3. Honda Jazz:
Since joining the league of premium hatchbacks in July, the new Honda Jazz has indeed been a stiff contender with over 5,000 units sold in the month of August. It is offered in both diesel and petrol engine options and comes in 12 trims – five diesel and seven petrol variants including two CVT options.
Under the hood, the new Honda Jazz hatchback packs a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that powers Amaze and Brio. It can generate power of 90bhp with a torque of 110Nm at 4,800rpm and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor that can pump 100PS of power and 200Nm of peak torque.
At 4,496 units, October has been a less than desired month for the Japanese manufacturer but it’s only expected to climb higher courtesy of the approaching festival season.
2. Renault Kwid:
Renault Kwid hasn’t just redefined the budget small car segment but also allowed the French automaker to establish a serious threat to the ultra-dominating Maruti Suzuki Alto 800. Hyundai and Tata gave their best shot at knocking Alto off the stardom but it sort of backfired.
Kwid has effectively been a hatchback in SUV’s disguise and reached four-figure sales number within two months of appearing in the showrooms. At a total of 5,195 units retailed in October, Renault has received 50,000 bookings in under a month of its launch.
According to Renault, Kwid is the country’s most fuel efficient petrol vehicle with a mileage of 25.17 kmpl. The company has taken the localisation level to 98% in Kwid that positively influenced on the overall cost of ownership.
1. Hyundai Creta:
Snubbing the entire competition in its wake has been the alluring Creta SUV. The initial buzz created by the utility vehicle that goes up against established rivals Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Ford EcoSport and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is nowhere to fade away any time sooner.
Hyundai first-ever compact SUV in India, the Creta, has got off to a momentous start with over 63,000 bookings till the end of October. And with an average monthly sales of over 7,200 units, it has been quite a revelation within four-month of its launch.
The waiting period of some of the variants went over six months compelling the South Korean company to ramp up its monthly production rate from 5,000 to 7,000 cars.