Sharing nine of the top 10 spots between them, Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai continue to dominate the hatchback segment in September 2019. While Maruti continues to lead with six of its cars in top 10 list, Hyundai is second best with three of its cars featured in the list.
Registering a comeback of sorts, Maruti Alto leads the pack with sales of 15,079 units in September 2019. This is a significant MoM gain of 48.96% in comparison to August sales of 10,123 units. However, YoY sales are down -30.57%, most likely due to on-going slowdown. Second in the list is Maruti Swift with sales of 12,934 units in September 2019. Swift’s MoM sales have improved by 3.94%, but YoY sales are down -41.81%.
Next is Maruti WagonR that has registered sales of 11,757 units in September 2019. MoM sales have improved by 3.11% and YoY losses are relatively lower at -11.28%. Maruti will be launching electric WagonR soon, which will be the first EV offering by the company in Indian market. At number four, Baleno is another car that appears to be on the comeback trail. A total of 11,420 units were sold in September 2019, which translates into MoM gain of 3.19%. However, YoY sales are down by -38.70%.
Hyundai starts its innings at number five with i20, registering sales 10,141 units in September 2019. i20 has made impressive MoM gain of 43.42%, even though YoY sales are down -18.09%. Next in the list is Hyundai Grand i10, with sales of 9,358 units. This is negative MoM as well as negative YoY growth, at -0.48% and -16.63%, respectively. It may be recalled that Hyundai recently launched Nios edition of Grand i10, which comes with new features and upgrades.
At number seven, we have a new entrant, Maruti S-Presso, which has been described as a youthful mini-SUV by the company. Launched at a price of Rs 3.69 lakh, S-Presso has registered sales of 5,006 units in September 2019. Next is Maruti Celerio, with sales of 4,140 units. This is MoM loss of -13.12% and YoY loss of -55.04%.
At number nine is Hyundai Santro with sales of 3,502 units, an improvement of 6.51% in MoM sales. Number 10 is Tata Tiago with sales of 3,068 units in September 2019. Tiago has lost a whopping -63.38% in YoY sales, but MoM sales have improved by 1.02%.
In the list, only two hatchbacks, Volkswagen Polo and Ford Figo, have registered positive YoY growth. Cars that didn’t even sell a single unit include Hyundai Eon, Tata Nano, Fiat Punto and Honda Brio.