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No blockbuster Diwali: Passenger vehicle sales up 9% in November 2020

No blockbuster Diwali: Passenger vehicle sales up 9% in November 2020
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No blockbuster Diwali: Passenger vehicle sales up 9% in November 2020

No blockbuster Diwali: Passenger car gross sales up 9% in November 2020

Pent-up demand section seen to be over. The commentary from the gamers had been combined. Whereas Maruti maintained its stance that although the pent up demand was slowly really fizzling out, gross sales must be nice until December.

Passenger vehicle wholesale sales in India up 14 pc in October, SIAMPicture: PTI

 

Diwali wasn’t precisely blockbuster for auto gamers with most producers reporting reasonable progress in gross sales throughout November and that too on a low base of final 12 months. If gross sales of round 14 gamers within the passenger car section is grossed up, then the expansion through the month was round 9% in comparison with the identical month final 12 months. The nation’s largest passenger car producer, Maruti Suzuki India noticed its home gross sales (manufacturing unit despatches to sellers) declining 2% on a year-on-year foundation. The five-day interval of Diwali gross sales for Maruti this 12 months was round 40,000 items in comparison with round 39,000 final 12 months throughout the identical competition (final 12 months Diwali fell in October).

The commentary from the gamers had been combined. Whereas Maruti maintained its stance that although the pent up demand was slowly really fizzling out, gross sales must be nice until December. Different like Mahindra and Mahindra expressed optimism that since financial actions are displaying indicators of selecting up the demand momentum may stay intact within the coming months. Auto gamers had despatched big volumes throughout October – one of many highest in latest instances – to inventory dealerships for the competition interval. So, in some methods despatches throughout November had been anticipated to be lesser. Additional, attributable to Diwali holidays in factories, manufacturing was additionally lesser through the month.

After recorded its highest home gross sales since its inception in October, Hyundai Motor India’s home gross sales elevated by 9.4% y-o-y to 48,800 items in November. Nevertheless, on a m-o-m foundation, Hyundai’s auto gross sales suffered a decline of 14%. Hyundai has been doing nicely on the again of launches of recent variants its compact SUV Creta and premium hatchback i20.

Tarun Garg, director (gross sales, advertising & service), HMIL, mentioned, “Because the good Indian buyer continues to make good mobility selections, the recently-introduced all-new i20 has helped carry ahead the festive momentum even within the submit Diwali interval for HMIL.”

M&M clocked whole home gross sales of twenty-two,066 items, which was an enchancment of 4% y-o-y, whereas the gross sales on a m-o-m foundation remained sluggish and declined a steep 48%. Nevertheless, the corporate did nicely on the passenger automobiles gross sales, which elevated a great 24% y-o-y to 18,212 items. Veejay Nakra, chief govt officer (automotive division), M&M mentioned, “We’re blissful to attain robust double digit progress in SUVs through the month of November, aided by a strong festive demand for all our merchandise. Given robust rural progress and indicators of enchancment in financial actions, we’re hopeful to see this constructive momentum proceed submit the festive season”.

Car gross sales for Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM) remained regular in November, because it recorded a rise of two.4% on a y-o-y foundation to eight,508 items. Naveen Soni, senior vice-president (gross sales & service), TKM, mentioned the corporate has been witnessing a gradual but regular restoration owing to elements corresponding to pent up and festive season demand in addition to consolidation of the market on the decrease finish. “When it comes to festive season demand and gross sales, TKM has fared nicely registering a 10-13% improve in buyer orders and 12% improve in retail gross sales when in comparison with the festive interval in 2019. Nevertheless, owing to the unlawful strike known as upon by the members of TKM union, TKM was pressured to declare a lockout on the manufacturing unit which has impacted our manufacturing and wholesale numbers. Having mentioned that, we’ve got been in a position to fulfill the market demand with the inventory out there with us, each on the manufacturing unit in addition to on the supplier’s finish,” he mentioned.

In an indication that financial exercise is definitely selecting up, industrial car producer, Ashok Leyland registered a rise of 4% y-o-y in variety of industrial automobiles offered at 9,727 items. On a m-o-m foundation too, the rise was to the tune of 9.4%.

Two-wheeler producer Bajaj Auto offered lesser variety of automobiles in November because the car gross sales declined 4% on a y-o-y foundation to 1,98,933 items. The sluggishness was on account of steep fall in industrial car gross sales of the corporate, whereas the two-wheeler gross sales continued to develop at 7% y-o-y to 1,88,196 items. Hero MotoCorp offered 5,75,957 bikes and scooters within the home market, which was a rise of practically 14% on a y-o-y foundation.

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