Pune: Bajaj Auto Limited announced sales of more than 2.5 million vehicles in calendar year 2021, recording a 30% increase in exports from the previous year. Two-wheeler exports alone amounted to over 2.2 million (22 lakh) units in calendar year 2021, while sales of three-wheelers and quadricycles added more than 0.3 million (3 lakh) units. According to a statement from Bajaj Auto, the 125cc and above motorcycle segment contributed 41% of two-wheeler volumes in calendar year 2021, led by the Bajaj Pulsar range of motorcycles, which achieved sales at highest export ever.
Pulsar continues to consolidate its leadership position in key countries across the globe like Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Guatemala, Peru, Turkey, Bangladesh, Nepal and Egypt, Bajaj Auto said in the statement. Dominar grew 49 per cent last year, owing to a strong response to the new Dominar 250. The brand has become the leader in the 250-400 cc sports motorcycle segment in countries like Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Guatemala and Turkey since the launch of the Dominar 250. The Bajaj Boxer achieved its highest ever export sales, and continues to lead the market in Africa with over 40% share in key countries such as Nigeria, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Commenting on this achievement, Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director of Bajaj Auto Ltd., said: “The consistent strong export performance is the result of Bajaj Auto’s leadership position in several global markets, many years of commitment to develop the international activity and the exceptional work of the team. Our diverse brand portfolio allows us to engage with a wide range of customers, from motorcycle taxis to Sports Tourers and everything in between! This versatility is of enormous value in mitigating current volatility as well as in seizing emerging opportunities. the new year will see new movements in key markets like Brazil and Western Europe. In addition, we believe that the new Pulsar 250 and Dominar premium portfolio will expand the premium segment and further strengthen our position and performance there.
Bajaj Auto is India’s largest exporter of motorcycles, with sales in over 70 countries. The company has sold over 18 million motorcycles in overseas markets and is one of the largest motorcycle manufacturers in India. The company is also the world’s largest manufacturer of three-wheelers. Bajaj Auto is the world’s first two-wheeler and three-wheeler company to achieve a market capitalization of 1,000 billion yen and continues to be the world’s most valued two and three-wheeler company.