Another year under the influence of pandemic has gone by in a jiffy. Now, it is time to examine how the car carmakers in India did in the last month of 2021. Considering the problems faced by the Indian automotive industry, the couple of top carmakers did witness a sudden downfall. Besides, there are other carmakers that also did extremely well, especially Tata, in the month compared to 2020. So without further ado, let’s look at the top 10 carmakers in terms of sales for December 2021.
Maruti Suzuki (1,13,851 Units)
It’s a regular affair for Maruti Suzuki to take the top spot in the number of cars sold. Selling 1,13,851 units in December, the carmaker did take a beating when compared to the car sales in December 2020.
To be exact, in December 2020, Maruti sold 1,29,539 cars. That 12% negative growth in car sales. There could be multiple reasons of this decline, one being chip shortage.
Tata (35,300 Units)
This comes as a surprise that the Indian carmaker Tata bagged second place on this list. Overselling one of the best selling carmakers in India is a big achievement for Tata as well as for India, #MadeInIndia.
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With that, the next good news for Tata comes in the form of sales numbers as they are a whopping 50% higher than December 2020. Breaking the 10-year record, Tata sold 35,300 cars in December 2021 versus 23,546 cars in 2020.
Hyundai (32,312 Units)
The Korean carmaker, Hyundai, had been taking the second position after Maruti Suzuki for many consecutive months and years. But sadly, Tata in December 2021 broke the streak. That said, Hyundai also recorded a 32% decline in car sales from December 2020. In December 2020 they sold 57,400 vehicles in India.
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Mahindra (15,338 Units)
Up-next is another Indian carmaker, Mahindra. Though 4th place on the grid, the Mahindra did witness a gain of 12% car sales when compared to December 2020. Last month Mahindra sold 15,338 SUVs in India, whereas in the same month of 2020, they sold 13,754.
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Now, these are the positive steps in the right direction. Considering the waiting period on the XUV700 and the new upcoming Scorpio, these figures are subjected to rise.
Toyota (10,832 Units)
The fifth position goes to another Japanese carmaker, Toyota. Apart from Toyota Innova and Fortuner, they don’t really have a promising car lineup. This position of their’s is definitely surprising. In December 2021, Toyota went to 10,832 customers.
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Nevertheless, it’s a significant increase of 45% when compared to December 2020. That said, Toyota is ready to launch a true Toyota in the country, Hilux pickup. Surely, this will have a positive response in the car sales for the company.
Honda (7,973 Units)
It’s a surprise that well-engineered cars from Honda landed them in the sixth spot. In December 2021 Honda sold just 7,973 cars in India. Now that’s -8% growth in the number of cars sold when compared to December 2020.
About 368 ago, Honda recorded selling 8,638 cars. Well, they also have a limited car in the market and need some excitement to sustain in the Indian market. After all, no one would want Honda to leave India, right?
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Kia (7,797 Units)
Hyundai’s sister company, Kia gets a mixed bag of emotions in India. This is where at times it does really well and all of a sudden falls at the seventh position like this. Kia in December 2020 sold about 11,818 cars in India which is 34% more than in 2021.
Yep! last month Kia managed to sell only 7,797 cars in the country. Nevertheless, to gain back the market share, the carmaker is set to launch a new MPV, Kia Carens. Time is the variable that’ll recite Kia’s story further in India.
Renault (6,130 Units)
Another carmaker in India that witnessed the maximum downfall in sales is Renault. Selling 37% fewer cars in December 2021 when compared to 2020, this French carmaker sold 6,130 units.
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Talking about the new offering from the company, it was the Renault Kiger that is among the top-selling cars for the carmaker. That said, to further get their hands on the Indian market, they too ought to have a widespread to cars in the country.
Volkswagen (3,700 Units)
Among the carmakers in India, it is Volkswagen saw the second maximum growth in car sales. It seems the India 2.0 project did what it was intended to do. In December 2021 Volkswagen sold 3,700 cars which are 54% higher than that sold in 2020.
In December 2020 Volkswagen sold just 2,401 cars. Surely the German carmaker is taking the right steps in the right direction. Also, it’s a scenario to be seen when the company launches the Volkswagen Virtus in India.
Skoda (3,234 Units)
Number 10th but first in terms of growth we have the German-owned Czech carmaker Skoda. Skoda in December 2021 sold 3,234 cars in the country. Whereas in the same month of 2020 it managed to dispatch only 1,303 cars. Now that is what is called growth.
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Skoda records a growth of 148% when comparing the two months of a different year. Also part of the India 2.0 vision, Skoda is yet focused to launch another vehicle, the Slavia in India. Surely it’ll have a positive impact on the sales of the company.
Let us know in the comment section, what do else can we make out from the car sales report of December 2021. Also, for which car are you eagerly awaiting?