The Indian passenger cars have seen negative sales in the last month of the previous year due to demonetisation – ban of Rs. 1000 ad Rs. 500 notes in India. The three automakers highlighted in the list, Maruti Suzuki India with six models, Hyundai Motor India with three models and Renault India with one model. The ban of notes has impacted the sales of two-wheelers, large SUVs and commercial vehicles in the country.
In the list of top 10 selling cars, all models except Hyundai Eon, Renault Kwid and Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, have registered negative sales. Maruti Suzuki Alto dominates the list with sales of 17,351 units in the last month. But, the Alto small car has seen negative sales in December 2016 compared to 22,589 units in December 2015.
Maruti Suzuki cars including Dzire, Swift and Wagon R have occupied second, third and fourth slots with sales of 14,643units, 14,538 units and 14,176 units respectively. The Hyundai Grand i10 is the fifth selling car in the last month and registered 10,519 units. Hyundai has sold 12,749 units of Grand i10 in December 2015 and delivered 1lakh units (1,07,811 units).
Maruti Suzuki sold 9,486 units of Baleno hatchback, premium car sold via the NEXA network. It was registered 10,572 units in December 2015. The smallest car Renault Kwid occupied the seventh place in December 2016 with the sales of 8,797units.
The highest-selling hatchback, Hyundai Elite i20 holds 8,450units in the previous month and there was a difference between around 900 variants difference compared to the sales in the year-ago period. The next places (9th and 10th) occupied by the Maruti Celerio and Hyundai Eon with sales of 7,189 units and 6,790 units. After nine months, Hyundai Eon enters in the list of top 10 selling cars.
|Models||Units Sold in December 2016||Units Sold in December 2015|
|Maruti Suzuki Alto||17351||22589|
|Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire||14643||13176|
|Maruti Suzuki Swift||14538||14548|
|Maruti Suzuki Wagon R||14176||14645|
|Hyundai Grand i10||10519||12749|
|Maruti Suzuki Baleno||9486||10572|
|Hyundai Elite i20||8450||10379|
|Maruti Suzuki Celerio||7189||8019|