Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis - July,2020
The coronavirus pandemic had led to a slowdown in not only the auto sector but also in the economy of the nations. The auto sector saw a huge decline in sales during the lockdown period and gradually it is getting out of that slump as the lockdowns are eased.
In the current situation, people are giving preference to personal transport due to the vastly spread virus. As a result, the sales graph has increased with cumulative units dispatching from the factory. Now with all the manufacturers switching to BS6 engines, the cost of production for the engines have been increased due to the additional tech that goes into the motor. Also with strict emission norms and protocols, the new vehicles in the market are greener than before.
Though the production of vehicles has slowed down due to limited numbers of staff, automakers are trying their level best to expand their business by selling their vehicles on the digital platforms. New car launches and arrival of latest cars in India have made possible for the top brands to improve their car sales volume.
The sales figure has risen significantly by over 50,000 for this month compared to the JUNE 2020. Automakers are providing attractive discounts and offer on their various cars for attracting more customers.
Brand-Wise Cars Sales - July 2020
|Brand Name||June 2020||July 2020|
Renault’s impressive YoY 75% Growth - July 2020
|Renault Cars||July 2020||July 2019||Growth %|
Renault has sold over 3,000 units of the Triber & Kwid each for the month of July 2020. Healthy sales of the Kwid & Triber have helped Renault to build its image in India.
These cars are two of the best selling cars from the brand currently. Duster was also a major car for the market but it has lost its charm that can be clearly seen.
Top 25 Cars Sold in July 2020
1. The list of top selling cars in India comprises two homegrown brands- Tata & Mahindra. Other 6 brands include- Toyota, Maruti Suzuki, Renault, Hyundai, Honda & Kia.
2. Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker has 10 of its cars on the list.
3. Topping the list is the country’s favourite small car, the Alto. Moving further talking about other Marutis, the sales are not that impressive compared to last year but the month-on-month sales are significantly better.
4. Cars like the Dzire, Ertiga, Eeco, Swift & Wagon-R can be seen in a negative growth number.
5. Maruti Suzuki Brezza with its new facelift saw a 47% increase in YoY sales. Also if we compare June’s figure which 4542 units sold, Brezza has done significantly well selling just shy of 8,000.
6. Another brand making into the top 25 list is Hyundai. Hyundai has sold 38,200 units for the month of July 2020 & is the second-highest below Maruti Suzuki.
7. Hyundai’s Creta has got the attention of many buyers across the country and also the car also contributes a significant number in the overall sales figure of the company.
8.Tata with the total number of sales crossing the 15,000 mark for the month of July 2020 has sold 4,000 more cars compared to the sales figure of June which is 11,419. The increasing sale of the Harrier, Nexon & Altroz has helped the Indian carmaker become the third-highest car selling company in the nation.
9. Another mention on the 10th number is the Kia Seltos. Kia has cornered the market with the Seltos. Its impressive wide range of engine and gearbox options have opened the customers a wide range of options to choose from.
|Rank||Top Cars||July 2020||July 2019||Growth %|
|1||Maruti Suzuki Alto||13,654||11,577||18|
|2||Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R||13,515||15,062||-10|
|3||Maruti Suzuki Baleno||11,575||10,482||10|
|5||Maruti Suzuki Swift||10,173||12,677||-20|
|6||Maruti Suzuki Dzire||9,043||12,923||-30|
|7||Maruti Suzuki Ertiga||8,504||9,222||-8|
|8||Maruti Suzuki Eeco||8,501||9,814||-13|
|9||Hyundai Grand i10||8,368||5,081||65|
|11||Maruti Suzuki Brezza||7807||5302||47|
|13||Hyundai Elite i20||6344||9012||-30|
|15||Maruti Suzuki Celerio||4799||4805||0|
|19||Maruti Suzuki S Presso||3604||-||-|
|23||Toyota Innova Crysta||2927||4865||-40|
|25||Mahindra XUV 300||2,519||4464||-44|
Sales Report of Hatchbacks - July 2020
|Top Hatchbacks||July 2020||July 2019||Growth %|
|Hyundai Grand i10||8,368||5,081||65|
|Hyundai Elite i20||6344||9012||-30|
|Maruti Suzuki Alto||13654||11577||18|
|Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R||13515||15062||-10|
|Maruti Suzuki Ignis||2412||1563||55|
|Maruti Suzuki Celerio||4799||4805||0|
|Maruti Suzuki Swift||10173||12677||-20|
|Maruti Suzuki Baleno||11575||10482||10|
Hyundai Grand i10 had the highest growth rate and sold around 8300 units helping Hyundai to achieve 38,200 sales in July
Talking about Maruti Suzuki, Alto is the highest selling car on this list with 13,654 units and holding the second spot is Maruti Suzuki’s Wagon-R at 13,515.
