The Sales Report for passenger cars in India for the month of April is out. The industry has seen a substantial decline in overall sales on a month-on-month basis due to the worsening situation due to the pandemic. The country is again in lockdown and all the industries and production facilities are shut down. Not to mention, the demand itself has been affected. Nonetheless, we have the data of sales in the month of April of the compact sedans in our market. We shall compare the sales figures to that of March 2021 to conclude how much the pandemic is affecting our industry. In April, the compact sedan segment has grown marginally from March 2021 around 3%. In both months, there were around 22,500 units of compact sedans sold in our market. Let us take a look at the individual products’ performance for April.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire – 14,073 Units
The segment leader by a mile, Maruti Suzuki Dzire, was solely responsible for ensuring that the overall sales of the segment don’t see a dip in April 2021 by selling over 14,000 units alone. Compared to March 2021, where Maruti sold around 11,400 units of the Dzire, Maruti marked a substantial 23% increase in sales which is a stark contrast to the way the other products have performed. This shows the strength and popularity of the brand as well as the product.
Honda Amaze – 3,920 Units
The very popular Honda Amaze has been consistently bringing in healthy sales in this for Honda and sits comfortably at the second spot on the list. In April 2021, Honda sold over 3,900 units of the Amaze compared to just under 4,600 units in March. This is a fairly large drop in sales but that is in tune with the overall sales in the industry.
Hyundai Aura / Xcent – 3,347 Units
The other popular sedan in the country for a long time now is the Xcent/Aura from the second-largest carmaker in the country. Hyundai sold over 3,300 units of the Aura in the month of April compared to just over 4,000 units in March, marking an almost 17% decline in sales on a month-on-month basis.
Tata Tigor – 1,627 Units
Just like every other Tata product, the Tigor also recorded a decline in sales compared to the month before. In April 2021, Tata managed to sell only 1,627 units of the Tigor in India, whereas it sold almost 2,100 units of the same in March. This is an almost 18% decline in sales in just one month and the situation doesn’t look promising for the industry in the coming months.
Ford Aspire – 635 Units
The not-so-popular product in this segment comes from Ford in the form of Aspire. Based on the Figo hatchback, the Aspire never really saw huge sales to begin with. In the month of April 2021, Ford sold just 635 units of the Aspire in the country which is almost similar to the 689 units it sold back in March 2021.
The compact SUV segment might have taken some sales away from this segment, but there will always be cases to buy a sedan. This segment has been around for longer than the compact SUV and therefore, putting a strong resistance to the domination being imposed by the compact SUV segment. Irrespective of how popular the compact SUV segment has become, the sedans continue to have their rightful place in the overall industry.