Motown sales: April 2017

Maruti Suzuki reported its highest sales in April at 1.44 lakh units, showing a growth of 23%. The company is witnessing a robust demand for models such as Baleno hatchback and Brezza mini SUV . It has recently started production from its Gujarat plant. Maruti has a slew of new models in its portfolio, and is in the process of driving in new-generation version of Dzire entry sedan later this month.

Hyundai also recorded growth in April, although the pace was in single digit.The company's volumes were up 6% at 44,758 units against 42,351 units in the same month last year.

Toyota saw an over 50% growth in volumes, largely due to strong running of Innova MPV and Fortuner SUV. The company's numbers in April were up 52% at 12,948 units against 8,529 units in the same month last year.

Tata Motors also reported a double-digit growth in volumes. The company , which recently launched a new entry sedan Tigor, sold 12,827 units in April at a growth of 23%.

Honda, which had been facing tough times through most of last year, saw 38% growth in volumes in April. It sold 14,480 units against 10,486 units in the same month last year. The company recently launched WR-V crossover.

SUVs and crossovers have been a major reason behind the growth in the Indian passenger vehicles industry . Models fueling volumes for the industry include Maruti's Brezza, Hyundai's Creta and Toyota's Innova.

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