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.
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.
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 10th position. 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|
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||6,530||20%||5,431|