September 29, 2022

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The top two carmakers of the Indian auto industry reported a fall in domestic sales ranging from 30 per cent.
The best two carmakers of the Indian vehicle market described a tumble in domestic profits ranging from thirty for each cent.

New Delhi: Diwali is listed here and so is hope for a improved business enterprise for the automotive OEMs.

Normally, the festive time profits account for about forty% of the yearly automobile profits. But this 12 months the unparalleled source chain disruptions, fuel price hikes, enhance in input costs and consequent automobile price rise, and the financial slowdown following the COVID 2nd wave marred the September and October profits.

Buyer desire has been optimistic throughout the segments, two-wheeler wholesales have enhanced month-on-month, commercial automobile profits are witnessing a gradual recovery.

Nevertheless, as anticipated, passenger automobile dispatches to dealers have been impacted due to the fact the source did not equivalent or surpass the buyer desire. Most car products continue to be in the ready list and even while wholesales for some automakers have been improved than September 2021, they remained in the red on a 12 months-on-12 months foundation for the sector leaders.

The pursuing is a section-wise report of automobile profits in October 2021.

Passenger autos

The best two carmakers of the Indian vehicle market described a tumble in domestic profits ranging from thirty%.

Market place chief Maruti Suzuki India Constrained (MSIL)’s mini passenger autos Alto and S-Presso clocked 21,831 unit profits in October 2021, in comparison to 28,462 units in October 2020. Compact passenger autos which includes Baleno, Celerio, Dzire Ignis, Swift, Tour S, and WagonR logged forty eight,690 units in the month below evaluate, from 95,067 units in October very last 12 months.

Even though the shortage of digital parts ongoing to influence the output of autos for the duration of the month, the organization took all feasible actions to minimise the influence. Appropriately, the organization offered more autos than the envisioned profits quantity at the commence of the month, the carmaker explained in a regulatory filing.

MSIL offered 27,081 units of its UVs which involve Ertiga, Gypsy, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza, and XL6 as from twenty five,396 units in October 2020. Sales for the mid-size Ciaz section stood at 1,069 units for the duration of the month below evaluate in comparison to 1,422 units in the corresponding month very last 12 months.

On Saturday, Maruti Suzuki explained it expects an adverse influence on output at its two crops in Haryana and parent Suzuki’s Gujarat plant in November owing to the source constraints of digital parts due to the fact of the semiconductor shortage.

The passenger automobile profits of Hyundai Motor India declined by 34.six% to 37,021 units in October 2021 from fifty six,605 units offered in the exact same month very last 12 months.

As an exception, vehicle important Tata Motors described forty four% profits development in October 2021, retaining its third placement. The carmaker explained it offered 32,339 units of ICE autos and 1,586 units of electrical autos for the duration of the month below evaluate.

Using on new design launches, other carmakers like Mahindra, Nissan and Skoda also managed to publish development in profits, in excess of the exact same month very last 12 months. This comes in spite of the source chain difficulties.

Mahindra offered 20,130 unit passenger autos in October 2021, exactly where the utility automobile section accounted for 20,034 automobile profits.

In accordance to Veejay Nakra, main government officer, automotive division, M&M, “Demand for autos throughout our solution portfolio stays sturdy. We have been given an unparalleled response for XUV700 and as for each our dedication we have commenced deliveries of the petrol variant to customers. Exports continue to be solid with a fifty seven% enhance. The source chain issues all-around semiconductor- connected areas keep on to be dynamic as we concentrate on handling the problem in the shorter phrase.”

Hyundai’s sister concern Kia India explained it dispatched 10,488 units of Seltos, 5,443 units of Sonet, and four hundred units of Carnival to dealers for the duration of October 2021.

Tae-Jin Park, MD and CEO, Kia India, explained, “The adverse source chain problem has been an prospect lost for us nonetheless, our customers’ and vendors’ continuous help has enabled us to preserve a balanced general performance throughout the 12 months. As we foresee the problem to keep on for the subsequent couple months, we assure our customers to maintain optimising our output to the most level and make certain supply at the earliest.”

Domestic Sales October 2021 October 2020 % modify
Maruti Suzuki 108,991 163,656 -33.4
Hyundai 37,021 fifty six,605 -34.six
Tata Motors 33,925 23,617 forty four
Mahindra & Mahindra 20,130 18,622 eight
Kia India sixteen,331 21,021 -22
Toyota Kirloskar Motor 12,440 12,373 1
Honda Automobiles eight,108 10,836 -twenty five
Nissan India 3,913 1,one hundred and five 254
Skoda Automobile 3,065 1,421 a hundred and fifteen.six
MG Motor two,863 3,750 -23.six

In accordance to MG Motor, while the world-wide chip shortage has hampered output ensuing in lessen profits, the problem to make certain well timed deliveries is probable to persist through November and December and it expects this to get improved in Q1 subsequent 12 months.

V Wiseline Sigamani, affiliate normal supervisor (AGM) (Sales and Strategic Marketing), TKM, explained, “Demand in the sector has been sturdy in the very last couple months and this can be attributed to several aspects besides pent up desire. Customer orders much too have been on a frequent rise, restoring normalcy in desire traits when in comparison to pre-Covid periods.”

