Top 10 Selling Cars of September 2019

  • Dzire tops the chart and sold over 15.6k units in Sep’19. Alto followed close with sales of over 15k units.
  • Ertiga misses out in the Top 10 list and seems like the sales is now distributed with Nexa’s XL6.
  • 7 Maruti models and 3 Hyundai models enlist themselves in the Top 10 cars for Sep’19. It is high time that we see a non-Maruti / non-Hyundai in the list.

Brezza beats Venue to become the No.1 Compact SUV!

Maruti Suzuki has ensured that it is not going to allow Venue to easily take the best selling Compact SUV throne. While Maruti has aggressively promoted Brezza is Aug-Sep’19 by launching a scheme wherein the company was offering free warranty for a period of five years or 1 lakh km to its customers across the country. Maruti is also working on the next-gen Brezza which shall sport a petrol engine.

  • Venue volumes dropped in Sep’19 v/s Aug’19 and the model lost its top slot to erstwhile leader Brezza. However; Brezza volumes fell by a monumental -28% in Sep’19 v/s Sep’18!
  • Ecosport sustained pretty nicely and had the lowest degrowth amongst its peers. The model ranked 3rd and fared better than the likes of Nexon / XUV300.
  • Mahindra is swiftly losing volumes for the XUV300 and now the model sold lesser than Tata’s Nexon. XUV300 is primarily losing on pricing and shall be difficult for the model with eroding volumes.

Brezza also became the best selling SUV for Sep’19. The SUV sales (Compact + Mid) is shown here for reference –

Kia Seltos continues to be the No.1 selling Mid-SUV in Sep’19!

Kia had all guns blazing in Sep’19 as well and was able to sell over 7.7k units in Sep’19. It outsold its Hyundai sibling ‘Creta’ by over 1000 units and became the Best Selling Mid-SUV for Sep’19. Thanks to the new entrants in the segment (Seltos, Hector); the Mid-SUV segment grew a healthy 12% in Sep’19 v/s Sep’18! But unfortunately all other brands registered a YoY degrowth. Scorpio came third in the segment and also its degrowth was meager -9%. However; XUV500 degrew a hefty -43% and particularly suffered lost due to new competition. Tata’s Harrier continues to lose ground and was not able to gain much even with the ‘All Black’ variant.

H1 Market Share Analysis – Indian Auto Industry

  • H1 FY20 (Apr’19-Sep’19) v/s H1 FY19 (Apr’18-Sep’18) is considered in the aforementioned table for analysis
  • The Indian Auto Industry degrew by -23% and was led by the fall in sales of the market leader Maruti Suzuki. Maruti’s volumes fell by -27% in H1 FY20 v/s H1 FY19. Maruti also registered the highest Market Share drop! Maruti’s Market Share fell by -2.6%!
  • Maruti’s loss was Hyundai’s gain. Currently Hyundai is experiencing a all time high Market Share and a big share of the success is attributed to its biggest launch of the year ‘Venue’. Venue has sold 42,681 since launch and has contributed to 21% of Hyundai’s volume in past 5 months. Hyundai was able to reduce the degrowth and grew its market share by 2.6%.
  • Mahindra too took help of the new launch XUV300 to fight the adverse market situation and grew its Market Share by 1% in H1 FY20. It also established itself as a clear No.3 OEM by having a huge margin with the 4th ranked Toyota.
  • Toyota was able to place itself in the fourth spot clearly due to Glanza. Maruti sourced Glanza has sold 11,320 units in past 6 months and has contributed nearly to 18% of Toyota India’s volumes in H1 FY20.
  • Tata is now pushed to 5th rank in the OEM ranking table. Tata’s focus towards to retails and reducing dealer inventory has led to loss of volumes and Market Share. Tata has the second highest fall in Market Share (post Maruti) and almost 1.5% of its market share was eroded in H1Fy20.
  • Kia has made a strong entry and was able to gain market share of 1.1% with only 2 month volumes taken into consideration!

2 units of Toyota Vellfire dispatched in Sep’19!

Toyota is all set to launch the Vellfire, which is a 6-seater luxury MPV from the Japanese carmaker. The car will hit Indian roads in October 2019 and 2 units of the model has already been dispatched from the plant last month. Official launch date, however, is yet to be announced. The MPV is brought via CBU (Completely Built Up) route under the government’s 2,500 unit import rule. The car is estimated to be priced around Rs 75 lakh and will gun up straight against the Mercedes -Benz V-Class that costs between Rs 68.40 lakh (Expression Line) – Rs 81.90 lakh (Exclusive Line).

Toyota Vellfire is bound to feature a petrol-hybrid powertrain that includes a 2.5L engine and an electric motor producing 150bhp and 143bhp respectively. Its combined power output stands at 197bhp. The luxury MPV will come with a CVT gearbox and AWD (all-wheel-drive) system. While the global-spec Toyota Vellfire features a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 360 degree surround view camera and a 10.2-inch screen for rear seat passengers; there is no clarity whether the India-spec version will offer these features or not.