Cars in demand: Maruti Dzire regains lost form; Honda Amaze continues to excel

CARDEKHO
Published Feb 11, 2019, 12:45 pm IST
Updated Feb 11, 2019, 12:45 pm IST
After taking a hit in December 2018, the first month of 2019 sees an increase in sales figures for all manufacturers.
The Honda Amaze witnessed increased demand with a 43.41 per cent month-on-month growth.
 The Honda Amaze witnessed increased demand with a 43.41 per cent month-on-month growth.
  • After seeing a drop in sales figures in December 2018, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire has managed to bounced back in January 2019.

  • The Honda Amaze witnessed increased demand with a 43.41 per cent month-on-month growth.

     

  • Tata, the only manufacturer to have two cars on the list, managed a cumulative sales figure of 2,927 units.

Having got our hands on the sales figures for the month of January 2019, it’s time to analyse the biggest winners and losers in the sub-4 metre sedan segment. While the rankings pretty much remained the same, all manufacturers witnessed a growth in sales figures.

Tata Tigor

Sub-compact sedans

 

January 2019

December 2018

MoM Growth

Market share current(%)

Market share (% last year)

YoY mkt share (%)

Average sales (6 months)

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

19,073

16,797

13.55

55.48

63.34

-7.86

19,600

Honda Amaze

7,981

5,565

43.41

23.21

7.97

15.24

6,998

Hyundai Xcent

2,121

1,723

23.09

6.17

9.45

-3.28

3,095

Tata Tigor

2,365

1751

35.06

6.88

8.91

-2.03

2,115

Volkswagen Ameo

734

715

2.65

2.13

3.1

-0.97

772

Tata Zest

562

529

6.23

1.63

3.64

-2.01

980

Ford Aspire

1,539

1,497

2.8

4.47

3.56

0.91

1,550

Takeaways

  1. Demand for Dzire on the rise: After a dip in average sales figures in the month of December 2018, which resulted in its month-on-month growth to dip below zero, the king of the ring seems to be rising up the popularity chart once again after managing to find 19,073 homes in January 2018.

  2. Amaze builds on incredible performance: The Amaze has been doing well in recent months and and though December 2018 saw a negative month-on-month growth, the January 2019 figures suggest that it was only because buyers wanted to wait till 2019 to get the current year’s model. While it is no way near to catching up with the Dzire, the numbers do tell an impressive story.

  3. Hyundai Xcent sales continue to fall: While the Xcent bettered its sales from December, one look at its average sales in the last six months will reveal that its sales figures continue to fall.

  4. Tata Tigor and Ford Aspire maintain their numbers: Both these sedans managed to find more takers than they did in December 2018.

  5. Volkswagen Ameo and Tata Zest continue subpar performance: The Ameo and and the Zest continue to find less than a thousand buyers each month. While this is not a big concern for Tata as the Zest is quite outdated and not its only offering in the segment, it does not reflect really well for Volkswagen.

Disclaimer: This article has not been edited by Deccan Chronicle and is taken from a syndicated feed. Photos: CarDekho.

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