Top 10 selling cars in July 2016 witnessed 146 and 138 percent sales growth for Ciaz midsize sedan and Grand i10 hatchback respectively
The domestic automobile industry encountered auspicious sales growth last month as Maruti Suzuki India Limited stayed at the top with 13.9 percent growth ahead of Hyundai Motor India with 12.9 percent surge. While the chart did not pave way for any Honda model in July 2016, Maruti Suzuki dominated the scenes yet again with a seven-car appearance with two popular and regular i models from Hyundai apart from Renault’s ace Kwid hatchback.
The biggest gainer in the list was the midsize Ciaz sedan which recorded a year-on-year growth of 146 percent as 5,162 units were sold in July 2016 as against 2,099 in the corresponding period last year. However, the ever-leading Maruti Suzuki Alto’s sales declined by 11 percent as 19,844 units were sold.
It is worth noting that the entry-level small car has had downward YoY sales curve throughout the year. The emergence of main rival Renault Kwid is certainly a factor as the global hatchback slotted in at sixth by selling 9,987 units.
The Swift Dzire jumped up to second position with negligible drop in year-on-year sales as 19,229 examples were retailed last month. At third, the tall-riding WagonR also recorded two percent fall as 15,207 units found new homes. The massive drop in sales among the top ten cars was for Swift hatchback as 13,934 units were sold at a slump of 26 percent. Hyundai’s Grand i10 never misses out a place in the chart despite roller-coaster sales.
At an increase of 38 percent, the Korean automaker managed to sell 11,961 units of the Grand i10. The obvious rise of Baleno and Vitara Brezza in the premium segments have given Maruti to shift its production strategy as more footfalls are noted in recent times ever since the launch of both these potent models.
The Baleno premium hatchback overtook its main rival Elite i20 by a little over 900 units for seventh position while the affordable Celerio automatic car posted near identical numbers to July 2015 to stand ninth with 7,792 units.