Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai’s passenger car sales fell in September 2021, while Tata and Kia’s grew.
Despite the fact that the whole passenger vehicle segment grew by 37% YoY in September 2021, industry leader Maruti Suzuki saw a 57.3 percent drop. In the previous month, 63,111 units were sold, down from 1,47,912 units sold in September 2020.
Hyundai’s sales fell by 34.24 percent to 33,087 units in the same month last year, compared to 50,313 units sold the previous year. Tata Motors, on the other hand, reported an 18 percent increase in sales last month, reaching 24,652 units, up from 20,891 units in September 2020.
Top 10 Cars September 2021
Leads in the alto range Maruti Suzuki topped the list of the top 10 passenger vehicles sold in India, with five different models. With 12,143 units sold last month, the Alto was the best-selling vehicle, down 33.4 percent from 18,246 units sold in September 2020. This was joined by the Suzuki Ertiga at No. 2 with 11,308 unit sales, a 13.2 percent growth over the 9,982 unit sales in September 2020. The Maruti Baleno was ranked Number 6 with 8,077 units sold, down 58.4 percent from 8,077 units sold in September 2020, while Eeco and WagonR were ranked Nos. 8 and 9, respectively, with de-growth. Eeco sales fell 30% to 7,844 units in September 2020, compared to 11,220 units sold in September 2019.
In the preceding month, WagonR sales decreased 56.5 percent to 7,632 units, compared to 17,581 units sold in the same month last year. Due to a lack of semiconductors, the production of the Maruti Suzuki Swift and DZire, which have consistently ranked in the top ten, has been hampered.
The Kia Seltos mid-size SUV was India’s third best-selling passenger vehicle, with 9,583 units sold in September 2020, up from 9,079 units in September 2020. It even surpassed the Hyundai Creta as the best-selling SUV in the country for September 2021, outselling it by a substantial margin.
Tata Nexon Breaks Into The Top 5
Nexon and Altroz, both from Tata Motors, were ranked 4th and 10th, respectively. Nexon is now ranked number one in the top ten automobiles list for the first time. It has also outsold the Hyundai Creta in terms of sales. Nexon’s September 2021 sales increased by 53.3 percent to 9,211 units, up from 6,007 in September 2021. Altroz, on the other hand, saw a 3% drop in sales to 5,772 units, compared to 5,952 units sold in the same month the previous year. Tata will be hoping for even higher sales in the coming months with the debut of the Punch compact SUV.
Both the Creta and the Venue saw a decline in sales at Hyundai Cars India. Creta sales plummeted 33.5 percent to 8,193 units in September 2020, compared to 12,325 units sold in September 2020, and Venue sales dropped 6.4 percent to 7,924 units in September 2020, compared to 8,469 units sold in September 2020. Honda has also blamed a supply bottleneck on a semiconductor issue, which has resulted in a drop in sales.