August 2016 has turned out to be a good month for Tata Motors which has seen a 17 per cent jump in passenger car sales. In comparison, Ford India has seen a modest 3 per cent rise in sales while Hyundai India has registered a 6.7 per cent jump in sales. Here's a round-up of the sales numbers from individual manufacturers.
Ford India has announced a 3 per cent growth in domestic sales with 8,548 units sold in August 2016. During the corresponding period last year, the company had sold 8,331 units. The company recorded its highest-ever exports in month with 17,8690 units exported in August 2016.
Our increasing export numbers and strong domestic sales prove that the vehicles we build in India are true global products that appeal to customers in India and around the world," said Anurag Mehrotra, executive director - marketing, sales and service, Ford India.
Last month the company had slashed prices of the Figo by Rs 50,000 and of the Aspire by Rs 91,000. With the Supreme Court lifting the temporary ban on the registration of diesel vehicles with cubic capacity of 2.0-litre and above in Delhi-NCR, Ford India has begun sales of the Endeavour.
Just like July 2016, August has also turned out to be a bad month for Honda Cars India. Its domestic sales have declined by 11 per cent to 13,941 units while it exported 664 units. The highest-selling model was the Honda City with 4,255 units sold. The other popular models were the Honda Jazz with 3,818 units sold, and the company sold 2,488 units of the Amaze. During the corresponding period last year, it had sold 15,655 units.
Speaking on the company's performance, Yoichiro Ueno, president and CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd, said, We have been continuing our sales efforts to streamline our stock levels at the dealerships and are geared up for the festive season starting from this month in some parts of the country. We expect good sales on account of the favourable monsoon and the upcoming festive season."
The company has announced a 6.7 per cent growth in domestic sales with 43,201 units sold. In August 2015, the company had sold 40,505 units. Hyundai Motor India has registered a strong 17 per cent growth in exports with 16,506 units. During the corresponding period last year, it had exported 14,102 units. A few weeks back Hyundai India had launched the 2016 Elantra.
India's largest carmaker has announced a 12.3 per cent jump in sales with 1,19,906 units sold in the domestic market. During the corresponding period last year, it had sold 1,06,781 units. In terms of exports, it has seen a growth of 10.8 per cent with 12,280 units. In August 2015, the company had exported 11,083 units.
In the utility vehicle segment, comprising of the Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, the company has registered a 114.5 per cent in sales. Another interesting bit is that the company has seen a 49.5 per cent rise in sales of the Ciaz. The company had recently announced that it will introduce more SUVs and premium models.
Mahindra and Mahindra has announced a sales growth of 15 per cent with 36,944 units sold in August 2016. During the corresponding period last year, the company had sold 32,122 vehicles.
Commenting on the sales performance, Pravin Shah, president and chief executive (Automotive), Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. said, The uncertainty surrounding diesel vehicles has been lifted by the Supreme Court giving the customer the choice to buy his preferred vehicle which will help improve sentiments going forward. At Mahindra we are happy to have garnered an overall growth of 14 per cent and a growth of 29 per cent in UVs during the last month and we hope that the ensuing festive season will give us a further boost."
Tata Motors has announced a sales growth of 17 per cent for passenger cars in the domestic market with 11,435 units sold in August 2016. During the corresponding period last year, it had sold 9,814 units. In an official release, the company has attributed this rise in sales to strong market demand for the recently launched Tata Tiago. It has seen a total sales growth of 10 per cent for all passenger vehicles with 58,064 units sold. In August 2015, it had sold 52,986 units.
The company has announced a 27 per cent jump in exports at 6,595 units. During the corresponding period last year, 5,201 vehicles were exported.