Top 10 selling cars in May 2017 saw Maruti Alto reclaiming its leading position from the Swift; Baleno and Vitara Brezza continued their best forms
Maruti Suzuki completed last month how it wanted to as the best-selling ten cars list continued to see its domination but there was a familiar face back on top this time around. As has been the case, the Alto entry-level hatchback reclaimed its top position from the Swift. The Indo-Japanese brand appears to be pushing the sales envelope as it gears up to welcome the next generation Swift sometime next year and thus selling more of the existing model becomes significant than ever.
However, it was over 7,000 units off the leading place as Alto endured 23,618 units against Swift’s 16,532. It is interesting to note that the total of Swifts sold in April, 23,802 units, was up to the usual mark of Alto but the same couldn’t be repeated for the second month running. It was Baleno that endured a dramatic improvement as it saw 14,629 units being sold and 85 percent of them being petrol variants. The beginning of production at its third plant in Gujarat appears to be working a treat for the largest automaker in the country.
|Top 10 Selling Cars in May 2017|
|1. Maruti Suzuki Alto||23,618|
|2. Maruti Suzuki Swift||16,532|
|3. Maruti Suzuki WagonR||15,471|
|4. Maruti Suzuki Baleno||14,629|
|5. Hyundai Grand i10||12,984|
|6. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||12,375|
|7. Maruti Suzuki Dzire||9,413|
|8. Hyundai Elite i20||9,257|
|9. Hyundai Creta||8,377|
|10. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga||7,121|
The Dzire compact sedan receiving a new iteration last month was dropped to seventh last month with 9.413 examples sold but the pace in which it is gathering bookings will put it right back in the top three from this month onwards we reckon. The WagonR is another long-running model that set the cash registers ringing at third place. With a next gen model expected only in the near future, monthly sales figures like 15,471 units would keep the momentum swinging in its favour.
The facelifted Hyundai Grand i10 did not fall behind its bigger sibling the Elite i20 in May 2017 as it is the most sold Hyundai in the domestic market. The i20 registered 9,257 units but it was over 4,000 down on its main rival Baleno in eighth position. The Grand i10 stood fifth on the table with 12,984 units.
The Vitara Brezza compact SUV didn’t relinquish its segment-leading status and in fact it only got better as it stood sixth with 12,375 units ahead of the bunched up pack behind as Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Elite i20, Hyundai Creta and Maruti Ertiga MPV covered the final spots with Kwid finding itself just outside the chart.