Top 10 selling cars in February 2017 witnessed Hyundai Grand i10 beating Maruti Swift for fourth position by a small margin
Maruti Suzuki kicked off the new year the way it wanted to as the top 10 most sold cars list continues to see its domination. As has been the case, the Alto entry-level hatchback led the way again as a total of 19,524 units was registered. Just behind the Alto was none other than the Swift Dzire compact sedan. Despite having strong sales throughout, it will be replaced by a new generation model later this year.
But the volume catering sedan’s existing generation recorded 16,613 examples in February 2017. The WagonR is another long-running model that set the cash registers ringing. With a next gen model expected only in the near future, monthly sales figures like 13,555 units would keep the momentum swinging in its favour.
|Top 10 Selling Cars in February 2017|
|1. Maruti Suzuki Alto||19,524|
|2. Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire||16,613|
|3. Maruti Suzuki WagonR||13,555|
|4. Hyundai Grand i10||12,862|
|5. Maruti Suzuki Swift||12,328|
|6. Hyundai Elite i20||10,414|
|7. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||10,046|
|8. Renault Kwid||9,648|
|9. Hyundai Creta||9,002|
|10. Maruti Suzuki Celerio||8,315|
The ever-attractive Swift compact hatchback has received a new version globally but due to the auspicious sales of the current model and the captivating sales of latest releases, Maruti could postpone its entry to next year. It finished the second month of 2017 with 12,328 units as it fell behind the newly facelifted Hyundai Grand i10.
Getting past Swift for fourth position last month, the Korean hatchback continues to be the most sold Hyundai in the domestic market. At the end of February, it registered 12,862 to get one over its fierce rival. The Elite i20 premium hatchback leads the second half of the table with 10,414 units and most importantly registered close to 3,000 units more than Baleno.
Since introduction, Baleno has constantly been up there with the Elite i20 but last month was an exception while Vitara Brezza compact SUV mocked the competition and rose to segment-leading status within a few months of its entry last year. It stood seventh with 10,046 units ahead of the bunched up pack behind as Renault Kwid, Hyundai Creta and Maruti Celerio covered the final three positions. Noticeably outside top 10, Maruti Ignis urban hatch garnered 4,662 units.