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FY2022 automotive gross sales: MPVs present wholesome progress regardless of SUV recognition | Autocar India

Written by Sunny Kumar

The Renault Triber and the Mahindra Marazzo, nonetheless, did not fare as properly.

That SUVs are seeing a steady rise in gross sales isn’t an enormous shock, nonetheless, what’s attention-grabbing to notice is that the usually deprecated MPVs and vans have additionally proven a wholesome progress as properly. As per our FY2022 gross sales evaluation with automotive knowledge analytics specialist JATO Dynamics India, the MPV and van section noticed a complete home gross sales of three,67,685 items in FY2022, with nearly each mannequin recording exponential progress. Nonetheless, two notable fashions did go in opposition to that pattern – the Renault Triber and the Mahindra Marazzo.

Drivers of the expansion

Topping the MPV gross sales chart was the venerable Maruti Suzuki Ertiga having offered 1,17,150 items in FY2022, recording a 32.27 % progress over FY2021. In second spot was the Maruti Eeco, promoting 1,08,345 items, which corresponded to a modest 3.11 % progress. Third spot went to the Toyota Innova Crysta, which offered 54,218 items, posting a progress of 42.93 % over the earlier monetary 12 months.

Additional down the chart, in fourth place, was Maruti Suzuki’s XL6, which offered 39,090 items and recorded a progress of 51.32 %. The Kia Carens  launched on the fag finish of FY2022 recorded robust gross sales of 12,692 items in lower than two months. The Kia Carnival, too, regardless of being positioned on the pricier facet of the section, noticed a progress of 53.86 % with 4,302 items offered.

The expansion is thus fairly substantial, over 30 % for the Marutis and the Toyota. Curiously, aside from the Kia Carens, none of those are all-new fashions and have been available in the market for fairly a while. In reality, the duo of the Ertiga and XL6 have been solely up to date initially of the present monetary 12 months, whereas the Innova Crysta acquired a mid-life facelift again in November 2020.

The exceptions

The Renault Triber was, nonetheless, among the many two main fashions that noticed a considerable drop. Renault offered 29,678 items of the Triber in FY2022, registering a pointy decline of 27.54 %. That is although the Triber sits in a quantity section (sub-4m) and is a well-equipped and packaged providing.

And though the Triber was fairly profitable initially, its decline may boil down to 1 particular purpose. Whereas Renault didn’t hold the Triber up to date throughout its three-year lifetime – with solely delicate gear updates – it didn’t supply the a lot anticipated and extra highly effective turbo engine. In reality, our sources inform us that the automobile is prepared technically, however is but to launch.

The present 1.0-litre naturally aspirated engine falls quick in efficiency and Renault was anticipated to supply the extra highly effective turbo model as an possibility quickly. Nonetheless, the introduction was delayed, maybe because of the ongoing world chip scarcity, and likewise in a bid to maintain the extra highly effective engine unique for a while to the Kiger compact SUV that was launched later. Renault may nonetheless equip the Triber with the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine sooner or later, and that would revive gross sales.

The opposite mannequin that suffered a setback was the Mahindra Marazzo. The Marazzo was gradual to choose up gross sales proper from the onset, and being out there with a sole diesel-manual powertrain and lacking different niceties provided by its rivals, the Marazzo has discovered few takers since. Mahindra offered simply 1,692 items of the Marazzo in FY2022, recording a 48.18 % drop in gross sales.

What else do you suppose Renault and Mahindra may do to revive the Triber and Marazzo gross sales? Tell us within the feedback under.

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