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New automobile, SUV gross sales see 12 p.c uptick in FY22 | Autocar India

Written by Sunny Kumar

Whereas Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai registered a Three and a pair of.1 p.c improve in gross sales every, Tata Motors registered a 67 p.c uptick year-on-year.

India’s passenger car (PV) gross sales crossed the three million-unit mark in FY2022 with cumulative gross sales of key OEMs touching 30,45,465 models, a 12 p.c year-on-year uptick in comparison with FY2021 figures – 27,11,457 models.

  • FY2022 witnessed a 12 p.c improve in car gross sales
  • Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai gross sales had been affected by the chip scarcity
  • Russia-Ukraine disaster including to the woes of producers

The business has breached the 3-million mark for the primary time in 4 years because it final hit a tally of 33,77,436 models in FY2018 when the sector was firing on all cylinders. Then got here the market stoop – brought on by worth hikes and the transition to new security and emission rules – and COVID-19, which additional impacted demand.

Maruti Suzuki gross sales

Maruti Suzuki India’s full-year home gross sales in FY22 closed at 13,31,558 models, nevertheless it might solely handle a 3 p.c year-on-year uptick – 12,93,840 models bought in FY2021. Regardless of trebling demand, the corporate had to deal with a worldwide chip scarcity, which affected and lowered its manufacturing by as much as 51 p.c in September final yr.

Whereas the scenario ultimately eased out later, and manufacturing returned to 90 p.c normalcy in early 2022, unpredictability looms giant once more because of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine battle, and “there could possibly be some affect on manufacturing volumes in FY2023 as properly,” the corporate mentioned in a press release.

Hyundai gross sales 

The second largest contributor to the 3-million milestone was Hyundai, which clocked cumulative gross sales of 4,81,500 models, registering a 2.1 p.c year-on-year uptick. The corporate additionally confronted extreme manufacturing challenges final fiscal, with a few of its fashionable fashions just like the Creta and Aura CNG having a wait time of over six months.

Tata gross sales

Nevertheless, if there’s one firm that has stolen the limelight from all gamers, it’s homegrown producer Tata Motors that takes the crown for its magnificent efficiency. The corporate bought 3,70,372 models for the complete fiscal – its finest ever to this point – registering a 67 p.c year-on-year development over the two,22,025 models it bought final yr. The achievement additionally contains an accelerated development for its EV portfolio, which went dwelling to 19,106 consumers, registering a close to five-fold development.

Tata Motors additionally pipped Hyundai to seize the second place out there, by volumes, in December 2021. With an aggressive SUV-led product portfolio, the corporate additionally launched merchandise just like the Punch subcompact crossover in October 2021, whereas additionally bringing in revisions to its present fashions.

It additionally ventured into new segments with the all-electric Tigor EV in addition to introducing factory-fitted CNG choices within the Tiago and Tigor. EVs already comprise 5 p.c of its volumes in FY2022, and the producer is gearing as much as launch new merchandise like a long-range Nexon EV.

Passenger car gross sales FY2022
Firm FY2022 FY2021 Distinction (%)
Maruti Suzuki 13,31,558 12,93,840 2.92%
Hyundai 4,81,500 4,71,535 2.11%
Tata Motors 3,70,372 2,22,025 66.82%
Mahinda & Mahindra 2,20,951 1,55,503 42.09%
Kia 1,86,787 1,55,686 19.98%
Toyota 1,23,770 78,262 58.15%
Honda 85,609 82,074 4.31%
Renault 87,475 92,268 -5.19%
MG 40,422 35,597 13.55%
Skoda 33,939 11,331 119.52%
Volkswagen 30,901 20,440 51.18%
Nissan 37,678 18,884 99.52%
Jeep 11,949 6,553 82.34%
Citroen 764
Complete 30,43,675 26,43,998 15.12%

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