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Old 14th September 2015, 20:51   #16
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A3 Nos. missing too. Hope Aspire continues to sell well. It might replace my 2011 Verna next year.
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For the second straight month City is de-throned as the king of C2 segment with Creta taking the honours. This month also saw a significant improve in Verna numbers.

S-Cross has outnumbered the Ciaz, will be interesting to see if S-Cross will take the 2nd position in this segment in the future as its breathing down City's neck. Having said that Ciaz could see numbers improving with the new hybrid version with better safety equipments. Lets see how this segment pans out in a few months.

Also Jazz is accounting the same numbers as City for Honda. Could they give a try to the 1.5l iVtec?

Aspire straightaway lands at #2 in compact sedan space, good for Ford. If only they would have marketed the Fiesta along with a petrol version.

And all this while I thought the 3 and 5 series sold more than the A4s and A6s!!

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Good to see Zest arresting the slide in sales. I hope it would do better numbers in future. It is quite a good car, holding its own against accomplished competition.

It is too early to say but can we expect Tata to perform better in forth coming months.
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Guys this was one table, we always wanted, that's an achievement. Can we also have breakup between M- class & GL class? Keep it up.

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Nice to see these figures on a monthly basis. Gives you a High

Maruti on top as usual..Hyundai pulling away from the rest of the pack to be placed comfortably at 2nd. This place will be safe for a long time.

The real battle is for the 3rd spot between Honda , Mahindra, Tata, Toyota and Ford. The coming year would be very interesting. My gut feeling is that it would be between Honda, Ford and Tata.

There are now quite interesting options available at the sub 10 lakh category. In the C1 segment, Ford aspire and Zest would be able to ramp up good numbers. In the B2 segment, Jazz will shave off some good numbers from Elite I20.

Sedans (C2) will be the biggest casualty. It will get sandwiched between the premium hatchback and SUV/CrossOvers.
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Sedans (C2) will be the biggest casualty. It will get sandwiched between the premium hatchback and SUV/CrossOvers.
About time. Sedans are a natural casualty of the favourable 4m policy. Let in the vans, fastbacks, notchbacks and the likes.
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The Indian automobile industry has started showing positive signs of growth, and the new entrants and the sales volumes of Creta, Jazz, Aspire, S-cross shows confidence in the growth path of the auto industry.

With the onset of festive season and a few more upcoming launches the growth and options for prospective buyers will be great.

Dissecting the past month, in sales, the first two positions need no further explanation. Both the manufactures with their new launches and future visible product folio will hold these positions in the next few years to come.

The rest of the chart is wide open and can swing either ways based on their new launches and acceptance.

Honda: Comparing to July sales all numbers are down expect for City. Jazz numbers are dropping, owing to the newer launches. Interesting to see how City will hold on with Ciaz now closing the gap and with its SHVS tech.

Mahindra: Only 3 cars doing business, Scorpio, XUV & Bolero. TUV300 launched with mixed response, need to await the upcoming sales figures to prove its success. Their new products like KUV100 etc, could be interesting if performance and price is balanced.

Nissan & Renault: Renault's Duster seeing the brunt of the new launches.Scores below 1200 units consecutively for the second month and raises serious doubt on its ability to sustain volumes in coming months.
Now what will the face lift bring? Hope the quality of the interiors are improved with a lower price tag, could bring some volumes.
Lodgy entering the logistic segment could bring some added volumes to it.
KWID- will be be the next big success for Renault? Very promising but we never know how the market will react to it.
Nissan - nothing to write of and no mass scale products in the near future. Crossover, sub 4m sedan ?

Tata: A slight upswing for Zest but still seem to be a dud.Bolt is dead on arrival. Need to see what their future launches do.

Toyota: All numbers are down , except Liva and Corolla keeping its numbers.

Skoda & VW: Nothing much for German duo. Polo and Vento doing some good numbers for VW. They need to have a wide portfolio. Having announced to be premium in each segment they don't seem to interested in volumes but exports will keep them profitable.
Rapid is losing out for Skoda, Octavia seems some numbers, Guess they need like VW to launch more products with differentiation from VW's.

The effect of decrease in fuel prices , the upcoming festive season and the new launches hope to see a greater sales growth in coming months(September- Nov.)

Top luxury brands , most doing brisk business in India, and will compete with Fiat, Skoda, Datsun and even VW in terms of sheer numbers.

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Its heartening to see that XUV continues to sell more than 3k units, consistently after almost 4 year of it's launch.
Considering that it was a first D1 offering by Mahindra, it's success has many lessons for Indian manufacturers. Most important one being - Provide a well placed product at right price point and it sells like hot cake.

Can any Indian manufacturer try to break 25-30 lakh bracket by offering a product similar to what is now available at 50 lakh plus Ze German cars?
A 250-300 bhp sporty sedan with uber cool interiors and performance/handling to match.
Anyone listening?

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Thanks for the data Aditya.
Went through it and did a lot of analysis for the self.

Most points have already been highlighted by fellow BHPians.

What I did note was, that in the 'expensive' D1 and D2 segments, though there are numerous well equipped sedans on sale, the top honors are taken by the SUVs. Does is have anything to do with the perceived image of owning a 'masculine' beast?

Quite similarly, the plethora of sedans of C2 segment have been left behind (but for how long?) by the SUV named Creta !!

We Indians definitely love our SUVs, though we may not have the real estate of infrastructure to support these machines (read as roads).
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Thrilled to see the response to Figo Aspire. It is an awesome package and deserves the numbers.

Happy to see S Cross starting well. I guess most of these are the DDIS 200 variants

Looks like Ford will have to launch a refreshed ecosport soon due to the dip in numbers

Not sure why the taxi owners are moving to swift dzire. Ideally they prefer the Toyotas for their engine longevity - 300000 kms. Are they facing issues with the Etios?
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Innova still sells more than Ertiga, Mobilio, Lodgy and Go put together. Thats testament to the risk averse nature of the Indian market, and the sheer solidity offered by the Innova. Glad I took this decision.

I am yet to see a SCross on road within Mumbai, having only seen one at Mira Road; in total contrast to the Cretas, with new ones spotted almost everyday on road.

City deservedly stays ahead of Ciaz and Verna. Systematic attempts to pull down the numero uno dont seem to be working.

Chevrolet and Renault will likely soon include brown paper bags with two holes as standard accessory.
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We Indians definitely love our SUVs, though we may not have the real estate of infrastructure to support these machines (read as roads)
Or we could just put another spin on this, the SUV's possess the real estate (space) and infrastructure (high ground clearance, wider tyres, suspension etc) to counter the lack of real estate/infrastructure in our roads. ;-)

Coming to the analysis the only brand that caught my eyes this time is Fiat, happy to sell diesel engines & transmissions to the highest selling brand Suzuki & others like Tata, Chevy?, etc. Their lack of advertising & overall lethargy to rebrand themselves ensure that their sales tank month by month. High pricing will make sure they never introduce higher capacity engines & Abarth badged vehicles will be as expensive as VW Beetle. Quite the catch-22 for a brand way better than any German in that segment.
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Looks like Creta is having a upper hand on S-Cross.. Good news for Hyundai, as it has managed to beat Maruti here.

Some improvements in the sale of Bolt and Zest, but honestly I don't see these numbers helping Tata. Serious times to revamp their strategies!
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