We have consistently shared the car sales analysis with our readers. In yet another attempt to help our readers understand the performance of the car sales figures, we present to you the segment-wise analysis.
Understanding the Segments.
Car segments are broader categories in which cars can be classified. This helps us understand the market performance of each segment and how each segment is moving.
Also, it helps us to understand which are the top performers in each segment.
Broader Car Segments :
a.) Entry Level Hatchback Primarily 1litre cars. Generally Hatch
Maruti Alto is at Rank 1 of this segment. with a Volume of 1,58,992 numbers.
b.) Hatchback & Entry Level Sedans :
Sub 4 meter cars in general with about 1.4 litre engines.
Swift the bread earner of Maruti rules this segment with about a volume of 1,72,671 numbers.
The more than 4-meter sedans up to 4.5 meters with engine sizer of about 1.6 Litres.
Honda City continues to rule this segment, despite challenges from Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz with: 25,057 numbers.
d.) Sedans with travel Boot:
Once the segment dominated by Etios, indigo, and Verito. now, stands deserted. We hardly saw any action in this segment. Most of the OEM's have withdrawn from here. The reasons could be many from shrinking of the yellow board segment to nonavailability of Diesel engines.
This segment is where the hatchbacks disappear. They are driven by up to 2-litre engines and are primarily Sedans. The segment is lead by Civic from Honda, it sold 844 units.
These are small sub-four meter UVs. And are priced below 20 lakhs. Primarily ranging around the 10 to 15 lakhs range. The Maruti Brezza lead this segment handsomely with about 94,635 volumes.
The UV is where the national level action is. Almost all OEMs have cars launched here. This is also one of the fastest-growing segments. Hyundai Creta sold more than 1.2L units.
h.) & I.) Executive UV and Superior UVs
Cars up to 4700 mm length and beyond 4700 mm length constitute these segments respectively. The segment leaders as Scorpio(34,325 units) and Innova Crysta(37934 units).
j.) & k.) Premium UV & Luxury UV
In both these segments, the size doesn't matter. nor does the engine transmission. Premium UVs are UVs price above 20 lakhs and below 30 lakhs. & Luxury UVs are UVs with more than 30 lakhs price range. Jeep Compas ( 6536 units ) Toyota Fortuner ( 11,724 units ) are the segment leaders respectively.
l.) & m.) VANs with hard and soft tops:
The hardtop vans were the segment totally belong and continue to belong to Maruti. Earlier it was Omni and now it's Eeco with about 1.05 lakh units. And the soft top segment is dominated by Mahindra supro. The VANs are generally categorized as below 10 lakhs.