After battling a tough April 2021 due to lockdowns induced by the second wave of coronavirus, the automobile industry witnessed growth in sales in May as things neared normalcy. The upbeat trend persisted in June as well with most carmakers reporting positive month-on-month as well year-on-year growth in sales.
In all, around 2,55,937 passenger cars were sold in June 2021, a whopping growth of 118 per cent YoY and 147 per cent MoM.
Maruti Suzuki sold 1,24,280 passenger vehicles as opposed to 51,274 units in June 2020, marking a growth of 142.38 per cent. The company sold 17,439 units of Alto and S-Presso in June 2021 as compared to 10,458 units in June last year, noting a 66.75 per cent growth. The number one market player also registered 157.9 per cent growth in the sales of other compact cars like Dzire, Swift, Celerio, Baleno, etc., from 26,696 units in June 2020 to 68,849 units last month.
Hyundai Motor, too, reported 89.9 per cent sales growth, selling 40,496 units in June 2021 as compared to 21,320 units during the same period last year. Mr. Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing and Service), Hyundai Motor India Ltd, said, “With markets opening up and improvement in customer sentiments, Hyundai is committed to deliver innovative and world-class quality products and services meeting and exceeding customers aspirations.”
Mahindra & Mahindra reported a sales growth of 109 per cent, from 8,075 units in June 2020 to 16,913 units last month while Tata Motors recorded 111 per cent sales growth, 24,110 units last month as compared to 11,419 units in June 2020.
MG Motors sold 3,558 units in June this year as opposed to 2012 units in June 2020, marking 76.83 per cent growth in sales.
Kia India volumes grew 36 per cent during the month and the Korean automaker also recorded a fall of 4.8 per cent market share.
Renault sold 6,100 units of its cars in June compared to 4,634 units in the same period last year. Ford fell behind Renault India with sales of 4,936 units.
Honda sold 4,767 units with the New City contributing about 54 per cent of the carmaker’s OEM’s sales during the month. The success of Magnite helped Nissan gain some traction in the market and the company sold 3,503 units in June, compared to 576 in June last year.