A quick look at the top 20 selling cars in India in December 2014, showing the trend in the Indian automobile market with Maruti Suzuki continuing to lead.
The year 2014 saw a slew of car launches happening in India. From cheap hatchbacks to expensive luxo-barges, we saw everything hitting the market. The industry has seen a lot of ups and downs in the past few years and this year we have finally witnessed some stability in terms of sales. 2014 saw a small growth of 3-4% in sales for the overall market as compared to the previous year. The government has now cut the concessions that it provided in excise duty and from 1st January 2015 every car manufacturer has been hiking prices. Let us have a look at the top 20 selling cars in India in December 2014.
The top 20 is dominated by Maruti Suzuki whose mass-market hatchbacks have been selling like crazy. It is surprising to see outdated vehicles like Omni and Eeco too in the top 20 list every month and also surprising that India’s largest car manufacturer continues selling these vehicles inspite of knowing that they come with zero safety. The Mahindra Bolero has been a steady performer as always and it continues selling in huge numbers, most of which come from rural areas and commercial sales.
The Honda City overtakes all its rivals like the Hyundai Verna and the newly-launched Maruti Ciaz. The Swift too has climbed ahead of the DZire this time. The Maruti Ertiga is marginally ahead of the Toyota Innova this month. We also see consistent performers like the Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport not in the list this time. The Hyundai i10 gets decent numbers while its newer siblings, the Grand i10 and Elite i20 are selling like hot cakes. The Mahindra Scorpio too has turned out to be a very good performer.