August 2021: Maruti Suzuki registered an 8.71 per cent sales decline while Tata Motors reported a 48 per cent sales growth last month as compared to August 2020.
The car sales figures for August 2021 have started reaching us and it’s a assortment . While many companies reported sales growth, some carmakers reported a decline as compared to August 2020. Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest car maker , reported an 8.71 per cent sales decline last month. The carmaker ascribed this decrease in sales to the worldwide chip shortage that impacted production. the corporate sold 1,03,187 vehicles last month as against 1,13,033 units in August 2020. Maruti Suzuki noted that it sold 20,461 units of S-Preso and Alto last month as compared to 19,709 units in August 2020, marking a 3.81 per cent growth. However, the sales of other sub-compact vehicles like WagonR, Dzire, Swift, Celerio, Baleno, etc. dropped by 26.43 per cent last month.
However, the sales of utility vehicles like S-Cross, Vitara Brezza, Ertiga, XL6, etc. grew by 15.72 per cent while even Ciaz registered 2,146 units last month as compared to 1,223 units during an equivalent period last year, noting a 75.47 per cent growth. Tata Motors, on the opposite hand, registered a 48 per cent sales growth last month, from 18,277 units in August 2020 to 26,996 units last month. The Indian carmaker also reported a 234 per cent growth in EV sales; from 306 electric cars in August 2020 to 1,022 units last month.
Toyota, however, reported 130 per cent sales growth; The japanese brand sold 12,772 units in India last month as compared to five ,555 units. Skoda also reported a considerable sales growth last month; the Czech brand sold 3,829 cars in August 2021 as compared to 1,003 cars in August 2020, noting a 282 per cent sales growth. the corporate chalked out this growth to the increasing demand for Skoda Kushaq compact SUV in India. Another carmaker that registered sales growth last month was MG; British brand registered 51 per cent growth, retailing 4,315 units during August 2021.