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Top 10 Best Selling Cars in September 2016; Baleno Reports 10,623 Units

Top 10 Best Selling Cars in September 2016; Baleno Reports 10,623 Units

The leading car company, Maruti Suzuki has continued its domination in the Indian market with the six models out of top 10 selling cars in the last month. The company’s market share is increased to 49.5 percent with the highest response received for the premium and new models. The September month sales structure is highlighted with the Maruti Suzuki’s six models, out of which the top four positions locked by the Alto, Swift Dzire (sedan), Swift and Wagon R.

Related: Maruti Ignis to launch in the fourth quarter of FY2017: RS Kalsi

Alto is the top 1 selling model with the highest sales of 27,750 units and reported the growth of 34 percent compared to 20,658 units in September 2015. The sub-compact sedan, Swift Dzire has 4 percent decline in the last month and positioned in second place with 18,961 units.

The Swift hatchback encountered 8 percent decline in sales and occupied the third position while the Wagon R small hatchback in fourth place with the 12 percent of sales growth against the year-ago month sales.

Related: Maruti Vitara Brezza Sales Crosses 50,000 Units in India

Hyundai’s Grand i10 model has occupied the fifth position with the 12,212 units of sales in September 2016 while the company’s Elite i20 hatchback holds eight position with 10, 254 units. The fifth position occupied by the Maruti Suzuki Baleno with sales of 10,623 units in the Indian market. Being a premium hatchback, Baleno has crossed the Hyundai Elite i20, which is one of the best-selling hatchbacks in India.

The Renault Kwid smallest car is reported at 10,558 units and occupied the seventh position. The ninth and tenth places engaged by the utility vehicles, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Creta respectively. With the sales of 9,375 units in September, the Vitara Brezza has crossed the 50,000 unit’s sales mark in just less than seven months.

Model (Top 1 to 10 Cars) Units Sold in September 2016
Maruti Suzuki Alto 27,750
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire 18,961
Maruti Suzuki Swift 16,746
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 16,645
Hyundai Grand i10 12,212
Maruti Suzuki Baleno 10,623
Renault Kwid 10,558
Hyundai Elite i20 10,254
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 9,375
Hyundai Creta 8,835

 Related: Best cars to available in festival season (Navratri & Diwali)

The Hyundai Creta has launched a year back and played a key role in the compact UV segment with the highest demand in the country. The Hyundai’s UV endured 21 percent sales growth with sales of 8,835 units. Hyundai Company has obtained 15.4 percent market share and placed in the second slot ahead of Mahindra & Mahindra.

This time, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Ciaz hybrid missed out from the list of top 10 selling cars in the month of September 2016. Even though, the list is highlighted with the Maruti Suzuki cars followed by the Hyundai cars.

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Top 10 Selling Cars In January 2017, Seven Cars From Maruti Suzuki

Top 10 Selling Cars In January 2017, Seven Cars From Maruti Suzuki

Starting month of 2017, January registered good sales in the passenger vehicle segment and the top 10 selling cars have achieved positive growth. After many years, this is the first time top 10 cars have good sales in January 2017. As usually, Maruti Suzuki highlights the list of top 10 selling cars with seven cars, including Alto, Swift Dzire, Wagon R, Swift, Celerio, Baleno and Ciaz.

Related: Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS launches in March 2017

In the list of top 10 cars, almost all cars have posted double-digit growth. Maruti Alto occupies the first position with sales of 22,998 units and reported seven percent digit growth compared to the year-ago period sales, 21,462 units. The Swift Dzire with 18,088 units, Wagon R with 14,930 units and Swift with 14,545 units posted 29% growth, 17% growth and 3% growth respectively.

The fifth position occupied by the Hyundai Grand i10 with sales of 13,010 units in the last month. The model has 31% growth compared to the sales in January 2016 were 9,934 units. Again, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Baleno have reported 52% and 36% growth and occupied sixth and seventh places with the overall sales of 10,879 units and 10,479 units correspondingly. An interesting news is the Celerio outsold the Maruti Baleno after nine months in the PV segment.

Related: Maruti Suzuki launched Swift DLX with airbag in India at Rs 4.8 lakhs

Hyundai sold 10,010 units of the Elite i20 hatchback in the month of January 2017 and the model reported 4% growth against year-ago period sales, 9,604 units. The smallest vehicle, Renault Kwid has 16% growth in the last month with the sales of 6,924 units.

