The Maruti Ciaz saw a drop in sales moving out of the top 10 list and was replaced by the Celerio while the Honda City moved 3 positions down to the 10th spot in February.
The Indian car market as ever has been slowly but surely progressing from the slumping sales witnessed last year and growth awaits manufacturers that are churning out good products. In February too, the auto industry saw sales rise for most car manufacturers as the small car market was strong as ever. Maruti dominated the sales chart with the Alto leading the pack while bigger cars saw sales decline compared to the previous months. With February being a positive year for most manufacturers, here are the top ten selling cars for February 2015 that managed to impress the masses once again.
1) Maruti’s Ciaz moved down the ladder out of the top 10 list making way for the Celerio hatchback after making it through in January this year. The company clocked a total sales of 1,07,892 units in the previous month and recorded an overall 8.2 percent rise in sales. Maruti’s exports too saw healthy growth with 10,659 units shipped from the country as compared to the 9346 units exported during the same month last year.
2) Hyundai’s Elite i20 triumphs all other products in the company’s lineup being a terrific offering and clocked 10,264 units in February this year. While the Grand i10 and Elite i20 continued to retain their existing positions, the Eon moved up the ladder to seventh position with 7200 units sold in the previous month. Overall, Hyundai clocked 47,612 units in February this year registering an impressive 9.7 percent growth. Exports did take a setback falling by 17.5 percent to 10,307 units.
3) Honda Cars India registered a growth of 16 percent in sales this February, compared to the same period last year and the Amaze was the top seller for the company with 7163 units sold. The City though moved down to the tenth position with 6505 units sold.
4) While Toyota didn’t have any of its offerings on the top 10 list, the Japanese giant did register a sales increase of 16.85 percent in February this year clocking in an overall 11,802 units compared to the 10,000 units sold in the same period last year.
5) After a hiatus, Tata Motors is also witnessing positive sales and the company registered a 22 percent growth in February this year retailing 13,767 units. The Zest and Bolt have been the major growth drivers for Tata while sales for the Safari and Aria declined by 15 percent with just 1962 units sold in the previous month.
6) Ford India wasn’t as happy as its competition and witnessed plummeting sales recording a fall of 12 percent in February on a year-on-year basis selling 5959 units. The automaker is expected to see a surge in sales once the new generation Figo hatchback and compact sedan hit the market later this year.
7) General Motors India has been witnessing slumping sales for quite some time now and February was no different either. The automaker sold 5607 units last month recording a fall of 22 percent on a year-on-year basis. In a bid to revive sales, the company will be launching the Honda Mobilio rivaling Spin MPV later this year followed by the TrailBlazer that will compete against the Toyota Fortuner in the premium SUV space.