A Class Of Its Own

Market share blues to hit the auto industry!, Auto News, ET Auto

The calendar year 2020 is distinct. Kia has sent shivers down the spine of its friends. The aged-timers are fearful of getting really marginalised or even getting still left out when the Indian auto field is bouncing again to pre-COVID situations.
It is the tale of market share, the solitary most very important determinant of efficiency in the market. Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai Motor India and Kia Motors are the most important gainers of the customer-shift, while Hero MotoCorp and Bajaj Auto have shown equivalent trends.

The share has been attained not only by the customer shift to much better brand names but also by the excellent product offerings with substantial-tech functions and gizmos. For instance, Hyundai Creta, in spite of its large pricing, carries on to clock booking that has served it to arise as the greatest-offered SUV this fiscal and also to notch up near to 2% share for the Korean carmaker.

India has been a changing market with the entry of all the global gamers in the vehicle room, and the dynamic shift has led to quite a few companies and brand names getting marginalised by rigorous competitiveness. COVID-19 has aggravated the circumstance with the gamers acquiring constrained items and dealerships struggling with the wrath of shoppers who are sticking to far more notable and trusted brand names.

Two-wheeler market is changing

The Indian two-wheeler room is witnessing a spectacular consolidation by the local brand names, with the chief Hero MotoCorp earning the authentic variance.

Bucking the craze of sluggish field natural environment thanks to the lockdown across the state on account of COVID-19, Hero MotoCorp, the country’s greatest two-wheeler maker, has been continually gaining market share throughout the earlier handful of months and expanding its direct around the competitiveness.

In accordance to field facts, Hero has consolidated its market share to fifty three.2% in the domestic motorcycle market in the state throughout the initially 5 months of this fiscal calendar year (April-August 2020) – an maximize of 2.5% around the similar interval last calendar year.

“Our YTD market share in the domestic two-wheeler market for FY21 until finally the conclusion of August has risen to 39%. We have also attained market share in the scooter and premium segments, an indicator of our increased existence in all the major segments,” Naveen Chauhan – head of product sales and after-product sales, Hero MotoCorp, explained to ET Auto.

The development in both bikes and scooters has served Hero MotoCorp to consolidate its pole position in the domestic two-wheeler market to around 39% in the April-August interval this calendar year – three.8% maximize around the corresponding interval in the past calendar year.

The business had recently mentioned that it is functioning in a pull-market and hunting to fulfill purchaser demand even as the complete field grapples with supply challenges.

The Indian two-wheeler companies have been gaining around their abroad friends in domestic product sales. Aside from Hero MotoCorp, the Chennai-based TVS Motors, and Bajaj Auto attained shares in the the latest months even as Honda, Yamaha, Harley-Davidson, Triumph, Kawasaki misplaced market to the Indian gamers.

Two Wheeler Market Share delivers a adjusted photograph





HERO 35.2% 39.1% three.8%
HONDA 27.six% 24.1% -three.5%
BAJAJ 11.8% twelve.5% .six%
TVS 14.1% 14.four% .2%
YAMAHA three.7% three.7% .%
SUZUKI three.8% 2.7% -1.1%
BMW .% .% .%
MAHINDRA .% .% .%
ROYAL ENFIELD three.four% three.four% .%

*Source: SIAM

In accordance to field sources, most of the two-wheeler companies have shared an bold manufacturing prepare with their suppliers as they glimpse to ramp up manufacturing for the forthcoming festive season in October, with the advent of Diwali, and November.

Passenger vehicles etch new chronology

Vehicles are fading into oblivion, and it is the SUV that is generating new leaders in the Indian market. Be it Hyundai, with its phase leaders like the Creta and Location duo, or its sibling Kia that had the most productive debut in the earlier decade and has emerged as the fifth-greatest carmaker.

Coming to market share, Hyundai has attained the best-ever tag of 19.5% market share in August to get its cumulative fiscal share to an all-time substantial of twenty.three%. Very similar feat goes for Maruti Suzuki that is gaining each thirty day period in conditions of product sales in opposition to the rivals and is expanding its direct. But with no a new SUV portfolio, it could not hike the market share.

