Passenger vehicle registrations rose 9.8% in September, the first retail sales development since March, knowledge from the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations present. Total vehicle deliveries, nevertheless, continued to shrink, sliding 10% to 13.44 lakh items.
Overall registrations, nevertheless, elevated 11.4% from August, elevating hopes of a “high growth period” in October and November because of the upcoming festivals.
PV deliveries rose to greater than 1.95 lakh items final month, whereas two-wheelers registrations slid 12.6 to 10.16 lakh items and business vehicle registrations fell 33.7% to 39,600 items. Tractor deliveries surged 80.4% to 68,564 items.
“With social distancing on customers’ minds, coupled with the government’s push to further normalise business conditions and banks becoming more considerate to finance vehicles, entry level passenger vehicles saw good demand thus indicating a preference for personal transportation over public,” FADA President Vinkesh Gulati stated. New mannequin introductions and final yr’s low base had additionally aided development within the PV section, he added.
Still, FADA had a caveat on the outlook.
“With the festival season round the corner and elections approaching in Bihar, the risk of COVID spread resurging may play a spoilsport in specific regions. Inventory for 2W stands at 45-50 days and PV stands at 35-40 days. Any dampener in vehicle sales during the upcoming festivals will have a catastrophic impact on dealers’ financial health,” FADA warned.