April 2023 Cars Sales Analysis - D-Segment Cars YoY, MoM Change, 6-Month Trend | V3Cars

In this April 2023 car sales analysis article, we’ll look at the YoY and MoM change in sales figures of all D-segment cars in India. Where applicable, we’ll also include our observations based on the sales data and possible reasons behind a massive increase or drop in sales. Lastly, the table with monthly sales of all D-segment cars for the last 6 months will give you an idea about the 6-month sales trend.

D-Segment Cars

D-Segment Cars April 2023 Car Sales - YoY Change

  • SUVs and MPVs continue to rule the D-segment. There are only 3 sedans and only 1 pick-up in the D-segment.
  • With the exception of the Toyota Hilux pick-up, the top 10 best-selling D-segment cars in the month of April 2023 were all SUVs or MPVs.
  • The Mahindra Scorpio (Scorpio-N and Scorpio Classic), Toyota Innova (Crysta + Hycross), Mahindra XUV700, Hector/Hector Plus and Toyota Fortuner took the top 5 spots in the sales ranking for the month of April.
  • The top gainer in the mass-market offerings in the D-segment from various manufacturers in April were the Scorpio sisters, with over a 250% growth in the YoY comparison analysis.
  • The Scorpios were followed by the Hector and Hector Plus pair, with a 114% YoY growth.
  • Hyundai Tucson sales rose over 10 times in April 2023 compared to that of April 2022 – from just 47 units in April 2022 to 550 units in April 2023.
  • MG Gloster dispatches also rose by 3.5 times in April of 2023 compared to April 2022.
  • The top notable losers in the YoY comparison were:
    • Camry with a 51% drop in dispatches.
    • Innova Crysta and Hycross with a 24% decline in sales.
    • Toyota Hilux with a 13% drop in sales.
    • And Tata Safari with a 2% drop in sales in April 2023 YoY comparison analysis.
  • The Kia Carnival reported zero sales in the month of April of 2023. In April 2022, 355 units of the Carnival luxury MPV were dispatched by Kia.
  • The Alturas G4 and Skoda Octavia are no longer on sale.

D-SEGMENT CARS APRIL 2023 CAR SALES

YoY CHANGE

S.No.

Brand

Model

Segment

Body-Type

Apr 2023

Apr 2022

Change

%Change

Trend

1

Mahindra

Scorpio Classic + Scorpio-N

D1

SUV

9,617

2,712

6,905

255%

2

Toyota

Innova Crysta/HyCross

D1

MPV

4,837

6,351

-1,514

-24%

3

Mahindra

XUV700

D1

SUV

4,757

4,494

263

6%

4

MG

Hector + Hector Plus

D1

SUV

3,103

1,448

1,655

114%

5

Toyota

Fortuner

D2

SUV

2,578

2,022

556

27%

6

Tata

Safari

D1

SUV

2,029

2,071

-42

-2%

7

Hyundai

Tucson

D1

SUV

550

47

503

1070%

8

Jeep

Meridian

D2

SUV

292

-

292

-

-

9

MG

Gloster

D2

SUV

281

83

198

239%

10

Toyota

Hilux

D2

Pickup

269

308

-39

-13%

11

Kia

EV6

D1

SUV

152

-

152

-

-

12

Toyota

Vellfire

D2

MPV

146

105

41

39%

13

Skoda

Kodiaq

D1

SUV

140

87

53

61%

14

Skoda

Superb

D2

Sedan

121

74

47

64%

15

Toyota

Camry

D2

Sedan

63

129

-66

-51%

16

Kia

Carnival

D2

MPV

0

355

-355

-100%

-

17

Skoda

Octavia

D1

Sedan

-

147

-147

-100%

-

18

Mahindra

Alturas G4

D2

SUV

-

47

-47

-100%

-

D-Segment Cars April 2023 Car Sales - MoM Change

  • In terms of MoM performance, the Scorpio sisters were the best-selling cars in the D-segment and saw a growth of 9% in April over March.
  • The Toyota Hilux was the top gainer in terms of MoM sales comparison. with a near-21% increase in dispatches compared to March. Considering the 6-month average sales of the famed pick-up from Toyota, which is just 92 units, the months of March and April have seen above average sales performance for the Hilux.
  • The Toyota Innova Crysta and Hycross saw the steepest decline in dispatches amongst the mass-market cars in the segment. Innova sales dropped from  8,075 in March to just 4,837 in April, which is a drop of 40%.

