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http://www.com/forum/indian-car-scene/120019-april-2012-indian-car-sales-figures-analysis. 2: Only 7 cars meeting the above criteria have logged increased sales this month.html 5/4/2012 . the relevant ones) have been included in the gainers & losers chart.April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis .team-bhp.Team-BHP Page 7 of 33 NOTES 1: Only cars that sell over 500 units (and thus.

Where the total market size was between 2.000 for the January – March 2012 period. that prediction has proven right. Well. had its best ever month with a Join Date: Feb 2004 Location: Bombay Posts: 29.1 in the market. • The Eon remains Hyundai’s best-selling car for the 3rd month in a row. and that’s the Maruti Swift! This is a rare time that a car other than the Maruti 800 or Alto has laid claim to the numero uno spot in the last 2 decades.000 only.Team-BHP Page 8 of 33 A big shout-out to Jalsa777 for preparing the beautiful charts & graphs! Last edited by GTO : 3rd May 2012 at 16:30.80. April saw a massive dip to 2. the Verna. it’s got far more comfort. an extra-ordinary event (production hit. There’s nothing new about the Swift touching 20K units. Hyundai’s C-segment weapon. with UVs now accounting for a 23% share of the market (compared to 20% for sedans). Indica. Nano) except for the Alto. Spark.April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis . • We have a new no. supply issue etc.400 copies of the Ertiga have been shipped out in April.team-bhp. it’s done that for the last 3 months. refinement and quality than the outgoing car (small boot aside). My best guess is. outselling all competitors (800.415 Thanked: 5. The hatchback is slowly & steadily making inroads into the entry-level segment. Grand Vitara or Kizashi. Estilo. It seems that the market just cannot get enough of Maruti’s new compact sedan. and this number could only go higher considering the VFM pricing of Maruti’s new 7 seater.40. (24) Thanks 3rd May 2012.000 mark. the Ertiga has completely cannibalised the more-expensive (and very mediocre) SX4. We also see some correction in inventories at the dealer levels around this time.html 5/4/2012 . as most car purchases are preponed to the month of March to avail of maximum depreciation benefits & protection from the post-budget excise duty hikes. Petrol prices don’t affect the Omni’s popularity amongst commercial operators at all. line maintenance. What I’m intrigued with is the Alto’s fall to 18K dispatches.) is at play here. We had predicted last month that UVs (SUVs & MUVs combined) will overtake sedans soon. That’s about ½ of what the entry-level hatchback has managed each month of the last quarter.com/forum/indian-car-scene/120019-april-2012-indian-car-sales-figures-analysis.000 – 2. Expectedly. The Dzire also records an especially strong month with sales at the 15. No one in the market seems to want the A-Star. 13:52 #2 Re: April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis GTO Team-BHP Support Movers & Shakers April is usually a mediocre month.779 Times View My Garage http://www. No doubt. 5.18.

its list of market duds is only getting longer. sunny April too. No imports for the Camry at the moment. Tata is only 2. The City continues with its unpredictable dance. The XUV500 & Scorpio have a bright. The well-priced Sumo Gold variant leads to reasonable demand for the UV. UVA and Optra on the back bench. Let’s not forget that the Spark was till recently a consistent 3. and 30% of January 2012. and even the Santa Fe doesn’t seem capable of maintaining initial momentum. On the other hand. You just wonder what Tata was thinking when they signed off on the outrageous launch price of this otherwise competent MUV. it’s clear that the Aria is going absolutely nowhere with the current pricing. On the other hand. The Japanese giant has mass market aspirations from the Liva & Etios which record their worst month in 6. nearly touching 6. • A completely forgettable month for Tata. The Indigo & Manza shipments have dropped to 40% from the February & March levels.team-bhp. New Sonata is unable to make any noticeably impact in the segment. the new Fiesta (a victim of over-pricing) sells a mere 227 units.a market failure if I ever saw one! • The outdated Bolero retains its popularity. and is performing at a 30% lower-than-optimal level for the last 6 months. it’s becoming increasingly evident that the Xylo’s facelift improvements have no effect on its competitors..600 copies.251 sales! I’m sure this kind of market performance has left the competitors surprised. Remember. While the Beat & Tavera put in respectable performances.000 units. The face-lifted i20 climbs up the premium hatchback ladder with 7. • Chevrolet needs to wake up & smell the coffee.500 sales. The Spark is slowly joining the Aveo. the Innova. The i10 is facing a lot of heat due to petrol-only engine options.. We can safely predict that the Indigo / Manza have sold merely 1. and stuff to learn from as well.000 / month performer. • A mixed bag of a month for Toyota. On the other hand.html 5/4/2012 . Decent. the break-even point for this li’l hatch is 20. While most competitors went up on the year-on-year rankings. That’s even lower than the other failed sedan. The Cruze also isn’t getting the marketing support it should. Fortuner & Corolla remain “reliable” cash cows for the company. and have managed about 3. The Figo has a reasonable run. The Nano isn’t able to hold on to the 10. • Not much action over at Ford..000 each. The Liva.600 units ahead of Mahindra.com/forum/indian-car-scene/120019-april-2012-indian-car-sales-figures-analysis. On the flip side. The Indica & Vista record their lowest number in 6 months. especially.800 units each. local assembly & delivery will start later in 2012.Team-BHP Page 9 of 33 stunning 6. Its direct competitors just sold 50 – 100 times more (the XUV & Innova).April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis . but not up to the mark when you consider the sheer competence & VFM pricing of the product. and slips down to 8K.000 mark. Overall. while the Endeavour also records a noticeable spike in demand.000 sales / month. as well as the title of the best selling UV in India. though the older i20 was also a frequent visitor to the 7-8k mark.000 http://www. put up an incredibly poor show. Santro is clearly giving way to the Eon. the Fiat Linea! • The Brio sells 3. this time dropping to ~2. Tata took a massive step back.

