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Coronavirus Leads To A Slump In April 2021 Sales – Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata Motors, Kia, And Others

The second wave of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is badly affecting our country and so many states and UT governments have announced restrictions to break the chain of the virus. As a result, carmakers have reported a slump in sales. Here’s a look at the sales chart of prominent carmakers for the month of April 2021: – 

RankOEMApril 2021March 2021MoM Growth
1Maruti Suzuki1,37,1511,46,203-6.19%
3Tata25,09529,654 -15%
4Mahindra 18,285 16,643 +5.21%
7Honda9,072 7,103+27.27%
11MG Motors2,5655,528-53.6%
14FCA (Jeep)8461,360-37.79%


Takeaways: – 

  • We haven't compared the April 2021 sales numbers with those for April last year since a nationwide lockdown was in effect at the time. 
  • As the above table indicates, every manufacturer has registered negative growth except for Mahindra & Mahindra and Honda Cars India. 
  • As per some major brands, the negative MoM growth is due to the localised restrictions in some states. However, there was good demand from the customers. 
  • India’s largest passenger vehicle manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki, registered the highest domestic sales of around 1.37 lakh units in April 2021, a drop of 6.19% compared to March 2021. Being the top seller brand of the country, Maruti has also been affected by the biggest hit in terms of volume. A total of 9052 units of sales came down in April this year. 
  • In terms of percentage, MG Motors has been affected the most, selling 2565 units in April 2021 against the 5,528 units they sold in March month, which is around a 53.6% fall in the numbers. In fact, Renault and Nissan have done pretty well last month than the British-Chinese makers, thanks to their newly launched products- Nissan Magnite & Renault Kiger