Hyundai Verna finished on top of the C-segment sedan sales chart as 2,932 units were retailed at YoY de-growth of 28 per cent
If you have been following the monthly sales charts closely, you would realise that the overall sales tally of the C-segment sedans have gradually been coming down and nothing changed last month as the top three selling models dipped below 3,000 units. It was on a segment where the regular average between the popular trio stood at around 5,000 units each month.
The good reception for SUVs and crossovers would have taken the toll on the segment’s sales and reports said that Tata Motors abandoned the plans to enter this space and instead would concentrate on launching what has been called the Blackbird – an SUV that will sit between the Nexon and Harrier based on ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) architecture underpinning the upcoming Altroz and H2X based micro SUV.
in April 2019, the constant swing at the top did materialise into Verna topping the charts as 2,932 units were sold at a drop of 28 per cent. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, on the hand, came second as little separate it from the Verna. With 2,789 units, the Ciaz registered a massive 45 per cent sales decline.
|C-Segment Sedans||Sales In April 2019|
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||2,789|
Despite receiving a comprehensive facelift in August 2018 with exterior changes and the inclusion of a new 1.5-litre SHVS petrol engine and the recent addition of an all-new 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engine into the lineup, the Ciaz’s numbers have been modest all along as it could not replicate the volume figures of the recent past – just as its main rivals City and Verna.
The City slotted in at third with 2,394 units as against 3,366 units in the same month last year with de-growth of 29 per cent. The Skoda Rapid finished fourth with 721 units just 11 per cent sales decrease while Toyota Yaris and Volkswagen Vento rounded out the table with 354 and 337 units respectively.
The sales of Toyota Yaris have been declining in a big way and April 2019 was no different as 78 per cent slump was recorded. The Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento could get their replacements in the early parts of next decade but VW Group may opt to go with compact SUVs below Kamiq and T-Cross as well.