the Laura is clearly facing the heat. while the repositioned Fabia is fast losing favour with the market. (23) Thanks 3rd May 2012. The diesel variant led to the Sunny becoming a strong performer in the C-sedan segment. it’s looking rather direction-less.html 5/4/2012 . inexplicably drops 50% from the March 2012 level. The Jetta & Passat have a sub-par run as well. except for the new Pajero Sport outselling all other Mitsubishis combined. but it pales in comparison to the Hyundai i20’s market performance. Not much to report here.com/forum/indian-car-scene/120019-april-2012-indian-car-sales-figures-analysis.300 despatches. • Only the Polo brought some good news for VW in April. The Vento. Compact SUV Yeti appears to be looking for the bottom of the pit. VW group sales have overall taken a beating. at the receiving end of sibling rivalry (from the cheaper & identical Rapid).949 dispatches. and Nissan’s going to have to learn how to maintain the momentum. the ridiculously priced Fabia Scout isn’t going anywhere either. No doubt. the Sunny. The Accord. We’ll have to wait & watch on the impact of the Superb’s new well-priced variant.April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis . Status quo for the Micra. • At the back of the pack are Fiat. and the company is said to be very concerned about this situation. with the Tata Aria for company. sees its poorest month ever at only 1. • Nissan’s star performer. Right now. Last edited by GTO : 3rd May 2012 at 16:51. Honda needs a complete overhaul of its India strategy and fast. • The Rapid outsells the Vento. Renault & HM-Mitsubishi. Civic and CRV record a forgettable month. The Jazz has its best month in history @ 1.team-bhp. However. Doesn’t look like the recently launched mid-variant had much of an impact.Team-BHP Page 10 of 33 units. 13:53 #3 Re: April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis GTO Team-BHP Support http://www. by however slim a margin.

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Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: Trichur.Team-BHP Page 28 of 33 Team-BHP Support Thread moved from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section) to the Indian Car Scene! Join Date: Feb 2004 Location: Bombay Posts: 29. 3rd May 2012. At least in Kerala. Hyundai and Mahindra are surging ahead of the pack.team-bhp. Others are all left sweating with the ever intensifying competition. 14:11 #7 Re: April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis CoolFire BHPian As usual. A big surprise is the drop in Sunny numbers. A big cheer to auto lovers. 14:18 #8 Re: April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis ghodlur Senior . Maruti.779 Times View My Garage (1) Thanks 3rd May 2012.BHPian http://www. great work. It seems from the charts. Kerala Posts: 169 Thanked: 3 Times Last edited by CoolFire : 3rd May 2012 at 14:18.April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis .com/forum/indian-car-scene/120019-april-2012-indian-car-sales-figures-analysis. despite some drawbacks. GTO and Jalsa 777.415 Thanked: 5. it seems it is raining Sunnys these days.html 5/4/2012 .

