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Honda carefully trails Hero in September 2022 two-wheeler gross sales | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Suzuki recorded its best-ever month-to-month gross sales because the begin of its Indian operations in 2006.

With the festive season approaching quick, producers have been reporting a stable uptick of their gross sales numbers. Additional, workplaces and faculties have now opened up absolutely, with the pandemic now firmly and fortunately within the rear-view mirror, encouraging demand for mobility options. This month noticed Honda shut its hole to Hero, with lower than 20,000 items separating the 2 trade heavyweights. Suzuki Motorbike India had their best-ever month since they began their Indian operations again in 2006. Right here’s how every producer carried out:

Hero MotoCorp: 5,07,690 items

The world’s largest two-wheeler producer retained its place as high canine, with a complete of 5,07,690 items bought domestically in September. This represents a month-on-month progress of 12.6 % over final month’s figures. 12 months-on-year, there was a marginal enhance as properly, of 0.Four % over the figures reported in September 2021.

Hero has reported progress within the home market however exports are the place it has actually taken successful. Whereas month-to-month exports, at 12,290 items, have proven a rise of three.5 %, YoY figures have proven a steep decline. Exports for the Indian automaker have fallen by 50.6 % in comparison with final 12 months when it managed 24,884 items.  

Hero is gearing as much as launch its first e-scooter underneath the Vida sub-brand and has even partnered with premium American electrical bikemaker Zero, which might probably yield an electrical bike down the road. 

Honda Motorbike and Scooter India (HMSI): 4,88,924 items

HMSI has been steadily closing the hole to Hero, the distinction this time round being solely 18,766 items. Honda managed to promote 4,88,924 items in September, marking a rise of 15.5 % over its gross sales figures in August. Even when in comparison with its gross sales figures for September 2021, it reported a rise of 5.Four %. 

Nevertheless, identical to Hero, HMSI’s export figures have slumped this month. In comparison with its figures for August (39,307 items), Honda might solely handle 29,635 items this month, marking a decline of 24.6 %. Whereas MoM export figures have taken successful, YoY figures have proven a marked enhance of 62.6 %. 

TVS Motor Firm: 2,83,878 items

TVS, in contrast to different producers, hasn’t fairly loved the identical success within the home market. In comparison with its gross sales figures for August, its September figures, 2,83,878 items, confirmed a considerable decline of 10 %. Whereas month-on-month TVS’ gross sales confirmed a decline, issues have been fairly the other in year-on-year gross sales. In comparison with its figures for September final 12 months (2,44,084 items), TVS posted a progress of 16 %. 

In export markets, TVS has fared barely higher and was capable of handle gross sales of 77,851 items, marking a rise of two.1 %, when in comparison with its figures for final month (76,214 items). The two-wheeler EV area can also be the place TVS has proven regular progress, with its iQube e-scooter managing to search out 4,923 items, a rise of 11.Four % when in comparison with its determine for August, 4,418 items.  

Suzuki Motorbike India: 72,012 items

With home gross sales of 72,012 items in September, Suzuki recorded a progress of 11.Four % in comparison with its gross sales for the earlier month. This determine is the best ever recorded by the Hamamatsu-based bikemaker ever because it began its Indian operations again in 2006. When in comparison with their figures for September of final 12 months (55,608 items), it marks a somewhat substantial enhance of 29.5 % as properly. 

Whereas Suzuki Motorbike India has had its best-ever month domestically, export figures have taken a slight downward flip. When in comparison with its figures for August (14,905 items), its figures for final month, 14,738 items, confirmed a marginal decline of 1.1 %.

Royal Enfield: 73,646 items

Domestically, Royal Enfield has managed to extend its gross sales in comparison with final month by 18.Three %, with a complete of 73,646 items bought this month. Whereas there was an enormous bounce of 170 % when YoY gross sales are in contrast, it bears mentioning that these figures don’t paint an correct image because the nation was nonetheless recovering from the pandemic.  

Flourishing not solely domestically but additionally in worldwide markets, Royal Enfield managed to export 8,451 items final month, when in comparison with its August determine of seven,876 items, a rise of seven.Three %. When in comparison with its export figures for final 12 months, which stood at 6,296 items, exports have additionally elevated considerably by 34.2 %.

The launch of the Hunter 350, its lightest and most accessible product, has little question helped RE handle these stellar numbers, each on house soil in addition to abroad. 

Bajaj Auto: 2,22,912 items

In comparison with their gross sales figures for August, the Pune-based bikemaker has reported a slight decline of 4.6 %, with gross sales of two,22,912 items in September. Their figures have improved by 28 % when in comparison with September of final 12 months, which stood at 1,73,945 items. 

Exports nonetheless, have favoured Bajaj, with 1,25,443 items shipped in September, up by Three % over the 1,21,787 items it might handle in August. This quantity, nonetheless, isn’t as excessive as their determine in July, after they might handle 1,50,670 items.

September 2022 two-wheeler gross sales
Firm September 2022 September 2021 Change August 2022 Change
Hero 507,690 505,462 0.4% 450,740 12.6%
Honda 488,924 463,683 5.4% 423,216 15.5%
TVS 283,878 244,084 16% 315,539 -10%
Suzuki 72,012 55,608 29.5% 64,654 11.4%
Royal Enfield 73,646 27,233 170% 62,236 18.3%
Bajaj 222,912 173,945 28% 233,838 -4.6%

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