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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: – 

Rank OEM April 2021 March 2021 MoM Growth
1 Maruti Suzuki 1,37,151 1,46,203 -6.19%
2 Hyundai 49,002 52,600 -6.84%
3 Tata 25,095 29,654  -15%
4 Mahindra  18,285 16,643 +5.21%
5 Kia 16,111 19,100 -15.65%
6 Toyota 9,621 15,001 -35.86%
7 Honda 9,072  7,103 +27.27%
Renault 8,642 12,356 -30.06%
Ford 5,469 7,746 -29.4%
10 Nissan 3,369 4,012 -16.03%
11 MG Motors 2,565 5,528 -53.6%
12 Volkswagen 1,533 2,025 -24.30%
13 Skoda 961 1,159 -17.08%
14 FCA (Jeep) 846 1,360 -37.79%
Total 2,86,450 3,20,547

-10.64%

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