TVS registered 65,213 scooter units in April 2021, while its range of motorcycles totaled 133,227 units in the same period.
TVS Motor Company said it recorded a cumulative domestic total of 2.38,983 units in April 2021 compared to 9,640 units during the same period last year. Like all other manufacturers, TVS reported that sales figures had been strongly affected by the resurgence of the health crisis across the country.
However, the local two-wheeler major also said retail volumes continued to be ahead of shipping. TVS said it has reduced dealer inventories to help channel partners in this dire situation. It will produce to maintain adequate stocks along the lines to meet customer demand when it reopens.
Year-to-year sales growth cannot be compared due to the weak sales base in the same period a year ago due to restrictions imposed by central government. Last month, TVS registered 2,261,193 units of sales compared to 8,134 units in April 2020. In the domestic market, 1,31,386 units of two-wheelers were registered last month.
Sales of scooters amounted to 65,213 units while motorcycles recorded sales of 1,33,227 units. TVS shipped 1,07,185 two-wheeler units last month compared to 9,640 units in the corresponding month last year. Two-wheeler export recorded 94,807 units last month compared to 8,134 units during the same period in 2020.
As for the three-wheel segment, TVS recorded sales of 12,790 units in April 2021 versus 1,506 units in April 2020. TVS has the Apache as its best-selling range of motorcycles in India with the 160 4V and 200 4V pulling good volumes but the bulk of the volumes can be attributed to the Jupiter scooter, which competes with Honda Activa.
The TVS Jupiter often ends up as the second best-selling scooter on a monthly basis in the country behind Honda’s Activa, while the Ntorq 125 and Scooty Pep + also see consistent sales. The Radeon sits at the bottom of the brand’s suburban lineup alongside the Star City and Sport models. With economic activities having gone badly due to the resurgence of the health crisis, the auto industry is in a difficult period ahead.