Owing to a lot of problems like rising input costs, higher taxes, inflation, the Indian car industry was facing a big slowdown. But thankfully, the sector, as a whole, is striving to get back in the green after a long red patch.
The continuation of the excise benefits, and the possible introduction of GST in the near future is surely turning the tide. Positive buying sentiments during the festive season are also aiding in the revival. And in the same tune, let us share with you the September 2014 sales numbers of all the manufacturers in India.
List of all Manufacturers with September 2014 Sales
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Maruti Suzuki has continued to enjoy dominance at the top slot, rolling out a total of 109738 units which includes 10448 exports. The launch of the new mid-size sedan Ciaz and the plethora of upcoming updates will surely strengthen their portfolio even further.
Hyundai, the country’s second largest car manufacturer in India is still not even half of what Maruti sold in September 2014. They rolled out 51,471 units of their cars including exports.The new Elite i20 and the upcoming ix25 are expected to add a few new thousand units to their tally in the future.
Mahindra is not having the same run and their utility vehicles are facing immense competition. However, introduction of the new Scorpio and upcoming list of real interesting compact SUVs will make the customer interested in this brand. Next year would be very interesting from Mahindra.
Honda is going great guns with the new diesel engine which has become the mainstay for the company. Apart from settling down with the current lineup, it would be interesting to see how Honda manages the upcoming Jazz along with the compact SUV based on Brio.
Tata Motors is beginning to warm up to the market, after being down and out from it completely. Zest has been received well. Upcoming Bolt, Safari Storme facelift, new variants of Nano and Kite are expected to give Honda a run for their fourth spot.
Toyota, despite not being able to do well in the entry level hatchback and sedan segment, is consistently wringing over 10,000 sales. Will they be able to continue or move north is one thing we are interested to know.
Look at Ford’s figures and you would know there is no real need for any kind of waiting period for the EcoSport. They are exporting more than what they are selling in the domestic market. With the upcoming next-gen Figo and Figo sedan, things will be interesting at the American’s stable as well.
Rest of all the manufacturers are struggling in the Indian market, some because of bad policies and the others because of lack of more luring products in the portfolio.