Top 10 selling cars in June 2016 saw Hyundai Grand i10 breaking into the top three as Swift suffers huge sales decline
There has been a major shakeup in the pecking order of the best-selling cars in India at the end of June 2016. Although Maruti Suzuki Alto topping the list as ever with 15,750 sold units, it endured a drastic drop of 25 per cent when compared to the same month last year. Behind Alto is the Dzire gaining momentum slowly since the diesel ban and almost knocked off the entry-level hatchback from the leading position.
Despite the YoY decline of 29 per cent, the Dzire’s rise and Alto’s less than normal sales have led to just 190 units separation between them. With the sub-four metre sedan witnessing increased competition soon, there are no such problems for the Grand i10 which broke the gridlock of the Maruti quartet. Its sales rose by a phenomenal 41 per cent to end up third with 12,678 deliveries last month.
The compact hatchback outsold the WagonR by a narrow margin of just over 600 units as the latter suffered a loss of 10 per cent in YoY sales with 11,962 examples retailed. The only product flailing the flags up high for the French brand is the Kwid hatchback which crossed 1.5 lakh bookings – on its way to nearly claiming a spot in the 10,000+ club.
|Car Model||Sales in June 2016|
|Maruti Suzuki Alto||15,750|
|Maruti Suzuki Dzire||15,560|
|Hyundai Grand i10||12,678|
|Maruti Suzuki WagonR`||11,962|
|Maruti Suzuki Swift||9,033|
|Hyundai Elite i20||8,990|
|Toyota Innova Crysta||8,171|
|Maruti Suzuki Baleno||6,967|
At fifth, the SUV-esque small car managed 9,459 units of sale and by doing so disposed the Swift hatchback. It is the least the Indo-Japanese brand’s famed hatchback had been to as the Swift recorded a downfall of 48 per cent with 9,033 units at the end of June 2016. It can be said that the interest of buyers in the recently launched Vitara Brezza and Baleno have prompted less number of retails for the Swift which is due a significant upgrade next year.
The Hyundai Elite i20 premium hatchback had continued to exchange blows with its closest rival the Baleno all year. But the difference between them were significant last month as despite 17 per cent sales drop, the stylish hatchback put on more than 2,000 units gap to the Baleno which rounded out the charts in tenth with 6,967 units.
It is all smiles at Toyota Kirloskar Motor as the newly launched second-generation Innova, as expected, pulling out all the stops and adhere to the huge band of MPV-loving Indian community. The Innova Crysta garnered its highest ever sales of 8,171 units and the bookings are soaring in numbers with waiting period of two to three months in some cities being demanded as well. Behind the Innova at ninth is the top-selling SUV in the country, the Hyundai Creta with 7,700 examples delivered.
Maruti Suzuki’s affordable AMT-equipped Celerio is pushed out of the top 10 as it registered 28 per cent sales decline with 5,797 total cars sold. Another entry-level hatchback which used to be feature regularly in the top-ten was Hyundai Eon, its sales slumped by 32 per cent in June with only 3,600 units managed. However, Tata’s Tiago hatchback with a good mechanical and features package going strongly as it bettered the Xcent, Bolero and Eon with 4,205 units.