Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10th July 2008, 21:47   #1111
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,451
Thanked: 955 Times
Default

Grand Vitara down to 24!

Is this true?

Does nyone know if the new 2.4L engine is round the corner (for India)?
anandpadhye is offline  
Old 10th July 2008, 22:44   #1112
Senior - BHPian
 
karanraheja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 1,915
Thanked: 233 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO View Post
- The Fabia, on the other hand, is steadily losing favour. Overpriced? Lousy engines? You bet. Another 100 Palios will give Fabia the “worst selling Indian hatch” crown.

- On the other hand, surprisingly dismal performance from Maruti & Tata.
I expected Fabia 1.2 to sell better. Dunno what Skoda was smoking by going back to give some tune up on the car now.


Tata needs to launch the Indica X3 soon ! Wasnt it supposed to be out by July??? For MSIL Wagon R & Alto are doing a fabulous job. They need a good replacement for the Estilo which aint selling as much as Wagon R. I feel A-Star & Splash would surely do well .
karanraheja is offline  
Old 10th July 2008, 23:58   #1113
BHPian
 
Glass's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: MegaBHPian* at Hyderabad
Posts: 252
Thanked: 12 Times
Default

Vasudeva,

Today's Economic Times says Ford has sold 1980 cars in June. Any idea why the numbers are different? Thanks.
Glass is offline  
Old 11th July 2008, 00:05   #1114
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: CCU & Kitchener
Posts: 593
Thanked: 96 Times
Default

Excellent factsheet Vasudeva. Thanks for sharing the same. I had been looking for the sales figures for Fiat, specially after the introduction of the MJD.
Saurabh M is offline  
Old 11th July 2008, 04:39   #1115
Senior - BHPian
 
undead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bhavani - Komarapalayam
Posts: 1,187
Thanked: 165 Times
Default Car and Bike sales slowing down

NEW DELHI: Domestic car sales is heading for a slowdown, hit by high interest rates and inflation, which have dampened consumer sentiment and reduced footfalls to showrooms. June saw single-digit sales growth at 6.1%, quite a dip from 17% growth in April and 14% in May.

According to industry figures released by SIAM, car sales in June stood at 99,738 units against 94,002 units in the same month last year. While market leader Maruti Suzuki registered only 2.4% growth, Tata Motors' sales fell 5.4%. However, Hyundai India beat the trend and showed a 34% growth in sales, boosted by its i10 compact.

Car sales are up 12.3% in the April-June quarter, helped by the good offtake in the first two months.The two-wheeler story is no different. June saw motorcycle sales grow in single-digit 8.2% at 4.73 lakh units against 4.37 lakh units in the same month last year. The acceleration was led by Hero Honda which registered a 16.5% growth in sales even as Bajaj Auto and TVS Motors saw numbers shrinking. Bike sales in Q1 have grown 7.9%, though most of it is attributed to a low base.

Scooter sales failed to keep the momentum and fell 2.1% at 89,809 units from 91,759 units in the same month last year, SIAM said. While leader Honda Motorcycle and Scooter managed to eke out growth, TVS Motors suffered a reversal in numbers. Overall, the automobile industry managed a growth of 6.5% in June at 8.01 lakh units. If interest rates and inflation continue to remain high for some more months, the situation can worsen, analysts said.

On the commercial vehicle side, medium- and heavy-vehicle segment saw sales grow 8.4% at 21755 units, with growth both in the goods and passenger carriers led by Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland.

Source: Car, bike sales slowing down-India Business-Business-The Times of India
undead is offline  
Old 11th July 2008, 09:31   #1116
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 2,175
Thanked: 128 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Glass View Post
Vasudeva,

Today's Economic Times says Ford has sold 1980 cars in June. Any idea why the numbers are different? Thanks.
That is why they are the ET. It does belong to the ToI Group, which as you know, is perhaps the `best paper' in the world!

Perhaps they have their own sources (non-SIAM) of data. Perhaps Ford is channel stuffing and `sold' only that. The data in the excel sheet is the only official data you will get. No less and no more than this.

