Indian Car Sales Figures – March 2018

Let’s look at the modelwise analysis here:

Top 25 selling models of March 2018 –

Top Selling Hatchbacks (entry & mid level) –

Top Selling Premium Hatches –

Top Selling Compact Sedans –

Top Selling Sedans –

Top Selling Compact SUVs –

Top Selling MUVs –

37 thoughts to “Indian Car Sales Figures – March 2018”

  1. Thanks Admin. Very useful.
    Minor typos: Seems like the Mar and Feb headings got swapped in first table, and Captur nos missing in month-on-month comparison although present in YoY.
    BTW, how do you define Compact SUV category? I thought compact would be less than 4Mt, mid sized 4M to 4.75 mt, and large above 4.75?

    1. Hi Parag. Changes in typos have been incorporated. Thanks for highlighting.
      We have taken Compact SUVs for all SUVs under Rs.15L (irrespective of the length) – Reason: Though Creta is >4m long, we still believe it difficult to name it a full blown SUV.

  2. Renault miserably failed to capture market share with CAPTUR (Basically it is Romanian Dacia Duster in Renault stitched fancy French frock). Assuming there is no production or logistics constraint, it is simply disastrous product planning and positioning, compounded by deplorable interior plastic parts. It is even worse than another stable mate – Lodgy, a MUV, rejected even by fleet operators.

      1. The positioning and pricing of Captur itself killed it. Already Renault has announced price cut for Duster followed by Captur, but that don’t seem to be working.
        Renault gloated a bit too much and for a bit too long on Kwid Success, now even Kwid has lost steam and there is nothing in between it and the Duster, where most of the action lies.
        A Sad story of Non Deliverance after promising so much.

  3. If tata motors is able to improve its brand image,NEXON & TIGOR would definitely sale 8k each per month.I know many people who don’t trust Tata.. Many of them had Indica Or Safari Or Indigo in the past

    1. My experience: Tata’s dealers are unenthusiastic lot. Most SAs dont know enough about own products, strengths, positioning. Slow or never responds, no customer followup like that of MSIL/Hyundai dealers. Tata needs to reboot sales, get more energetic well trained guys. New gen buyers rely more on first hand experience and feedback from same generation people, so dont rely too much on Tata’s past laurels 🙂

  4. Renault Should launch duster with a better engine similar to creta or S-cross and with better features.no doubt duster is a good looking car

  5. Tiago doing more than 8k 😃
    Good going tata… you deserve to be on the second position after maruti suzuki.Tiago,Tigor,Nexon,Hexa all are amazing vehicles.i am waiting egarly for the baleno i20 rival and creta rival from Tata.Keep it up and live upto your customer’s expectations 🙂

    1. Tata deserves this success, I guess they’ve waited years for this kind of breakthrough. Godspeed to them 🙂

  6. TATA NEXON SHOULD ALSO COME UNDER KUV100 SLOT ie. HATCHBACK.ITS A PUNY CAR ..THE SHAPE IS AGGRESSIVE BUT ITS CERTAINLY NOT A SUV.

    1. Then, brezza n EcoSport should also compete with KUV. BTW, KUV itself may compete with wagon R n Ignis.

  7. Sad to see rapidly declining numbers of XUV which has a nice refined powerful engine. 4th version coming, but Mahindra hasnt made any significant improvements in interior plastics and inconsistent servces (ASC pathetic 70% of times). Could have considered some minor upgrades during last refresh – sliding 2nd row seating, LED headlamps instead of the melting case with Halogens, better speaker damping and acoustic insulation inside doors, better interior plastics quality, milder mood / guide lighting, underguard (launch version had better), 265/65R17 tyres instead of 235 etc, length increased by 2-3 inches, and priced about 60-70K less OR extended warranty to 5 years. And ofcourse better ASC. Could have killed Compass on arrival and not let Creta numbers to rise so much.

  8. Sanyong tivoli is available in nepal but not in इंडिया,vitara is already selling in international markets but not in india.. sad 🙁

  9. FIAT HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE WITH JEEP THEY CAN T SURVIVE THEY HAVE TO BRING BACK UNO IN A SEGMENT PALIO IN B SEGMENT ANYWAY FIAT HAD A GOOD BRAND VALUE IN INDIA

  10. The captur was bound to be a flop because misleading people into false merits doesn’t really work anymore, an averege car buyer in india now has enough knowledge about what he/she is purchasing. They cheated and now they are paying the price.

  11. TIGOR should be selling more & TATA need to do some marketing blitz for it! Probably, TATA Motors is constrained by capacity at Sanand. It has all needed to be a success. But majority of buyers in India seem to be biased on Maruti products, which are definitely inferior to new launches by TATA Motors.

    1. Tata should do some more focussed marketing and display of products on newspapers even comparing with the products of competitors

  12. Hello,

    Is there anyway to get the same monthly data for a particular region or city. Would be super interesting to know how much of the Pan-India trends apply to Mumbai.

    Thanks.

  13. Hi…Admin can you please let me know how you calculate market share for a particular brand and its variant..Awaiting your response…

    Thanks.

    1. Hi. Calculate the volumes of a particular brand and compare with the overall volumes and calculate the market share.

  14. Tata is growing !!!!
    I am a new owner of Hexa and it’s a superb car ….. Tata is on right track

    But really need to work on customer service , really bad experience still for me

  15. Hi The information is useful for the OEMs (parts ) to plan their production plan. Know about the outside market.

  16. Its nice to see Tata Motors back in top 5 auto manufacturers in India. HEXA has done reasonably well in March’18. The real challenge for them is to sustain the volume of Hexa in MUVs category from April onward.

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