January Auto Sales: Maruti Suzuki declines again, but less this time

Maruti Suzuki reported better numbers as part of its January Auto Sales performance compared to recent months, with India sales declining only 7% compared to the same month of last year. This is comparatively better than its performance in recent months. In November, for example, its domestic passenger vehicle sales fell by a whopping 19% […]

Dec UV Sales: Creta, Venue, Sonet, Seltos down; Magnite, Astor, Crysta up

Sales trends of December 2021 show the rise of a new bunch of compact and entry-level utility vehicles such as the Nissan Magnite, MG Astor, Tata Punch, Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun, at the cost of older models like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Kia Sonet, MG Hector, Tata Punch and Hyundai Venue. Two exceptions to […]

The secret Punch behind Tata Motors’ auto sales out-performance

Auto sales in the final three months of 2021 will be remembered for the solid out-performance of Tata Motors during the period, boosted by one key model — the affordable, mini SUV Punch. The strong numbers racked up by the entry-level UV have helped Tata Motors overtake Mahindra & Mahindra in the compact utility vehicle […]

Tata Motors again beats Mahindra & Maruti Suzuki – December Auto Sales

Tata Motors once again surprised analysts with exceptionally strong sales numbers for December 2021, posting a whopping 50% jump in passenger vehicle sales for the month compared to December of 2020. With this, the company’s passenger division has set a new yearly record by crossing the 3.31 lakh/year mark during the 2021. It also set […]

Maruti Suzuki denies demand problems, says rural demand intact

India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki today denied that it was facing problems with demand, and said the recent slowdown in sales is because of availability of semiconductor chips. Shashank Srivastava, executive director in charge of sales and marketing, denied that the company was facing any issues liquidating its inventory, and said stocks were well […]

Maruti Suzuki, Toyota’s scrapping factory starts operations

Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Group’s have created the first major, scientific auto-scrapping unit in India at NOIDA near Delhi. The factory can disassemble and recycle 24,000 vehicles per year, and has been constructed at a cost Rs 44 cr. ““Till now there was no scientific, clean and healthy way to dispose a car at its […]

October Auto Sales: Tata Motors sets a record, Maruti Suzuki has another terrible month

Tata Motors again surprised on the upside with its excellent performance as far as October auto sales are concerned, even as market leader Maruti Suzuki faced yet another month of depressingly poor sales in its core hatchback segment. Mahindra & Mahindra, meanwhile, beat the blues thanks to strong demand for its newly launched XUV700 model. […]

Tata Motors, M&M report strong CV sales, PV sales fall

Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra, the two primary home-grown auto makers in India, reported continued pick-up in the sales of heavy commercial vehicles, but their passenger vehicle sales showed a declining trend, though not as sharply as in case of market leader Maruti Suzuki. Passenger vehicle sales for M&M fell to 13,134 in September […]

Maruti Suzuki recalls 1.82 lakh cars; wants drivers to avoid water

Marurti Suzuki, India’s largest car maker, has warned customers not to drive their Ciaz, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and XL6 models made between 4 May 2018 and 27 October 2020 over water-logged areas. The company said there is a fault in 1.82 lakh of these vehicles which can cause unexpected results if the customer drives […]

STIMULUS IMPACT: Maruti Suzuki to go for second price hike in four months

Maruti Suzuki has said that it will go for a round of price increases next month (April), its second in four months. The company had increased prices of its cars and utility vehicles on Jan 18 this year, citing rising commodity costs. “Over the past year the cost of company’s vehicles has been impacted adversely […]

Auto sales limp back to normal in December 2020

Consumer-focused automakers, such as Maruti Suzuki and Hero MotoCorp, fared better than commercial vehicle makers, going by auto sales trends in December 2020. Maruti Suzuki, which accounts for around half the cars sold in India, was among the best performers, with a 20% jump in sales compared to December last year. The company sold 1.60 […]

Maruti launches car rental in Mumbai, Chennai & Gujarat

After launching car subscription services in Delhi-NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune, India’s largest carmaker has brought the service to Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. The service will cost around Rs 14,690 per month in Gujarat for a Swift LXi for a four-year contract, excluding GST. In Chennai, it will cost Rs 15,196 […]

SEPTEMBER AUTO SALES: Car demand drives Maruti Suzuki, M&M tepid

Maruti Suzuki India reported a whopping 31% jump in its September auto sales, while Mahindra & Mahindra reported a more modest increase of around 5% in its passenger vehicles. The commercial vehicles division continued to struggle with low demand. M&M Unlike Maruti Suzuki, which benefited from higher sales of its smaller cars, Mahindra & Mahindra’s […]

AUGUST AUTO SALES: Maruti Suzuki, Escorts reports strong numbers

Maruti Suzuki and Escorts have reported strong auto sales numbers for August 2020. While Escorts report an all-time high for its monthly tractor sales, Maruti Suzuki reported a 21.3% year-on-year jump in passenger vehicle sales, possibly indicating a move by consumers away from public transport. The company sold 1.13 lakh passenger vehicles, up from 93,174 […]