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Maruti Suzuki overtakes Mahindra, becomes the largest UV maker in India in May

Maruti Suzuki overtakes Mahindra, becomes the largest UV maker in India in May

Maruti Suzuki has overtaken Mahindra & Mahindra in the largest UV segment in India in the last two months, April and May 2017. This was the great success from the biggest player of small cars. Maruti has planning to expand its position and scope in the different passenger vehicle segments in the Indian market. In this part, just months back, it has introduced the hybrid and utility vehicles in the competitive domestic market to target the respective competitors. Now, the day comes and Maruti Suzuki has overtaken the India’s utility vehicle leader, Mahindra in the UV segment.

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Maruti sold around 5,500 more utility vehicles than Mahindra in the first two months of this fiscal year. Mahindra listed 18,363 units and 19,331 units in April and May, whereas Maruti has listed 20,638 units and 22,608 units of sales in April and May 2017. The company’s cumulative sales stood at 43,246 units, against 37,694 units of Mahindra in the previous two months. In the last fiscal year, M&M has crossed Maruti by 20,000 units.

More demand of Maruti Ertiga and new Vitara Brezza, Maruti Suzuki has received 45% growth in UV segment, whereas the UV market leader, Mahindra has enumerated a decline of 6%. The company’s officials said that the Vitara Brezza has to register 10,000 units of sales in a month and towards to place its company in new heights. On the other side, Mahindra’s new four sub-4metre SUVs, including Bolero Plus, Nuvo Sport, KUV 100 and TUV 300, not helped the company to register more volumes.

Related: Maruti Suzuki reported 23.4% growth in April 2017

Moreover, due to the lack of petrol vehicles, Mahindra has reported a decline of sales in sub-4metre UV segment. Some of the external factors, including large diesel and SUVs ban in the biggest cities, influenced the company to hurt sales.

Apart from this, Mahindra has grown 3% in May 2017 with the sales of 41895 units of vehicles, compared to 40656 units in May 2016.

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Top 10 Best Selling Cars in September 2016; Baleno Reports 10,623 Units

Top 10 Best Selling Cars in September 2016; Baleno Reports 10,623 Units

The leading car company, Maruti Suzuki has continued its domination in the Indian market with the six models out of top 10 selling cars in the last month. The company’s market share is increased to 49.5 percent with the highest response received for the premium and new models. The September month sales structure is highlighted with the Maruti Suzuki’s six models, out of which the top four positions locked by the Alto, Swift Dzire (sedan), Swift and Wagon R.

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Alto is the top 1 selling model with the highest sales of 27,750 units and reported the growth of 34 percent compared to 20,658 units in September 2015. The sub-compact sedan, Swift Dzire has 4 percent decline in the last month and positioned in second place with 18,961 units.

The Swift hatchback encountered 8 percent decline in sales and occupied the third position while the Wagon R small hatchback in fourth place with the 12 percent of sales growth against the year-ago month sales.

Related: Maruti Vitara Brezza Sales Crosses 50,000 Units in India

Hyundai’s Grand i10 model has occupied the fifth position with the 12,212 units of sales in September 2016 while the company’s Elite i20 hatchback holds eight position with 10, 254 units. The fifth position occupied by the Maruti Suzuki Baleno with sales of 10,623 units in the Indian market. Being a premium hatchback, Baleno has crossed the Hyundai Elite i20, which is one of the best-selling hatchbacks in India.

The Renault Kwid smallest car is reported at 10,558 units and occupied the seventh position. The ninth and tenth places engaged by the utility vehicles, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Creta respectively. With the sales of 9,375 units in September, the Vitara Brezza has crossed the 50,000 unit’s sales mark in just less than seven months.

Model (Top 1 to 10 Cars) Units Sold in September 2016
Maruti Suzuki Alto 27,750
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire 18,961
Maruti Suzuki Swift 16,746
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 16,645
Hyundai Grand i10 12,212
Maruti Suzuki Baleno 10,623
Renault Kwid 10,558
Hyundai Elite i20 10,254
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 9,375
Hyundai Creta 8,835

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The Hyundai Creta has launched a year back and played a key role in the compact UV segment with the highest demand in the country. The Hyundai’s UV endured 21 percent sales growth with sales of 8,835 units. Hyundai Company has obtained 15.4 percent market share and placed in the second slot ahead of Mahindra & Mahindra.

This time, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Ciaz hybrid missed out from the list of top 10 selling cars in the month of September 2016. Even though, the list is highlighted with the Maruti Suzuki cars followed by the Hyundai cars.

Volkswagen Passat to launch in July 2017

Volkswagen Passat to launch in July 2017

Volkswagen India has confirmed that the all-new Volkswagen Passat and Tiguan models to be launched in this year in the Indian market. The Tiguan to be introduced in the coming month of May 2017, whereas the VW Passat is expected to enter the passenger vehicle market in July 2017. There is no official confirmation about the Passat launch but, it will be assembled at the company’s Chakan plant along with the Tiguan.

