The recently launched Hyundai Venue made its presence felt by finishing ninth with 8,763 units in June 2019
All the car brands except Mahindra & Mahindra posted negative sales growth in June with the market leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited enduring sales drop for the fifth successive month at 17.2 per cent. The adverse customer sentiments have impacted the individual numbers of the models and they reflect on the top 10 charts.
However, the takeaway is not all that gloom-ridden and it has indeed opened up new opportunities. For the first time ever, three SUVs have featured in the top 10 most sold cars table for the month of June 2019. Hyundai launched the Venue on May 21 with three engine options, a wide range of variants and aggressively priced entry-level variant at Rs. 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom).
The packed features list and the segment-first connectivity technologies have enabled Hyundai to make a strong statement with the Venue instantly. After garnering just over 7,000 unit sales in May, the Venue went even better by closing the gap to compact segment leader Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
|Model||Top 10 Selling Cars In June 2019|
|1. Maruti Suzuki Alto||18,733|
|2. Maruti Suzuki Swift||16,330|
|3. Maruti Suzuki Dzire||14,868|
|4. Maruti Suzuki Baleno||13,689|
|5. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R||10,228|
|6. Hyundai Elite i20||9,271|
|7. Maruti Suzuki Eeco||9,265|
|8. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||8,871|
|9. Hyundai Venue||8,763|
|10. Hyundai Creta||8,334|
With 8,763 units, the five-seater was just 108 units short of the Vitara Brezza’s tally and it resulted in finishing ninth overall in the top 10 list. It sandwiched the Brezza and Hyundai’s best-selling Creta that has seen steadily increasing rivals since the start of this year. Despite 25 per cent YoY de-growth, the Creta managed to finish in the tenth position with 8,334 units.
As has been the usual case, Maruti Suzuki dominated the top 5 positions as Alto led Swift and its sedan sibling, the Dzire. However, none of them registered YoY sales increase barring the Alto. The entry-level small hatchback observed 4 per cent growth with 18,733 units in June 2019 ahead of others.
Elsewhere, the Swift, Dzire, Baleno and Wagon R posted -10, -39, -23, -10 per cent YoY sales respectively. The Elite i20 ended up sixth with 9,271 units and again recorded 18 per cent sales decline while the Maruti Suzuki Eeco, recently filling in for the defunct Omni, saw a highly appreciable 65 per cent YoY growth with 9,265 units.
The glaring absence in the table was the Grand i10 as it registered 6,907 units with 33 per cent volume slump. A brand new generation is coming in this festive season to patch up the deficit.
Data Source: AutoPunditz