CV SALES AUG 2020 RETAIL, MAHINDRA TOP. Automotive News | Auto Reporter
As per vehicle registration data released by the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), CV sales have witnessed a 57.39% de-growth in August 2020. A total of 26,536 units were sold in August 2020, as compared to 62,270 units in August last year. However, a positive development for the CV segment is that MoM sales have improved in August 2020.
Mahindra & Mahindra takes a top position and Leading the CV segment is Mahindra with 10,795 units sold in August 2020. YoY sales are negative, as compared to 14,684 units sold in August last year. M&M market share has improved from 23.58% in August last year to 40.68% in August 2020.
At number two is Tata Motors with 7,115 units sold in August 2020. This is a massive YoY drop, as compared to 26,586 units sold in August last year. Tata Motors' market share has also come down to 26.81% from 42.69% in August last year. Tata was the No 1 CV brand in the country for Aug 2019. But last month, it has registered a massive sales decline of 73%, which has resulted in Tata slipping behind Mahindra to No 2 spot. CV Retail Sales Aug 2020.
At number three is Ashok Leyland with 2,834 units sold in August 2020. YoY sales have dropped significantly, as compared to 9,602 units sold in August last year. Ashok Leyland’s market share has also come down to 10.68% from 15.42% in August last year. At number four is Maruti Suzuki, a relatively new entrant in the CV space. The company sold 1,776 units in August 2020, which is a negative growth, as compared to 2,032 units sold in August last year.
Maruti Suzuki’s market share has improved from 3.26% to 6.69% in August 2020. Other OEMs with negative YoY growth include VE Commercial Vehicles, Daimler India, Force Motors, and SML ISUZU. CV segment insights In its report, FADA has noted that there’s increasing positivity in the auto market owing to the start of the festive season and the government’s continued efforts to boost the economy.
While rural markets had stayed resilient, increased demand can also be seen now in urban centers. Demand for small commercial vehicles has increased in rural markets, powered by abundant monsoon rains and a healthy sowing season. The government’s increased spending on agriculture and rural development has also contributed to higher demand for vehicles in rural markets.