The DZire overtook the Alto as the number one selling car in October 2015 while the Honda City is back, crossing the 7000 units sales mark once again this festive season.
The festive season is all about celebrating the buying spirit in the Indian automotive market and the perfect time for automakers to make a quick buck beyond the regular numbers. With an abundance of offers, discounts and freebies, we take a look at the sales performance report for the top 10 selling cars of October 2015. Starting with the top honours, the Maruti Suzuki DZire emerged as the most selling model beating the Alto to the throne after a three month gap with 24,502 units, a growth of 24 percent.
With the growing radio cab and app-based cab services pan India, a major chunk of the DZire’s sales comes from the taxi market while it continues to be popular with private car buyers as well. Coming in second was the Alto with 22,861 units sold, witnessing a month-on-month growth of 10.66 percent. The third spot was retained by the Swift; however, sales were down by 3 percent compared to September. With the Baleno finally launched, your guess is as good as ours that a certain number of individuals decided to opt for the bigger Maruti.
At the fourth spot was the Maruti Wagon R with 14,734 units sold, but sales were marginally down by 1.19 percent. A consistent player, the Wagon R will soon receive an AMT upgrade that should see the volumes spiral up north. Closing on Maruti Suzuki has been Hyundai that touched the 14,000 units mark with the Grand i10. Coming in fifth on the list, the model saw a 25 percent spike in sales and switched places with the Elite i20 compared to September 2015. Speaking of the latter, the Elite seems to have taken a hit since the Baleno’s arrival as sales for the premium hatchback were down by 6 percent.
Mahindra’s lone soldier on the list, the Bolero has made a grand comeback beating the Creta with 7754 units sold and replaced the Maruti Celerio at the seventh spot. Nevertheless, the Creta is keeping things positive at Hyundai with a strong demand and sold 7225 units. Making it to the bottom of the list was Honda with the City sedan that once again saw sales rise beyond 7000 units in October witnessing a growth of 23 percent. The Amaze is also a positive seller with 6971 units moving out of showrooms last month.
The other positive sellers in October 2015 include the all-new Maruti Baleno that opened its books to an excellent start clocking 4229 units in its first month of launch. The Renault Kwid is also making the right noises with 5195 units moved out of showrooms last month and bookings have reportedly reached over 50,000. Mahindra’s new TUV300 sold 4551 units last month doing better than the EcoSport. Given the splurge in volumes comes from novelty value, we will be keeping a keen eye to see if these vehicles are able to maintain these numbers in the long run as well.