Over the last six months, many cars have faced ups and downs when it comes to sales due to market variables like fuel prices, loan interest rates etc. However, there are a few cars which sold in high numbers consistently defying the market trends. CarToq lists the top five largest selling cars in India during the period of November 2011 – April 2012.
Maruti Suzuki Alto
The Alto maintains its No.1 rank in sales as Maruti Suzuki sold 1,67,496 units (Alto & Alto K10 combined) over the last six months at an average of 27,916 units per month. Monthly sales average of the Alto is thrice that of its direct competition, Hyundai Eon (8,751 units per month) which was launched in September 2011. Also read: Maruti Suzuki may replace Alto with new car!
The Alto is powered by a 796 cc engine that makes only 47 Bhp of power while the Alto K10 is powered by a 998 cc engine that puts out 67 Bhp of power. The ARAI-certified mileage of Alto is 19.7 Kmpl and Alto K10 is 20.20 Kmpl.
The Alto is available in Std, LX, LXi variants and priced in the range of Rs. 2.40 lakh – Rs. 3.39 lakh while the Alto K10 is offered in LXI, VXI variants and is priced in the range of Rs. 3.14 lakh – Rs. 3.27 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki Swift
It’s the No.1 premium hatchback and over the last six months, Maruti Suzuki sold 1,13,148 units of Swift at an average of 18,858 units per month. Monthly sales average of Swift is nearly thrice that of the Hyundai i20 (6,096 units per month) and Ford Figo (6,193 units per month).
The Swift petrol is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol motor that puts out 86 Bhp of power while the diesel version is powered by a 1.3-litre motor that puts out 74 Bhp of power. The ARAI-certified mileage of Swift petrol is 18.6 Kmpl and Swift diesel is 23.4 Kmpl. Also read: Maruti Swift diesel road test and review
The Swift petrol is offered in LXI, VXI, ZXI variants and is priced in the range of Rs. 4.44 lakh – Rs. 5.68 lakh and the Swift diesel is offered in LDI, VDI, ZDI and is priced in the range of Rs. 5.53 lakh – Rs. 6.76 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
The Wagon R is the third largest selling car in India. Sales of the Wagon R stood at 76,764 units during November 2011 – April 2012; average being 12,794 units per month. Monthly sales average of Wagon R is more than double that of Hyundai Santro (5,076 units per month) and nearly twelve folds when compared with its own sibling, the Maruti Suzuki Estilo (1,095 units per month). Also read: Owner Review: Maruti WagonR
The Wagon R is powered by a 998 cc engine that puts out 67 Bhp of power. The ARAI-certified mileage of the Wagon R is 18.9 Kmpl. The Wagon R petrol is offered in LX, LXI, VXI trims and is priced in the range of Rs. 3.47 lakh – Rs. 4.34 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire
The Dzire ranks fourth in sales as Maruti Suzuki sold 75,258 units in the last six months at an average of 12,543 units per month. The Dzire is the largest selling sedan in the country and is a clear winner in the segment because the monthly sales average of its rivals such as the Tata Indigo (including Manza) is 7,155 units while that of the Toyota Etios is 4,566 units only.
The Dzire petrol is powered by an 86 Bhp, 1.2-litre petrol motor while the diesel version is powered by a 74 Bhp, 1.3-litre motor. The ARAI-certified mileage of the Dzire petrol is 19.1 Kmpl and the Dzire diesel is 23.4 Kmpl. Also read: 2012 Maruti Dzire road test and review: Pocket-sized fun
The Dzire petrol is offered in LXI,VXI, ZXI trims and is priced in the range of Rs. 4.88 lakh – Rs. 6.30 lakh while the Dzire diesel is offered in LDI, VDI, ZDI trims and is priced in the range of Rs. 5.99 lakh – Rs. 7.34 lakh.
Tata Indica (Indica eV2 + Vista)
The Indica ranks No. 5 in the top-selling cars in India. Tata Motors sold 60,524 units of Indica (including Vista) during November 2011 – April 2012 at an average of 10,087 units. Monthly average sales of the Indica and Vista is nearly twice that of the Maruti Suzuki Ritz (5,123 units) and the Chevrolet Beat (4,776 units).
The Indica eV2 diesel is powered by a 1.4-litre engine that puts out 68 Bhp of power and returns a fuel economy of 25 kmpl. The eV2 petrol is powered by a 1.2-litre that produces 65.3 Bhp and returns a mileage of 16.84 kmpl. The Vista petrol comes in two engines: 65 Bhp 1.2-liter motor and 89 Bhp 1.4-litre motor and returns ARAI-certified mileage of 16.7 Kmpl and 13.7 Kmpl respectively. The Vista diesel is powered by a 74 Bhp 1.3-litre motor that returns an ARAI-certified mileage of 22.3 Kmpl. Read more: First drive: Is the new Tata Indica Vista better to drive?
The Indica eV2 is offered in L/GL, LE/GLE, LS/GLS, LX/GLX trims and is priced in the range of Rs. 3.29 lakh – Rs. 5.11 lakh while the Vista is offered in LS/GLS, LX/GLX, VX/GVX and ZX/ZVX trims and is priced in the range of Rs. 4.10 lakh – Rs. 6.40 lakh.
Now that we have discussed the top five hot-selling small cars, here is the list of top 20 largest selling cars in India including hatchbacks, sedans and utility vehicles.
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