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Old 2nd August 2009, 05:53   #1
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Default Cars Sales up in July - initial reports...

Of course - we will wait for detailed analysis of GTO & Vasudev...i just read this in business standard today..

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Helped by softer interest rates on vehicle loans as well as their better availability, the country’s top car makers posted healthy sales growth in July.

Riding on the success of its new launches, the A-star and Ritz, the July sales of Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest car maker, jumped 29.8 per cent to 67,528 from 52,010 in the year-ago month.

Sales in the A2 (compact car) segment, where the company sells the Alto, Wagon R, Zen Estilo and Swift in addition to the A-star and Ritz, stood at 48,115, up 38 per cent from 34,795 in July last year.

The A3 segment saw sales climb more than 51 per cent to 9,101, as against 6,009 a year ago. Maruti sells the SX4 and Swift DZire sedans in this segment. The Swift DZire has a waiting period across most cities, though some analysts have said that it has impacted SX4 sales. Exports grew 87 per cent to 10,546 in July 2009 from 5,632 in July 2008.

Mahindra & Mahindra, the country’s largest maker of utility vehicles, reported a 56 per cent growth in utility vehicle sales to 16,688 in July from 10,672 in the corresponding month a year ago. Company executives said sales of the newly-launched Xylo and Bolero were strong during the month.

“The demand for our new product, the Xylo, has shot up substantially and we have a three- to four-week waiting period on the vehicle. We have already sold more than 8,000 in July,” said M&M President (automotive sector) Pawan Goenka. Sale of the Bolero went up on the back of strong demand from the rural and semi-rural markets. However, exports continued to be under pressure in July – the numbers more than halved to 506 in July 2009 from 1,105 in July 2008.

Delhi-based Honda Siel Cars India witnessed sales grow 12 per cent to 4,857 in July 2009 as compared to 4,337 in the same month a year ago.

The company’s flagship, the City, sold 3,268 units, while the Civic sold 299 units and the Accord sold 223 units. Its premium compact hatchback, Jazz, which is built on the City platform and is the most expensive compact car in India, sold 1,037 during the month.

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Interesting Notes:

1. Looks like Ritz is a winner - i am waiting for numbers from Vasudeva
2. Xylo - ho ho...8000 units in July?? that is impressive..
3. Jazz - Honda boy...you missed it this time...it is settling down to 1000 levels...
4. ANHC - Very impressive...I was told by Honda Dealer...people who were waiting for Jazz are now going for ANHC...

Mods - you can delete this thread once we have official Team BHP report is up..
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Any data available on Tata, Fiat and Hyundai and how their performance was in July
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3. Jazz - Honda boy...you missed it this time...it is settling down to 1000 levels...
Did they? Isn't 10000 a year the number they were talking about at launch?
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Did they? Isn't 10000 a year the number they were talking about at launch?
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They were looking at 20000- 25000 cars per year. They always expected it to trail the City but this seems to bee too low. This is the second month after launch.The novelty of a new vehicle generally leads to very impressive sales in the initial six months.

Let us see what do the i20 and the Grande Punto clock. I expect the GP to report atleast 4000 nos this month.

Seems that although people appreciate the product, they do not appreciate the high price.
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The Ritz seems to be a huge hit. I see tons of them on the road everyday. Not too many A Stars.
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Maruti Suzuki has announced a 33.4% increase in total sales during July this year, at 78,074 vehicles (including 10,546 units for export). The company’s total sales during July 2008 stood at 58,543 units (including 5,632 units for export).

During July 2009, Maruti exported more than 50,000 units of the A-Star hatchback, which is said to be doing very well in Europe. The company also launched its new Grand Vitara SUV, which is powered by a more powerful 2.4-litre engine, in the domestic market.

Sales of the Maruti 800 went down from 4,953 units during July 2008 to 2,796 units during July this year. However, sales in the A2 segment (Alto, Wagon R, Zen Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz) went up from 34,795 units in July 2008 to 48,115 units during July this year.

Maruti’s sales in the A3 segment (SX4, Dzire) also went up from 6,009 units in July 2008 to 9,101 units in July this year. For a more detailed break-up of Maruti’s sales figures, refer to the image below.
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Any news on performance of General Motors post their coming out of C11 ?

