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Car Sales Report July 2018: The sales report for cars sold in India in the month of July 2018 has been released. Last month saw quite some sales fluctuations among leading Indian car manufacturers. Perhaps, the most interesting part of the sales report would be Maruti receiving a marginal decline in sales compared to last year.
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That said, here is the monthly sales report of major car manufacturers in India, for July 2018 (simply select the heading to view each brand's product line-up):
As mentioned before, the third-largest car company in Asia has faced a slight reduction in sales when compared to the same time, last year. As per reports, the reduction in numbers is mainly due to the low sales of the Maruti Ciaz. The facelifted version of the sedan will be launched soon and has been spied a couple of times, recently.
Though the company achieved lower sales this time, Maruti Suzuki still remains the brand which has sold the most number of cars in the country. The brand managed to sell 1,64,369 units in July 2018.
Units Sold In July 2017: 1,65,346
Percentage Growth: – 0.6%
Hyundai has managed to secure the second position in terms of sales, last month too. The Korean manufacturer has grown a lot in terms of popularity and dealer network in the last few years. With enough features and impressive styling, cars such as the Grand i10, new Elite i20, Creta facelift and Verna have contributed the most to last month's sales figures.
Hyundai India sold 43,481 vehicles in July 2018. Though there is a significant difference in sales figures between the top-running Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai seemsto be narrowing the gap month-by-month.
Units Sold In July 2017: 43,007
Percentage Growth: + 1.1%
Mahindra is another automotive brand which saw a decline in sales last month. The company will be introducing their new premium MPV offering – the Mahindra Marazzo. The Marazzo – codenamed as Mahindra U321 – will be one of the three new models due for launch sometime around the upcoming festive season. The other vehicles include the S201 compact-SUV and the bigger G4 Rexton aka Mahindra XUV700.
In the domestic market, the brand sold 44,605 units (including commercial vehicles). Passenger vehicle sales have hit a decline for the brand while commercial vehicle sales saw considerable growth.
Units Sold In July 2017: 21,034
Percentage Growth: + 12%
Honda Cars India has been introducing new products in every car segment on the Indian market, including compact-sedans and compact-SUVs. The brand has got a few models lined up for launch in the coming months; the Civic, CR-V and HR-V being some of them. Honda has also showcased the upcoming Brio hatchback at 2018 Indonesia International Auto Show.
The Japanese brand managed to sell 18,970 units domestically in July 2018. The new Honda Amaze has been receiving a good response on the market ever since its launch. In fact, Honda Cars India sold 10,180 units of the Amaze last month; a record figure.
Units Sold In July 2017: 17,085
Percentage Growth: + 17%
Tata Motors has performed really well last month in both passenger and commercial vehicle segment. Asia's largest car company (17th in the world) saw a substantial bump in sales with the widespread acceptance of the Tiago, Tigor, Hexa and the recently-launched Tata Nexon AMT. The latest Tata products also offer good value-for-money when compared to its competition.
Tata Motors managed to sell 17,019 units in the domestic passenger car market. The company aims to introduce more products in the coming months, including the Tata Harrier and its seven-seater sibling.
Units Sold In July 2017: 14,637
Percentage Growth: + 14%
Toyota Kirloskar Motor has performed very well in terms of sales last month; the Innova Crysta being the major contributor. The Innova is one of the very few vehicles sold in India which have got high preference for both private and taxi use. Other successful products from the Japanese auto giant include the Fortuner SUV and the Etios Liva hatchback.
In July 2018, the company recorded a sales figure of 13677 units in the domestic market. Toyota is also the brand which has attained the highest growth rate compared to the same time, last year.
Units Sold In July 2017: 8754
Percentage Growth: + 36%
Ford India has faced a decline in sales in the month of July 2018. However, the brand has seen good success with their Figo-based crossover – the Ford Freestyle. The new EcoSport S, which is available with a 1.0-litre turbocharged Ecoboost petrol engine, is also getting a decent response on the market. The company plans to introduce the facelifted variants of the Ford Figo and Aspire, soon.
Last month, Ford India sold 7,816 vehicles in the domestic market. Exports, on the other hand, saw only a marginal decline compared to the same time, last year.
Units Sold In July 2017: 8,418
Percentage Growth: – 7.15%
The sales report for the month of July saw manufacturers having both ups and downs. The primary reason for this was the implementation of GST. However, some manufacturers have managed to overcome this and lead ahead in terms of sales. Though Maruti Suzuki had faced a decline in sales compared to last year, the brand is still at the top, this time of the year too.