Model-wise Sales Statistics:
Top 10 Selling Motorcycles of Jan’17 –
Top 10 Selling Scooters of Jan’17 –
Economic Times published a very interesting on India’s Biggest Auto’makers’; i.e. the OEMs were ranked basis their Production Output from the respective manufacturing plants. In 2016, Renault-Nissan alliance and Ford jumped to become the No.3 & No.5 OEMs in India! While Ford is cashing on Ecosport’s Global success (and hence exports); Renault had an extremely good year in the domestic market with Kwid’s success.
However, Maruti & Hyundai combined manufactured ~23 Lakh cars in 2016! The numbers for Maruti will see a massive surge as the Gujarat plant becomes operational in 2017. Also the expanding Nexa portfolio will help it sustain the production numbers.
To give a holistic picture of how the OEMs are utilizing the Production Output, let us look at the Production v/s Domestic Sales v/s Exports numbers of the Car Manufacturers (for Apr’16-Jan’17 data):
In a long run, India is going to be the battle turf for Top Automobile OEMs and Production Capacity Utilization will be a key factor of profitability for these carmakers. Hence, it will be interesting to see which OEM adapts to the dynamic environment and evolves to be the best.
*Export Contribution has been directly extrapolated from FY16 Production Nos (however the exports could be from the cars which were manufactured prior to Apr’16 as well).
Automotive Sales Figures have always been a disputed subject. While OEMs shy away to share their respective Sales Numbers, we at Auto Punditz just couldn’t understand the logic. We believe in data transparency and just wish all OEMs could share their numbers without much fuss. We do not see any reason why they should hide it. We in this post try to assess the World Cars Sales Figures of these manufacturers as per the data available in various forums/sites.
Let us look at how the OEMs stand in the Top rankings table:
PS: While VW, GM & Renault-Nissan published the vehicle delivery data for 2016; Toyota’s numbers in consideration here are the production stats. Hence the above table will not have the exact metric.
However, if we consider the individual brand performance – Toyota surpassed the No.2 manufacturer by quite a margin and stood tall at the Numero Uno spot.
Note: The data in this post is a consolidation from multiple sites and multiple references. Hence accuracy is not guaranteed.
Rather we can say that ‘our’ Ambassador is now French! Peugeot SA recently bought the rights from Hindustan Motors to use the brand name Ambassador at a cost of Rs.80 crores. Also known as Amby, it was an iconic brand in India and many of us share our first rides in this automobile. It is still seen running as taxis in many cities in India and also a lot of ‘babus’ (ministers/govt officials) get driven around in an Amby. A lot of Indians still swear on the sturdiness of this machine and they’re yet to find a much comfortable car than an Ambassador.
Amby though has a rich Indian heritage; was primarily British. Ambassador was an automobile manufactured by Hindustan Motors. It was in production from 1958 to 2014 with few improvements and changes over its production lifetime. The Ambassador is based on the Morris Oxford series III model, first made by Morris Motors Limited at Cowley, Oxford in the United Kingdom from 1956 to 1959. Modelled after the British Morris Oxford, the Ambassador was the first car to be made in India!
Let us see the premise of the downfall of this legend:
Sales Trend Graph:
With the ‘Amby’ sales declining rapidly from a high of 24,000 units a year in the mid-1980s to under 12,000 a decade later and less than 6,000 in the mid-2000s, the HM management struggled to position the car and had to put an end to the production in 2014.
We now hope that the PSA group could bring back the Amby and give it the life it deserves. We Indians have a taste for legends (RE, M&M, etc are thriving on it) and would love to see an updated Amby back on Indian roads. We are also sure that the Amby can also give a headstart to PSA for connecting with the Indian consumer and become a household name.
If you’ve missed on how our Indian Amby fared amongst the best Taxis of the world; do click on the video here:
Like cars; we have done segment-wise OEM ranking.
Top selling Motorcycle OEMs of Jan’17 –
Top selling Scooter OEMs of Jan’17 –
Top selling Moped OEMs of Jan’17 (only 1 OEM selling Mopeds!) –
A look at Top 25 selling brands –
Basis the feedback from one of our readers (Mr. Paul Dennis Padayatti); we are incorporating Segment-wise Best sellers as well.
Top Selling Hatchbacks (entry & mid level) –
Top Selling Premium Hatches –
Top Selling Compact Sedans –
Top Selling Sedans –
Top Selling Compact SUVs –
Top Selling MUVs –
Top Selling SUVs –