Although an improvement over April’s figures, sales numbers in May are almost 85 percent down from last year
Most carmakers partially resumed operations in mid-May, as per lockdown guidelines
Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Mahindra top the May 2020 sales chart
The Indian automotive industry has been engaged in a two-pronged fight – one against Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, and the other against poor customer sentiment during these troubled times.
Carmakers in India have been facing the worst of an unprecedented scenario with vehicle sales for the last two months badly down. While the month of April saw domestic vehicle sales plummet to zero, the sales number for May – the automotive industry witnessed a partial opening of manufacturing and sales – show that the road to recovery is a long battle. Compared to May 2019, overall sales are down by…