Whilst everytime we give you something to chew upon in the buyers guide with the usual deals for the month and other stuff, hereon we would bring to you the entire sales figure in the Indian 4 wheeler market scene. However, the sense of 4 wheelers would only be restricted to passenger cars and the overall the top ten selling models in India for that particular month. To begin with, the month of June saw only a 1.6 percent growth in the sales of cars from last month. The Toyota Etios with its low cost proposition definitely raked up sales to the tune of 5002. Now, considering the waiting period on this one, the number definitely seems a tad lower than what Toyota would have expected.
In June 2010, the country’s biggest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki sold about 70,020 units. This was down from the 88,091 units that the company sold in June 2010. Due to the 13 day strike at their Manesar plant, the company’s production lines were affected and production of both the high selling Swift as also the Dzire sedan were affected. Add to it, the news of the 2011 Swift coming in and the sales of the Swift plummeted. But then Maruti’s other bread and butter model, the Alto sold 23,240 units. Even this was a tad lower than the 25k units that the Alto is known to rake up each month for the manufacturer. The Tata Nano inspite of its value for money proposition didn’t quite bring in the sales number and so did the entire Indica/Indigo franchise. In all, the Indica and Indigo range together brought in 21k units. Hyundai Motors on the other hand recorded a surge in their sales figures. Sales figures were up by 11% over the year earlier month due to the undulated response to its Fluidic Verna model. More than 25k bookings were confirmed, however due to the production bottleneck, only 4102 Vernas were dispatched to their new owners homes.
Hyundai’s arch nemesis, Volkswagen with its Vento managed to bring in sales figure of close to 2,427 units while the other worthy C segment contender, the Honda City made up for lost ground with 2,802 units onboard. The price cut definitely seems to have had a positive impact for those looking to bring the City home. We’ll have to wait and see if the same magnamity would help the slow selling Honda Jazz as well. The Hyundai i10 also brought in about 10k unit sales for its manufacturer. The Mahindra Bolero brought in some cash as well due to its sales figure of 7,558 units while the Indica range got the sales counter ringing with its 8,188 units. Amongst the SUVs, it was a no brainer with the Toyota Fortuner selling well over 1000 units. In the luxury segment, Mercedes sold 231 E-class models while the C-class sold in about 196 units. Audi, in all sold 408 units.
The Ford Figo which was launched last year in March saw its sales figure finally touching the cumulative 1 lakh cars mark. For a quick dekkho, the Maruti Wagon R was a distant second from the Alto in the sales chart with 12,215 units. The third one is the i10 while the Swift came in 4th with its 9,468 units. Tata Indica was the 5th one while Mahindra Bolero was the 6th. 7152 units is what the Hyundai i20 brought in while the old Santro got about 7,114 units. The Maruti Omni sold 6,683 unit while 5,698 Ford Figo cars were welcomed to their new homes.
All in all, it was a bleak month for the Indian automobile sector, however the industry will definitely buck up this month for sure.