Maruti Suzuki Alto led the way ahead of its siblings Maruti Suzuki Wagon R and Baleno in the hatchback sales charts for the month of September 2022
Maruti Suzuki India Limited continued to dominate the hatchback segment amidst its strategy to focus more on the SUV segment. In the month of September 2022, the Alto entry-level model finished on top of the hatchback sales charts with 24,844 unit sales against 12,143 units during the same period in 2021 with a YoY positive growth of 104.5 per cent.
The arrival of the new generation Alto K10 has made a really big difference. The Wagon R was the second most sold hatchback in the country last month as 20,078 units were recorded against 7,632 units in September 2021 with a YoY volume increase of 163 per cent. The Baleno finished in the third position with 19,369 units.
This when compared to the same period in 2021 with 8,077 units, a YoY sales surge of close to 140 per cent was noted. The Swift compact hatchback posted a domestic tally of 11,988 unit sales last month against 2,520 units in September 2021 with a YoY volume surge of 375.7 per cent in India.
|Top 10 Hatchbacks||September 2022||September 2021|
|1. Maruti Suzuki Alto (104.5%)||24,844||12,143|
|2. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R (163%)||20,078||7,632|
|3. Maruti Suzuki Baleno (139.8%)||19,369||8,077|
|4. Maruti Suzuki Swift (375.7%)||11,988||2,520|
|5. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios (127%)||9,459||4,168|
|6. Hyundai i20 (41%)||7,275||5,153|
|7. Tata Tiago (35%)||6,936||5,121|
|8. Maruti Suzuki Ignis (1002%)||5,750||522|
|9. Maruti Suzuki Celerio||5,390||–|
|10. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso (69%)||4,730||2,793|
The fifth place was occupied by Hyundai Grand i10 Nios as 9,459 units were registered against 4,168 units during the same period last year with a YoY positive growth of 127 per cent. In the second half of the sales charts, Hyundai’s i20 premium hatchback finished in the sixth position with 7,275 units against 5,153 units during the corresponding month last year.
This led to YoY growth of 41 per cent. The Tata Tiago ended up seventh with 6,936 units against 5,121 units in September 2021 with a YoY growth of 35 per cent. The Maruti Suzuki Ignis slotted in at eighth with 5,750 unit sales last month as against 522 units during the same period in 2021 with a YoY volume surge of just over 1000 per cent.
The Celerio finished in the ninth position with 5,390 units while the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso rounded out the top ten with 4,730 units against 2,793 units in September 2021 with a YoY positive growth of 69 per cent.