Leading car manufacturers of India, Maruti Suzuki India, Hyundai, and Tata Motors registered increased sales during the festive season as compared to last year. While other manufacturers including Kia Motors, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Honda Cars India also witnessed good sales during the period.
The ten-day period from Navratri to Dussehra is considered auspicious for purchasing new things and property, thus it registers high sales of automobiles.
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) sold around 96,700 units in the ten-day period this year, which was around 76,000 units in the same period last year, registering a 27 percent increase in sales. While, Hyundai Motor India said it retailed 26,068 units during the period, with an increase of 28 percent over last year.
Tata Motors retailed 10,887 units during the Navratri period this year, with an increase of 90 percent over 5,725 units last year. “It is noteworthy that despite the slowdown caused by the pandemic, the company continued to witness strong demand and growth in bookings for all-new ‘Forever range’ of cars and SUVs. Our cars are being appreciated for best in class design, driving dynamics and safety,” Tata Motors Passenger Vehicle Business Unit (Head Marketing) Vivek Srivatsa said.
However, Kia Motors India registered a 224 percent increase in retail sales during the ten-day period selling 11,640 units. While Toyota Kirloskar Motor also reported 13 increase in sales by selling around 5,000 units in this period. Similarly, Mahindra & Mahindra said its deliveries this year during the period were higher than last year for SUVs and overall including small commercial vehicles (SCVs), registering a 41% increase in sales in the SUV category and 20 percent overall.