2022 car sales by fuel choice: Petrol vs diesel vs electric vs hybrid
11% CNG penetration was due to the availability of products in the hatchback, small sedan, and MUV categories.
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2022: Indian passenger vehicle market fuel choice
- The diesel mix was limited to 19% only.
- EV and strong-hybrid penetration reached 1.3% and 0.5%, respectively, in India.
- 11% CNG penetration was due to the availability of products in the hatchback, small sedan, and MUV categories.
Brand-wise market share
- Mahindra and Hyundai-Kia were in lead in the diesel category. Tata and Toyota came next.
- Maruti dominates the CNG category and Tata EV category.
- Toyota, with its strong hybrid technology, has gone mainstream.
Brand’s fuel product portfolio mix
- Maruti has substituted diesel sales volume with CNG, now offered nearly across its portfolio.
- Hyundai and Tata are also following the lead of Maruti in the CNG conversion drive.
- Mahindra, Jeep, Toyota, and Kia continue to have a diesel-heavy portfolio.
- Toyota has made some headway with its strong hybrid technology.
- Tata and MG were seen diversifying their product lines with the EV.
Body-style fuel mix
- SUVs still have a high diesel mix of 38%.
- CNG penetration is highest in the sedan category.
- Hatchbacks are predominantly run on petrol followed by CNG as a choice.
- Diesel options in the Toyota Innova and Kia Carens have kept the MUV diesel tally at 19%.
Size-wise fuel mix
- As car size increases, diesel becomes the preferred choice of fuel due to its higher efficiency and torque.
2022: Diesel as a choice of fuel in the Indian passenger vehicle market
- Since the start of the BS6 era, diesel has gained volume and slightly more market share in 2022 compared to 2020 and 2021.
- However, the volume has dropped by half since its peak in 2012.
2022 Diesel Product: Volume & Mix
- The best-selling diesel vehicle was the Mahindra Bolero, followed by the Hyundai Creta.
- Diesel was a popular fuel option in mid to large-sized SUVs.
Diesel sedans and hatchbacks (except the Tata Altroz) will be off the shelf as soon as the BS6 RDE phase kicks in.
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