We all are aware of the second wave of the pandemic affecting many parts of India in huge numbers. This resulted in imposing lockdowns in few affected states. This has not only taken a toll on the healthcare system but other sectors as well, including the automotive sector. Few companies had to shut down their production plants for the safety of their workers. Despite this compared to last year’s sales in the month of May and 2021 May the sales figures are better for all manufacturers. Last year the overall sales in May were 36,576 units, but this year a total of 1,03,171 units were sold across the country. Let’s take a look at the car sales report.

Overall Car Sales Report: May 2021

Maruti Suzuki has registered a growth of 140.13% in sales, Hyundai Managed growth of 263.2% and Tata reported 382% growth in sales last month compared to May 2020. All other manufacturers have reported positive year-over-year (YoY) growth except for Toyota which has negative growth. But in May Month-over-month sales of all carmakers registered a negative growth compared to April 2021.  

Maruti Suzuki managed a total sales of 32,903 units in May 2021, which is far better than 13,702 units in May 2020. The brand witnessed substantial growth in their sub 4m hatchbacks and sedans which sold 20,343 units in May this year compared to the 6,262 units in May last year. The SUV’s Vitara Brezza, S-cross, Ertiga and XL6 almost doubled their sales from 3,636 units to 6,355 units in May 2021. 

Hyundai Managed a total sales of 25,001 units in May this year, compared to 6,883 units last year. This puts them in the second spot on this list. The sister company Kia sold a total of 11,050 units this May compared to 1,661 units last year. This gives them a yoy growth of 565.3% which is the highest on the list. Considering Kia and Hyundai together they have managed to overcome the sales of Maruti Suzuki, which is 36,051 units. 

 Third on the list is Tata motors, whose yoy growth has been 381% with a total sales of 15,181 units this May compared to 3,152 units in MAy 2020. In the 5th spot, Mahindra has witnessed a decent yoy growth of 113.72% managing sales of 8,004 units this May. They have improved their market share by 1.4% from 6.3% to 7.8%. 

Other carmakers on the list are Renault, Honda, VW, Nissan, MG, Ford, Toyota, Jeep, Citroen taking the sixth spot and going on respectively. But we need to talk about Toyota, they are the only carmaker to incur negative growth in both mom and yoy sales. The mom growth is -92.65% and yoy growth is -56.92%. It seems that the pandemic has taken a huge toll on the sales of Toyota, which could possibly turn around once the situation comes back to normal.

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