The list also has some other cars from the brand such as Swift & Baleno that have crossed the 10,000 mark.
The homegrown car maker Tata also saw a significant sales number of 5,973. Currently, the cars offered from Tata in the segment are the Tata Tiago & Tata Altroz
The new engine in the Volkswagen Polo has made the car more fun to drive but the sales have decreased in YoY context.
Sales Report of Compact Sedan- July 2020
|Top Compact Sedans||July 2020||July 2019||Growth %|
|Maruti Suzuki Dzire||9,046||12,923||-30|
The highest selling car on the list- Maruti Suzuki Dzire has topped at 9,046 units. The new K12N engine in the Dzire is a great powerhouse that offers decent performance and fuel economy.
Second on the list being the Honda Amaze, is the most spacious on the list.
The latest car in the list which has a sales volume of 1,839 is the Hyundai Aura. The new car from the company is a step ahead from the Xcent.
The other 2 cars on the list have not done quite well as the mark suggests that the sales number for all the 2 cars- Tata Tigor, Ford Aspire; are below 1,000.
Sales Report of Compact SUV- July 2020
|Top Compact SUVs||July 2020||July 2019||Growth %|
|Maruti Suzuki Brezza||7,807||5,302||47|
All the cars have got the BS6 powerhouse and possess their styling and looks distinctively. The compact SUV sector is rising gradually and more automakers are racing with each other to make the best car in the segment.
On the list we have the offerings from 5 different car manufacturers. The most successful car manufacturer for the July month is Maruti Suzuki with its Brezza. Brezza has clocked 7807 units dispatched for the month of July.
Second manufacturer on the list is Hyundai's Venue. Various trim options and its new iMT gearbox has made the car possible to come up with a plethora of trim and gearbox options.
Tata and Mahindra have the safest cars in the segment. Both of their cars the Nexon & XUV300 respectively enjoy 5 star safety ratings. In terms of features and engines the cars are significantly well and perform enough in the market.
Sales Report of Midsize Sedans - July 2020
As the fifth generation City was just launched, naturally it had a lot of customers waiting. Generally, a new car with such a brand name is expected to perform well in the market but will the City be able to hold its crown is the question.
Toyota Yaris has also seen a significant surge of 321.57%. The current car on sale is actually a great competitor to its rivals and it can be clearly seen in the sales chart.
Another major news is the slow sales of the Ciaz, it looks like Maruti Suzuki’s ‘ Petrol only’ engines are impacting the sales.
Hyundai also launched the prime rival to the ‘City’. Hyundai Verna also enjoyed ample sales last month thus it maintains the second position in the list.
Volkswagen Vento managed to do sell just over the 200 number. Whereas its sibling, the Rapid from Skoda clocked at 738 units.
|Top Sedans||July 2020||July 2019||Growth %|
Sales Report of SUVs - July 2020
India being an SUV loving country has shown its love towards the segment. For the month of July over 31,000 units cars sold are midsize SUVs & crossovers.
|Top SUVs||July 2020||July 2019||Growth %|
|Mahindra Xuv 500||813||1,116||-27.15|
Tata Harrier saw 33.11% of sales increase. The BS6 update given to the car has made the car even more appealing and VFM for the buyers.
MG Hector also sold with over 34% increment in sales than last year. The sales figure shown in the table is combined with the newly launched Hector Plus and the Hector.
Hyundai Creta tops the list with 11,549 units of the newly launched car dispatched. The car also manages a 75% YoY growth for the last month. It could have done only better if its prominent rival- Kia Seltos wasn’t present.
Kia Motors sold 8,502 cars in India for the month of JULY 2020. 8,270 cars sold were the Kia Seltos. The control of the Seltos in the market is quite impressive being the debutant car from a completely new brand.
Jeep saw a great amount of success when it was launched initially but in the current situation in which all brands maintaining focus on this segment, the American car is finding it hard to hold its position.
Renault Duster is due for the updated turbo-petrol engine. The past month’s performance of the Duster states that the car is much needed for an upgrade. It is the car on the list with the most downgrade of -64%.
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