Last edited by vasudeva : 11th July 2008 at 09:32.
vasudeva is offline  
Old 11th July 2008, 10:56   #1117
Senior - BHPian
 
karanraheja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 1,915
Thanked: 233 Times
Default

Undead Thanks for the info. Mods should nt this topic be discussed in Indian Car Sales & Analysis?
karanraheja is offline  
Old 11th July 2008, 11:47   #1118
oss
BHPian
 
oss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Chennai
Posts: 683
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Does the number reported for HM include the Amby as well? Or is it only the Lancer & Cedia??
oss is offline  
Old 11th July 2008, 11:56   #1119
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: North America
Posts: 960
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

Well I guess this is good news for Al Gore and Global Warming.

On a serious note, the Govt. should reduce some of the taxes and duties if they want to encourage greater sales.
sujaylahiri is offline  
Old 11th July 2008, 12:29   #1120
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 2,175
Thanked: 128 Times
Default

Can you see the trend in this and the implication for switchover cars (from 2W) such as Nano/M-800:

Year on year (yoy) growth for 4W has declined from 17.2% in 4/08 to 6.1% in 6/08. The 800-segment declined 30% in 4/08, increased 25% in 5/08, and declined 14% in 6/08. For April-Jun 08, sales in 800 segment declined 7.5%.

In the 2w segment, yoy growth was negative in each month from 3/07 to 3/08. Suddenly, yoy growth turned positive at 8% in 4/08, 7% in 5/08, and 6.5% in 6/08. Almost all growth in motorcycles.

I can see two things: switchover consumers are shifting from 800-segment to motorcycles/used cars (data not available for this).
Even 2W growth is now tapering because of sharp price increase in 6/08.

Whichever way you see it, expect a bad year for auto in 2008-09. Conversely, great bargain hunting for consumers.
vasudeva is offline  
Old 11th July 2008, 14:25   #1121
BHPian
 
Glass's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: MegaBHPian* at Hyderabad
Posts: 252
Thanked: 12 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vasudeva View Post
That is why they are the ET. It does belong to the ToI Group, which as you know, is perhaps the `best paper' in the world!

Perhaps they have their own sources (non-SIAM) of data. Perhaps Ford is channel stuffing and `sold' only that. The data in the excel sheet is the only official data you will get. No less and no more than this.
Thanks, makes sense.
And given the pricing that Ford had in June for Fiesta, I would guess the excel sheet numbers are more believable.
Glass is offline  
Old 16th July 2008, 12:28   #1122
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: gurgaon
Posts: 4
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Can someone update the sales number of Scorpio (particularly Mhawk) vs the new safari dicor for last 6 months.
rajeshwagh is offline  
Old 23rd July 2008, 09:37   #1123
BHPian
 
pulsar7778's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Chennai
Posts: 47
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Region wise sales till June-2008

Hi guys,

Here is the sales till june, got less time to analys, so just uploaded it
Attached Thumbnails
Indian Car Sales Figures and Analysis-ytd_june08.jpg  

pulsar7778 is offline  
Old 23rd July 2008, 11:45   #1124
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bengalooru
Posts: 1,471
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

Whats with HP, Bihar & Jharkhand? These are the only places, in whole of India where NHC sells less than SX4.
diabloo is offline  
Old 23rd July 2008, 11:58   #1125
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 2,175
Thanked: 128 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by diabloo View Post
Whats with HP, Bihar & Jharkhand? These are the only places, in whole of India where NHC sells less than SX4.
First, source for this figures?.
If these figures are true, in its segment, City is not the market leader in many more states than the above 3. Of course, Indigo sells at 5 and City starts at more than 7. Apart from City; Indigo, Fiesta, Verna, SX4, Dzire have a leadership position in some states.
vasudeva is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
January 2010 - Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis GTO The Indian Car Scene 152 26th February 2010 12:07
September 2009 Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis akj53 The Indian Car Scene 288 7th November 2009 20:52
August 2009 Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis GTO The Indian Car Scene 100 5th October 2009 14:52
July 2009 Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis vasudeva The Indian Car Scene 209 9th September 2009 13:38
June 2009 Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis GTO The Indian Car Scene 136 10th August 2009 15:57


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 11:14.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks