Auto sales in January 2021: Auto industry clocks positive sales growth in January | – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: The auto industry is up to a good start in the year 2021 as most automakers registered a decent Y-o-Y growth in January. Maruti Suzuki topped the four-wheeler sales chart and commanded a market share of 45.74%.
Hyundai ended up second on the table with a decent Y-o-Y growth of 23.82% and was the only automaker after Maruti Suzuki to command a double-digit market share at 17.11%. In the two-wheeler industry, TVS Motor Company and Yamaha Motor India came out strong while Bajaj Auto, Royal Enfield, Honda 2 Wheelers performed decently.
Top 5 (four-wheelers)
Maruti Suzuki retailed a total of 1,39,002 units against 1,39,844 units in January 2020 and registered degrowth of -0.60%. Hyundai followed with a total sale of 52,005 units against 42,002 units in the same period the previous year, registering a growth of 23.82%.
Tata Motors secured the third spot with 29,980 units sold against 13,893 units in January 2020 registering a growth of a whopping 94.20%. Tata commanded a market share of 8.88%. Mahindra secured the fourth spot with 20,498 units sold against 19,555 units in 2020 registering a growth of 4.82%. Mahindra followed Tata closely with a market share of 6.27%.
The last in the top 5 was Kia Motors India with 19,056 units sold against 15,450 units sold in 2020 registering a growth of 23.34%. The Korean automaker commanded a market share of 6.27%.
Highest Y-o-Y growth
Nissan India registered the highest Y-o-Y growth at 220.38% selling a total of 4,527 units against 1,413 units in January 2020. The Japanese automaker commanded a market share of 1.49%.
Another surprise comeback was Honda’s. Honda Cars India managed to sell 11,320 units against 5,299 units same period the previous year. The automaker registered a growth of 113.63% and commanded a market share of 3.72%.
Decent sales volumes
Toyota Kirloskar Motor secured the 7th spot in the overall sales and retailed a total of 11,126 units against 5,904 units in January 2020 registering a growth of 91.70%. Toyota commanded a market share of 3.66%. Right behind Toyota was Renault with 8,209 units sold managing to achieve a Y-o-Y growth of 5.18% and commanded a market share of 2.70%.
MG Motor India managed to secure the 11th spot overall with 3,602 units sold compared to 3,130 units in January 2020 and registered a growth of 15.08%. MG held a market share of 1.19% in January 2021. Volkswagen India secured the 12th spot with 2,040 units retailed against 1,102 units in the same period the previous year. Volkswagen registered a good growth of 85.12% and commanded a market share of 0.67%.
The degrowths
Maruti Suzuki did register degrowth of -0.60% but it doesn’t really look troublesome considering its sales volume and the market share it holds. The automaker is capable enough to make a comeback in this quarter. Ford Motor India recorded degrowth of -15.16% with 4,141 units sold. Ford currently commands a market share of 1.36%.
Skoda Auto India registered degrowth of -25.46% with 1,004 units sold and it currently holds 0.33% of market share in the Indian industry. Jeep registered the highest degrowth of -43.79% with only 394 units sold against 701 sold in January 2020. Jeep India held a market share of 0.13%.
Two-wheeler market
Yamaha Motor India registered the highest growth of 54% as it retailed 55,151 units against 35,913 units in 2020. TVS Motor Company registered the second-highest Y-o-Y growth at 31% with 3,07,149 units sold.
Honda 2 Wheelers, Bajaj Auto and Royal Enfield, all three registered the same growth percentage at 8%. Honda 2 Wheelers retailed a total 4,37,183 units, Bajaj Auto retailed 4,25,199 units and Royal Enfield sold 68,887 units.
Hero MotoCorp sales dipped by 3.14% as it managed to retail 4,85,889 units in January against 5,01,622 units in January 2020.



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