The Maruti Dzire retains the top position for the 3rd consecutive month.
The festive season has been a reason for celebration for the struggling automobile industry as 8 out of 25 cars have reported a positive year on year (YoY) growth in October 2019. Yes, the industry has seen better days, but in comparison, September had only 2 cars, Maruti Suzuki Eeco and Ertiga with a positive YoY.
October has been all about change. While the top position is still taken by a Maruti Suzuki vehicle, the top 5 positions are no longer taken by the brand. The Hyundai Elite i20 (10%) has dethroned the Wagon R from the 5th position while the top 4 are still taken by the Maruti Dzire (12%), Swift (13%), Alto (-19%) and Baleno (-13%) respectively. The i20 registered its highest monthly volumes since launch.
Kia continues to be the 3rd OEM on the list with the fast-selling Seltos after selling 12,854 units in October 2019. Jumping up from the 11th position, the compact SUV is at the 7th position now, 2 places ahead of the Maruti Vitara Brezza. The S-Presso continues to rake in numbers and positions itself at the 8th place with 10,634 units in its kitty.
At the 14th position, we have the Ertiga with the highest YoY i.e 419%. It’s new, premium counterpart, the XL6 is at the 2nd last, 24th position. Mahindra becomes the 4th top OEM on the list with the Bolero at the 15th position while Tata enters the list at the 17th position with the Tiago. Honda has slid to the 20th position while Ford seems to be hanging by a thread on the list with the EcoSport at the last position. Renault is doing fairly well with both Kwid and Triber at the 18th and 19th list respectively. Triber is proving to be a lifesaver for Renault and is slowing gathering acceptance due to the tremendous value it is offering at the price point.
October 2019 Car Sales
– First 4 positions bagged my Maruti Suzuki models
– Maruti Ertiga has recorded the highest growth at 419%
– 8 cars get a positive YoY figure out of 25