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 25 Cars Exported Cars from India in FY2020

Over 6.7 Lakh Passenger Vehicles were exported from India in FY2019-20 and Top 25 exported vehicles contributed to 93% of the exports!

  • Ford’s Ecosport topped the list with export of over 88k units in FY2019-20. Ecosport has consistently been India’s most exported vehicle for quite some years now. Even in FY19; Ecosport was the highest exported car from India. Made in India Ford cars are exported to over 50 countries across Europe, Middle-East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and to emerging markets in North America as well as in Australia.
  • GM India primarily remains as an export player with manufacturing plant in Talegaon, Maharashtra. It exported a total of 69,933 Beat hatchbacks, down 9.6% YoY. This is the only model the company produces at the plant, which has huge idle capacity. GM exports the Beat primarily to the Latin American countries.
  • Nissan Motor India – once a strong exporter has only 1 model in the Top 20. The Sunny Sedan makes up the bulk of its export, with 66,667 units and grew 62.9% YoY.
  • Taking prime position in Hyundai Motor India’s exports is the Verna sedan, with shipments of 60,065 units and accounting for 35.36% of the company’s overall exports. Hyundai India currently exports to over 91 countries across Africa, Middle-East, Latin America, Australia and Asia Pacific. While there is a high demand for the Grand i10 and i20 in Africa and Latin America, the Verna is a popular model in the Middle East.
  • India’s Passenger Vehicle market leader Maruti Suzuki is at third position in the export list with shipments of 1,00,294 units (link). And Baleno was Maruti’s highest exported model in FY2020.
  • Kia makes an entry into the Top 10 of this list too! Seltos was the 10th most exported vehicle from India in FY2020. Kia was able to export over 21k units of Seltos in the past 8 months of its operation in India.