Compact sedans suffered badly last month

Sedan sales was a mixed bag in October 2021, but premium sedans continue to do well

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All the cars in the segment lost quite a bit of sales

Compact sedan sales dropped by 48 percent year-on-year (YoY) in October 2021 and it was the Maruti Dzire which took the first position in the sales chart with 8077 unit sales.

Honda retailed 3009 units of the facelifted Amaze during the same period and Hyundai found 2701 takers for the Aura compact sedan.

Tata’s Tigor was last (with 1377 unit sales) in the segment which registered sales of 15,164 units, in total, this past month.

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Those who want the Rapid should make haste and buy it before stocks run out

The only other sedan (but from the C-segment) to make it to the top 25 sales chart for the month of October 2021, the Honda City leads its segment having registered sales of 3611 units.

However, last time around, the Hyundai Verna (2438 units) came second, thereby relegating the Maruti Ciaz (1069 units) to third spot in the October 2021 C-segmen sedan sales chart.

Skoda’s soon-to-be discontinued Rapid (165 units) and the Volkswagen Vento (127 units), which should also be discontinued by the time its successor gets unveiled in February or March next year, complete the list.

In all, these sedans registered sales of 7410 units combined. However, when compared to the same period last year, their sales reduced by 17 percent.

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The new Octavia is selling relatively well despite having no diesel engine on offer

In the D-segment, the Skoda Octavia decimated its only foe, the Hyundai Elantra, as the Czech firm’s car found 219 new homes, while the Korean sedan was driven home by only 11 new customers.

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The Camry hybrid continues to struggle in the market

At last, we come to the premium sedan segment, where, the Skoda Superb (251 units) continues to dominate the Toyota Camry (72 units).

October 2021 Sedan Sales
Once the Skoda Rapid is discontinued, the Volkswagen Vento should meet the same fate