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Old 3rd April 2010, 14:10   #211
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Such starved was the indian customer for a choice amongst the mid level hatch backs that the figo is on a roll as soon as its launched. Any new car has the initial hype- but this segment is seeing unprecented demand, the new cars are being bought without the existing ones taking a hit! Seen 4 new figos on the road today, one in my basement. Took a TD also, decent ride!
The 5-7lacs segment is going to heat up BIG time, wonder if the i20 is going to see any serious threat? Maruti surely is seeing a major competition for the monopoly it had in the diesel hatch segment
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Such starved was the indian customer for a choice amongst the mid level hatch backs that the figo is on a roll as soon as its launched.
And the key here is Diesel I beleive. We had very few choices for Diesel hatches, from TATA & MARUTI. And now, almost every player has come with one. So, its interesting.

How about Polo? Same response?
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Can we have summary of car sales in excel like the one that been complied by our members in the past?

Would provide a clear picture & one stop solution for all the detail.
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There is also a great market potential for an entry level three cylinder CRDi turbo unit below 1200cc with city mileage near 17/18 kmpl. Perhaps FIAT(TATA) or HYUNDAI can make the first move.
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@tacho it has been merged into the February sales thread, don't know why.
The only reason I can think of is that, perhaps, the Mods are collecting and analyzing all the March Sales data and will come up with an 'official' March Sales and Analysis thread in a day or two
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From another thread,"polo has confirmed bookings of 5000 units,with 500 already delivered".so its not doing to badly itself.
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Look at Chevy Beats numbers over Spark. I think Beat is eating into Spark's numbers aswell. chevy should look forward to bring Spark's pricing.
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TATA Motors March sales up by 38 pct :SteelGuru.com

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TATA Motor’s total sales including exports of TATA commercial and passenger vehicles in March 2010 were 75151 vehicles a growth of 38% over 54452 vehicles sold in March 2009.

The company’s domestic sales of TATA commercial and passenger vehicles for March 2010 were 71046 number a 35% growth over 52653 number sold in March last year.

Cumulative sales (including exports) for the company for the fiscal at 642686 number are the highest ever and a growth of 29% over 498547 number sold last year.

The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in March 2010 in the domestic market were 43285 number the highest ever and a 49% growth compared to 29004 vehicles sold in March last year. LCV sales were 22,438 number a growth of 35% over March last year. The LCV sales are the highest ever, led by the Ace family. M&HCV sales stood at 20847 number a growth of 69% over March last year.

Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal are 373,615 number the highest ever for the company and a growth of 41% over last year. Cumulative LCV sales are 218,478 number a growth of 44% over last year, while M&HCV sales stood at 155,137 number a growth of 36% over last year.

The company’s passenger vehicles business reported a total sale and distribution off take of 29868 number in the domestic market in March 2010, the highest ever in any month and a 17% increase compared to 25,430 number in March last year.

Sales of TATA passenger vehicles at 27761 number are the highest ever in any month and a growth of 17% over March 2009. Sales of the TATA Nano were 4710 number. The Indica range sales were 11618 number the highest this fiscal.

The Indigo range recorded sales of 7537 number the highest ever in any month and a growth of 66% over March last year. The Sumo/Safari range accounted for sales of 3896 number lower by 23% over March last year, hampered by the tight vendor supplies of components.

Cumulative sales and distribution off take of passenger vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal are 259682 number against 208203 number last year a growth of 25%. The cumulative sales of TATA passenger vehicles at 234,930 number is the highest ever for the company.

(Sourced from IRIS)

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Maruti, Tata, Hero Honda, GM and Ford March Vehicle Sales Rise : FoxBusiness.com

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NEW DELHI-(Dow Jones)- Demand for new cars and motorcycles in India continued to soar in March, despite recent price increases by auto makers, with Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (532500.BY), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (500520.BY), Tata Motors Ltd. (TTM: 19.2, 0.11, 0.58%), Hero Honda Motors Ltd. (500182.BY) and local units of Hyundai Motor Co. (005380.SE), General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. (TM: 81.1499, 0.6499, 0.81%) posting higher sales.

India on Feb. 26 raised excise tax on automobiles by two percentage points as part of a gradual withdrawal of stimulus measures used to shield Asia's third-largest economy from the global economic downturn that began in 2008.

The tax increase was widely expected and prompted many auto makers to raise prices by about the same amount.

Auto sales, however, remained robust, with Maruti--India's largest auto maker by sales--posting an 11% rise in March sales to 95,123 vehicles.

Local sales rose 8% to 79,530 vehicles, while exports surged 32% to a record 15,593, the local unit of Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp. (7269.TO) said.

However, Maruti's small car sales, considered its bread-and-butter, slid 1.2% to 54,763 vehicles in March. This is the first decline in monthly small car sales since December 2008 for Maruti, which makes one in every two cars sold in India.

