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|
- 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.