Despite 19.6 per cent YoY sales decline, Maruti Suzuki continued to dominate the top 10 selling cars list with the presence of seven models
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) dominated the sales charts once again despite enduring a massive 19.6 per cent YoY sales decline in April 2019. The Alto small hatchback headed the sales sheets by garnering 22,766 units at a growth of 7 per cent. The other Maruti Suzuki models to have posted positive sales growth last month were Vitara Brezza, Eeco and Ertiga only.
The repeatedly most sold sedan in India, the Dzire, continued to stay in at second as 18,544 units were retailed at a massive 28 per cent de-growth. Baleno, the top-selling model from Nexa premium dealerships, saw 15 per cent sales drop in April 2019 as 17,355 units were sold against 20,412 in the same month last year.
The Swift hatchback ended up fourth with 15,776 units and endured a huge sales slump of 31 per cent while Vitara Brezza soldiered on with yet another successful month as 11,785 units were dispatched. The recently launched Wagon R based on fifth-gen Heartect platform posted 11,306 units with 32 per cent de-growth.
|Models||No. Of Units in April 2019|
|Maruti Suzuki Alto||22,766|
|Maruti Suzuki Dzire||18,544|
|Maruti Suzuki Baleno||17,355|
|Maruti Suzuki Swift||15,776|
|Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||11,785|
|Maruti Suzuki Wagon R||11,306|
|Hyundai Elite i20||10,411|
|Maruti Suzuki Eeco||10,254|
|Hyundai Grand i10||9,610|
The Indo-Japanese manufacturer is reportedly preparing to launch a seven-seater variant of the Wagon R to compete against the upcoming Renault Triber and it will sit below the Ertiga. Maruti Suzuki has been refreshing its domestic portfolio since the beginning of this year and is expected to launch more products before the end of 2019 including petrol Brezza and a sporty Ertiga.
Compared to Maruti Suzuki, the second largest automaker in the country, Hyundai Motor India registered only 10 per cent YoY sales drop. The Creta led the way for the South Korean brand as 10,487 units were sold in April 2019 with a respectable 12 per cent growth.
The Elite i20 finished eighth ahead of Eeco and Grand i10 as 10,411 units were retailed with 16 per cent sales decline. The Eeco stands in place of Omni and its demand has certainly been increasing as 10,254 units were dispatched last month with a highly appreciable 37 per cent YoY growth.