D-SEGMENT CARS APRIL 2023 SALES

MoM CHANGE

S.No.

Brand

Model

Segment

Body-Type

Apr 2023

Mar 2023

Change

%Change

Trend

1

Mahindra

Scorpio Classic + Scorpio-N

D1

SUV

9,617

8,788

829

9%

2

Toyota

Innova Crysta/HyCross

D1

MPV

4,837

8,075

-3,238

-40%

3

Mahindra

XUV700

D1

SUV

4,757

5,107

-350

-7%

4

MG

Hector + Hector Plus

D1

SUV

3,103

4,105

-1,002

-24%

5

Toyota

Fortuner

D2

SUV

2,578

3,108

-530

-17%

6

Tata

Safari

D1

SUV

2,029

1,890

139

7%

7

Hyundai

Tucson

D1

SUV

550

581

-31

-5%

8

Jeep

Meridian

D2

SUV

292

285

7

2%

9

MG

Gloster

D2

SUV

281

247

34

14%

10

Toyota

Hilux

D2

Pickup

269

223

46

21%

11

Kia

EV6

D1

SUV

152

0

152

-

-

12

Toyota

Vellfire

D2

MPV

146

239

-93

-39%

13

Skoda

Kodiaq

D1

SUV

140

416

-276

-66%

14

Skoda

Superb

D2

Sedan

121

104

17

16%

15

Toyota

Camry

D2

Sedan

63

98

-35

-36%

16

Kia

Carnival

D2

MPV

0

168

-168

-100%

-

17

Skoda

Octavia

D1

Sedan

0

86

-86

-100%

-

D-Segment Car — 6-Month Sales Trend (Nov 2022 - Apr 2023)

D-SEGMENT CARS 6 MONTH SALES TREND

NOV 2022 - APR 2023

Brand

Model

Segment

Nov 2022

Dec 2022

Jan 2023

Feb 2023

Mar 2023

Apr 2023

6 Month Avg

Mahindra

Alturas G4

D2

5

0

-

-

-

-

3

Toyota

Camry

D2

118

71

59

67

98

63

79

Kia

Carnival

D2

419

88

1,003

504

168

0

364

Kia

EV6

D1

128

134

0

0

0

152

69

Toyota

Fortuner

D2

1,967

1,603

3,698

3,426

3,108

2,578

2,730

MG

Gloster

D2

106

111

244

101

247

281

182

MG

Hector + Hector Plus

D1

1,773

1,575

2,441

2,558

4,105

3,103

2,593

Toyota

Hilux

D2

37

5

1

15

223

269

92

Toyota

Innova Crysta/HyCross

D1

2,025

36

1,427

4,169

8,075

4,837

3,428

Skoda

Kodiaq

D1

138

107

196

189

416

140

198

Jeep

Meridian

D2

344

285

200

313

285

292

287

Skoda

Octavia

D1

104

129

100

82

86

0

84

Tata

Safari

D1

1,437

1,502

1,032

1,252

1,890

2,029

1,524

Mahindra

Scorpio Classic + Scorpio-N

D1

6,455

7,003

8,715

6,950

8,788

9,617

7,921

Skoda

Superb

D2

160

110

96

90

104

121

114

Hyundai

Tucson

D1

247

12

180

498

581

550

345

Toyota

Vellfire

D2

109

40

22

60

239

146

103

Jeep

Wrangler

D2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Mahindra

XUV700

D1

5,701

5,623

5,787

4,505

5,107

4,757

5,247

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Prathu Sharma

Engineer by upbringing, artist by passion, motorhead because ,why not! Likes to know about everything related to technology, switches between american muscle and german innovation depending on the day. Wants to own 69' Mustang Mach 1 and to drive BMW M3 87'someday.

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