Indian Car Sales Figures – August 2020

OEMwise Car Sales Figures – 





Modelwise Car Sales Figures –





Top 25 Selling Cars in India for August 2020 –

Rank OEM Model Aug-20 Aug-19 Growth (%)
1 Maruti Swift 14,869 12,444 19%
2 Maruti Alto 14,397 10,123 42%
3 Maruti Wagon R 13,770 11,402 21%
4 Maruti DZIRE 13,629 13,274 3%
5 Hyundai Creta 11,758 6,001 96%
6 Maruti Nexa Baleno 10,742 11,067 -3%
7 Kia SELTOS 10,655 6,236 71%
8 Hyundai i10 Grand 10,190 9,403 8%
9 Maruti Ertiga 9,302 8,391 11%
10 Maruti Eeco 9,115 8,658 5%
11 Hyundai Venue 8,267 9,342 -12%
12 Hyundai i20 Elite 7,765 7,071 10%
13 Maruti Vitara Brezza 6,903 7,109 -3%
14 Tata Tiago 5,743 3,037 89%
15 Maruti CELERIO 5,684 4,765 19%
16 Mahindra Bolero 5,487 3,993 37%
17 Maruti S Presso 5,312
18 Tata NEXON 5,179 2,275 128%
19 Tata ALTROZ 4,951
20 Renault TRIBER 3,906 2,490 57%
21 Honda Amaze 3,684 4,535 -19%
22 Renault KWID 3,677 2,191 68%
23 Mahindra Scorpio 3,327 2,862 16%
24 Maruti Nexa IGNIS 3,262 1,322 147%
25 Hyundai Xcent/Aura 3,228 1,316 145%

Mahindra Sales Analysis – August 2020

Mahindra sold 13,407 units in August 2020 and recorded a flat growth of 2% in Aug 2020 v/s Aug 2019. Mahindra’s Bolero alone contributed over 40% of the overall OEMs volumes!

Model Year-on-Year Comparo Month-on-Month Comparo
Aug’20 Aug’19 Growth (%) Aug’20 July’20 Growth (%)
Bolero 5487 3993 37% 5487 4360 26%
Scorpio 3327 2862 16% 3327 3135 6%
XUV300 2990 2532 18% 2990 2519 19%
XUV 500 919 968 -5% 919 813 13%
MARAZZO 635 697 -9% 635 20 3075%
KUV 100 48 169 -72% 48 51 -6%
ALTURAS G4 1 71 -99% 1 0
Verito 0 110 -100% 0 6
Thar 0 326 -100% 0 0
Xylo 0 356 -100% 0 0
TUV 300 0 1059 -100% 0 0
TOTAL 13,407 13,143 2% 13,407 10,904 23%
  • Bolero is still Mahindra’s best selling car and sold well in Aug’20 basis strong rural demand. It grew a healthy 37% MoM.
  • With dispatches of 3,327 units; Scorpio was Mahindra’s second best selling model and it recorded a 16% YoY growth and 6% MoM growth.
  • XUV300 was Mahindra’s third best selling model for the month.
  • Marazzo BS6 dispatches happened in full swing in Aug’20 and around 635 units were shipped to the dealers. However; the model registered a YoY degrowth of -9%.

Tata Motors Sales Analysis – August 2020

Tata Motors sold 18,583 units in August 2020 and registered a YoY growth of massive 154% & MoM growth of 24%. It crossed the 18k sales mark after 17 long months and was India’s 3rd biggest OEM in Aug’20.

Model Year-on-Year Comparo Month-on-Month Comparo
Aug’20 Aug’19 Growth (%) Aug’20 July’20 Growth (%)
Tiago 5743 3037 89% 5743 5337 8%
Nexon 5179 2275 128% 5179 4327 20%
ALTROZ 4951 0 4951 3636 36%
HARRIER 1694 635 167% 1694 985 72%
TIGOR 1016 833 22% 1016 727 40%
Bolt 0 23 0
Zest 0 294 0
Safari+Storme 0 83 0
Hexa 0 136 0
TOTAL 18,583 7,316 154% 18,583 15,012 24%
  • Tiago was the best selling Tata and 5,743 units were shipped in Aug 2020. It grew 89% Year on Year and 8% Month on Month.
  • Nexon registered a strong sales performance too and was the second best seller for Tata in August 2020. The New Nexon was able to cross the 5k mark and 5,179 units were dispatched in August 2020.
  • Altroz seems to have slowly picked pace and recorded an offtake of 4,951 units in August 2020. The increasing volumes for the model is a positive sign for Tata Motors. In fact; Altroz recorded its all time highest sale in August 2020 since launch!
  • Harrier managed to sell 1,694 units and could record 167% YoY growth and 72% MoM growth. This was the highest sales volume for Harrier in the past 15 months!

