Maruti, Hyundai and Honda lead top cars list in India
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) continues to lead as it has a wide range of cars in each segment catering to the demands of varied buyer preferences in India. It is due to this and for the fact that each of these models are affordably priced that the company holds a dominion in Indian markets.
MSIL is India‚Äôs leading automaker with about 45% market share. They produce a range of cars to cater to the demand of different segment of buyers. Of the top 6 cars sold in India, 4 of them have belonged to Maruti.
Speaking about sales, Maruti Alto, their small entry level car is at the very top of this list of best sellers for the April to June quarter. Maruti Suzuki‚Äôs DZire, Swift and WagonR are also in subsequent top positions while Hyundai Grand i10 is in fifth position followed by Honda City sedan in sixth place.
During the period April to June 2014, MSIL sold a total of 64,573 units of Alto as against 56,335 units in April to June 2013. 50,951 units of DZire sedan were sold while 47,442 units of Swift and 38,156 units of WagonR were sold each of which broke sales pitch as against sales in the same quarter of the previous year.
Hyundai Grand i10 which came in fifth position saw sales of 26,830 units during the April-June quarter while 21,985 units of Honda City were sold thus resulting in its sixth position in India. Hyundai also saw its recently launched Xcent command outstanding sales of 21,524 units during the same quarter allowing it to occupy seventh position while the entry level Eon experienced sales of 19,379 units, lower than sales of 24,526 units in the same quarter of the previous year.
Sales of Maruti Suzuki‚Äôs Celerio, launched earlier this year, stood at 16,541 units during the April-June 2014 quarter thus resulting in its standing at 9th best selling model in the country. Honda Amaze sales from 15,853 units in the first quarter of 2013-14 down to 15,182 units in the same quarter this year has brought down its position from 7th last year to 10th position as on date, while models such as Hyundai Santro Verna and Maruti Ritz failed to appear on the top ten selling charts.