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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.

Mahindra launched TUV 300 in South Africa

Mahindra launched TUV 300 in South Africa

The Indian utility vehicle manufacturer, Mahindra has launched the TUV 300 in the South African market at the basic price of R2,29,995, equal to Rs. 11,84,179.28 in Indian currency. In South Africa, the newly launched compact SUV is offered in top-end T8 variants only.

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As per the reports, the SA- specific Mahindra TUV 300 measures the length of 4,096mm, the width of 1,795mm, the height of 1,839mm and offered with the wheelbase of 2680mm. In South Africa, the TUV 300 is powered by the turbocharged, 2.5-litre mHawk100 diesel engine, which produces the power of 98.53hp (73.5 kW) at the speed of 3,750rpm and the torque of 240Nm at the speed range of 1,600rpm to 2,800rpm.

The South-Africa specific Mahindra TUV 300 is available with the rear-wheel drivetrain and standard 5-speed manual transmission to send the power to the back wheels. It is rated at the fuel economy of 18.52kmpl.

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The compact SUV offers with the Micro-Hybrid technology that features auto start and stop functionality, 15-inch alloy wheels, chrome-framed fog lamps, roof rails, keyless entry, static bending headlamps, infotainment system features USB/aux and Bluetooth connectivity and driver information.

In addition, the TUV 300 features the general key features like dual front airbags, second-row mobile charging ports, ABS with ABD. The South Africa-specific TUV 300 is available in four colors, Glacier White, Dynamo Red, Majestic Silver and Molten Orange.

Mahindra & Mahindra sales increased 14% in July 2016

Mahindra & Mahindra sales increased 14% in July 2016

Mahindra & Mahindra, the utility vehicle manufacturer, announced its last month (July) sales reports and reported that it has a growth of 14 percent in total sales. M&M sold a total of 39,458 units in July 2016, whereas the year-ago period accounts for 34,652 units. All the segments, including passenger vehicles, M&HCV (Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles), domestic sales and exports, registered positive growth in the last month.

The sales of Mahindra’s passenger vehicles stood at 17,356 units in the last month (July 2016) compared to 14,456 units during the year-ago month, a growth of 14%. The segment of Mahindra’s exports has registered 16 percent growth with the overall sales of 4,153 units in last month, compared to July 2016 sales, 3565 units.

The passenger vehicles, including cars, vans and utility vehicles, accounted for 20 percent growth with 17,356 units in the earlier month, compared to the year-ago period sales, 14456 units. Mahindra sold 13,168 units of commercial vehicles in July 2016 and representing a growth of 8 percent from the year-ago month sales, 12,148 units.

With the introduction of the Mahindra’s new cars, The TUV 300, NuvoSport and KUV 100 and the existing cars like the Scorpio and XUV 500, the company’s sales were increased in the market. The new cars, KUV 100, XUV 500, as well have a great demand not only in the domestic market, but also in the export markets, like Nepal, Hungary, as well. The special variant of the new sub-4metre car KUV 100 is developed for the Hungarian market.

Coming to the 2017 financial year report, Mahindra sold a total of 1,60,986 units in the duration of April to July 2016, registering a growth of 12 percent from the year-ago period sales, 1,44,219 units. The segments of passenger vehicles, utility vehicles and commercial vehicles accounted for 13%, 15% and 11% growth respectively in the last four months of FY 2017.

We at Mahindra are happy to have a growth of 14 percent in July 2016. Besides, we expected to have better results in the rest of the financial year with the new launches. The coming festival season will be better for the automobile industry so that Mahindra’s sales to be increased in the coming months, according to Pravin Shah, President & CE of M&M (Automotive).

Segment July 2016 July 2015 % Change
Passenger Vehicles 17356 14456 20%
Utility Vehicles 15962 13204 21%
Cars + Vans 1394 1252 11%
Commercial Vehicles 13168 12148 8%
LCV <3.5T 12230 11230 9%
LCV >3.5T 556 604 -8%
MHCV 382 314 22%
3W 4781 4483 7%
Domestic Sales 35305 31087 14%
Exports 4153 3565 16%
Total Sales 39458 34652 14%

Source: Automotive