The new Honda Jazz made it to the list at the eighth position, while the City saw a massive decline in numbers for the month with sales down by 33 percent compared to July 2014.
The Indian car market is moving towards positive growth and even though the pace may be slow, it will eventually get there, which is enough to keep manufacturers motivated to introduce new products in the market. With the sales result out for the previous month, we take a look at the hits and misses of July 2015 as the month saw several new launches with the most impressive being the all new Honda Jazz.
Call it beginner’s luck, but the 2015 Honda Jazz broke into the top 10 sales chart within the first month of hitting the streets. The new premium hatchback sold a healthy 6675 units in July 2015, doing better than its booted sibling the City at eighth position. In comparison, the Honda City was the only vehicle on the list to gain negative growth for the month moving to ninth position from the fifth place achieved in the same month last year. Sales for the City were down by a hefty 33 percent on an annual term. The other Honda on the list was the Amaze compact sedan that saw its sales grow by 2 percent while clocking 4589 units for the month.
That said, the third generation Honda Jazz has some catching up to do in order beat rival Hyundai Elite i20 in the segment that grabbed the sixth place with 8098 units sold in June 2015. Keeping Hyundai’s flag high was the popular Grand i10 that achieved the fifth spot with 8691 units sold in July. The Korean car maker’s Eon was the tenth best seller until June 2015, but made a silent exit from the list with the Jazz taking over.
While there was a lot of juggling in the second half of the most selling cars list, the top four positions were and continue to remain Maruti Suzuki’s turf with its best sellers taking up all the limelight. For the second consecutive month, the DZire turned out be the most selling car in the country with 23,086 units sold in July 2015, bagging a growth of 24 percent over the previous year; while the Alto came in second with 22,212 units sold last month, witnessing a year-on-year growth of 31 percent. The other positive sellers in the company’s lineup were the Swift at the third spot followed by the Wagon R with 18,870 units and 15,540 units sold respectively.