29/05/2020

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Kia emerges as 3rd largest carmaker; M&M record lowest market share ever, Auto News, ET Auto

Kia continues to love a great run in the Indian industry, driving substantial on the...

Kia continues to enjoy a good run in the Indian market, riding high on the success of its SUV Seltos and recently launched premium MPV Carnival.
Kia continues to love a great run in the Indian industry, driving substantial on the results of its SUV Seltos and not long ago introduced premium MPV Carnival.

NEW DELHI: South Korean carmaker Kia Motors attained nevertheless a different feat by rising as the third-most significant carmaker of India, with a industry share of six.24 for every cent in the month February 2020, in accordance to the most current facts produced by the field. Kia continues to love a great run in the Indian industry, driving substantial on the results of its SUV Seltos and not long ago introduced premium MPV Carnival.

On the other hand, household-developed automaker Mahindra & Mahindra slid to the fifth placement for the initial time.

Even more adding to its woes, the enterprise recorded the lowest at any time industry share of four.36 % because of to supply chain constraints from China because of to the outbreak of the covid-19 virus and because of to impending transition to new emission norms applicable from April 1, 2020.

Mahindra & Mahindra sold ten,938 units in the month of February, recording a decrease of 44.1 % when when compared to January month when it sold 19,555 units.

Rank Manufacturer Jan’20 Feb’20 %Alter Market place Share in Feb’20
1 Maruti 1,39,844 1,33,seven hundred -four.four% fifty three.33
two Hyundai forty two,002 40,010 -four.seven% 15.96
three Kia 15,450 15,644 1.three% six.24
four Tata 13,893 12,430 -ten.5% four.96
5 Mahindra 19,555 ten,938 -44.1% four.36
six Toyota 5,804 ten,352 seventy eight.four% four.13
seven Renault seven,805 8,784 12.5% three.50
8 Honda 5,299 seven,200 35.9% two.87
9 Ford four,881 seven,019 43.8% two.80
ten MG three,130 1,376 -56.% .55
11 Skoda 1,347 1,200 -ten.9% .48
12 Nissan 1,413 1,029 -27.two% .forty one
13 Fiat 701 666 -5.% .27
fourteen Volkswagen 1,102 350 -68.two% .fourteen
Total two,62,226 two,50,698 -four.four%

Resource: Marketplace

Commenting on the revenue functionality, Main of Profits and Internet marketing, Automotive Division, M&M, Veejay Ram Nakra claimed, “The ramp-down of BS-IV car or truck output has been in line with our approach for February. Nevertheless, simply because of the unforeseeable issues on the pieces-supply from China, our BS-VI ramp-up has been impacted. This has resulted in substantial degrowth in our billing volume for February.”

Nakra even further extra the company’s vendor stock of BS-IV motor vehicles is now underneath ten times. Likely into March M&M anticipates the obstacle on pieces-supply to go on for a different number of months in advance of the enterprise will get back again to normalcy.

The unexpected coronavirus outbreak has severely impacted our European and Chinese supply chains, disrupting our output and impacting our revenue in February and will go on via March.Rakesh Sidana, Director Profits, MG Motor India

It is exciting to notice that, Mahindra & Mahindra sells in excess of ten utility motor vehicles ranging from Rs seven lakhs to Rs 30 lakhs, though Kia Motors have only two utility motor vehicles in its portfolio. Aside from this, the Mahindra & Mahindra community is quite dense that that of Kia Motors.

Aside from Mahindra & Mahindra, SAIC-owned MG Motor is amongst the worst-hit automakers because of to the Covid-19 virus. MG Motor revenue dropped by 56 % at 1376 units out of which 150 units are of not long ago introduced electrical SUV ZS EV.

“The unexpected coronavirus outbreak has severely impacted our European and Chinese supply chains, disrupting our output and impacting our revenue in February and will go on via March,” claimed Rakesh Sidana, Director Profits, MG Motor India

In a different growth, French carmaker Renault India continues to outsell Japanese carmaker Honda Automobiles India on the back again of their current start Triber.

Renault India sold 8784 units in the month of February when compared to 7200 units of Honda vehicles India.

Skoda, Nissan, Fiat, and Volkswagen recorded beneath one % industry share.