Indian Cars Exports Statistics – H1 FY2021

Ford Ecosport remains India’s No.1 Exported vehicle in the first 6 months of FY2021 (Apr-Sep’20). It was followed by GM’s Beat and Kia Seltos.

OEMwise Exports Statistics for H1 FY2021 – 





Top 10 Exported vehicle from India in FY21 – 

Rank OEM Model H1 FY21 H1 FY20 YoY
1 Ford Ecosport 21,414 38,593 -45%
2 GM Beat 16,630 40,096 -59%
3 Kia Seltos 16,568 471 3418%
4 VW Vento 13,050 30,110 -57%
5 Hyundai Verna 11,660 34,772 -66%
6 Maruti Spresso 9,075 1 907400%
7 Maruti Baleno 7,031 21,036 -67%
8 Hyundai Aura 5,056 0
9 Nissan Sunny 5,034 26,590 -81%
10 Hyundai Grand i10 4,761 18,705 -75%
TOTAL 1,10,279 2,10,374 -48%
  • Ford’s Ecosport was India’s Top Exported Passenger Vehicle and over 21k units were shipped in the first half of FY21. Also refer the Top 25 exported PVs for FY20 – here.
  • General Motors Beat stood second in the list and was just 62 units ahead of Kia’s Seltos. The future of Beat now depends on Great Wall Motors takeover of the Talegaon plant.
  • Kia has been able to significantly ramp up production for exports too. Seltos is now India’s Third Largest Exported Passenger Vehicle and also the No.1 exported Mid SUV! Seltos is currently being exported to over 40 countries in South Africa, South America & South Asian markets from the Indian subcontinent.
  • India will serve as a core manufacturing hub for Kia and even Sonet will be exported to over 70 countries. Do note that Sonet is currently being produced only in India and will be shipped to markets like Middle-East, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Around 38 units of the Sonet were exported in the first month itself (Sep’20).
  • 3 Executive Sedans fare in the Top 10 list! While these models do not have such acceptance in the Indian market; export volumes are surely encouraging. VW Vento is the highest exported Executive Sedan; followed by Hyundai’s Verna & Nissan Sunny!
  • S-Presso is Maruti’s Top exported vehicle! S-Presso which has been conceptualized and designed in India is exported to parts of Asia, Latin America and Africa.




Modelwise Exports Statistics for FY2021 – 

Top 10 Selling 2 Wheelers of September 2020!

Hero Splendor continues its dominance over Honda’s Activa to become the best selling bike of September 2020. However; Activa volumes have also bounced back and was just 22k units behind Splendor.

The list of Top 10 selling 2 wheelers of September 2020 is as shown – 

RANK OEM Models Sep-20
1 Hero Splendor 2,80,250
2 Honda Activa 2,57,900
3 Hero HF Deluxe 2,16,201
4 Honda CB Shine 1,18,004
5 Bajaj Pulsar 1,02,698
6 Hero Glamour 69,477
7 TVS XL Moped 68,929
8 Hero Passion 63,296
9 TVS Jupiter 56,085
10 Bajaj Platina 55,496
  • Hero Splendor was India’s best selling two wheeler for September 2020. Hero is cashing in the rural market upswing and its Splendor has been consistently ruling the charts from the past few months.
  • Activa ranked second and sold almost 22k units lesser than Splendor in September.
  • Hero HF Deluxe crossed the 2L sales mark as well and stood third in the list.
  • Honda’s CB Shine ranked fourth and sold almost 1.18L units in Sep’20.
  • Bajaj Pulsar came in the Top 5 list and sold over 1.02L units last month.
  • India’s only Moped – TVS XL is still doing steady volumes and was India’s 7th best selling two wheeler for September 2020!
  • There were 2 scooters in the top 10 selling two wheelers. TVS’s Jupiter fared in the Top 10 along with Activa.




List of Top 10 selling Motorcycles for September 2020 – 

List of Top 10 selling Scooters for September 2020 – 

Two Wheeler Export Statistics India – H1 FY2021

The Indian Two Wheeler industry recorded exports of over 11 Lakh units between April – Sep 2020.

The Two Wheeler exports registered a decline of -38.3% in H1 FY2020-21 v/s H1 FY2019-20. The export volumes dipped from 17.93 L in H1 FY20 to 11.06 L in H1 FY21.

  • Bajaj Auto continued to top the two-wheelers exporter’s list as the OEM sent over 6.28 Lakh units to its export markets. Bajaj two wheelers contributed to over 56% of the two wheelers exported from India. The export market share grew 4.7% in H1 FY21 for Bajaj.
  • TVS came second and was able to export more than 2.5 Lakh units in the first half of FY21. The Indian OEMs – Bajaj & TVS combined command ~80% Market Share in terms of exports!
  • The presence of Indian Two Wheeler manufacturers in global markets is rising. Latin America, South Asia, Africa and Europe are some of the regions where market share gains have been decent by the Indian OEMs.
  • Honda’s export volumes fell one of the highest in FY21 (-62.5%). It also lost the highest market share (-3.8%) in terms of exports.
  • Hero delivered a modest performance in terms of exports and the volumes fell -35.4% YoY. It however gained 0.24% exports share.

Passenger Vehicle Exports Statistics – H1 FY21

Hyundai pips Maruti Suzuki to become India’s largest Passenger Vehicle Exporter in the first half of FY2020-21!

  • The overall Passenger Vehicle exports dropped -57.5% YoY and was mainly attributed by Covid 19 disruptions and slowdown in international trade.
  • While Maruti was leading the Exports volumes till July’20 in FY21 (source); Hyundai regained exports volumes and got back to the top of the table last month for FY21. It was ahead of Maruti by just 492 units! However; do note that Hyundai’s Exports share reduced drastically from 28.3% in H1 FY20 to 20.7% in H1 FY21.
  • Maruti’s drop in exports volumes was much lower than the Industry average – this helped the automaker gain exports share up by 5.9%.
  •  Ford too lost significant volumes in exports and degrew a hefty -63.7%.
  • While GM’s Talegaon plant sale to Great Wall Motors is still in hold; it is continuously raking up the Beat hatchback for export markets. It continued to be nation’s fourth largest exporter in H1 FY21.
  • Kia Motors India is strongly jumping positions in the table. It has now pipped the biggies like VW to place itself in the fifth spot. It was also a meager 24 units short of GM’s numbers!