Indian Car Sales Figures – October 2017

October was a tough month for the Auto Industry and the growth was almost flat. As the figures projected here are the offtake data (dispatches from OEM to dealers); the actual retails will be significantly higher. The lower dispatches here indicate the weak business expected from upcoming month (November) and dealers would’ve also planned to rationalize their inventory. Many OEMs would have also reduced the production in Oct’17 owing to Diwali (and hence plant shutdown during the holidays). Anyhow the sentiments are low post-GST and it’ll be interesting to see how market responds in November. Many important launches are scheduled too in November – the biggest are the New Gen Ford Ecosport and Renault Captur. Both the models are SUVs and will cater to the SUV craze in the sub-continent. The new launches are extremely crucial to revive business for their parent OEMs and lot of hopes are pinned on it.
Let’s look at the modelwise analysis here:

Top 25 selling models of October 2017 –

Top Selling Hatchbacks (entry & mid level) –

Top Selling Premium Hatches –

Top Selling Compact Sedans –

Top Selling Sedans –

Top Selling Compact SUVs –

Top Selling MUVs –

October 2017 Car Sales – Snapshot

October proved to be a tough month for the Industry and the growth was flat. Apart from Maruti, Tata, Toyota, Fiat & Skoda – all other OEMs saw a downfall in sales when compared to similar period in last year. Also as usual, the Top 5 OEMs contributed to over 85% of Market Share!