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1: Thanks to the team at Auto Punditz for sharing these sales numbers with us!

2: Only cars that sell 500+ units (and thus, the relevant ones) have been included in the gainers & losers chart.

3. These manufacturer-reported sales numbers are factory dispatches to dealerships. They are NOT retail sales figures to end customers.

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Thanks Aditya for the December data:

More on the analysis,

Encouraging sales as the auto industry records growth in 5 months in succession. After a 19.6% YoY growth in Aug, 31.14% growth in Sep’20, 17.5% growth in Oct’20 and 8.8% growth in Nov’20 – the industry has registered almost 18% YoY growth in Dec’20. Though the Dec (2019) should not be forgotten as low base at the backdrop of the BS VI transition.

On a positive note most segments now have a waiting period of ~ 2- 9 months as demand outstrips supply.

Highlights of Dec-20 dispatch figures:


- Maruti Suzuki retains > 50% Market Share in Dec’20. However; its Market Share drops by by -1.4% YoY.
- The Top 10 Selling Cars of December 2020 contributed to around 52% cars sold in India. Of which 7 are from Maruti Suzuki and the rest from Hyundai
- 49% of Nissan India’s volumes were contributed from the Magnite.
- Tata Motors continues its dream run and grew a phenomenal 84% YoY
- Kia Motors India volumes saw a 154% YoY increase. But; it was pushed to FIFTH position in the table.
- M&M regained its fourth spot and was a comfortable >4.2k units ahead of Kia.
- Hyundai grew a moderate 25% YoY and held to its Market Share by 1% v/s Last Year.
- MG crossed 4k volumes for second consecutive month! Its YoY growth was a stellar 32.7% and overtook the likes of VW & Ford in Dec’20!
- MG Gloster manages to pip Ford Endeavour in just second month of its launch

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- Compact Hatchback contributed to 23% of cars sold in Dec.
- Compact SUV segment is now consistently country’s second largest segment. Sold more than the likes of premium hatchbacks/Mid SUVs. It also grew 35% YoY which was one of the highest in Dec’20
- Premium Hatchback segment overtook the Mid SUVs and was the third largest segment and contributed near to 14% of the passenger car sales in India for December 2020.
- Mid SUVs too grew a healthy 18% YoY and ranked fifth in the table. The segment is one of the most sought after by the OEMs as it offers significant volumes and margins both.
- Compact Sedans recorded one of the highest YoY drops and declined -4% YoY.
- There was only 1 Sedan (Dzire) in the Top 10 selling cars.
- 2020 SUV Sales – Hyundai & Kia contribute to 49% of the SUVs sold in India

Top Manufactures for the Month:

Maruti Suzuki:

- It was a 15% growth over December 2019 and 4% growth over November 2020!
- Retains top 5 slots in the 10 best sellers for August and holds 7 positions in the top 10.
- Maruti’s Alto becomes the bestselling car for both OEM and the Nation.
- Alto, Swift and Baleno are the trio in the 18k club in terms of sales.( Baleno+ Glanza =20132 )
- Both Dzire & Brezza saw a decline in YoY volumes. Discontinuation of diesel is surely one of the reasons for it.
- Maruti’s undisputed EECO sells 11,215 units.
- Ciaz comes back to be the second best seller in the segment, beats Hyundai’s Verna confortably.

Hyundai:
- Hyundai dispatched 47,400 units in December 2020 and registered a YoY growth of 25% & MoM volumes fell by -3%
- Venue was Hyundai’s best-selling model and India’s No.1 SUV in Dec’20. It registered dispatches of 12,313 units and grew 29% YoY.
- Creta came in second and sold 10,592 units with a YoY increase of 58%.
- The Top 2 selling Hyundai’s were SUVs in December 2020. Hyundai has been able to rapidly enhance its Market Share in SUV space and is getting significant share from the segment.
- Hyundai India also set a new record of highest production in a single month since inception with 71,178 units in December 2020
- Hyundai’s i20 Elite loses out in volumes. Looks like Hyundai’s loss is Tata’s gain (Altroz)

TATA Motors:
- Tata Motors sold 23,546 passenger cars in December 2020 and registered a YoY growth of massive 84% & MoM increase of 9%. It retained the position of India’s 3rd biggest OEM in Dec’20.
- Nexon, Tiago and Altroz sells 6k+ units, with Nexon being TATA’s best seller in Dec.
- Harrier volumes have shot up significantly at 52% YoY.

