Yet again the top 6 positions are dominated by our domestic manufacturer, Maruti.
Even though there is a dip of 5 percent in the sales of this entry-level hatchback, the Maruti Alto is at the top of the list with 22,237 units. Following the Alto, it is the Dzire which is in the second position. The compact sedan from Maruti which was at the top in the previous month’s list has seen a huge dip of 14 percent in sales. On the third spot is the Maruti Swift which also saw a dip in sales by 4 percent.
The Maruti Baleno is placed at the fourth position. This is the first car in the list to see an increase in sales, however, the increase is merely 1 percent. The fifth place is taken by Wagon R while at the sixth place, it’s the Maruti Vitara Brezza which had a sales of 13,658 units. Finally, with Hyundai Grand i10 at the seventh place, the domination of Maruti ends here. It is the elder brother of Grand i10, the i20 which takes the eighth place. The Hyundai Creta is at the ninth place. This compact SUV from Hyundai is in the top ten lists of sales every time since 2015. This shows the mettle of the vehicle.
Honda finally makes an entry in the list at the tenth place with the new Amaze. The eleventh and the thirteenth place is taken by Maruti Celerio and Omni. The Tata Tiago is sandwiched between the Marutis at twelfth place. On the fourteenth place, there is a car which has seen a massive increase of 14488 percent. Yes, you read that right, it is in percent. The leader in C-Segment car is back with a facelifted avatar and there is a sale of 7002 units in its first month.
The Innova Crysta from Toyota takes the fifteenth place. At the sixteenth place, there is Maruti Eeco. This car has failed the crash test and yet the sales are strong but this month dipped by 13 percent. Mahindra Bolero and Renault Kwid take the seventeenth and eighteenth place respectively. At the nineteenth position, Hyundai Xcent has seen an increase of 21 percent in sales. At the twentieth place, it’s the small and safe SUV from Tata, the Nexon that received 4-star rating from Global NCAP recently.
The twenty-first and twenty-third place is also taken by the SUVs, the Ford Ecosport and the Mahindra Scorpio respectively. The small hatch Hyundai Eon is at the twenty-second place. The second last and last place of the list is taken by the Maruti Ertiga and the Hyundai Verna respectively. However, the Maruti Ertiga has seen a huge dip of 26 percent in sales. The new generation Ertiga is just around the corner, hence the fall in sales.
The car which misses out marginally on this list is the Honda City. The C-Segment is led by Maruti Ciaz, the sale numbers of City, Verna and Yaris added together still can’t match the numbers of Ciaz. The European and American manufacturers have very poor sales numbers due to the competition in the market. With many manufacturers giving attractive festive offers, we may expect some slight change in the next month’s list.
August 2018 Car Sales
– Maruti Alto is back at the top position but sales dipped by 5 percent
– After Maruti, Hyundai has a maximum number of vehicles on the list
– Festive offers from manufacturers and dealers might change next month’s sales list