India Car Sales Analyzed – August 2022

The auto industry gradually picked up speed ahead of the holiday season. Car sales in India recorded a growth of 26.4% with 3,28,079 unit sales in August 2022 compared to 2,59,555 unit sales in the same period last year. The top spot was retained by Maruti Suzuki, while Hyundai secured the second position, followed by Tata Motors in third place.

Read below to learn more about the sales performance of the brands and their respective models in August 2022.

Maruti-Suzuki

Indian automaker Maruti Suzuki recorded 1,34,166 unit sales in August 2022, compared to 1,03,187 unit sales in the same period last year, registering a growth of 30%. The three best-selling Maruti Suzuki models last month are mentioned in the table below:

hyundai

Hyundai India retained second place this month. The company recorded 49,510 unit sales in August 2022, compared to 46,866 unit sales in August 2021, registering a growth of 5.6%. The company’s top three sales last month are graphed below:

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Tata Motors

Tata Motors is not far behind and missed second place with just 2,340 units! The Indian automaker recorded 47,170 unit sales in August 2022, compared to 28,017 unit sales in the same period last year. Tata Motors saw strong growth of 68.4% last month. Here is a graphical representation of the three best-selling Tata models in India as of August 2022:

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Mahindra

The country’s popular commercial vehicle maker, Mahindra, secured fourth place last month with 29,615 unit sales in August 2022, up from 15,786 unit sales in the same period last year, recording a solid growth of 87.6%. The top three sellers for Mahindra last month are:

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KIA

Kia India retained fifth place last month while recording sales growth of 33.3%. The company recorded 22,322 unit sales in August 2022, compared to 16,750 unit sales in August 2021. The company’s top three volume players last month are:

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Toyota

Japanese automaker Toyota became India’s sixth best-selling brand last month. The company grew by 17.2% with 14,959 units sold last month compared to 12,769 units in August 2021. The top three selling Toyota cars in the country last month are mentioned below:

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Honda

Honda Cars India overtook Renault’s sales in India last month despite a 30.5% drop in sales. The company recorded 7,769 unit sales in August 2022 compared to 11,177 unit sales in August 2021. The two best-selling Honda models in India last month are mentioned below:

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Renault

Renault missed out on seventh place with only 757 units! The company sold 7,012 units in India last month, compared to 9,703 units sold in August 2021, registering a decline of 27.7%. The company’s top three sales in India last month are as follows:

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Skoda

Sales of Skoda India increased by 10.3%, with 4,222 unit sales in August 2022, compared to 3,829 unit sales in the same month last year. Clearly, the Slavia and the Kushaq breathe new life into the brand in India. The individual sales figures for these models are mentioned below:

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MG Engine

MG Motor India again overtook Nissan and Volkswagen sales in the country last month. The company recorded 3,823 unit sales in August 2022, compared to 3,900 unit sales in August 2021, registering a slight decrease of 2%. The two best-selling MG models in India last month are mentioned below:

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Nissan

Nissan India posted a slight growth of 2.3% last month. The company recorded 3,283 units in the country last month, compared to 3,209 units sold in August 2021. Of the total sales, 3,194 unit sales came from the Magnitecompact SUV alone.

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volkswagen

German automaker Volkswagen recorded 2,057 unit sales in August 2022 compared to 1,631 unit sales in the same period last year, registering a growth of 26.1%. Of the total sales, 1,019 unit sales were from Taigun alone.

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Jeep

Jeep recorded 1,321 unit sales in August 2022, compared to 1,173 unit sales in the same period last year, registering a growth of 12.6%. Of the total sales, 921 unit sales were from the Compass SUV.

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Citroen

Citroën currently has two models on sale in India, the C5 Aircross and the C3. The company recorded total sales of 850 units last month, including 825 units for the recently launched C3.

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Conclusion

A series of new car launches and the holiday season will boost car sales this month. Moreover, car dealerships should also advertise lucrative offers to attract new car buyers.

Data source: AP