Top 10 selling cars in August 2016 saw Renault Kwid continue to eat into the sales of Alto despite Maruti Suzuki having 7 products in the chart
Maruti Suzuki, the leading car maker in the country, has utterly dominated the monthly sales chart once again. In August 2016, seven products in the top ten belong to the Indo-Japanese manufacturer as Renault Kwid, Hyundai Grand i10 and Elite i20 are the other models featured among the best. The Indian car market is expected to reach over three million mark in this fiscal and in August alone more than 2,55,000 units were sold all together.
With twelve car makers recording growth last month, Maruti Suzuki has made the most of sales as you can see from the chart. Because of continuous rise in selling numbers for the Renault Kwid in the entry-level hatchback segment, the Maruti Alto has witnessed drop in sales for the last five months. While Alto registered 20,919 units, Renault Kwid lies at sixth position with 10,719 deliveries made.
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|1. Maruti Suzuki Alto||20,919|
|2. Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire||15,766|
|3. Maruti Suzuki WagonR||14,571|
|4. Maruti Suzuki Swift||13,027|
|5. Hyundai Grand i10||12,957|
|6. Renault Kwid||10,719|
|7. Hyundai Elite i20||9,146|
|8. Maruti Suzuki Baleno||8,671|
|9. Maruti Suzuki Celerio||8,063|
|10. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||6,214|
Just as August 2015, the Swift Dzire subcompact sedan has gathered 15,766 units to remain at second. The WagonR is situated in third position with acquiring 14,571 units and the Swift compact hatchback comes next with 13,027 examples. The Swift faces increased competition from elder sibling Baleno and thus endured decrease in sales as customers prefer the slightly upmarket product.
The largest exporter of passenger vehicles, Hyundai, has two products running high as ever. The Elite i20 rivalling directly against the Baleno registered 9,146 units at seventh while its younger sibling the Grand i10 was positioned two places above with 12,957 units. The rest three positions were covered by Maruti Suzuki as the Baleno premium hatchback gathered 8,671 units while Celerio was dropped to ninth with 8,063 examples sold in August 2016. Rounding out the sales chart was Ciaz mid-size sedan as it retained tenth position with 6,214 units.
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