Maruti Alto takes its the title of India’s number one selling car back from Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Holding a record for 13 consecutive years Maruti Alto lost to Maruti Suzuki Dzire in the run for India’s number 1 selling car in the calendar year 2018. But to everyone’s delight, the car successfully managed to take its place back in the FY2019.
As per a report released by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, the Indian automobile industry produces different types of vehicles which are Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Three Wheelers, Two Wheelers, and Quadricycle.
Maruti Suzuki who dominates the Indian market with it’s market share of 54% secured 7 positions including the best selling car 2019 in the top ten most selling cars in India. While Alto was the undefeated champion, Dzire, Baleno, Vitara Breeza and WagonR of Maruti Suzuki secured their spots in the top 6. Whereas, Hyundai’s Elite i20, Grand i10, Creta stood seventh, eighth and ninth respectively. The tenth spot was again Maruti Suzuki with Celerio.
Alto successfully managed to sell 2,59,401 units this year while Maruti Dzire sold 2,53,859 units. Maruti Suzuki Swift sold 2,23,924 cars and Baleno sold 1,75,928 cars in the last fiscal year.
Hero MotoCorp Tops Two Wheeler Brands
Hero MotoCorp, Honda Motorcycle, and Scooter India are India’s biggest two-wheeler manufacturers. Hero MotorCorp topped the list followed by Honda. However, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India’s (HMSI) sales have fallen by 4.12 % as they were 57,75,287 in FY 2018 and they are now 55,20,617.
HSMI has probably suffered the worst downfall in India since its establishment. However, with easy cab services and people inclined more inclined towards choosing four-wheelers, the two-wheeler sales have been on the decline in India overall.
TVS, Bajaj, Royal Enfield, Yamaha managed to secure their places in the top 6 whereas Suzuki, Piaggio, Mahindra, Kawasaki stood seventh, eighth, night and tenth respectively.