November, 2017, was mostly a positive month for most car manufacturers in terms of sales. Good deals and discounts helped maintain sales momentum despite the approaching year end.
The country’s largest manufacturer sold 145,300 units in November, compared to 135,550 units a year back. Maruti, as always, dominated the top 10 list with seven of its models doing great numbers.
Hyundai Motor India registered domestic sales of 44,008 units for the month of November 2017 registering a growth of 10 per cent year on year. As always, the Grand i10, i20 and Creta remained strong performers for the Korean company. The new Verna also registered sales of 3,751 units.
In November 2017, Tata Motors sales performance was at 17,157 units, growth of 35 per cent, over the last year. Cumulative sales growth of Passenger Vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal (April-Nov 2017) were at 115,049 units, a growth of 13 per cent year on year. The company moved 4,163 units of the recently launched Nexon compact SUV.
Ford’s domestic sales in November rose to 7,777 vehicles from 6,876 units a year ago, driven by recently updated EcoSport, which sold 5,474 units.
Mahindra’s domestic sales stood at 36,039 vehicles during November 2017, as against 29,869 vehicles during November 2016, registering a growth of 21 per cent.
Toyota's domestic sale numbers in November stood at 12,734 units, up from 11,309 units last year, resulting in a 13 per cent year on year growth. As always, leading Toyota's sales was the Innova, clocking 6,673 units last month.
The newest premium offerings from VW - Passat and Tiguan, sold 33 and 60 units last month, respectively. Overall, November wasn't a very encouraging month for the German carmaker, with Polo, Ameo and Vento witnessing a dip in their year on year sales.
Honda did not have a perticularly good month either. While its year on year sales witnessed a growth, most of its vehicles are facing heat from the new competetion. The City for instance, could manage 3,315 units in November, 2017 - which was less than both the Verna and Ciaz.
The company's new flagship, Kodiaq, found 267 homes in November, 2017, which was more than the VW Tigaun, but still nowhere near the Toyota Fortuner (2271), or even Ford Endeavour (549) for that matter. The Skoda Octavia could manage 263 units last month, which was a year on year growth of 81.4 per cent, thanks to the recent fecelift and introduction of the hot RS.
Top 10 cars sold in November 2017
|Maruti Suzuki Alto||24,166|
|Maruti Suzuki Dzire||22,492|
|Maruti Suzuki Baleno||17,769|
|Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||14,458|
|Maruti Suzuki WagonR||14,038|
|Maruti Suzuki Swift||13,337|
|Hyundai Grand i10||13,249|
|Maruti Suzuki Celerio||8,437|