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Maruti, Toyota post double digit growth in November

Sales of the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz, Dzire and Baleno increased to 49,431 units

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The All New Toyota Fortuner (Photo: @Toyota_India)
The All New Toyota Fortuner. Photo: @Toyota_India

Suzuki India, and Renault posted double digit growth in even as like Mahindra, Ford and Honda saw drop as walk-ins at dealerships declined on account of demonetisation of high value currency.

Volkswagen also reported robust during last month.

Suzuki's domestic stood at 1,26,325 units, up 14.2 per cent as against 1,10,599 units in 2015.

The of its mini segment cars, including Alto and WagonR increased by 8.1 per cent to 38,886 units as compared to 35,981 units in the same month a year ago.

of the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz, and increased 10.8 per cent to 49,431 units in this year as against 44,626 units a year ago.

Utility vehicles consisting of Gypsy, Grand Vitara, Ertiga, S-Cross and compact SUV Vitara Brezza surged 98.1 per cent to 17,215 units in this year, from 8,688 units in the corresponding month last year.

Kirloskar Motor also reported 10.03 per cent rise in domestic at 11,309 units in The company had sold 10,278 units in last year.

"has been a very exciting month for us as we launched one of the most anticipated products of the year -- the all new Fortuner. We are overwhelmed by the response it has received with over 6,200 bookings already," TKM Director and Senior VP, and Marketing, N Raja said.

The Innova Crysta and the Platinum Etios have also done really well this month with the Crysta clocking more than 50,000 units in just six months of its launch in India, he added.

"However, demonetisation has had its impact on our as it has effected customer walk-ins at dealerships, order bookings and timely deliveries. This will pose as a major challenge in the upcoming days as the customers are still dealing with the effects of demonetisation," Raja said.

Homegrown Tata Motors saw domestic passenger vehicle grow by 22 per cent to 12,736 units last month as against 10,470 units in the year-ago period.

"While we continue to see good demand for our vehicles, the limitation on cash availability due to the recent demonetisation has affected retails in the auto industry, this month," Tata Motors President Passenger Vehicle Business Mayank Pareek said.

Volkswagen India reported an over two-fold increase in at 4,014 units in It had sold 1,942 units in the same month last year.

Similarly, Renault reported of 9,604 units last month, up 23 per cent from 7,819 units sold in last year.

First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 19:33 IST