Maruti Suzuki Dominates November Car Sales with a Whopping 40% Market Share

In the dynamic landscape of the Indian automotive industry, Maruti Suzuki emerges as the undisputed leader in November car sales, commanding an impressive 40% market share. Let’s delve into the details of Maruti’s stellar performance that propelled it to the forefront of the automotive market.

Maruti’s Diverse Portfolio Steals the Show

Maruti’s domestic passenger vehicle (PV) volume witnessed a noteworthy 1.33% year-on-year growth, reaching a commendable 134,158 units in November. This surge in sales can be attributed to Maruti’s extensive lineup, featuring seven models among the top 10 best-selling cars in India. The stars of the show include Swift, WagonR, Baleno, Brezza, Dzire, Ertiga, and Eeco, showcasing the brand’s diverse appeal across different car segments.

Segment-wise Dominance

Breaking down Maruti’s triumph further, the statistics reveal the brand’s dominance across various car segments. In November, Maruti secured a staggering 69.2% share in the hatchback segment, emphasizing its stronghold in this popular category. The sedan segment witnessed Maruti’s share at 53%, while the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) and van segments saw impressive figures of 55% and 95% respectively. Even in the competitive SUV segment, Maruti held its ground with a substantial 20.2% share. Cumulatively, Maruti commanded a formidable 65% share in the non-SUV segment, underscoring its widespread popularity.

Hyundai and Tata in the Race

While Maruti Suzuki takes the lead, other players in the market contribute to the vibrant automotive landscape. Hyundai, a key contender, experienced a 3.02% year-on-year increase in domestic PV wholesale despatches, totaling 49,451 units in November. Hyundai’s SUV lineup emerged as a driving force, contributing over 60% to the brand’s overall sales. The recently introduced Hyundai Exter reached a significant milestone, accumulating an impressive 100,000 bookings.

On the other hand, Tata’s domestic PV volume remained steady at 46,068 units in November, reflecting a consistent performance in the competitive market. Meanwhile, Mahindra witnessed substantial growth, recording a remarkable 32.22% year-on-year increase with 39,981 units sold during the month.

Mahindra’s Growth Trajectory

Veejay Nakra, President of Mahindra’s Automotive Division, attributed the growth to the strong demand for their SUV portfolio. Despite facing supply challenges on select parts in November, Mahindra’s proactive approach to mitigate these challenges showcases its commitment to sustaining its growth trajectory. The company sold a total of 39,981 units, marking a 32% increase fueled by a healthy festive season.

Overview of the Domestic Passenger Vehicle (PV) Market

In the broader spectrum, the overall domestic PV sales for November reached 134,158 units, exhibiting a 1.33% growth compared to the same period in 2022. Noteworthy changes were observed in specific car categories, such as compact cars, which experienced a decline to 64,679 units from 72,844 units in November 2022.

Model-wise Performance

Within the compact car category, models like Baleno, Celerio, Dzire, Ignis, Swift, Tour S, and WagonR witnessed a dip in sales, indicating shifts in consumer preferences. The mid-sized sedan Ciaz reported a stark decline to 278 units from 1,554 units in November 2022. In contrast, the van Eeco showcased positive growth, with sales increasing to 10,226 units from 7,183 units in the same month the previous year.

Maruti Suzuki’s Global Reach

Maruti Suzuki’s influence extends beyond domestic borders, with the company reporting higher exports in November. Exports surged to 22,950 units compared to 19,738 units in November 2022, further solidifying the brand’s global footprint.

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