December 2021 Hatchback Sales
With the addition of CNG variants, Tiago should see its sales rise

In December 2021, hatchback sales dipped across all segments

RankOEMModelDec ’21 SalesDec ’20 SalesYoY Growth
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None of the 3 hatchback segments posted positive year-on-year (YoY) sales growth in December 2021 and the small car category was the 1 to come off worse.

While the Maruti Alto did lead the way in the small car category by registering sales of 11,170 units, it still lost 38 percent of its sales when compared to the same period a year before.

The S-Presso with 5150 unit sales, Kwid with 1056 unit sales and the redi-GO the posted 227 unit sales all saw their sales drop by a significant margin.

In all the cars in the segment registered sales of 17,603 units as opposed to 29,764 units in December 2020, with a 41 percent sales degrowth.

RankOEMModelDec ’21 SalesDec ’20 SalesYoY Growth
1MarutiWagon R19,72817,68412%
4HyundaiGrand i10 NIOS615110,263-40%
The Mahindra KUV100 NXT and the Datsun GO did not find any takers last month

The leader of hatchback sales in December 2021 is the Maruti Wagon R which registered sales of 19,728 units, while the Swift followed suit with 15,661 unit sales.

Tata’s Punch came third as the brand retailed 8008 units of the compact crossover, and during the same period, Hyundai sold 6151 units of the Grand i10 NIOS, while Maruti found 5656 buyers for its new Celerio.

The Tiago from Tata was sixth with 3675 units to its name, whereas the Maruti Ignis came next with 3209 unit sales. In the final position was the Santro from Hyundai which registered sales of just under 1300 units.

In all, the cars from this segment registered sales of 63,386 units, which is a 1 percent reduction in sales as opposed to the same period last year.

RankOEMModelDec ’21 SalesDec ’20 SalesYoY Growth
The Toyota Glanza’s sales improved well last month

Premium hatchback sales dipped by 29 percent in December 2021 as the cars in the segment registered sales of 26,499 in the month, while they found 37,143 takers in December 2020.

Maruti’s Baleno remains the de facto leader of the category with 14,458 people driving a new unit each to their homes. Tata sold 5009 units of second-placed Altroz which once again beat the Hyundai i20 that posted 3150 unit sales.

Toyota retailed 2634 units of the Glanza in the same period, while Volkswagen sold 762 units of the Polo and Honda found 486 takers for the Jazz.

2021 Maruti Baleno
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