Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) sales rose 18.9 percent to 1,82,448 units in October. In the same month last year, the company sold 1,53,435 vehicles. According to the statement issued by the company, its sales in the domestic market increased by 19.8 per cent to 1,72,862 units from 1,44,277 units in October 2019. Sales of the company’s mini cars Alto and S-Preso declined marginally to 28,462 units in the month under review, from 28,537 units in the same month a year ago.
Sales of compact segment cars like Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire increased by 19.2 percent to 95,067 units from 75,094 units in October 2019. Sales of the Ciaz model dropped by 40 per cent to 1,422 units in October from 2,371 units in the same month last year. However, sales of the company’s utility vehicles Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga increased by 9.9 percent to 25,396 units from 23,108 units. In October, the company’s exports grew 4.7 percent to 9,586 units, compared to 9,158 units in the same month a year ago.
MG Motor sales up 6%
MG Motor India retail sales rose six per cent to 3,750 units in October. A year ago, in the same month, the company sold 3,536 vehicles. A statement issued by the company said that the sales figure of its SUV Hector reached 3,625 units in October. This is the highest figure in monthly sales of this vehicle. In September 2020, Hector had sales of 2,410 units. In this way, Hector sales have increased by 50 units in October compared to September. The company said that its recently introduced premium SUV Gloster received good response. So far 2,000 bookings have been received for this vehicle.
Rakesh Sidana, director (sales), MG Motor India, said,
“We expect this growth trend to continue in November due to Diwali.” We are increasing supply to meet the growing demand. ”
Toyota sales down 1.87%
In October, Toyota Kirloskar Motor sales suffered a shock of 1.87 per cent and came down to 12373 units. The company sold 12610 vehicles in October 2019. Toyota says that sales in October were 52 per cent higher than the 8116 vehicles sold in September 2020. The company says that October month has proved to be the best month since March 2020.
There was a fierce sale in Navratri
Retail sales of companies such as Maruti Suzuki India Hyundai and Tata Motors have been better in Navratri this year as compared to the same period last year. These companies say that during Navratri this year, their sales have jumped due to the suppressed demand of the last few months. Sales of Kiya Motors, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Mahindra & Mahindra and Honda Cars have also been good during the ten days of Navratri (including Dussehra).
Maruti’s sales rose by 27 per cent to 96,700 units in Navratri. Last year, Maruti’s sales were 76,000 vehicles in this period. Hyundai Motor India retail sales grew by 28 per cent to 26,068 units in Navratri. Tata Motors sales grew 90 percent to 10,887 units from 5,725 units in the same period last year. During the ten-day period of Navratri, sales of motors were up 224 percent to 11,640 units. At the same time, sales of Toyota Kirloskar Motors jumped 13 percent and it was 5000 units.
Vijay Nakra, CEO (automotive segment), Mahindra & Mahindra, said, “Our bookings in the SUV category increased by 41 per cent on Navratri this year. Overall (including pick-up and small commercial vehicles) our sales have been around 20 per cent higher than the same period last year. ”Honda Cars India said its retail sales grew by 10 per cent on Navratri.