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The passenger vehicle business reported a total sale and distribution offtake of 19,881 nos. (17,191 Tata + 2,690 Fiat) in the domestic market in July 2009, a 32% increase compared to 15,064 nos. (14,652 Tata + 412 Fiat) in July last year. Sales of Tata cars, at 14,537 nos., grew by 21% over July 2008. Despatches of the Tata Nano began during the month, and the sales were 2,475 nos. The Indica range sales were 8,563 nos., a growth of 14% over July last year. The Indigo range recorded sales of 3,499 nos., lower by 22% over July last year. The UV/SUV range of Sumo/Safari accounted for sales of 2,638 nos., flat compared to July last year.

Both the partners are doing good, TATA just needs new Vista sedan to improve the overall numbers. Fiat is steady and may prove the adage, Slow and Steady wins the race.
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The passenger vehicle business reported a total sale and distribution offtake of 19,881 nos. (17,191 Tata + 2,690 Fiat) in the domestic market in July 2009, a 32% increase compared to 15,064 nos. (14,652 Tata + 412 Fiat) in July last year. Sales of Tata cars, at 14,537 nos., grew by 21% over July 2008. Despatches of the Tata Nano began during the month, and the sales were 2,475 nos. The Indica range sales were 8,563 nos., a growth of 14% over July last year. The Indigo range recorded sales of 3,499 nos., lower by 22% over July last year. The UV/SUV range of Sumo/Safari accounted for sales of 2,638 nos., flat compared to July last year.

Both the partners are doing good, TATA just needs new Vista sedan to improve the overall numbers. Fiat is steady and may prove the adage, Slow and Steady wins the race.
This is good growth for Tata, thanks to Nano. Fiat has improved their numbers from last july, but 2690 Fiat is not so great considering that Punto which is so competitively priced and loaded with features is just launched. If we deduct around 900 Lineas and 200 Palios, Punto sales is just around 1600 Nos which is definitely not very impressive.
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If we deduct around 900 Lineas and 200 Palios, Punto sales is just around 1600 Nos which is definitely not very impressive.


Anything less then 2,000 Punto's/month is dangerous according to me. If news reports are true then Hyundai does about 2,500 i20's monthly. Of course, Fiat can't compete with Hyundai in India (at least right now) so about 2,000 Punto's consistantly should be a figure Fiat should be comfortable with initially. I wonder if the Punto 1.2 has hit Palio sales.
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Anything less then 2,000 Punto's/month is dangerous according to me. If news reports are true then Hyundai does about 2,500 i20's monthly. Of course, Fiat can't compete with Hyundai in India (at least right now) so about 2,000 Punto's consistantly should be a figure Fiat should be comfortable with initially. I wonder if the Punto 1.2 has hit Palio sales.
We should also consider that FIAT is kind of dead brand in India while Hyundai has always been a mass maker and then backed with fantastic AS*. So it will take time for FIAT to settle down and start competing with Maruti and Hyndai. Yes, 2000 Punto is a descent target and I just pray FIAT achieves it.
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Given what I have been reading and seeing, I do not think that the GP will set the sales charts on fire right away, it is too compromised a car to overcome the historical baggage it carries. On the other hand, Fiat may also be ramping up and unable to meet the entire demand in July. Looking at just the July numbers is therefore too soon to be drawing any conclusions for the fate of the GP, a few months will give a more accurate reading. The Linea numbers should start to be telling a reasonably good story of its success by now, in its market segments. Haven't looked at that story, I am sure others will have by now.
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. I wonder if the Punto 1.2 has hit Palio sales.
I dont think the palio 1.1 has any sales at all.Iv just come across 2or 3 1.1 till date..
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The three week waiting period was there even when the Xylo was launched. This does not signify good sales. 8000 units in July is definitely a good number.
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Anything less then 2,000 Punto's/month is dangerous according to me. If news reports are true then Hyundai does about 2,500 i20's monthly. Of course, Fiat can't compete with Hyundai in India (at least right now) so about 2,000 Punto's consistantly should be a figure Fiat should be comfortable with initially. I wonder if the Punto 1.2 has hit Palio sales.
Even if we make Palio 0, it still means Punto is 1800, unless Linea sales has been affected by Punto and has fallen down to 700. This is possible as some prospective Linea customers may have found Punto to be a better VFM product
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