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Source Data: Auto Punditz

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Happy to see Tata cement their 3rd spot, looking forward to see where the Safari Gravitas takes them to.

Steep fall for Kia on MoM, is it just bad publicity from their QC misadventures or or are they holding back stocks to fix them?

Even before the Ford-Mahindra divorce was announced, the Ford sales has nosedived to a measly 1600 I wonder what sort of Q1 2021 sales we'll see.
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No sales/ dispatch data for Mahindra Thar for Dec 2020

What's that Mahindra is trying to hide ?
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What happened to the Sonet? Almost 50% drop from last month - production line woes or over-enthusiastic dispatches in the previous months? Seltos saw a significant drop too.

Also looks like the new i20 isn't flying off the shelves the way Hyundai would have expected.

Great show by Tata Motors - Safari and the turbo Altroz should help them further!
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Even before the Ford-Mahindra divorce was announced, the Ford sales has nosedived to a measly 1600 I wonder what sort of Q1 2021 sales we'll see.
Ford has always shut down their factory in December for maintenance. I think all factory dispatches would have been from the factory stockyard, with very few cars manufactured in December 2020.

I expect their Jan 2021 numbers to be closer to the November 2020 numbers.
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Maruti is vulnerable was the topic discussed some time back and Maruti has responded back with 51% market share last month That's the way to work - Work silently, let the success make noise !! Great month for Maruti. Ideally Glanza and Urban Cruiser numbers should be included for Maruti as those are Maruti's only. That will take their share 52% plus.

Tata also did extremely well, their share price giving some handsome returns to investors. Kudos to Tata for working extremely hard and giving some great cars to us. Bring HBX with full bang, get Turbo petrol from day 1. I am sure it has lots of potential for success.

For Hyundai, another good month, nothing great but nothing bad as well. Creta, Venue getting good numbers.

Kia is down badly, any reasons? Plant shutdown?

VW/SKoda - Business as usual, nothing great.

Mahindra - Old horses Bolero, Scorpio are still bringing numbers for them. Nothing much apart from it.

Ford - Month to forget for them, really sad numbers when others are doing good.

Renault - Only Triber, Kwid moving out of showrooms. Duster is dead now. All hopes on Kiger now.

Nissan - Only 560 Magnite? I guess they don't have faith in their own product. They should have started deliveries with bang when it is launched with so much expectations. Missed opportunity i guess.

Toyota - Need to do something now, going down & down. Can't believe their numbers are so low, Maruti cars saving them big way.

Honda - Just about average, badly need something new.

Top 5 companies accounted for 87% sale & all world's big companies (Toyota, Honda, Ford, VW, Renault, Nissan etc.) in rest 13% !!! Isn't it Irony of Indian market?

Overall very good month for Indian Automobile Industry. Good that it is coming back to normal.

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There is no point for Verna to be selling Maybe if Maruti can get a mid size crossover, they too can exit the segment leaving only City.
Personally I dont find any reason to make me buy a car in this segment.
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There is no point for Verna to be selling Maybe if Maruti can get a mid size crossover, they too can exit the segment leaving only City.
Personally I dont find any reason to make me buy a car in this segment.

Interesting. I'd love to hear your reasons behind that statement.

If I were looking at a car for 15 lakhs on road(which I am), I am truly struggling to look at something else to put my money on.
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Honda has lost MoM for every model it sells. And lost notably in its bread and butter Amaze and City models.
Kia's drop is quite surprising. Maybe they were doing a rejig of their plant operations. But if they have 'paused' to take a timeout and address QC issues, it would augur well for them in future.
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