The table of top 10 selling sedans In February 2019 witnessed Maruti Suzuki Dzire reigning supreme by enduring close to 16,000 unit sales
With car makers continuously banking on SUVs going forward, the sedan segment has been facing lesser demand than it used to be. However, there are some models that stand out above the rest by maintaining their consistency and they fill up the slots in the most sold monthly sales charts.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire has been utterly dominating volume sales in the domestic market and it continued to be on top by registering 15,915 units in February 2019. However, it did come at the expense of 24 per cent YoY drop. The second month of 2019 also saw Honda’s best-selling model in India, the Amaze, record a total of 6,562 units.
Unlike any other manufacturer, Honda’s reliance on a sedan was so much that the Amaze was responsible for nearly half of the cumulative volume. With 603 per cent YoY sales growth, the Amaze did aid Honda to 16 per cent YoY surge last month. Coming in at third was the Verna as it led the C-segment from Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
|S.No||Top 10 Selling Sedans In February 2019||No. Of Units Sold|
|1.||Maruti Suzuki Dzire||15,915|
|5.||Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||3,084|
At 3,299 units, the Verna’s lead to fourth-placed City was just 26 units. All the three models posted negative sales numbers in February 2019 hinting that the customers might have been opting out of the segment than ever before. The facelifted Ciaz did help Maruti Suzuki to wrap good volume figures for quite a few months but the mojo could have been disappeared.
The Ciaz finished fifth with 3,084 units and it was followed by a slew of subcompact sedans. The Hyundai Xcent came home sixth with 1,924 units but it had to endure 30 per cent sales drop compared to the same month in 2018 while Toyota’s Etios that largely attracts fleet operators had retailing figure of 1,682 units.
Tata updated the Tigor in October 2018 and Ford introduced the facelifted Aspire in the same month and both covered eighth and ninth places respectively with 1,259 and 1,027 units ahead of Skoda Rapid that rounded out the top 10.