Top 10 selling hatchbacks in June 2017 saw usual domination from Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai with other slots being filled by Tiago and Kwid
The biggest plus Maruti Suzuki has in the domestic market is its broader presence in the first-time buyers’ segments from the small hatchback space to vehicles in 10 lakh slab. A different number of hatchbacks stand in accordance to its list of bestselling models. In the sixth month of 2017, Maruti Suzuki’s five popular hatchbacks have featured in the top ten and without any surprise it was the Alto that led the charge ahead of the rest.
In June 2017, Alto stood atop the chart ahead of Grand i10 and WagonR. Looking at the entire list, it is easy to get carried away with the fact that Maruti and Hyundai hatchbacks earned eight positions but there are still loads of hope in sales for the hatchbacks from other brands.
|Top 10 Selling Hatchbacks in June 2017|
|1.||Maruti Suzuki Alto||14,856|
|2.||Hyundai Grand i10||12,317|
|3.||Maruti Suzuki WagonR||10,668|
|4.||Hyundai Elite i20||10,609|
|5.||Maruti Suzuki Swift||9,902|
|6.||Maruti Suzuki Baleno||9,057|
|7.||Maruti Suzuki Celerio||6,375|
For example, Tata Motors and Renault’s two most sold vehicles in the domestic market in recent times are Tiago and Kwid respectively. The Tiago arrived with fresh styling, fuel-efficient powertrains and good features sticking by the trend. With the SUV-esque body and a feature-brimmed interior, the global CMF-A platform based Kwid can be attributed with all the success Renault attained in the Indian market.
They pursued the same strategy by trying to become VFM in their respective range and they have indeed succeeded thus far. While the Tiago did finish ninth with 5,438 units, Kwid snatched eighth by managing to sell just one unit more than the Tata hatchback.
Hyundai Eon has always had roller-coaster sales but it’s still the next best seller for the Korean brand behind the i twins and Creta SUV and it was placed last as 4,231 examples were sold. Maruti Suzuki started this year with the launch of Ignis and despite not being able to enter into the top ten, it is going strongly at Nexa as 3,113 examples were delivered last month.