Kia Seltos overtakes Hyundai Creta to become the fastest selling Mid-SUV to cross 1 Lakh units sales!

Kia Seltos crossed 1 Lakh units sales within 13 months of its launch! Earlier; the record for the fastest 1 Lakh unit sales was held by Hyundai’s Creta.

Kia Seltos Sales Trend – 

Month Sales
Aug’19 6,236
Sep’19 7,754
Oct’19 12,854
Nov’19 14,005
Dec’19 4,645
Jan’20 15,000
Feb’20 14,024
Mar’20 7,466
Apr’20 0
May’20 1,611
June’20 7,114
July’20 8,270
Aug’20 10,655
TOTAL 1,09,634
  • Seltos has been undoubtedly the biggest launch of 2019 and has helped Kia establish a solid 6% Market Share in the Indian market.
  • Since launch; the Seltos has locked horns with Creta and while it clearly outperformed the outgoing generation – It is still fighting neck to neck with the New Creta.
  • Seltos sold an average of 8,433 units per month in the past 13 months. Do note this calculation also considers Apr’20 performance which was primarily nil due to the lockdown.
  • Hyundai’s Creta when launched in 2015; took 15 months to cross the 1 Lakh sales mark. It created a benchmark at that time and wasn’t broken by any model yet!
  • Renault’s Duster was also a successful launch at its time – However; it had taken 26 months to cross the 1 Lakh sales milestone.
  • Even Compact SUVs haven’t got such response (exception being Brezza) –
    • Brezza crossed 1 Lakh unit sales in 12 months.
    • Ford took 23 months to cross 1 Lakh sales for its Ecosport
    • Hyundai’s Venue was able to breach the 1 Lakh sales mark in 15 months!
    • Tata Nexon shot the 1 Lakh sales mark post 24 months after launch.

Kia has upped the ante with the upcoming launch of Sonet and will have a clear presence in the SUV space. Will it replicate the success run of Seltos? Only time shall tell.

Hyundai India Sales Analysis – August 2020

Hyundai dispatched 45,809 units in August and registered a YoY & MoM growth of 20%. Creta was the best seller for Hyundai and contributed to over 25% of Hyundai’s sales in August 2020!

Model Year-on-Year Comparo Month-on-Month Comparo
Aug’20 Aug’19 Growth (%) Aug’20 July’20 Growth (%)
Creta 11758 6001 96% 11758 11549 2%
i10 Grand 10190 9403 8% 10190 8368 22%
VENUE 8267 9342 -12% 8267 6734 23%
i20 Elite 7765 7071 10% 7765 6344 22%
Aura 3228 1316 145% 3228 1839 76%
SANTRO 2395 3288 -27% 2395 1351 77%
Verna 2015 1597 26% 2015 1906 6%
Tucson 139 58 140% 139 63 121%
Elantra 26 41 -37% 26 20 30%
KONA 26 88 26 26 0%
TOTAL 45,809 38,205 20% 45,809 38,200 20%
  • Creta was Hyundai’s best selling model and India’s 5th best seller for August 2020. The model also emerged as India best selling SUV for the month. It was also the sole model from Hyundai to cross 11k sales in Aug’20.
  • i10 Nios was the OEMs second best seller and sold over 10.1k units. It registered a YoY growth of 8% and MoM growth of 22%. i10 Nios sales have increased post lockdown and highlights increasing demand for small cars. Do note that India’s best selling car was Swift and is a direct rival of i10 Nios.
  • Venue ranked third for the OEM and around 8,267 units were dispatched in August 2020. Incidentally Venue was one of the few Hyundai models which recorded a YoY fall! Sonet effect?
  • i20 sales remain strong even though the new model is on the cards. It was just behind Venue in sales and 7,765 units were shipped in August 2020.