Close to 3 lakh new cars were sold in India last month and surprisingly, the top 10 selling cars hold more than 50% of the market share. We kid you not! Of course most of the cars are from the Maruti Suzuki stable, but which are these? Let’s have a look in both video and textual forms.
No of units: 25,935
No, India’s best selling car is not a hatchback, but a sedan. The new Dzire has raced past all other cars and is a hit among both family buyers as well as corporates. And why not? With the new found space, better performance, lower running costs and optional AGS in both petrol and diesel versions, this is the ideal car for metro cities. The waiting period is through the roof but Maruti is trying hard to get this down in the weeks to come.
No of units: 22,776
The new Swift is a complete package. It not only the looks great and drives so well, this hatchback also offers optional AGS [automatic] on both petrol and diesel engine options. It is based on the Dzire platform too, which gives it better performance and lower running costs. What’s next? The Swift Sport? Our fingers are crossed!
No of units: 21,233
The car that replaced the Maruti 800 is still a very popular choice in smaller towns. Cheap to own and even cheaper to run, the Alto twins, i.e, both the 800 and K10 versions continue to bring in great numbers for Maruti.
No of units: 20,412
India’s largest selling premium hatchback claims the fourth spot in terms of sales units. The Baleno, sold through Nexa outlet is the preferred choice owing to its value package, features and a proper automatic [CVT] on offer.
Maruti Wagon R
No of units: 16,651
The good old tall boy hatchback refuses to fade away. Over 16,000 copies of the Wagon R were sold in April 2018 which once again confirms that a practical hatchback will still attract buyers over a good design or solid performance. Maruti will soon launch a completely all-new Wagon R later this year.
Hyundai Elite i20
No of units: 12,369
Hyundai’s largest selling car is the Elite i20. The new version, launched at the Auto Expo, looks even better and continues to bring in good numbers for the company. The Elite i20 gets more company from its rugged sibling, the new 2018 Active i20 that was launched recently.
Hyundai Grand i10
No of units: 12,174
Another Hyundai in the list is the Grand i10. You simply cannot ignore its value package given the offers that are running from both the company and its dealers. At this price, the Grand i10 is a steal without compromising on various parameters that a customer look at.
No of units: 10,818
India’s largest selling SUV is at the 8th spot here. The Brezza got a makeover last week with new colour options, black finish for the alloy wheels and most importantly, AGS / AMT options. This also makes it the most affordable automatic in the segment.
No of units: 9631
The Celerio continues to be a good choice for small families as well as the taxi segment. Though the diesel model was taken off a while back, buyers appreciate the CNG and petrol options. The Celerio also got a rugged version, the “X” a few months back.
No of units: 9390
And finally the Creta – it’s due for a face-lift this week and we are sure, once that is out, the Creta will climb up the charts to rival the cheaper Brezza. The sales figures of the Creta are a testimony to the fact that Indians are in love with big cars – size does matter!