Top 10 selling hatchbacks in February 2017 saw Maruti dominating again with its five significant products while Hyundai had three to its credit
The huge advantage Maruti Suzuki has is its wide variety of 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 second month of 2017, Maruti Suzuki’s five notorious hatchbacks have featured in the top ten with none other than Alto leading the charge ahead of the tall-riding WagonR.
Looking at the whole list, it is easy to get carried away with the fact that Maruti and Hyundai hatchbacks earned seven positions but there are still loads of hope in sales for the new products too. For example, Tata Motors and Renault India have two of their most sold vehicles in the affordable hatchback segment.
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|Top 10 Selling Hatchbacks in February 2017|
|1. Maruti Suzuki Alto||19,524|
|2. Maruti Suzuki WagonR||13,555|
|3. Hyundai Grand i10||12,862|
|4. Maruti Suzuki Swift||12,328|
|5. Hyundai Elite i20||10,414|
|6. Renault Kwid||9,648|
|7. Maruti Suzuki Celerio||8,315|
|8. Maruti Suzuki Baleno||7,658|
|9. Hyundai Eon||5,500|
|10. Tata Tiago||5,365|
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.
At sixth position, Kwid continued its strong form with 9,648 units – nearly a third more than what it managed in January – while Tiago in tenth position managed 5,365. 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 5,500 examples were sold.
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Understanding the importance of funky car stuffed with equipment and youthful stance, Maruti Suzuki wasted no time and began the new year with the launch of Ignis urban compact hatch. In a just week more than 10,000 ordered were reported. Maruti delivered 4,662 examples of Ignis in February and it currently lies outside top ten in the bestselling hatchbacks list lurking at the doors to enter.