The Indian auto industry registered nearly 34 per cent decline in passenger vehicle sales in the first half (H1) of the financial year 2020-21, according to the data shared by automotive insights and analytics provider, JATO Dynamics India. The industry, as a whole, sold over 8,78,000 passenger vehicles between April and September 2020, a decline of 33.6 per cent, as against the same period last year. Based on vehicle body types, in H1 FY2021, hatchbacks were at the top, accounting to 39.9 per cent of total sales, followed by SUVs at 33.3 per cent, MPVs at 12 per cent, sedans at 11.2 per cent and micro cars at 6.5 per cent.
In H1 FY2021, Maruti Suzuki India sold 4,23,677 vehicles in India, witnessing a Y-o-Y decline of 36 per cent, followed by Hyundai at 1,62,412 units, which saw a drop of 34 per cent, as against the same period in FY2020. Tata Motors, on the other hand, saw a growth of 10 per cent in PV sales, between April and September 2020 at 69,366 units, whereas rival Mahindra sold 50,815 units, witnessing a decline of 49 per cent for the same period.