Honda Automobiles India senior vice-President and Director (Marketing and Sales) Rajesh Goel, explained, “In conditions of desire, the festive obtaining retained rate with very last 12 months and continues to present great momentum. Our manufacturing unit despatches for the duration of October 2021 improved by 20% in comparison to September 2021, and we have been ready to wholesale our full manufacturing unit stock of the month,”


Two-wheelers remained in red on a 12 months-on-12 months foundation as profits have been down in double digits throughout the section. Nevertheless, on a sequential foundation two wheeler OEMs described a rise in dispatches in October this 12 months in excess of the month of September, other than HMSI.

In accordance to the country’s largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp, “Demand in the festive time has been setting up up as we transfer in the direction of Dhanteras and Diwali, and we be expecting balanced retail in excess of the coming weeks.”

With the economic climate steadily opening up with various other optimistic indicators,
this kind of as encouraging farm activity and surge in choice for individual mobility, a swift revival in profits is envisioned in the coming months, the organization explained.

Yadvinder Singh Guleria, director, profits and promoting, Honda Motorbike & Scooter India (HMSI), explained, “With the significantly awaited pageant time in development, we are witnessing a gradual rise in engagement registering more enquiries from prospective customers with each passing day. The 2Ds (Dhanteras & Diwali) are just all-around the corner and we be expecting this auspicious time period to amplify the positivity in conditions of conversions.”

Domestic Sales October 2021 October 2020 % modify
Hero Motocorp 5,27,779 seven,91,137 -33.two
HMSI 3,94,623 4,94,459 -20.1
TVS Motor two,58,777 3,01,380 -14.1
Bajaj Automobile 1,98,738 two,sixty eight,631 -26
Suzuki Motorcycles fifty six,785 sixty seven,225 -fifteen.5
Royal Enfield forty,611 sixty two,858 -35.3

TVS Motor explained it offered 1,seventy two,361 bikes in October as from 1,73,263 units in exact same month a 12 months in the past. Scooter profits have been at 1,thirteen,124 units very last month, down from 1,27,138 units offered in October 2020. The organization expects the retails to strengthen substantially in the coming months

Devashish Handa, vice president, Suzuki Motorcycles explained, “As we enter the festive time in India, the great information is that desire is again in the sector. Nevertheless, there are difficulties like the lengthier than envisioned source chain disruption and constant rise in input value. We are hopeful that the problem will strengthen before long and we shall be ready to thoroughly cater to the desire,” he added.

Business autos

Business automobile (CV) profits in October 2021 have been in the eco-friendly, other than for Mahindra & Mahindra which posted a 21% drop in 12 months-on-12 months profits.

Phase chief Tata Motors offered seven,644 units of M&HCVs, 5,599 units of I&LCV, 958 units of passenger carriers, and seventeen,025 units of SCV cargo and pickups.

Domestic Sales October 2021 October 2020 % modify
Tata Motors 31,226 26,052 20
TVS Motor thirteen,520 12,603 seven
Mahindra & Mahindra 18,604 23,716 -21.5
Bajaj Automobile 19,827 12,529 58
Ashok Leyland 10,043 eight,885 thirteen

Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland’s domestic profits of medium and weighty commercial autos have been at 5,254 units as from 3,881 units in October 2020, a development of 35%. Nevertheless, profits of gentle commercial autos in the domestic sector have been down 4% at 4,789 units very last month as from 5,004 units in October 2020.


Hemant Sikka, president, farm machines sector, Mahindra & Mahindra, explained, “With fast Covid vaccination generate exceeding 100 crore doses in the region, the economic climate has began getting momentum, while rural financial activity continues to be resilient. The monsoon, while typical, has ended with weighty rainfall in September and October. This has resulted in delayed harvesting of Kharif crop, while top to greater reservoir stages and humidity material for Rabi crop.”

“Expectation of a great Kharif harvest, coupled with great preparations for Rabi crop and the upcoming festivities, will strengthen optimistic sentiments and generate desire in the coming months. In the exports sector, we have offered 1597 tractors with a development of 65% in excess of very last 12 months,” he explained.

Domestic Sales October 2021 October 2020 % modify
Mahindra & Mahindra forty five,420 forty five,588 -.4
Escorts 12,749 thirteen,180 -3.3

Farm machinery and construction machines important Escorts noted that pageant time period of Navratri and Dussehra witnessed great footfalls and delayed sowing and harvesting cycle of the existing Rabi crop augurs well for festive retails for market for the duration of November much too, coupled with general optimistic rural sentiments on account of great rainfall, envisioned great yield and crop output, greater crop MSPs and improved retail finance availability.

Nevertheless, it noted that inflation continues unabated and is putting a tension on the company’s margins.

(This is a building story. We will maintain updating as OEMs launch their profits knowledge).

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“I believe that we have handed the base portion of the curve as significantly as source is worried. The problem as significantly as the semiconductor source is worried is even now quite dynamic and while there appears to have been a great advancement in the previous couple weeks, we will have to wait around and view quite thoroughly due to the fact the problem is really dynamic.”