Lower sales of small cars led to a 1.6% decline in Maruti's total car sales in March, compared with February.

Maruti's total sales in the just-ended fiscal year rose 29% to 1.02 million units, making it the only company to produce one million vehicles in India. Local sales rose 21% to 870,790 units, while exports more than doubled to 147,575 vehicles.

"Capacity constraint and increased competition in the small car segment has hit Maruti's sales in the category," said Surjit Arora, an analyst with Mumbai-based brokerage Prabhudas Liladher. "March is usually a better month sequentially and Maruti's sales have come down compared to February. That's why we see stock reacting so negatively."

The dominance of small cars in India has led Ford and Volkswagen to enter the segment this year, while Nissan Motor Co. and Toyota plan to launch small cars later in the year, increasing competition for Maruti.

Ford and GM both gained market share in India, selling record numbers of small cars in the past month.

Ford said sales grew threefold due to strong demand for its Figo hatchback, which was introduced in March. The auto maker sold 9,478 cars and SUVs during the month and booked more than 10,000 Figo cars.

GM's sales more than doubled from the year earlier in March to 11,330 vehicles. A bulk of the volumes, nearly 70%, came from the small car segment, where it sells the Chevrolet Beat and Spark models. It sold 4,508 Beat small cars and 3,266 units of the Spark.

Sales at Tata Motors, India's largest auto maker by revenues, rose 35% to 75,151 vehicles, while exports grew twofold to 4,105 vehicles. The company sold 27,761 units of Tata-branded cars and SUVs in the local market, up 17%. It also distributes Fiat-branded vehicles in India under a marketing and distribution alliance.

Tata Motors' truck and bus sale in the local market during March rose 49% to 43,285. The company sold a total of 642,686 vehicles in the last fiscal year, a growth of 29%, while exports in the 12-month period grew by 2% to 34,141 vehicles, it said.

Mahindra, India's largest sport-utility vehicle maker by sales, posted a 20% rise in March total sales to 31,698 vehicles. Local sales grew 16% to 29,944 vehicles while exports rose more than fourfold to 1,754 vehicles, it said.

Hyundai's local unit posted a 19% jump in its total sales in March to 55,035 vehicles. Local sales rose 27% to 32,501 vehicles while exports rose 10% to 23,534. The company sold 600,588 units in the just-ended fiscal year, a growth of 21%.

Sales at Hero Honda Motors, India's largest two-wheeler maker by sales, rose 17% in March to 414,638 vehicles. In the last fiscal year, the company sold 4.6 million two-wheelers, up 24%, the company said.

TVS Motor, India's third-largest two-wheeler maker by sales, said its total sales in March grew 24% to 146,736 vehicles. It sold 126,669 two-wheelers in the local market, up 25% from a year earlier, while exports gained 23% to 20,067 vehicles. Sales for the fiscal year climbed 15% to 1.52 million vehicles, TVS said.
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Can you upload any data for Skoda as well?
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From Audi's Official Press Release:

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Audi India records best-ever first quarter sales
  • Vehicle sales in January-March 2010: 778 cars
  • Impressive sales growth of 103 percent over 1st quarter 2009
  • Vehicle sales in March 2010: 220 cars
  • Growth of 36 percent to same period last year

Mumbai - Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, has continued its great start to 2010 by recording best-ever sales of 778 cars for the first quarter (Jan-Mar 2010). It is an impressive sales growth of 103 percent (Jan- Mar 2009: 384 cars) for the quarter. During March 2010, Audi India achieved countrywide sales of 220 cars, a 36 percent growth over March 2009 sales (162 cars).

“The first quarter of 2010 has seen record sales for Audi in India as we have continued to make steady growth toward achieving our progressive goals. True to our philosophy of “Vorsprung durch Technik”, in the coming months we will focus on enhancing the entire experience of owning a luxury automobile for our customers in the Indian market. This year, our customers can expect new avant-garde and sporty luxury models,” said Benoit Tiers, Managing Director, Audi India.

The entire Audi model range is available at eight showrooms across the country: in Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Kochi. Early 2010 will witness the opening of new showrooms in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai (West), Jaipur, Chennai, Ludhiana. Further developments include Lucknow, Coimbatore and Nagpur.
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It is surprising audi recording such high sales,when couple of members of this forum complained of long waiting periods and inept dealerships.
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@ Vasudeva and GTO: When can we expect the detailed analysis?

Report eagerly awaited.
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@ Vasudeva and GTO: When can we expect the detailed analysis?

Report eagerly awaited.
+1 to that.

Please post the link March sales thread here. So that everyone can pick and contribute.
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+1 to that.

Please post the link March sales thread here. So that everyone can pick and contribute.
+1 Guys where are the March 2010 Sales figures, I am not able to locate it.
Please provide a link on this site .
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