November 2021 Hatchback Sales
Renault’s Kwid seems to be slowly sinking to the bottom of its segment these days

In November 2021, hatchback sales went down badly

RankOEMModelNov ’21 SalesNov ’20 SalesYoY Growth
The Kwid seems to be slowly disappearing

Sales of hatchback models tanked across the board in November 2021, as the auto industry suffered from yet another hard outing.

The Alto from Maruti Suzuki led the way among small cars by registering sales of 13,812 units. Its stablemate, the S-Presso came next with 3661 unit sales.

Renault’s Kwid could only find 926 new homes in November, whereas 259 new units of the Datsun redi-GO were delivered to customers during the same period.

Cars in the segment registered sales of 18,658 units collectively, a far cry from the 28,124 units recorded in November last year.

RankOEMModelNov ’21 SalesNov ’20 SalesYoY Growth
1MarutiWagon R16,85316,2564%
5HyundaiGrand i10 NIOS546610,936-50%
The Maruti Celerio is back in business

Next up is the hatchback segment which attracts the most number of buyers and leading the lot is the Wagon R from Maruti with 16,853 units to its name.

The Maruti Swift came next with 14,568 units, followed by the Tata Punch (6110 units) and the new generation Maruti Celerio (5958 units).

Hyundai’s Grand i10 NIOS was not far off from the Maruti model, having sold 5466 times over, and the same goes for the Tata Tiago with 4998 unit sales.

However, the Hyundai Santro (2141 units) and Maruti Ignis (1499 units), did not have a good outing in November. Also, no units of the Datsun GO and Mahindra KUV100 NXT were sold last month.

As many as 57,603 units of the cars in the chart above were retailed in November 2021, which is a 11 percent year-on-year (YoY) sales degrowth.

RankOEMModelNov ’21 SalesNov ’20 SalesYoY Growth
In all, 19,775 units of the premium hatchbacks were sold last month

What car other than the Maruti Baleno would lead the November 2021 premium hatchback sales? With 9931 unit sales, the model still remains unbeatable.

Hyundai’s i20 came second by registering sales of 4391 units, while the Tata Altroz was next with 3025 unit sales.

Toyota Glanza found 1904 new takers this past month, while the Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo did not fare well.

The cars in this segment collectively lost 47 percent of their sales when compared with November last year.

2022 Tata Tiago NRG
Hatchbacks of all sizes are struggling to find buyers of late