May 2019 was one of the worst months of Maruti Suzuki India, as far as sales are concerned. India’s largest car maker, registered a heavy decline in sales, by as much as 24% in the domestic market. Despite of this heavy decline, Maruti Suzuki has managed to maintain its dominance in the list of best selling cars in India.
On the top of the list is the Swift, which managed to register sales of 17,039 units in May 2019. When compared to sales of Swift in May 2018, this is a decline of 2,169 units or 11.29%. On no 2 is Maruti Alto, which registered sales of 16,394 units, followed by Dzire at 16,196 units. On no 4 is Baleno with 15,176 units and on no 5 is WagonR with 14,561 units.
All the cars which featured in the top 5 list, registered huge decline in sales. Heaviest decline was suffered by Dzire, whose YoY sales declined by almost 34%. WagonR posted the least decline in the top 5, with sales declining by about 9%. Below is the full report on performance of India’s best 10 selling cars for May 2019.
On the 6th spot is a new entrant, Maruti Eeco. It is to be noted here that the Eeco has regularly featured in the list of top 10 on most months, but never so high up. The reason it is featuring this time on the 6th spot, is because Omni has been discontinued. This has resulted in some buyers of Omni shifting to Eeco as an alternative – which has pushed sales of Eeco higher. This is clearly seen in the sales report, as YoY sales increase of Eeco sales is almost 50%.
After featuring all Maruti in top 6, finally another car brand appears in the list on the 7th spot. This is the Hyundai Creta, which has now become India’s best selling SUV, for the first time in about two years. And the reason it has managed to regain the top spot, is the huge decline in sales of Maruti Brezza, which is now sitting on the 10th spot. Sales of Maruti Brezza have declined by 44% for May 2019.
On the 8th and 9th spot are Hyundai i20 and Maruti Ertiga with sales of 8,958 and 8,964 units. Ertiga is the 2nd car in the list to have posted an increase in YoY sales. Total sales of top 10 cars stood at 1,26,762 units as against 1,50,860 units sold by the same list of cars in May 2018. Hyundai Grand i10 was a regular in this list of top 10 cars, but has gone missing for May 2019, most likely due to Eeco. This has resulted in Maruti having 8 cars in top 10, instead of the usual 7 for most months.