With companies expected to stop stocking up their dealerships to ease the transition to GST, the sales numbers were expected to drop. But except for Maruti, Toyota and Hyundai, the market seems to have held itself steady through the troubled waters. We run through the numbers to find out cars that rode the crests of the storm and the ones who decided to wave the white flag.
Honda’s newest crossover SUV, the WR-V has turned out to be a winner selling more cars in June than in the month before that. Honda will be celebrating the WR-V’s sale of 4243 units as the sub-four metre SUV breaks the 4,000 barrier for the first time.
Tata Motors should cast the Tiago in gold and put it in their headquarters beside the first Indica. The Tiago has kept Tata’s boat afloat, selling 5,438 cars in June while the new Hexa just about managed to crawl past 500 units for June.
This seems to be the last hurrah from the bowtie. After the manufacturer announced its pull-out plans, the heavy discounts have pushed the Chevrolet Cruze’s numbers to a six-month high of 219 units in the month of June.
When the sales numbers of your car totters more than the market, you know it hasn’t yet gained the popularity. Despite being a Maruti, the S-Cross has been a slow mover and it 228 units sold in June might be one of its lowest numbers ever.
June’s numbers are a testimony to Toyota’s shrewdness when it comes to avoiding any excess expenditure. The Innova and the Fortuner sell a steady 6,000 and 1,500 units every month, but Toyota restricted its dispatches to just 1,068 Innovas and 350 Fortuners.
The big ticket buys were supposed to take a hit, especially when it was reported that the GST would bring their prices down. With just 67 units sold in June, the Endeavour will surely want to bounce back.