Car manufacturers' sales report : July 2010

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Here’s how various Indian car makers fared in terms of sales in the month of July 2010

Nissan Motor India

  • Sold 1005 units in July
  • Nissan Micra achieved sales of 928 units since delivery began on July 15, 2010
  • Nissan Teana, 27 Units
  • Nissan X-trail; 50 units.
  • Nissan Micra has till date received more than 3000 bookings, far exceeding the company’s expectations.

Kiminobu Tokuyama -MD & CEO, NMIPL, “This is just the beginning. However, we are happy and delighted at the initial response the Nissan Micra has received from the Indian customers. We look forward to an exciting journey as more and more customers benefit from the ownership experience of our product and services.”

Ford India

  • 307 PERCENT YEAR-ON-YEAR JUMP IN JULY SALES COMPARED TO 2009
  • Ford India reported a 307 percent year-on-year sales increase for the month of July with 8,739 units sold; recording four-fold jump compared to same period last year
  • Year-to-date, Ford has sold 46,751 vehicles which surpasses the best ever annual sales in Ford India history
  • Sales boom is driven by overwhelming consumer demand for the new Ford Figo
  • 29000 bookings for the Figo since its launch
  • Total sales of 8,739 units, four times the 2,146 sales made in July 2009.
  • Sales performance also represents an increase of 20 percent compared to June 2010 figures.
  • Ford India achieves total vehicle sales of 46,751 units in the January to July period
  • Ford India is expanding its service and dealer network to provide world-class support to its fast growing customer base. The recently launched 3S Brand@Retail* dealership in Meerut (Uttar Pradesh province) is the 167th outlet. With this, Ford India now has a presence in 97 cities nationwide.

Michael Boneham, president and managing director, Ford India “We are delighted with our results to date. Sales from January to July 2010 were greater than any annual sales figures reported by Ford India during the past five years. This success is driven by a number of factors including an improved economic environment as well as new releases and the opening of new dealerships and service centres across the country.” Boneham added, “The Ford Figo is one of the major catalysts behind these terrific total sales numbers. Figo has transformed our business and presence in India and we recently introduced a second production shift to keep up with demand.”

Page 1 of 2 – Click Next to see the sales report of Maruti Suzuki India and Mahindra

Maruti Suzuki India Limited

  • Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 1,00,857 vehicles in July 2010. This includes 10,743 units for export.
  • Company’s monthly sales figure has crossed 1 lakh mark for the second time in the fiscal.
  • Domestic sales in July 2010 are also the highest ever domestic sales in a month.
  • The company had sold a total of 78,074 vehicles in July 2009.
  • Volume in the domestic market grew by 33.4 per cent.
  • In the A2 segment, the sales grew by 33.2 per cent while in the A3 segment sales were 13.7 per cent higher, as compared to sales in July 2009.
  • The sales growth in the C segment was 86.5 per cent over July 2009.

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

  • Auto sales for July 2010 stood at 28049 units as against 22563 units during July 2009, an increase of 24.3%
  • Mahindra’s auto sales register 24% growth in July 2010
  • Domestic sales stood at 26303 units during July 2010, as against 21957 units in July 2009, an increase of 20%.
  • Exports have grown by 188% during the same period.
  • The 3W-Gio-Maxximo ranges of products have registered a phenomenal growth of 105% over the same period last year.
  • The sales of the company’s sedan, the Logan, have also seen an upward trend with volume increasing for the 3rd consecutive month – and with a number of 752 units in July 2010 as against 444 units during July 2009, a growth of 69%.
  • The YTD sales which include the Scorpio, Xylo, Bolero and Pick-Ups, stand at 110142 units during July 2010, as against 85432 units in July 2009, a growth of 29%.

Go to next page for sales results of General Motors India and Mercedes-Benz India


General Motors India

  • Growth of 45% in sales in July 2010, compared to the corresponding period last year.
  • The July 2010 sales comprised 2244 units of the Chevrolet Spark
  • 1722 units of Chevrolet Beat
  • 1546 units of the Chevrolet Tavera
  • 639 units of the Chevrolet Cruze
  • 375 Units of Chevrolet Aveo
  • 240 units of Chevrolet Aveo U-VA
  • 225 units of the Chevrolet Captiva
  • 133 units of Chevrolet Optra.
  • The increase in the sales was primarily driven by the response to Chevrolet Beat, Cruze and Spark.

Mr. P. Balendran, Vice President, GM India said, “There were some delivery constraints for certain models in July due to annual maintenance shutdown of the plant. With the operation back to normal, we should be able to clear the backlog this month.”

Mercedes-Benz India

  • Achieved highest-ever monthly sales in July 2010
  • Sold over 520 units and records growth of  over 80% over July 2009 (July 2009- 288 units)
  • Strong demand for SUV’s with over 60 units sold in July 2010 alone vis-a-visa 140 units through the entire 2009 (January to December 2009)

Dr. Wilfried Aulbur (Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India): “Our SUVs impressed one and all during our 5 city ‘StarDrive Experience’. The demand for the GL and M-Class reflects the confidence and pride of ownership associated with our SUVs. The E-Class also continued its winning streak with 210+ units in July 2010 and a growth of almost 250% over July 2009. The E-Class a favorite of critics and customers alike continues its strong growth with 1250+ units sold since January 2010: a growth of 150% over Jan-July 2009. July has been the best ever month in the history of Mercedes-Benz in India. Jan-July 2010 also has been a period of strong growth for us. While numbers are encouraging statistics, they are not the only focus for us. Commitment to exciting products, world-class ownership experience and engaging customer programs will continue to be our focus areas towards appreciation of our customers for Mercedes-Benz.”

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