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Old 25th December 2019, 19:11   #1
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Default Petrol vs Diesel sales figures (Apr - Oct 2019). Petrol dominates!

Petrol dominates and contributes to almost all OEM's, barring a few. Will be interesting to see how the chart will look like post BS VI implementation.

EV's are still a minuscule segment and not expected to gain traction anytime soon.

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-Petrol models contribute the king’s share in the sales and over 67% of the cars sold in India were gasoline powered.

- Diesel powered cars contributed to almost 33% and only alternate fuel cars (Hybrid/Electric) contributed a mere 0.1%!

- India’s biggest car maker Maruti had 78.1% of petrol-engine cars sold and 21.9% of cars sold were diesel.
However; it is reconsidering the strategy as it cannot put the 21.9% sales at stake which it is still getting.

- Hyundai’s dependency on diesel cars was higher than Maruti and 27.6% of cars from Hyundai’s stable was diesel-powered

-Mahindra’s dependency on diesel is magnanimous. ~93% of Mahindra’s were diesel cars! No wonder M&M bought 50% of Ford India’s stake that shall give it the required technology on petrol cars and expand its lineup accordingly too. M&M has been betting big on electric cars and the Reva takeover gave it the competitive edge as well. 42% of electric cars sold in India were a Mahindra.

- More than 51% of Seltos sold in India were powered by Petrol Engines. Having GT line in petrol has helped Kia gain higher sales in Petrol portfolio.

-Also almost 42% of Hector’s were powered by a petrol engine. It clearly shows why Harrier lost out on sales even though it has been such a capable product (Harrier doesn’t have either Petrol or Hybrid power train on offer).

-More than 10% of Hector sold was powered by the Hybrid power train!

- Renault was the OEM which was dependent on Petrol models the highest! As Duster’s sales have dwindled; and majority of the volumes are inclined from Kwid & Triber (which are petrol only models) – the inclination on petrol portfolio is at all time high.

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Default Re: Petrol vs Diesel sales figures (Apr - Oct 2019). Petrol dominates!

Interesting. Always love seeing these stats.

This tells only a partial story though. Diesel's % would be higher if we included only those models in the list which have a diesel engine. As an example, the petrol-only Alto & WagonR which sell 30,000 units a month completely tip the scales in favour of petrol. Ditto for the Renault & the petrol-only Kwid. I'd expect diesel to constitute 40% overall, on models where it is offered.

Surprised to see Tata with 65% petrol, even though they offer diesels on pretty much every model of theirs. Guess that's the Tiago effect.
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Model Wise split across all OEM's,

For Maruti Suzuki, Ertiga is the only car which is diesel preferred. For Hyundai it is Creta and as expected Toyota has Innova Crysta and Fortunerwhich are Diesel oriented as preference.

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-Also almost 42% of Hector’s were powered by a petrol engine. It clearly shows why Harrier lost out on sales even though it has been such a capable product (Harrier doesn’t have either Petrol or Hybrid power train on offer).

-More than 10% of Hector sold was powered by the Hybrid power train!
The MG Hector 'Hybrid' shouldn't even be called a hybrid imo, isn't it just a mild hybrid system like what Suzuki does with their cars? Only Toyota with their Camry could be considered as a Hybrid vehicle.
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The MG Hector 'Hybrid' shouldn't even be called a hybrid imo, isn't it just a mild hybrid system like what Suzuki does with their cars? Only Toyota with their Camry could be considered as a Hybrid vehicle.
They are mere gimmicks at this point imho
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Mahindra is the most vulnerable brand here. I am not sure how they will convince people to buy heavy petrol SUVs. They should have introduced a couple of good petrol engines in the last 2 years. Now, the shift will be sudden and people will be apprehensive.
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One factor in this skew towards petrol is the fear about BS VI rules and possible limited road worthiness of BS IV diesels. Once diesels with BS VI compliance starts coming and people come to know the premium is not as much as Maruti etc. had been taunting, I feel diesels will actually get a higher share than the present level. And believe me, Maruti will get BS VI diesels, sooner or later.

Except VW , I don't think any one else will ditch diesels altogether. Even VW could have got one if they were serious about the Indian market.

Of course, once properly priced and practical hybrids and EVs flood the market diesels will die a slow death.

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Model Wise split across all OEM's,
Surprising to see 85% Hyundai Elite i20 being sold with a petrol motor, a motor that has always been criticized for not being favorable for this heavy hatch specifically. Also when the same Elite i20 is available with that fantastic 1.4 Crdi makes it more interesting.
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No wonder M&M is offering 2-4Lacs discount in newspapers, wonder how much more will the showroom guys offer (unofficially) during the mad rush to sell everything before Mar end.

I would be very worried if my diesel share is above 30-40% of total sales. Need to exhaust them at any cost.
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Surprising to see 85% Hyundai Elite i20 being sold with a petrol motor, a motor that has always been criticized for not being favorable for this heavy hatch specifically. Also when the same Elite i20 is available with that fantastic 1.4 Crdi makes it more interesting.
That 1.2 L petrol engine is very underpowered for the I20. When we had ours, my Dad used to constantly say that it used to suffer to overtake a lorry or bus on the relatively milder inclines of the ghat sections of Krishnagiri/ Shoolagiri, en route Bangalore from Madras.
However, the I20 and its 82 bhp petrol 1.2 is perfectly ok pottering about as a city commuter.
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Category-wise cumulative domestic sales,

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Volkswagen Polo sales: 88 % petrol variant!

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Baleno sales split between Petrol and Diesel.

Maruti Suzuki has managed to sell a unit of Baleno every three minutes

Total sales/dispatches till date ( Jan' 20), since its launch in October 2015 = 720,733

Petrol Variant : 616,867
Diesel Variant: 103,866

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Share of diesel vehicles shrinks to just 15%.

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From 60% of the passenger vehicle market in 2011-12, diesel’s share fell to 42% in 2016 and 32% in the current financial year. Last month, that share shrank to around 15%.
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Currently, the cost per km for petrol vehicle is about Rs 3.4-Rs 3.5 per km whereas the cost for diesel vehicles is Rs 2.70-2.80 per km. Given the Rs 1.2-Rs 1.8 lakh price differential in BS6 avatar, it would now take longer to amortise the diesel premium.
Despite its shrinking influence, car companies are chary of letting go of diesel altogether. Even Maruti which has currently moved out of diesel may reconsider if need be. depending on the segments.

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End of the road for Diesel vehicles?

Diesel is losing steam quite fast. Reason. It's the price!
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While mileage of a diesel vehicle may still be more than a petrol vehicle, the per litre cost factor has been steadily eroding and Wednesday's price revisions deliver quite the punch. Not only is diesel more expensive than petrol in Delhi now - and almost as expensive in other cities, diesel vehicles remain expensive to maintain and continue with the tag of being detrimental for the environment.

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In the Covid-era the customers are also downgrading purchases of cars and opting for micro, hatchbacks, compact sedans that are extremely price competitive compared to traditionally strong segments like SUV or MPV’s. Most of the automakers say that the sales trends have reversed in recent time and more customers are going entry level variants and basic cars.
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