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Both cars, Tiguan and Passat will be received the VW group’s MQB platform for the Indian market. The VW Passat will enter the Indian market in its latest B8 avatar with the measurements of 4,767mm length, 1832mm width and 1456mm height. It comes with the wheelbase of 2,677mm and single engine that will be the four-cylinder 2.0-litre TDI turbo diesel.

The Passat GTE petrol hybrid to be featured with the combination of 115bhp electric motor and 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine rated at 154bhp of power. As per the information, the VW Passat will also get the sportier version with the 2.0-litre 177hp diesel engine for the Indian market.

Related: Volkswagen to focus on petrol hybrids

To expand the network as well as become as one of the strong players in the passenger market, Volkswagen India is introducing all-new models with different platforms. The upcoming cars will be expensive compared to the existing cars and priced Rs. 30 to 35 lakhs on the Tiguan and Rs. 32 to 34 lakhs on the Passat.

Mahindra XUV 500 available with new discounts for its fifth anniversary

Mahindra XUV 500 available with new discounts for its fifth anniversary

The utility vehicle manufacturer, Mahindra is offering new discounts on the XUV 500 for the celebration of the fifth anniversary. The discounts offered on the best-selling SUV are ranging from Rs. 22,000 to Rs. 66,000. Besides, the discounts on the Mahindra’s SUV are valid up to 31st October 2016. The customers will get the benefits of low finance rates, welcome bonus and the extended warranty to exchange benefits. Along with these, Mahindra is also offering the best advantages like accident insurance benefits, roadside assistance schemes, additional accessories, etc.

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The offers and benefits vary from dealer to dealer, state to state and variant to variant in the country. The XUV 500 is currently available with the two types of diesel and petrol engines while the downgraded engine of 1.99-litre diesel has specially introduced in Delhi due to the ban of heavy diesel vehicle’s registration.

Mahindra XUV 500 looks like a luxury car with its high-quality design and appearance and is also comfortable for mid-sized families. The XUV 500 SUV has received a total of 29 awards, of which 22 awards in the first year of its introduction in the country. The XUV 500 Automatic and manual variants also under sale in the export markets along with the domestic country.

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To get the benefits of Mahindra XUV 500, book your test drive or contact the nearest Mahindra dealer immediately. Ahead of the Diwali season, it is a big bonanza from Mahindra on its popular SUV.

MARUTI SUZUKI REPORTED 23.4% GROWTH IN APRIL 2017

MARUTI SUZUKI REPORTED 23.4% GROWTH IN APRIL 2017

Being a passenger car market leader, Maruti Suzuki has registered 1,44,492 units of domestic sales in the month of April 2017. It has represented a double-digit growth of 23.4% compared to the year-ago month sales of 1,17,045 units. The company has received the best domestic sales in April 2017 month since around six to seven months. Maruti Suzuki sold 1,37,277 units in the domestic market in September 2017.

With the cumulative sales of Alto and Wagon R, the mini segment has reported total sales of 38,897 units in the last month and signified the growth of 21.9% compared to sales of 31,906 units in April 2016. Mid-sized sedan segment with the Maruti Ciaz saw overall sales of 7,024 units in the last month in the Indian market. Currently, the Ciaz is retailed through the Premium Nexa network along with the Ignis, Baleno and S-Cross.

The compact segment consisting of Maruti Suzuki Swift, Swift Dzire, Baleno and Ignis received 63,584 units, a growth of 39% compared to the sales in the year-ago month. Utility vehicles including Vitara Brezza, Ertiga, S-Cross and Ertiga reported a total sales of 20,638 units in the last month.

Domestic sales of the company increased in the last month, but the export market saw a drop of 29.4% with sales of 6,732 units. Maruti Suzuki sold total sales of 9,524 in April 2017.

To increase the domestic sales, the company has planned to introduce the new generation models, 2017 Maruti Swift and Swift Dzire in this year.

Mahindra Z101 (Next-gen Scorpio) to launch in 2020

Mahindra Z101 (Next-gen Scorpio) to launch in 2020

Economic Times Auto reported that the Mahindra Z101, fourth generation Mahindra Scorpio is expected to launch in the domestic market in 2020. Also, it will be launched in the international markets. The company’s North American Technical Center (NATC) is working on the future Scorpio, which will be redesigned based on the advanced architecture of the existing model and featured the new design layouts and features.

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The integration and testing of the product to be handled by the Resource & Development centre in Chennai Mahindra Research Valley. A few of the reports stated that the future generation Scorpio to be based on the ladder-frame platform. The new SUV will get the advanced telematics, safety features and exterior styling.

The future generation Scorpio will be offered as an SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) and the pickup truck to target the North American Market. Speaking of the engines, it will be offered by the both four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines, which will be mated with the either manual or automatic transmissions.

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Some reports recommended that the new Scorpio diesel will be available with the 2.2-litre mHawk engine rated at a 128bhp power and 280Nm torque. The new Scorpio will receive the 4-wheel drive system for the international markets.

It is the second project from Mahindra’s Technical Center in North America and the product will hit the market in 2020.