Kiger And Magnite Help Renault And Nissan Sales Grow In January
Renault and Nissan recorded positive trends in monthly sales last month
Renault and Nissan have disclosed the sales numbers for January 2022. Renault India saw a 1% drop in sales compared to 2021, while Nissan ended the month on a positive note, with a 6% hike in sales. Both the brands have significantly improved their month-on-month numbers.
Renault India Sales | January 2022
Renault sold 8,119 units in January 2022 against 8,209 in the same period last year. The M-o-M figures saw a 32% jump up, with 6,130 units sold in December 2021.
The driving force behind Renault’s M-o-M growth is its Compact SUV Kiger which was launched in 2021. Kiger, rated four-star by Global NCAP, sold 3,053 units in January 2022, marking a 44% increase from December 2021, when it had sold 2,117 units.
Renault had announced a price-hike for the SUV, with effect from January 2022, whereby the prices went up by Rs 14,000- 29,000.
Renault’s three-row MPV Renault Triber came second in sales, with 2,722 dispatches last month. On Y-o-Y basis, however, it lost 33.32%. Renault Kwid lost 38% in YoY numbers with 2,344 units sold against the 3,791 of 2021. It, however, exhibited a stunning 122% growth in MoM sales.
Renault Duster has been slow-selling in recent times, and the numbers drooped to 0 in January 2022. The SUV had sold 56 units in December 2021 before plummeting to null last month. Renault has now officially ended the Duster’s production here. It is readying a facelift to the popular moniker, that is expected to launch sometime next year. These combined translated to a 6% slide in overall MoM numbers.
Nissan India Sales | Jan 2022
Nissan sold 4,250 units in January 2022 against the 4,021 units in January 2021. The positive YoY growth of 26% was greatly catalyzed by the Magnite, which sold 3,827 units. The MoM figures saw a jump of 44%. Datsun Redi-GO came second selling 273 units in January, meaning 65% of YoY de-growth. However, it was able to sell 46 units more than December 2021.
Nissan Kicks sales remained unchanged in January 2021 and 2022, and the M-o-M numbers saw a 15% growth, with 150 units sold in January 2022 from 130 in December 2021. Sub-brand Datsun is no longer selling the GO+ and GO in India.