Best selling cars Feb 2019 – Maruti Alto leads, Tata Tiago enters top 10
Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Cars India claimed 15 out of the 25 best selling cars in the country. Total sales of vehicles on this list stood at 2,26,398 units, up 9 percent as compared to sales of 2,06,405 units in February 2018.
Maruti Suzuki cars which claimed the top 6 positions on the list during February 2019 included the Alto, Swift, Baleno, DZire, WagonR and the Brezza. Alto has always remained a favorite in Maruti Suzuki lineup, bringing in volumes to the automaker each month. There were a total of 24,751 units of this entry level hatchback sold last month as compared to 19,769 units sold in the same month of the past year, an increase of 25 percent. The company is now set to launch the all new Alto later this year with new powertrain options.
A total of 18,224 units of the Swift were sold in February as against 17,291 units sold in February 2018. In third spot was the Maruti Suzuki Baleno with 17,944 units sold. The Baleno was a part of a recall last month to check and update the Actuator Assembly ABS software, but still managed to notch up good numbers in terms of sale. Despite its prestigious position on this list, Baleno sales dipped 24 percent as compared to sales in the same month of the previous year which stood at 15,807 units.
Maruti DZire and WagonR at Nos. 4 and 5, saw sales to the tune of 15,915 and 15,661 respectively as against sales of 20,941 units and 14,029 units in the same month of the previous year. MY 2019 Maruti Dzire was offered at good discount at Rs.25,000 and exchange bonus at Rs.30,000 through the past month which also contributed to increased sales. The new WagonR, launched in India in January, has noted good demand. WagonR sales increased 12 percent from 14,029 units sold in February 2018 to 15,661 units sold last month.
11,613 units of the Maruti Brezza were sold last month with the sub 4 meter SUV commanding a No. 6 spot on the list. Maruti Suzuki also had the Ertiga, Eeco, Omni and Celerio on this list of 25 best sellers at Nos. 11, 13, 14 and 22 respectively, each of which noted positive sales with the exception of the Celerio which saw sales dip 47 percent to 3,631 units as against 6,842 units sold in February 2018.
Hyundai Elite i20, Creta and Grand i10 too featured on the list of top 10 best selling cars in February 2019. A total of 11,547 units of the Elite i20 were sold during the past month, a dip of 14 percent as compared to 13,378 units sold in February 2018. Creta sales stood at 10,206 units last month and sales crossed the 5 lakh unit mark while sales in February 2018 were at 9,278 units. Grand i10 at No. 9 sales saw sales dip 11 percent to 9,065 units as against 10,198 units sold in February 2018 while the recently launched Hyundai Santro was at No 15 with sales of 6,875 units sold along with the Verna at No 23 with 3,299 units sold, a dip of 18 percent as against 4,001 units sold in February 2018.
Tata Tiago entered the list at No. 10 with 8,286 units sold along with the Nexon at No. 18 with 5,263 units sold. Tiago sales increased 23 percent while Nexon sales were up 26 percent as compared to sales of 6,718 units and 4,163 units respectively, in the same month of the previous year. Mahindra had the Bolero and XUV300 on the list of top 25 best selling cars last month. Bolero sales were flat at 7,974 units in the past month as against 8,001 units sold in February 2018 while XUV300 sales stood at 4,484 units. Mahindra Scorpio at No. 21 saw sales dip 8 percent from 4,851 units sold in February 2018 to 4,445 units sold in the past month.
Toyota Innova Crysta, the most expensive car on the list, was at No.16, with an 8 percent increase in sales. Honda Amaze and the City featured at Nos. 17 and 24 respectively. Honda Amaze sales surged 603 percent from 933 units sold in February 2018 to 6,562 units in the past month while on the other hand sales of the Honda City dipped 16 percent from 3,885 units sold in February 2018 to 3,273 units sold in the past month. Ford EcoSport was relegated to the bottom of this list at No. 25 with a 42 percent dip in sales from 5,438 units sold in February 2018 to 3,156 units sold in the past month.