With the introduction of SHVS – smart hybrid technology, the Ciaz sales were increased in January 2014 and occupied in 10thposition. The Ciaz hybrid is becoming as the tenth best-selling vehicle and reported 20% growth in terms of sales compared to previous period. This is the first car in India introduced by the SmartPlay touch-screen infotainment system and SHVS in the country.

Models Units Sold in January 2017 % Change Units Sold in January 2016
Maruti Suzuki Alto 22,998 7% 21,642
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire 18,088 29% 14,042
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 14,930 17% 12,744
Maruti Suzuki Swift 14,545 3% 14,057
Hyundai Grand i10 13,010 31% 9,934
Maruti Suzuki Celerio 10,879 52% 7,141
Maruti Suzuki Baleno 10,479 36% 7,698
Hyundai Elite i20 10,010 4% 9,604
Renault Kwid 6,924 16% 5,985
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 6,530 20% 5,431
Top 10 Selling Passenger Cars in November 2016

Top 10 Selling Passenger Cars in November 2016

The Indian automobile industry is quite tough in the November month as the Indian automakers have registered the negative sales due to demonetisation. But, the Indian passenger market has less impact on sales. Auto experts said that the demonetisation has impacted the sales of all kinds of vehicles, especially two-wheelers, large SUVs and commercial vehicles.

SIAM has released the list of top ten selling PVs (passenger vehicles) for the November month. As per the report, the India car maker, Maruti Suzuki has registered the positive sales growth and occupied top five places in the list of top-10 selling cars.

Related: 2017 Suzuki Swift unveils in Japan on December 27

In November, the Maruti Alto is the top selling car and reported 6% growth with the sales of 23,320 units compared to the year-ago month sales of 21,995 units. The Maruti Wagon R and Swift occupied second and third places with the sales growth 11% and 23% respectively. Unfortunately, the Swift Dzire has declined 8% to 14,201units from 15,463 units.

Maruti Suzuki has sold around 11,093 units of Baleno models and it has occupied the fifth place for the first time in the last month. The Baleno has the highest sales growth of 22% in November 2016, compared to the sales in November 2015.

Related: Upcoming Cars in India in 2017

Additionally, Maruti Suzuki cars, Vitara Brezza and Celerio have occupied seventh and eight places in the list. The company sold 9,719units of Vitara Brezza cars in the country, whereas the Celerio reported 37% growth with the sales of 9,543units.

Hyundai cars, the Grand i10 and Elite i20 have declined to 14% and 11% respectively in the sales and occupied 6th and 9th places. Renault India has launched the Kwid in the small car segment in the last year and reported cumulative sales during the year. The Kwid car has sold 7,847units in the last month and reported 43% growth compared to the corresponding month sales.

Related: Maruti Baleno RS to introduce in February 2017

Models Units Sold in November 2016 %Change
Maruti Suzuki Alto 23320 6%
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 15566 11%
Maruti Suzuki Swift 14594 23%
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire 14201 -8%
Maruti Suzuki Baleno 11093 22%
Hyundai Grand i10 11059 -14%
Maruti Vitara Brezza 9719 NA
Maruti Suzuki Celerio 9543 37%
Hyundai Elite i20 8917 -11%
Renault Kwid 7847 -43%
Affordable cars in India to witness for high sales during festival season

Affordable cars in India to witness for high sales during festival season

Most of the families and individuals decide to buy new cars at the time of Diwali with the sign of colorful future. In fact, the passenger car industry is always witnessed the positive sales growth in the time of the festival season. Especially, the best and affordable cars to get the highest number sales in the country as the Indian customers mostly prefer the cars priced between Rs. 4lakh to Rs. 8alkh. Of course, the luxury cars also get the positive sales in the duration of festival months.

Related: Best and affordable cars in Diwali season

The Indian cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Delhi reported the maximum number of sales compared to the localities. The new reports suggested that this festival of lights will also increase sales of small cars, luxury cars and the best cars. The automotive bloggers reported that luxury cars sales in Hyderabad reported a 30 percent rise in the festival season. Here is the list of affordable cars in India and select the best one to drive a new car with your family.

