The list of top 10 selling cars in March 2019 saw Maruti Suzuki utterly dominating with the remaining two places occupied by Hyundai
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) endured flat growth in March 2019 as it managed a nearly identical tally as against the same month last year but the drop of 6 per cent among Nexa models resulted in 1.5 per cent cumulative sales decline. With 1,45,031 units, the largest carmaker in the country had captured 50.5 per cent market share last month.
Hyundai’s de-growth of 8 per cent could have been the consequence of Grand i10 bowing out of the top 10 charts for the first time in a long while. It has often been a regular best-seller for Hyundai but the month of March 2019 begged to differ. This led to Maruti Suzuki dominating the sales table with eight models.
The most sold car domestically last year, Maruti Suzuki Dzire, is witnessing a consistent run as nearly 20,000 units were retailed in March 2019. Coming in at second was the Baleno with a total of 17,264 units last month while the Alto recorded 16,826 units with YoY slump of 28 per cent.
|S.No||Top 10 Selling Cars In March 2019||No. Of Units Sold|
|1.||Maruti Suzuki Dzire||19,935|
|2.||Maruti Suzuki Baleno||17,264|
|3.||Maruti Suzuki Alto||16,826|
|4.||Maruti Suzuki Wagon R||16,152|
|5.||Maruti Suzuki Swift||14,218|
|6.||Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||14,181|
|7.||Hyundai Elite i20||12,172|
|8.||Maruti Suzuki Celerio||11,807|
|10.||Maruti Suzuki Eeco||9,893|
The Alto 800’s production has ceased and the next-gen model based on the Concept Future S will likely be sold only under K10 badge upon arrival in the middle of this year. The third generation Wagon R built on the lightweight Heartect platform has been an instant hit among buyers and it is consistently outselling the new Hyundai Santro.
Last month, 16,152 units were sold as it finished ahead of Swift that garnered 14,218 units. The best-selling SUV in the country, Vitara Brezza, slotted in at sixth despite facing increased competition from rivals with 14,181 unit sales in March 2019. The XUV300 introduced a couple of months ago and the upcoming Hyundai Venue are expected to render a tougher time for the Vitara Brezza which is due a facelift soon.
Hyundai Elite i20 and Creta finished seventh and ninth respectively with 12,172 and 11,448 units while Celerio sandwiched them at eighth with 11,807 units. With Omni firmly out of the way, the Eeco’s production has been ramped up to meet the demand in the utility van segment and it could become a regular feature in the table.
Data Source: AutoPunditz