Top 10 selling sedans in October 2017 encountered new Maruti Dzire topping the charts with recently launched Hyundai Verna getting better of City and Ciaz
The leading position in the best-selling sedans chart saw recently launched Dzire recording almost five times as much sale as its closest finisher. For the third month in a row the Dzire has assumed its top status not only among sedans but the industry as a whole.
Standing in testament to the customers’ approval of new launches, Hyundai Verna has outsmarted both the established City and Ciaz in the C-segment for sedans with 4,701 unit sales. In an identical fashion to the premium hatchback space where Baleno and Elite i20 fight tooth and nail, the sedan segment has seen Ciaz and City running closer to each other from the very beginning.
|1. Maruti Suzuki Dzire||20,610|
|2. Hyundai Verna||4,701|
|3. Honda City||4,366|
|4. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||4,107|
|5. Hyundai Xcent||3,491|
|6. Toyota Etios||2,440|
|7. Ford Figo Aspire||2,180|
|8. Tata Tigor||1,945|
|9. Tata Zest||1,874|
|10. Honda Amaze||1,845|
However, in October 2017, City had the upper hand and bettered the Indo-Japanese sedan by a narrow 335 unit margin. At fifth position, the Xcent subcompact sedan has always played second-fiddle to the Maruti Dzire in its segment with 3,491 examples being retailed in the eleventh month of the year.
With less than six times the sales of Dzire, the Xcent is running strongly in its position in its segment ahead of the rest of the competitors. The Tata Tigor has been positioned below the Zest which swept 1,874 units of sale last month.
The former, despite being a capable subcompact sedan, could finish only eighth with 1,945 examples but crucially ahead of the Zest. Ford’s Figo Aspire sedan was just ahead in seventh place with 2,180 units while Etios was at sixth place with 2,440 units as only small margins separated the bottom half of the chart.