We previously informed you that Maruti Suzuki India, country’s leading auto brand registered a growth of 12 percent for the month of November 2016. The month of November has been quite difficult for the Indian auto market wherein the car makers have complained about a huge impact of demonetization. Moreover, the impact on the passenger vehicle segment was major one as customers chose to avoid purchasing of vehicles.
Abdul Majeed, partner at Price Waterhouse and an auto expert stated that, “Demonetisation has impacted the sales of vehicles across segments, especially of commercial vehicles, two-wheelers and large SUVs. The sales figures of November do not reflect this as it is inclusive of the sales from OEMs to dealers. However, the negative impact in retail sales will be seen in the coming months and the two-wheelers, commercial vehicles and SUVs will see a significant de-growth in the short term.”
Going by the top 10 selling passenger vehicle report for the month of November 2016, we can clearly see that the top 5 slots are booked by Maruti Suzuki India. Irrespective of the demonetization, the Indo-Japanese carmaker managed to show positive numbers for the last month.
As per the report released from Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the carmaker registered positive growth wherein most of its vehicles except Dzire which showed negative sales. The top two slots were booked by Alto and Wagon R which showed a growth of 6 percent and 11 percent respectively. Maruti’s popular hatch bagged the third position with a growth of 23 percent while the sales for Dzire dropped by 8 percent however it managed to stay at fourth position. Also Read: 2017 Suzuki Swift brochure leaked online: India spec Maruti Swift could share many of these features
The fifth position was booked by Maruti Suzuki’s premium hatch offering – Baleno which showed a growth of 22 percent with 11,093 units retailed for the month of November 2016. Moreover, the seventh and eighth positions were also taken by Maruti Vitara Brezza and Maruti Celerio leaving no space for other rivals to chip in.
Other two automakers to enter the top 10 list are Hyundai Motors India and Renault India, wherein the South Korean automaker saw dip in sales which resulted two of its best-selling vehicles in negative zone.
Hyundai Grand i10 and Elite i20 stood at sixth and ninth positions which showed a dip of 14 percent and 11 percent respectively for the month of November 2016. Moreover, Hyundai Creta failed to make it to the list for second consecutive month. Renault Kwid from French automaker bagged the last slot which showed a growth of 43 percent as the car maker retailed 7847 units last month.