Top 10 selling cars in August 2017 saw new-gen Maruti Dzire registering its best ever sales of 30,934 units
Maruti Suzuki ended August 2017 how it wanted to as the top-selling chart saw its dominance once again with a familiar face right up on top. It is not the entry-level Alto hatchback though as the Dzire attained its leading position with phenomenal sales. With YoY growth rate of 96 percent, the new-gen Dzire garnered 30,934 unit sales and it is likely to hold its place in the market going forward.
It came as a surprise to many and showed the expanded ability of Maruti Suzuki with its vast retail chain. With almost similar numbers as August 2016, the ever-popular Alto stood second ahead of Baleno and Vitara Brezza that ensured Maruti sweeping 51.7 percent market share when the industry’s YoY sales grew by 13.3 percent.
|Top 10 Selling Cars in August 2017|
|1. Maruti Suzuki Dzire||30,934|
|2. Maruti Suzuki Alto||21,521|
|3. Maruti Suzuki Baleno||17,190|
|4. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||14,396|
|5. Maruti Suzuki WagonR||13,907|
|6. Maruti Suzuki Swift||12,631|
|7. Hyundai Grand i10||12,306|
|8. Hyundai Elite i20||11,832|
|9. Hyundai Creta||10,158|
|10. Maruti Suzuki Celerio||9,210|
The Baleno endured a dramatic improvement in recent months and it waves the flag for Nexa with 17,190 examples being sold last month and has started to quite comprehensively beat its main rival Hyundai Elite i20 in the premium hatchback segment. The latter was positioned eighth below its cousin the Grand i10 as the two bestselling Hyundai vehicles registered 11,832 and 12,306 units respectively.
The WagonR is another long-running model for Maruti Suzuki that set the cash registers ringing at fifth place with 13,907 unit sales. With a next-gen model expected only in the near future, consistent monthly sales figures would keep the momentum in its favour. The Vitara Brezza compact SUV didn’t give up its segment-leading status and took fourth with 14,396 units.
While the eagerly awaited new iteration of Swift would make worrying for rivalling manufacturers sometime next year, the existing version is a stalemate in the top 10. It recorded 12,631 units last month to finish sixth and elsewhere Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki Celerio rounded out the bottom two positions with 10,158 and 9,210 units respectively.