India Car Sales Analyzed – May 2022

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The Indian automotive industry recorded a massive growth of 185% with 2,94,087 unit sales in May 2022 compared to 1,03,193 unit sales in May 2021. That said, the sales figures for May 2022 are not comparable to those for May 2021. as industry operations were significantly impacted due to COVID-19 related disruptions last year.

The top spot was retained by Maruti Suzuki, while Tata Motors now moved to second place in May 2022. By contrast, Hyundai India slipped to third place last month. Read below to find out more about the sales performance of the brands and their respective models in May 2022.

Maruti-Suzuki

India’s largest automaker, Maruti Suzuki, recorded 1,24,474 unit sales in May 2022, compared to 32,903 unit sales in May 2021, registering a growth of 278%. The top three selling Maruti Suzuki models last month are mentioned in the table below.

Models May-22 May 21 Growth
R-car 16,814 2,086 706%
Fast 14,133 7,005 102%
Baleno 13,970 4,803 191%

Tata Engines

Tata Motors overtook Hyundai’s sales to become the country’s second best-selling automaker in the past month. The company sold 43,340 units last month, compared to 15,180 units sold in May 2021, registering a growth of 186%. The following is a graphical representation of the top three selling Tata models in India last month.

Models May-22 May 21 Growth
Nexon 14,614 6,439 127%
Punch 10,241 N / A NONE
Altroz 4,913 2,896 70%

hyundai

Hyundai India slipped to third place with 42,293 unit sales in May 2022 from 25,001 unit sales in the same period last year, registering a growth of around 69%. The company’s top three sales last month are charted below.

Models May-22 May 21 Growth
Crete 10,973 7,527 46%
Large i10 Nios 9,138 3,804 140%
Venue 8,300 4,840 71%

Mahindra

Indian utility carmaker Mahindra became the country’s fourth best-selling automaker last month. The company sold 26,650 units in May 2022 compared to 7,748 units sold in the same period last year, registering a strong growth of 244%. Mahindra’s top three sellers last month are as follows.

Models May-22 May 21 Growth
Bolero 8,767 3,517 149%
XUV700 5,069 N / A NONE
XUV300 5,022 251 1901%

KIA

Kia India retained fifth place last month and also recorded sales growth of 69.4%. The company recorded 18,718 unit sales in May 2022, compared to 11,050 unit sales in the same period last year. The top three volume players for the company last month are as follows.

Models May-22 May 21 Growth
Sonnet 7,899 6,627 19%
Seltos 5,953 4,277 39%
Carens 4,612 N / A NONE

Toyota

Japanese automaker Toyota recorded massive growth of 1,345% last month. The company recorded 10,216 unit sales last month, compared to 707 unit sales in May 2021. This significant difference in numbers is the result of COVID-19 related disruptions last year. The top three best-selling Toyota cars in the country last month are mentioned below.

Models May-22 May 21 Growth
Urban cruiser 3,128 373 739%
Glanza 2,952 298 891%
Crystal Innovation 2,737 20 13585%

Honda

Honda recorded 8,188 unit sales in May 2022 compared to 2,032 unit sales in May 2021, registering a growth of 303%. The two best selling Honda models in India last month are mentioned below.

Models May-22 May 21 Growth
amaze 3,709 478 676%
Town 3,628 1,148 216%

Renault

French automaker Renault retained eighth place. The company sold 5,010 units in India last month, compared to 2,620 units sold in May 2021, registering a growth of 91.2%. The company’s top three sales in India last month are as follows.

Models May-22 May 21 Growth
tribe 2,110 524 303%
Kwid 1,520 738 106%
Kiger 1,380 1,326 4%

Skoda

Skoda India sales increased by 543% with 4,604 unit sales in May 2022, compared to 716 unit sales in the same month last year. Clearly, the Slavia and the Kushaq breathe new life into the brand in India. The individual sales figures for these models are mentioned below.

Models May-22 May 21 Growth
Slavia 2,466 N / A NONE
Kushaq 1,806 N / A NONE

MG

MG Motor outsold Volkswagen and Nissan in India last month. The company recorded 4,008 unit sales in May 2022 compared to 1,444 unit sales in May 2021, registering a growth of 178%. The two best selling MG models in India last month are mentioned below.

Models May-22 May 21 Growth
astor 2,022 N / A NONE
Hector 1,633 1,231 33%

volkswagen

German automaker Volkswagen recorded 3,503 unit sales in May 2022 compared to 1,276 unit sales in the same period last year, registering a growth of 175%. The Virtus and Taigun are the company’s popular selling models. The individual sales figures for these models are mentioned below.

Models May-22 May-22 Growth
virtue 2,177 N / A NONE
Taigun 1,268 N / A NONE

Nissan

Sales of Nissan cars in India increased by 73% in May 2022. The company sold 2,131 units in the country last month, compared to 1,235 units sold in May 2021. Of the total sales, 1,920 units came from the only Magnite compact SUV.

Jeep

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The Jeep Compass is the only volume-generating model for the company in the country. The Compass recorded 928 unit sales in May 2022 compared to 475 unit sales in May 2021, registering a growth of 95%.

Citroen

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Citroën currently has only one model on sale in India, the C5 Aircross. Last month, the company sold 24 units of the C5 Aircross in the country compared to 40 units sold in May 2021. Additionally, the company will launch its second product, the C3 in the country on July 20. To learn more about the future Citroën C3, click here.

Conclusion

There is a significant improvement in the demand for new cars. However, due to the shortage of semiconductors, delivery times have been significantly impacted. Unfortunately, this issue is expected to continue for the next few months.

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