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Old 13th December 2015, 05:14   #16
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Nice thread Rajeevraj.

Gives a truly global perpective on the auto scene which I was curious to know for a long time.

India has indeed come a long way since the days of HM Ambassador and Premier Padmini being the de facto choices as far as cars go in the early 1980's to the multitude of choices now available.

Good to see India, Germany and the UK are averaging about the same in gross annual sales of vehicles, august company indeed . I'm sure in the coming years India will overtake Japan in annual gross sales but the USA and China levels seem to be quite far away, at least for the foreseeable future.
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@rajeevraj: Great insights into the automotive world! I work in automotive market research and these numbers are really cool to look at. Thanks for publishing this.

With reference to the global manufacturer sales, we have listed Maruti and Suzuki as two separate entities. Won't it be relevant to include them under the same considering Suzuki vehicles are sold under the Maruti Suzuki badge in India?
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With reference to the global manufacturer sales, we have listed Maruti and Suzuki as two separate entities. Won't it be relevant to include them under the same considering Suzuki vehicles are sold under the Maruti Suzuki badge in India?
Thank you. Since the source data had it separate, did not combine them. Guess it is because they are technically separate entities. Similar to how VW, Skoda, Audi are reported separately although they all belong under the VAG group.
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The heading should be changed. It's not world automotive sales. We're only discussing car and jeep type sales.

You know there is one category of road vehicles that sell as many units as the Toyota's.

It's dominated by the US makers.

I'm not talking trucks, busses, bikes or construction equipment.

Sales in the US and Europe were up 40% this year.

It has zero electronics. Only a few rear pointing lights for brakes, visibility and so on.

The manufacturers are totally unknown. Has anyone heard of Wabash Corp.? Or Kögel?

I don't think so.

I'm referring to trailers. Each month, the US alone buys 50,000 of them.

The long 53' one's with different load bed levels are outselling most cars.

Amazon picked up thousands last month. This is of course to build some redundancy.

Indian manufacturers should get into this. It's low tech. Just weld a few steel sections, attach wheels and you're done.
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Wow.. that was a whole lot of intriguing information and new knowledge you gave Rajeevraj. The Indian car market is sure a lot different from the rest of the world and I feel it is evolving faster as well!
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Toyota retained the crown of the top automobile seller in the world for the 4th year running. In 2015 Toyota sold 10.15 million units. Although dented by the pollution-cheating scandal, Volkswagen logged sales of 9.93 million vehicles worldwide, while Chevrolet and Cadillac maker GM moved 9.8 million last year.

The Toyota Corolla continued its reign as the top seller and moved ~1.3 million units in 2015. The first time any car is crossing 1.3 million in a calendar year. The Corolla was followed by the Volkswagen Golf in 2nd place. The Golf also managed to breach the magic 1 million mark. A look at the rest of the Top 10 below.

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Source:http://bestsellingcarsblog.com/2016/...178-countries/

Full year 2015 countrywise leaders' details are out. It is interesting to know how the Indian leaders like Suzuki and Hyundai are standing against the small players here like Toyota, VW and Ford.

Toyota: leader in 90 countries
VW: 20
Ford: 10
Suzuki: 8
Hyundai and Renault: 7 each

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Suzuki is now a Indian brand. It doesn't even sell more cars in Japan (home country). India is its bread and butter. Even though you see 7 countries, others are no match for what Suzuki sells in India.

Hope Suzuki shifts its global head quarters to India and starts offering better cars, with more powerful engines.
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Toyota is a leader in 90 countries but is lugging on with its Innova and to some extent its Fortuner in India to run the show.

VW is amongst the car makers who sell cars in four figures in India, every month.

Ford is happy with its Ecosport and the two newbies (hatch and sedan) are testing waters in the Indian market. The overall sales is nothing to write home about.

Suzuki and Hyundai have established themselves in the Indian market. Both are well accepted in the small car, entry segment. Suzuki is getting accepted in the premium ( higher C ) segment, while Hyundai has its Creta (small SUV but upto Rs 16 L cost) to brag about. The Sonata and the Elantra are failures. We do not simply know what new models of the Elantra and Sonata come and go from the Indian scene, every few years. the only good thing is that these land in the second hand car market and sell for Rs 4-5L after four/five years of use by the first owner.

Renault has its Duster (or is it "had"??) and now the Kwid is expected to do well to resurrect the brand here.

Summarising, we can conclude that the Indian market is very, very different from all others. Consumer laws are non-existent, no NCAP ratings, we are still stuck with BS IV and want to jump to BS VI (like a child being given double promotion skipping a class altogether. The child can't understand anything in the higher class??) and just before the showroom delivery "the customer is king,"here and not thereafter.

Despite the odds being in the manufacturer's favour, the top sellers here are totally different brands. We respect brands that are scoffed at abroad. We shun brands that people swear by abroad.

Imagine the fact that GM, Toyota, VW and Ford who rule the world markets universally are nowhere here. We can even do without these brands.

And the multinationals are learning it everyday. That Indian market has its own rules of the game and the winners here are most likely losers elsewhere.
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Have to take the number one position for Jamaica with pinch of salt. While it is true that Toyota rules the roost with respect to its presence primarily in the taxi segment, a lot of those cars are newly registered used cars brought from other countries primarily from Japan. Example: the car which I used as a cab was a Toyota Corolla Estate which was 7 years old but was registered only 2 years back in that country and spent 5 years previously in Japan. At the same time I saw lot of Indian made Suzuki Swifts used by private citizens who could not afford the Toyotas.
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And the multinationals are learning it everyday. That Indian market has its own rules of the game and the winners here are most likely losers elsewhere.
You couldn't have said it better.
We are still largely a small, inexpensive hatch country and our priorities are far different from evolved markets. Build quality, safety etc come right at the bottom of buyers' priorities at the expense of FE, ICE etc.
It may change in time to come but for now Suzuki and Hyundai will rule the roost.
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[*]Chevrolet numbers are the shockers here. The Sail, Spark, Enjoy, Cruze are huge sellers world wide. The models sold here are similar. But sales in India is totally insignificant.
Not correct in entirety. Outside India BEAT is sold in the name of spark or you can say it other way around. Any case, Beat volume should have been considered (and not spark) for a comparison.
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World Passenger car Sales grew by 46.6% when 2015 is compared to 2005.

India is now ranked at 5th in the world. Contribution into World Sales – Just 4.18%!

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Europe - Subcompacts grow 2% while Crossovers/SUV grow exponentially at 27%.

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