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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.

Passenger Vehicle Sales Increased By 16.68% in August 2016

Passenger Vehicle Sales Increased By 16.68% in August 2016

According to the data from SIAM, the sales of passenger vehicles increased by 16.68 percent in the last month and accounted for 2,58,722 units. The strong increment has been achieved by the PV industry due to the favourable monsoons, new car launches, as well. The PV sales stood at 2,21,743 units in the same month of the last year.

The Indian carmakers, Maruti Suzuki and Mahindra have contributed the highest share in the increment passenger vehicle sales. Coming to the products, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Baleno, Renault Kwid, Hyundai Creta, Maruti Ciaz Hybrid, as well influenced the market to have the highest PV sales in the last month.

Related: Maruti Suzuki introduces new-gen Alto, big cars and SUVs: Kenichi Ayukawa

The segment of passenger cars has the highest growth of 16 percent in the total sales of passenger vehicles. The following is the list of top-ten selling cars in August 2016. Like the previous months, Maruti Suzuki has continued its recognition in the last month with seven models. The Alto is the top one selling passenger car in the earlier month with 20,019units and the next second, third and fourth places occupied by the Swift Dzire, Wagon R and Maruti Swift respectively.

Related: Maruti Suzuki launched Swift Deca limited edition at Rs. 5.94lakh

After Maruti Suzuki, the list is highlighted by Hyundai with the Grand i10 and Elite i20 models, which occupy fifth and seventh places in that order only. With the sales of 10,719units, the sixth slot is occupied by Renault Kwid, which gives the toughest competition to the smallest cars in India.


Again, the eighth, ninth and tenth slots booked by the Maruti Suzuki models, Baleno, Celerio and Ciaz. Baleno is the entry level premium hatchback and the model is expected to be delivered from the company’s Gujarat manufacturing unit from February 2017 to decrease the waiting period. Compared to July 2016 list, Baleno and Elite i20 models had exchanged positions in the last month.

Related: Maruti Suzuki launches Swift Deca limited edition soon in India

Top 10 selling cars in August:

Model (Top 1 to 10 Cars) Units in August 2016 Units in August 2015
Maruti Suzuki Alto 20919 23017
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire 15766 18718
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 14571 14648
Maruti Suzuki Swift 13027 16811
Hyundai Grand i10 12957 10255
Renault Kwid 10719 NA
Hyundai Elite i20 9146 8521
Maruti Suzuki Baleno 8671 NA
Maruti Suzuki Celerio 8063 7927
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 6214 4156
All Mahindra cars to get petrol variants from 2018

All Mahindra cars to get petrol variants from 2018

Mahindra & Mahindra, the Indian biggest UV maker is planning to introduce the petrol versions of all Mahindra models from 2018. Each and every product will have the petrol variants in the coming years and the company is working on the new petrol engines, according to Pawan Goenka, ED of M&M. As per the reports, Mahindra is developing on the 1.5-litre petrol engine and the 1.2-litre (mFalcon G80) petrol engine is already introduced in the Mahindra KUV 100, new small crossover. Accordingly, the upcoming Mahindra portfolio will be offered with any of three petrol engines, 1.2-litre, 1.5-litre or 2.0-litre.

Currently, the petrol variants have more demand in the Indian market due to the Supreme Court’s order, registration ban of heavy diesel vehicles with the more than 2000cc diesel engine. To catch the increasing demand for petrol cars, the automakers are planning to introduce the petrol powered cars. Mahindra’s best-selling cars, XUV 500 and Scorpio, have been affected in the Delhi and NCR with the SC’s order so that the UV maker has introduced the 1.99-litre mHawk engine in both models.

Mahindra_KUV_100_General_Pearl_White_2016_india_carcroxAccording to the SIAM report, the contribution of diesel cars declined from 44 percent to 41 percent in the total passenger vehicle sales in this fiscal year, compared to the same period of previous fiscal.  While the petrol car’s share is increased to 59 percent in this fiscal from 56 percent in the last fiscal year.

KUV 100 is the first crossover from Mahindra introduced with the diesel and petrol engines in January 2016. Most of the Indian customers opt for the KUV 100 petrol versions as of the affordable price and the several restrictions on diesel vehicles. The carmaker expected that the 40 percent of customers interested to buy the petrol versions, but the result was 50 percent in India.

We expected that the upcoming compact Bolero will get the petrol as well as automatic versions to target the segment brands. Mahindra is considering the new-generation models, which will be developed by the association of SsangYong, for the domestic market. Along with the petrol segment, Mahindra is also concentrating on the category of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Source: Automotive