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Auto Makers Post Sales Growth in December

Most auto companies saw growth in their total sales numbers last month with Maruti Suzuki India, the country's largest carmaker, posting an over 13 per cent jump in domestic market sales.
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Auto Makers Post Sales Growth in December

New Delhi: Most auto companies saw growth in their total sales numbers last month with Maruti Suzuki India, the country's largest carmaker, posting an over 13 per cent jump in domestic market sales.

Maruti, which posted an over 20 per cent surge in total sales during the month, sold 98,109 units in the Indian market as against 86,613 units in December 2013.

Tata Motors saw its total sales increase by over 10 per cent. Its domestic sales grew nearly 8 per cent.



On the other hand, Mahindra & Mahindra saw an 8.3 per cent decline in total sales - including passenger vehicles, 4-wheelers and 3-wheelers - during the month. However, it posted an over 5 per cent increase in domestic market passenger vehicle sales during the period.

Among players in the commercial vehicle segment, Hinduja Group company Ashok Leyland posted 48 per cent growth in sales during the month.

Two wheelers

Hero MotoCorp saw a marginal increase in sales last month as most players in this segment registered growth in sales figures.

TVS Motor saw about 18.7 per cent growth both in total and domestic two-wheeler sales.

Eicher Motors sold 28,634 units of motorcycles - an increase of over 48 per cent compared to December 2013.

Bajaj Auto, however, reported a 5.5 per cent drop in two-wheeler sales. The company notified in its filing to the BSE that it saw its "highest ever exports for any December".

Here's a comparison of monthly sales figures from these auto makers:

Company Total sales YoY Domestic sales YoY
 Dec '14Dec '13  Dec '14Dec '13  
Maruti Suzuki 1,09,791 90,924+20.8% 98,109 86,613+13.3%
Tata Motors 41,734 37,836+10.3% 37,776 35,010+7.9%
Mahindra 36,328 39,611-8.3% 34,460 36,881-6.6%
Mahindra (tractors) 12,474 17,037-26.8% 11,286 16,257-30.6%
Ashok Leyland     9,290 6,275+48%      
Two wheelers            
Hero MotoCorp 5,26,097 5,24,990+0.2%      
Eicher Motors (motorcycles) 28,634 19,312+48.3% 28,179 19,067+47.8%
TVS (two wheelers) 1,81,994 1,53,358+18.7% 1,57,438 132,664+18.7%
Bajaj Auto (two wheelers) 2,46,233 2,60,645-5.5% 1,23,110 1,47,023-16.3%

(With inputs from PTI)



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