Indian Car Sales - March 2012

Indian car market seems to be back on track in March 2012, delivering better figures 2nd month in a row. Driven by festival season (Navratra), news of impeding excise duty, and increased discounts on new cars across car manufacturers. It seems that India consumption story is still strong and Indian car buyers are intelligent enough to see a good deal going. Add to this car manufacturers desire to gun for higher numbers either by pumping in larger numbers of fast moving cars (cars in demand) and increasing discounts on cars requiring some support.

Indian car market leader Maruti seems to be taking its lost sales (due to strikes in 2011) very seriously. Having realised this, it has taken the most sensible way forward by increasing the supplies of two of its fastest moving models - The Swift and Swift Dzire since Feb 2012. Maruti also ensured a supply skew in favour of diesel variants of these models. From a 25% contribution of these car models to its total kitty, they today account for of 35% of Maruti’s total kitty. A very intelligent move one must say.

sold (including exports) 1,25,952 in March 2012.

         800 + Astar + Alto clocked 52826

         Estilo+Swift+Ritz did 27913 (Swift expected to contribute almost 2100 nos to this Kitty)

         Dzire – 16451, Sx4 – 1520

         Kizashi - 48

         Eeco 7000

         Omni – 500

         Gypsy - 250 nos.

delivered 39122  in March 2012.

        Santro – 5327

        Eon – 12619

        Verna – 3877

        i10 – 10296

         i20 – 6666

        Sonata – 107

        Santa Fe - 120

Tata Motors
clocked 36 984.

        Indigo group – 8295

         Indica group – 11420

        UV - 6794

        Nano - 10475 .  

M & M
clocked 31100

        XUV 500 - 3196

        Scorpio - 4545

        Bolero - 10132

        Xylo - 3026

did sales of 18220 cars

        Innova - 6765

        Etios - 5104

        Liva - 4034

        Fortuner – 1397

clocked 11016

        Brio  – 6355

        City  – 3920

        Jazz  – 535

        Civic – 104

        Accord – 107

       CRV - 1

clocked 10588

        Beat – 5638

        Spark – 1879

        Tavera – 2075

        Cruze – 722

        Captiva - 44

clocked 9026

        Figo – 7073

        Endeavour - 16

        Classic - 1564

        New Fiesta - 373

Nissan did 5803

        Micra - 1680

        Sunny – 4153

       Teena - 31

Renault - 1005

        Pulse - 746

        Fluence – 227

        Koleos - 32

VW at 8394
cars are other major supporter to the +ve growth story of the Indian Car market.

Details from other manufacturer is still awaited and should be available on ecardlr.com soon 

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