Affordable New Cars:

Maruti Suzuki Baleno:

Launched one year back, even though the Baleno is the best-selling hatchback in the Indian automotive market and received the waiting period due to the demand. The Baleno is offered at the starting ex-showroom price of Rs. 5.15lakhs in New Delhi and available in multiple variants. The basic version, Baleno 1.2 Sigma petrol car returns 21.4kmpl by generating the power of 84PS at the 6000rpm speed. Baleno Automatic with CVT has priced Rs. 6.87lakh and rated at 21.04kmpl of fuel economy.

Related: Mahindra 4-door e2o (e2o Plus) launched in India at Rs. 5.46lakhs

Maruti Vitara Brezza:

The Vitara Brezza is the new diesel car in the sub-4metre SUV segment and positioned in the list of rich portfolio cars available in the market with its best appearance of the exterior and interior. It is recognised as the best compact SUV car in terms of appearance, performance and specifications. The Vitara Brezza petrol cars will launch soon, while the diesel versions priced Rs. 7.44lakhs on the basic LDI version.

Mahindra KUV 100:

The great festival benefits up to Rs. 53,000 offered by Mahindra on its KUV 100 small SUV and the benefits vary based on the state and variant. The small SUV is comfortable for small families with the excellent safety features, spacious interiors and SUV styling. The KUV 100 petrol car has the price tag of Rs. 4.42lakhs.

Related: Maruti Suzuki Introduces iCreate customization kit for Vitara Brezza

Volkswagen Ameo, Hyundai Creta, Honda BR-V, Renault Kwid, Mahindra e2oPlus electric car, as well are the new affordable cars in the Indian car market.

Best and affordable cars in Diwali season

Best and affordable cars in Diwali season

Diwali is the sentiment for the Indian customers purchasing the vehicles as well as essential belongings as it is one of the India’s biggest festivals. In the country, the huge list of the cars available in different categories including luxury cars, sedans, compact SUVs, electric cars, as well. Moreover, the carmakers have introduced the special editions along with the new cars in the domestic markets. Here is the list of best and affordable cars offered in Diwali season to ease the customer’s choice.

Related: Maruti Suzuki Introduces iCreate customization kit for Vitara Brezza

Mahindra e2oPlus:

The Mahindra e2oPlus is the all-new electric car introduced as the CitySmart car with the hatchback body type. Being an electric car, the e2oPlus gets the subsidy and tax incentives from the Government via the FAME scheme. Faster recharge battery, high-speed range and high performance are the main features of the e2oPlus. The new electric car is offered in four variants, but there is less percentage of differentiation among them.

Price: Rs. 5.46lakhs (Ex-Showroom – Base Variant)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno:

Introduced in the last year, the Baleno gets the highest sales in the country as of the Maruti’s hatchback design and technology. The premium hatchback is on sale not only in the country but also in the multiple export markets so that it is nominated for the World Car of the Year award (2017) along with the Ignis, which has yet to launch in the country.

Baleno diesel and petrol versions offered in different versions and powered by the regular Maruti Suzuki engines to target the existing premium hatchbacks with the best-in-class performance.

Price: Rs. 5.44lakhs (Ex-showroom Hyderabad)

Vitara Brezza:

Vitara Brezza is the entry-level compact SUV from Maruti Suzuki and targeted the existing best-selling models, Hyundai Creta and Mahindra TUV 300 with its iconic structure. Now, the diesel versions are available, but the petrol versions to hit the showrooms in anytime. At the Maruti Suzuki showrooms, it is available in four single-tone and four dual-tone colors (exterior).

Vitara Brezza Price: Rs. 7.44Lakhs

Volkswagen Ameo:

The Ameo is the specially designed sub-4metre sedan for the Indian customers and offered in manual and automatic versions. Special service packages available to the Ameo customers and the Ameo receives most of the features from the Polo hatchback.

Ameo Diesel Price: Rs. 6.53Lkahs

Ameo Petrol Price: Rs. 5.42 Lakhs

Ameo Automatic: Rs. 8.73 Lakhs

Along with these, the Mahindra TUV 300, Maruti S-Cross, Maruti Ertiga, as well are the best and affordable cars and beneficial for the mid-size families.

