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Auto sales in June: Kia records 60% increase, Maruti Suzuki sells 1,47,368 units

The 2023 Kia Niro EV was unveiled at the 2022 New York International Auto Show, in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., April 13, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (REUTERS)Premium
The 2023 Kia Niro EV was unveiled at the 2022 New York International Auto Show, in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., April 13, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (REUTERS)

Auto sales in June: In June, there were several brand-new debuts in the passenger vehicle industry, and the chip supply issue also appeared to be getting better.

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There were numerous fresh launches in the passenger vehicle sector in June, and the chip supply problem also seemed to be improving. All of this has resulted in very strong demand for passenger vehicles. The market for commercial vehicles has been boosted by pent-up demand, firming freight rates, and an increase in infrastructure activity. The two-wheeler space is the only one that has not recovered yet as the demand for weddings is declining by 10 to 15 percent month over month.

Maruti Suzuki India sales in June

Maruti Suzuki India, the biggest automaker in India, said on July 1 that total wholesales increased by 5.7% in June to 1,55,857 units. In June 2021, the business had delivered 1,47,368 units to dealers, according to a statement from the company.

According to the corporation, domestic sales rose 1.28 percent in May to 1,32,024 units from 1,30,348 units in June 2021. Sales of micro cars, which include the Alto and S-Presso, decreased from 17,439 units in the same month last year to 14,442 units this month.

However, sales in the compact segment—which include vehicles like the Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, and Dzire—rose to 77,746 units in June 2022 from 68,849 units the previous month. From 602 units in June 2021, sales of the mid-size vehicle Ciaz surged to 1,507 units last month.

However, sales of utility cars, such as the Vitara Brezza, S-Cross, and Ertiga, fell to 18,860 units from 28,172 in the same month last year, according to MSI. According to the corporation, exports increased significantly last month, reaching 23,833 units, up from 17,020 automobiles in the same month in 2021.

Bajaj Auto sales in June

In June, Bajaj Auto sales were unchanged from the same month in 2021, when they were 3,46,136 units, at 3,47,004 units. According to a statement released on July 1, domestic sales (of two-wheelers and commercial vehicles) fell 15% to 1,38,351 units in June from 1,61,836 units in June 2021.However, exports increased 13% to 2,08,653 units in June 2021 above 1,84,300 automobiles.

3,15,948 automobiles were sold in total, including exports, in June 2022, an increase of 2% over 3,10,578 units in the same month the previous year. However, according to the announcement, domestic two-wheeler sales decreased 20%, to 1,25,083 vehicles, from 1,55,640 units in June 2021.

In comparison to the same month last year, when 1,54,938 vehicles were exported, two-wheeler exports increased by 23% to 1,90,865 units. When compared to the 35,558 vehicles sold in June 2021, total sales of commercial vehicles fell 13% in a single month to 31,056 units, the business reported.

Kia India sales in June

On July 1, Kia India recorded its highest-ever monthly wholesales at 24,024 units in June, representing a 60% increase over the same time in 2021. In June 2021, the carmaker had delivered 15,015 cars to dealers.

The business claimed that it dispatched 1,21,808 units in the domestic market during the first half of 2022, surpassing the milestone of one lakh sales. With 8,388 and 7,895 units, respectively, Seltos and Carens continued to be the top contributors to Kia's overall sales in June. 7,455 and 285 units came from Sonet and Carnival, respectively.

"Despite the global supply chain constraints, we are still managing to achieve milestones in record time," Kia India Vice President & Head of Sales and Marketing Hardeep Singh Brar said in a statement.

The company is well aware of the lengthening wait times for its model range, and it is making the necessary adjustments to production to speed up delivery to customers.

Tata Motors sales in June

On July 1, Tata Motors Ltd. revealed that total domestic sales increased by 82% in June 2022 to 79,606 units. In the same month last year, the business reported total domestic sales of 43,704 units, according to a statement from Tata Motors.

Additionally, domestic passenger vehicle (PV) sales increased by 87% to 45,197 units from 24,110 units in the same month last year. PV sales were 1,30,125 units in the first quarter of 2022–2023 as opposed to 64,386 units in the same period the previous year.

"Our SUV portfolio contributed 68 percent of Q1 FY23 sales. Electric vehicle sales attained new heights with quarterly sales of 9,283 in Q1FY23 and highest-ever monthly sales of 3,507 units in June 2022," Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd Managing Director Shailesh Chandra said.

MG Motor India sales in June

MG Motor India stated on Friday that its retail sales increased by 27% to 4,503 units in June. 3,558 units had been sold at retail by the corporation during the same month last year.