was looking for past two days.html 5/4/2012 . Wasnt the Ertiga launched in March. 14:20 #9 Re: April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis falcon009 BHPian Wow Eritga sales have really picked up. Ford needs to come up with a workable solution for the New Fiesta or they would end up losing all they gained with Figo. What prompted Endevour sales? price cuts? Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: Thane Posts: 2. 14:20 #10 Re: April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis jeganatu BHPian Most expected thread .April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis . I guess the coming days we could see Ertiga eating into Swift sales too considering 22K odd bookings in two weeks.Team-BHP Page 29 of 33 @GTO Firstly let me thank you for the most awaited thread of the month. What made Nissan Sunny sales drop so much.166 Thanked: 183 Times View My Garage 3rd May 2012. As usual great statistics and kudos to all involved. It shows how well Maruti marketing strategy works for them.team-bhp. I was surprised to see Ertiga figures esp the Feb month. Swift dominating Alto comes as no surprise as the demand for the diesel cars have gone up exponentially and Alto does not have any diesel variant. Eon overtaken its own sibling i20 catching up wagon R !!!! http://www. Join Date: Dec 2009 Location: Bangalore Posts: 77 Thanked: 2 Times 3rd May 2012.com/forum/indian-car-scene/120019-april-2012-indian-car-sales-figures-analysis.

Looks like Honda is finally getting a grip on this one. http://www.8 both have lost 18% from earlier month! Jazz catching up faster that expected! Join Date: Apr 2012 Location: Madurai Posts: 31 Thanked: 11 Times 3rd May 2012. Surprising nos.Team-BHP Page 30 of 33 Beat at 4.BHPian Thanks for the numbers! While almost all models had a slump in sales (compared to March). Last edited by shivasuma : 3rd May 2012 at 14:34.team-bhp. Jetta sells close to half of last month's sales. Join Date: Jul 2006 Location: Bangalore Posts: 304 Thanked: 25 Times 3rd May 2012. And really bad show by the Yeti.April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis . I guess the pointless 4x2 is not helping them much. 14:29 #12 Re: April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis vb-san Senior . Thanks for the charts GTO and team. but Ertiga is spelt as Eritga. Sorry for nitpicking GTO. Join Date: Feb 2010 The SUV scene is quite interesting. 14:21 #11 Re: April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis shivasuma BHPian As I had predicted in one of the other threads. the Jazz had close to 150% increase in the numbers.html 5/4/2012 . by CRV and Endeavour.5 and figo at 5.com/forum/indian-car-scene/120019-april-2012-indian-car-sales-figures-analysis. Its a damn good car but way too overpriced.

Surprised to see a sudden burst in Endeavour sales.Pajero Sports has taken over what was left from Pajero sales. Bad month for Accord too. Not that they have made any changes.Honda City and Nissan Sunny playing the topsy turvy game. 14:29 #13 Re: April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis motorworks BHPian @GTO & Jalsa. . Join Date: May 2011 Location: Meerut. 3) Renault pulse 2400 units in the last 4 months! And in spite of being available only in diesel! This is 10% of swift's sales every month! 4) What is ford waiting for? Agreed they may not need volumes.April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis .com/forum/indian-car-scene/120019-april-2012-indian-car-sales-figures-analysis. I dont know whether this slump is again due to some supply crunch.team-bhp. . . Such a capable vehicle let down by a 'perceived' lack of space.009 Thanked: 422 Times 3rd May 2012. Innova also holding its own in the middle of the rut. Perhaps fresh inventory being placed with dealers at the beginning of the new fiscal. great job! We know its the start of the month only when this thread comes up! 1) 150 odd aveos and UVAs-Who's buying these? I seriously would want to understand the buyer's mindset when they go out and buy a car like the Aveo which has failed since the day it was launched! Or may be it was discounted so badly that some one who wanted to buy the spark ended up buying these! 2) City's numbers never cease to amaze me! Such volataility in the past 3-4 months. 14:30 #14 Re: April 2012 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis dkaile BHPian Most awaited thread is back. India Posts: 744 http://www. but they are doing worse than even the Linea! 5) Verna-> A true example that no one is actually bothered by high speed dynamics or driver feeback! Diesel + Hyundai+ over the top curves=Sucessful car! Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: Bangalore Posts: 227 Thanked: 30 Times 3rd May 2012. Civic is nearly dead by lack of company policy. or that is what they claim.Fortuner and Superb maintain their dominance of the D2 segment.html 5/4/2012 . Kerala Posts: 2. Sad to see poor Yeti sales. XUV going great guns in D1 so is Verna in C2.Team-BHP Page 31 of 33 Location: Singapore / Thrissur. .

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