was expected, the Indian automobile manufacturers recorded zero sales in the
domestic market, while a few managed to record a handful of exports during the
lockdown period of April 2020 as a result of the ongoing coronavirus or
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REPORT: ZERO DARK APRIL 2020: INDIAN AUTO INDUSTRY STARING AT RS 92000 CRORE
LOSS FOR 40-DAY LOCKDOWN
MARUTI SUZUKI: The country’s largest car maker, Maruti
Suzuki India Ltd recorded zero sales in the domestic market, (including sales
to OEM), in April 2020. This was because in compliance with the Government
orders all production facilities were closed.
Meanwhile, following resumption of port operations, the first export shipment of 632 units was
undertaken from the Mundra port, ensuring that all guidelines for
safety were followed, the company stated in a press release.
HYUNDAI MOTOR: The country’s largest exporter of cars,
Hyundai Motor India could only register exports sales of 1341 units in the month of April 2020,
as domestic sales stood nil amid nationwide lockdown due to pandemic Covid-19.
TOYOTA KIRLOSKAR: Toyota Kirloskar Motor also scored a duck
as it said in a statement that, “These are critical times and we were aware
that there would be no wholesales in the month of April 2020...As with many
other sectors, with the closure of dealerships and manufacturing the operation
of the automotive value chain has come to a grinding halt. Restart of the entire value chain cycle and
its restoration will be gradual as the industry is faced with the challenges of
low consumer sentiments, rebuilding of disrupted supply chains that need factors of productions to be
restored that including return of workforce etc.”
MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA: Mahindra & Mahindra, makers of
passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles, recorded zero sales for the month
of April 2020 in the domestic segment. Total exports stood at 733 units for the company.
Cars* + Vans
LCV < 3.5T
LCV > 3.5T
(Domestic + Export)
*Above Domestic Sales includes sales made in
subsidiary company Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd
MG MOTOR INDIA: MG
Motor India recorded zero retail sales for the month of April 2020, as its
showrooms were closed due to nationwide lockdown. The carmaker, which began
operations and manufacturing on a small scale at its facility in Halol in the
last week of April 2020, hopes that the production will ramp-up in the month of
May and is working on the local supply-chain support.
company stated that it is gearing up for working as per new norms including
sanitization and social distancing. In the current scenario, its prime focus
remains on health, well-being and training of its entire workforce including
dealer employees, on new SOP.
HONDA MOTORCYCLE & SCOOTER INDIA: Honda Motorcycle &
Scooter India (HMSI) closed April’20 with limited exports of 2,630 two-wheelers. Honda’s
domestic sales in April’20 stood at Nil as all 4 of its production facilities suspended
operations from 22nd March onward.
TVS MOTOR: During the month of April 2020, TVS Motor Company
had zero sales in the domestic market. Following resumption of operations at
Chennai Port, 8,134
units of two-wheelers, and 1,506 three-wheelers were shipped utilising the
stocks from March 2020 while ensuring utmost safety.
TVS Motor Company is gearing up to restart operations
as per state guidelines and is undertaking strong measures to safeguard the
health of the employees, the company stated in a press release.
BAJAJ AUTO: During the month of April 2020, despite domestic
sales being zero, Bajaj Auto exported 32009 units of two wheelers and 5869
units of commercial vehicles. Thus, the company exported a total of 37878 units of two wheelers
and commercial vehicles during the lockdown period of April 2020.
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