For the initially time in the earlier decade, Maruti Suzuki and the top 5 carmakers have with each other clocked far more than 88% of the market. Sales and market share of other carmakers fell amid the careful buys in the COVID era.

PV Market Share in %






Maruti Suzuki fifty fifty Exact
Hyundai 18.four twenty 1.six
Kia .six 5 four.four
Mahindra 8 six.six -1.four
MG Motors .three 1.four 1
Renault 2.four three.8 1.four
Toyota Kirloskar 5 three -2
Ford three 2 -1
Volkswagen 1 1 Exact

* Source: SIAM, % rounded off.

The car field has been on the ball with improved product sales and is probable to arrive to positive territory, but it is the SUVs that are thieving the thunder.

Creta has set the benchmark even better, topping product sales charts through this interval of the pandemic. For April – August 2020, Creta has recorded a sale of 33,726 units, main the charts in SUV product sales. Even more, Hyundai’s sub-four meter presenting, Location has carved a steady portion of product sales at twenty,372 units in the similar interval, to be the segment’s best-promoting product presenting.

SUV product sales in India

Rating Model Sales (April-August 2020)
1 Creta 33,726
2 Seltos 27,650
three Scorpio 9,749
four Hector 7,294
5 Harrier three,493

Business veterans say that 2020 is the calendar year of SUVs and these versions have clocked a sizeable chunk of the product sales and are taking the pie away from common favourites, the hatchbacks and compacts. The when-well-known ‘Sedans’ are witnessing the worst erosion in product sales and total neglect from shoppers.

“This was bound to happen as sedans are not presenting value or the bundled connected technological know-how coming in the new-age SUVs. Aside from, the favored body form, the uniqueness of a compact style and design, specifically evolved for India, is attracting shoppers to SUVs. The Korean automakers ended up the initially to faucet that shift,” Amit Kaushik, taking care of director India, Urban Science, a US study organization, said.

The COVID-19 circumstance delivers the craze of shoppers shifting their getting to phase leaders, and the fringe gamers are at the getting conclusion. The marginalised gamers, Volkswagen, Nissan, Ford, Skoda, and Fiat Chrysler India, are getting squeezed with quickly declining brand name existence and product sales.

The fiscal 2020-21 outlook

Society of Indian Automobile Producers (SIAM), the apex body of all the automakers, has provided a grim outlook for fiscal 2020-21. In reality, product sales have rebounded in the earlier handful of months, but only for a handful of makers. Some segments are particularly marginalised.

As for every field projections, the passenger auto phase is estimated to witness a decline to 19,14,000 units for the fiscal calendar year 2020-21, reduce than the fiscal 2009-ten volumes of 19,fifty one,000 units. In accordance to SIAM’s wholesales facts, introduced on September 11, the phase has clocked only 5,52,429 device product sales in April-August for fiscal 2020-21 as compared to ten,ninety one,928 units in the similar interval last calendar year, a decline of 49%.

Heading by the domestic product sales and the present-day April-August facts, the auto companies are heading to the hardest calendar year ever, though the decline has been arrested and they are hunting at a bumper festive season. “As we progress, the situations are strengthening.

The domestic sale of forty five,809 units in August 2020 served us to attain the greatest-ever market share in India, and the momentum is envisioned to maximize in the forthcoming festive season. India has the most important quantity of millennials in the planet who are modern, progressive and accountable and will determine the Indian market for the upcoming. Our endeavours have generally been to create a sturdy hook up with them and the Indian people who will with each other make our vehicles and SUVs their choicest brand name,” Hyundai’s Tarun Garg said.

Having said that, the scene for the two-wheeler could be far better as the restoration has been a lot quicker, and quite a few far more buyers have been preferring this personalised suggests of mobility to escape the direct impression of COVID-19 infection.

The two-wheeler phase, which is extensively seen as an indicator of the health of semi-city and the rural marketplaces, has posted the fastest restoration in the field.

Becoming the greatest producer of bikes across the planet, this phase dominates the domestic market. Sales peaked to 2,11,80,000 units in FY19 in the domestic market. And with forty one,34,132 two-wheelers offered until August this calendar year, the market is below strain but the forthcoming festive situations could cheer it up.