The company said in a statement that the sales momentum that is seen across all models is the result of some improvement in chip availability, despite the fact that the prognosis is still limited due to supply-chain bottlenecks and significant logistical challenges.

With continuous monthly bookings of over 4,000 and 1,000 units, respectively, the company's flagship brands, the Hector SUV and electric SUV ZS EV, continue to enjoy high consumer demand. The production and supply chain concerns will be addressed, according to MG Motor India, which also expects a gradual improvement in the situation in the second half of 2022.

Volkswagen sales in June

Volkswagen Passenger Cars India reported sales of 21,588 units for the first half of the year, or almost a twofold rise (January-June). According to a statement from Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, the company sold 10,843 units under the VW brand during the same period last year.

According to the statement, the growth has been fueled by the recently released Volkswagen Virtus, Tiguan, and Taigun SUVs. The business said that since the Virtus global sedan's June 9, 2022, introduction in India, it had shipped 2,500 units.

"Amidst the industry challenges that are impacting the supply chain, we are witnessing a high demand for our youngest and freshest product portfolio in the Indian market," Volkswagen Passenger Cars India Brand Director Ashish Gupta said.

Skoda Auto India sales in June

In June 2022, Skoda Auto India recorded sales of 6,023 vehicles, an increase of more than eight times. In the same month last year, the business sold 734 vehicles, according to a statement from Skoda Auto India. The company reported selling 28,899 units in the first six months of the year, which is more than the 23,858 units it expects to sell annually in 2021.

The company's India 2.0 models, the Kushaq and Slavia, entered the market against a very difficult background but are still registering solid sales, according to Skoda Auto India Brand Director Zac Hollis.

"A global pandemic, intermittent lockdowns, economic upheaval, geopolitical instability, and now a continued semiconductor shortage upsetting the supply chain. So, it is an incredible achievement for all of us. Skoda Auto India to continue breaking and setting new sales records," he added.

Nissan Motor sales in June

Nissan Motor India has said that domestic wholesales increased slightly in June to 3,515 units. According to a statement from Nissan Motor India, the company recorded domestic wholesales of 3,503 units in the same month last year.

According to the report, exports totaled 4,497 units, down from 5,661 units in the same time last year. Rakesh Srivastava, managing director of Nissan Motor India, stated that the company's compact SUV Magnite continues to have high demand momentum with a backlog of more than 16,000 bookings.

"We do see improvements on the supply side in the coming months and would be able to serve more customers," he added.

Suzuki Motorcycle India sales in June

Suzuki Motorcycle India recorded a 68,018 unit increase in total sales, or a 37 percent increase. According to a statement released by Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL), the company sold 49,662 units in June 2021.

The Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer shipped 52,929 units into the domestic market, up from 40,474 units during the same time last year. 15,089 units were exported last month. The previous year, there were 9,188 units of the same.

Satoshi Uchida, the managing director of Suzuki Motorcycle India, claimed that the company's two-wheelers are experiencing rising demand both in India and abroad, which is the cause of the steady sales success.

"As a responsible company, we remain committed to deliver quality products to all our customers," he added.

Royal Enfield sales in June

Royal Enfield, a manufacturer of motorcycles, stated on Friday that its overall sales for June increased by 43% to 61,407 units. In the same period last year, the business had sold a total of 43,048 units, according to a statement from Royal Enfield.

Domestic sales increased by 40% this month to 50,265 units from 35,815 units in June 2021. 11,142 units of exports represented a 54% increase. According to the report, the same month last year saw 7,233 units sold.

Hero MotoCorp sales in June

The largest two-wheeler manufacturer of India, Hero MotoCorp, stated that total sales increased by 3% to 4,84,867 units in June. The company had sold 4,69,160 units in the corresponding month in 2021, Hero MotoCorp said in a statement.

Sales in the domestic market increased last month from 4,38,514 units in June 2021 to 4,63,210 units. In contrast to the same month a year earlier, when exports were 30,646 units, they were 21,657 units in June.

"The growth in volumes indicate the continuously improving consumer sentiment and the company expects the positive trend to continue in the coming months, on the back of a decent monsoon, and encouraging farm activity," the two-wheeler major stated.

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India sales in June

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has revealed that its overall two-wheeler sales increased by 67% year over year in June to 3,83,882 units. In June 2021, the company had sold 2,32,497 automobiles altogether.

In the domestic market, sales increased by 65% to 3,55,560 units in June 2022 from 2,12,453 units in the same month the previous year, the report added.

"The growth expectations with which we set out in the beginning of FY23 is gradually turning into a reality. Timely arrival of monsoon has impacted the economic indicators favourably," Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President and CEO at Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, said.

(With agency inputs)

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