Maruti continues to dominate all three divisions of the hatchback segment.

Jan 2020 Entry Hatchback Sales

The hatchback segment is the segment that has the most first-time car buyers. If we look back on how they’ve fared in the last 2 months, the numbers are almost similar.

Maruti Alto is maintaining its streak with 18,914 units sales in January 2020. Although, if compared to January 2019 sales, there is -19% YoY degrowth. Maruti S-Presso sales have been decreasing from the past 2 months, with 11,220 and 8394 units being sold in November 2019 and December 2019, respectively. The Renault Kwid has suffered a -30% YoY, selling only 3281 units. Datsun managed to sell 1020 units of Redi-GO and registered a 15% sales increase from last year. The Tata Nano and the Hyundai Eon have failed to sell even a single unit.

The entry-level hatchback segment recorded a positive 4% growth with Datsun Redi-GO being the only one to gain a positive YoY growth.

Jan 2020 Compact Hatchback Sales

Coming to the compact hatchback segment, only 2 out of 14 products have recorded positive numbers. The YoY for January 2020 stands at -14% for the compact hatchback division. Just like last month, the Maruti Swift continues to be the top-selling product after selling 19,981 units in January 2020. It also has a positive YoY figure at 6% followed by 52% scored by the Maruti WagonR at the 2nd position. Hyundai Santro registered sale of 3671 units. The Maruti Ignis and the Toyota Liva recorded -100% YoY numbers as not even a single unit was sold.

Jan 2020 Premium Hatchback Sales

Topping the premium hatchback segment is the Maruti Baleno, the only vehicle which recorded positive growth in this segment. Maruti Baleno recorded a 23% growth, selling 20,485 units in January 2020 as compared to 16,717 units in January 2019. The recently launched Tata Altroz recorded a sale of 4505 units. The Volkswagen Polo, Ford Freestyle and the Honda Jazz continue to degrow with negative 56%, 80% and 97% YoY figures respectively. Overall, the segment registered a positive 10% growth.

January 2020 Hatchback Sales

– Maruti tops all three divisions with the Alto, Swift and Baleno
– Renault Kwid registered 30% degrowth
– Maruti WagonR records the highest growth at 52%

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Tata sold 4505 units of Altroz in January 2020