decline. Sales for the month stood at 10,865 units against 14,401 units in the year ago period. Exports too plunged to over 53 per cent in December 2015. Total domestic sales went up by 57.8 per cent. With the launch of Figo and Aspire, Ford managed to impress its Indian customers.

Among the other losers was Volkswagen that saw a sales dip of 37 per cent, which is mainly attributable to the emission scandal reported on August 2015. General Motors also saw a sales decline of 20 per cent in December 2015.

With each automaker impressing customers by launching new vehicles and offering massive discounts, 2015 was a healthy year for the auto industry. Analysts and experts believe the same trend to continue in 2016 as well.


Author :
Reported On :
Listed Under :
Shoulder :
Skip to toolbar Log Out
Your Feedback Please