Baleno hatchback and Ignis nominated for 2017 world car of the year award

Baleno hatchback and Ignis nominated for 2017 world car of the year award

The India-made Baleno and the upcoming Ignis models nominated for the World Car of the year award in the category of World Urban Car of the year. The winners to be declared on the occasion of New York International Auto Show on 13th April 2017. For the nomination of the urban car category, the car will be designed under the sub-4metre length and must be introduced in two continents by the fiscal end.

Related: Maruti to launch Vitara Brezza petrol by May 2017

The Baleno premium hatchback and Ignis measure the overall length of 3995mm and 3700mm respectively. Baleno has already exported to the European countries and Japan, whereas the Ignis has already available in the Japanese market and to be launched in the early next year. Ignis has showcased at the Paris Motor Show so that both models qualified for the World Car of the Year.

Related: Top 10 Best Selling Cars in September 2016; Baleno Reports 10,623 Units

In the same urban car category, the BMW i3, Ford KA+ (available as Ford Figo in India), Smart Brabus range and two citrons – the C3 and the E-Mehari are also selected. The administration of the association will conduct a series of tests, drives, voting, as well as for the nominated cars in the coming five months.

The India-specific Baleno is offered in diesel and petrol variants and the engine options are 1.3-litre 75bhp diesel engine and 1.2-litre 84bhp petrol engine. Both engines offered with the 5-speed manual gearbox as standard transmission while the petrol one additionally offered with the CVT gearbox. The export-specific Baleno is powered by the highly efficient 1.0-litre BoosterJet engine.

Related: Maruti Ignis to launch in the fourth quarter of FY2017: RS Kalsi

The small crossover will be featured the both petrol and diesel engine options, 1.2-litre K12B petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel. The reports state that the SHVS mild hybrid technology to be offered in the sub-4metre Ignis, which will come to India soon.

Maruti Suzuki’s new-generation Alto hits showrooms by 2019

Maruti Suzuki’s new-generation Alto hits showrooms by 2019

With the success of locally made Vitara Brezza, the Japanese carmaker has been given a responsibility to its Indian unit of Maruti Suzuki for developing the new generation Alto. To strengthen the company’s hold in the entry level segment, Maruti Suzuki has taken greater responsibility. Before the Renault Kwid, the Maruti Suzuki Alto is the best-selling car in the small car segment. Currently, the Alto’s share has dropped to around 40% from 48% in the entry car segment, but the Renault Kwid managed to around 20 percent of the segment growth with the sales of 40,000 to 45,000 units in a month.

Related: Top 10 Best Selling Cars in September 2016; Baleno Reports 10,623 Units

The current car market is emerging with the entry of new models so that the Indo-Japanese car maker has started work on the new-generation Alto, which will be coded as Y1K, according to the Economic Times. The upcoming Alto may feature the new crossover design to attract the next-generation young customers, who are looking for the best-in-class design as well as performance based models in the affordable price range.

The future generation Alto is going to be manufactured out of the Indian market as Maruti Suzuki has a strong market with the Maruti Baleno, Vitara Brezza and Ciaz models. Being a leading India carmaker, Maruti Suzuki will never neglect the requirements of prospective buyers as well as the current trends. The upcoming Alto car to be built on the technology based new platform to meet the new regulations.

Related: Maruti Ignis to launch in the fourth quarter of FY2017: RS Kalsi

The upgraded Alto is likely to be launched in the festival season of 2019 and priced between Rs 5 to Rs 12 lakh. As per the news, the carmaker will revamp the Wagon R small hatchback, codenamed as YCA and Celerio hatchback (YNC) in the coming three years. In the middle of 2015, the company has already announced that the 15 new products planned to launch in the Indian market by 2020.

The Alto sales down to around 19,000 – 20,000 units from 21,500 units in the last fiscal, on the other hand, Renault Kwid sales growth is emerging thus the company plans to speed up the development of Alto. Besides, Maruti Suzuki is considering the introduction of the mild-hybrid system in the petrol engine for the upcoming products, but the decision on the Alto Hybrid is yet to be finalised.

Related: Maruti Vitara Brezza Sales Crosses 50,000 Units in India

Like the Vitara Brezza and Baleno, the next-generation Alto is expected to be positioned in the similar market range in the future.