New Delhi: Total automobile retail gross sales declined 5.27% in September on a yearly foundation, dragged by a double-digit stoop in gross sales of two-wheelers and tractors. Federation of Car Sellers Associations or FADA, stated, two-wheeler section registered a fall of 11.54% and tractor gross sales dropped by 23.85% in September, 2021, as towards the identical interval final yr.
Nevertheless, passenger automobile (PV) gross sales and business automobile retail enterprise jumped 16.3% and 46.6% respectively.
Commenting on this yr’s September numbers, FADA President, Vinkesh Gulati stated, “Auto retail has taken a pause as total gross sales have been down by 5%.” He added that on a long run foundation, besides tractors which grew by 19% and PV which has virtually reached pre-Covid ranges (down almost 2%), all the opposite segments have been in purple.”
The 2-wheeler class continued to play spoilsport as entry degree section is but to witness wholesome progress, the auto sellers’ physique said.
FADA has requested two wheeler makers to dole out particular schemes to assist revival within the entry degree two-wheeler (beneath 125 cc) section because the section is underneath extreme strain.
It famous that the “section’s efficiency is now changing into important for the general two-wheeler to come back again on the trail of restoration.”
Although, the three-wheeler section, FADA stated, is now displaying clear indicators of tactical shift from inside combustion engine (ICE)-powered automobiles to electrical automobiles because the ratio has hit a 60:40 break up.
Close to Time period Outlook
FADA stated, “The close to time period outlook for this yr’s festive season will probably be a blended bag. Whereas two-wheeler sellers have seen a rise within the stock, PV stock is on the lowest throughout this fiscal as a result of ongoing semiconductor crises.”
It additional added, “The chip scarcity seems much less more likely to ease inside subsequent two quarters. Because of this, PV gross sales is more likely to stagnate going forward regardless that OEMs are coming forward with new launches to maintain the shopper excited. With skyrocketing gasoline costs and a drop in buying energy, entry degree clients in rural India are retaining themselves away from fulfilling their mobility wants.”