Top 10 selling hatchbacks in April 2017 featured about six models from Maruti Suzuki with Swift leading ahead of Alto and Baleno
The biggest plus Maruti Suzuki has is its large presence in the entry level segments from the base end of the spectrum to products in sub 10 lakh segments. They are largely hatchbacks and standing in confirmation to it is this list of bestselling models. In the fourth month of 2017, Maruti Suzuki’s six notorious hatchbacks have featured in the top ten but surprisingly it wasn’t the regular leader Alto taking the charge ahead of others.
Yes, the compact Swift hatchback took over the proceedings last month with the Baleno in third position. Looking at the whole list, it is easy to get carried away with the fact that Maruti and Hyundai hatchbacks earned nine positions but there are still loads of hope in sales for the new products too.
|Top 10 Selling Hatchbacks in April 2017|
|1. Maruti Suzuki Swift||23,802|
|2. Maruti Suzuki Alto||22,549|
|3. Maruti Suzuki Baleno||17,530|
|4. Maruti Suzuki WagonR||16,348|
|5. Hyundai Elite i20||12,668|
|6. Hyundai Grand i10||12,001|
|7. Maruti Suzuki Celerio||8,425|
|8. Renault Kwid||7,956|
|9. Hyundai Eon||5,379|
|10. Maruti Suzuki Ignis||5,030|
For example, Tata Motors and Renault’s two most sold vehicles in the market are Tiago and Kwid respectively. The Tiago came with fresh design language, fuel-efficient engines and good level of equipment. With the SUV-like external appearance and a feature-packed interior, the Kwid can be credited with all the success Renault attained last year.
In fact, both these hatchbacks followed the same strategy by trying to become VFM in their respective range. While the Tiago didn’t make it to top 10 last month, Kwid continued its strong form with 7,956 units at eighth position. Hyundai Eon has always come and gone from top ten but it’s still the next best seller for the Korean brand behind the i twins along with Creta SUV and it was placed ninth as 5,379 examples were sold.
Understanding the importance of funky car stuffed with equipment and youthful stance, Maruti Suzuki wasted no time and began the year with the launch of Ignis urban compact hatch. It has managed to register over 5,000 units for the second month running and was positioned last in April 2017.