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Maruti Alto replaces Dzire as India’s no 1 selling car for FY 2019

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has continued to command the list of top 10 selling cars and SUVs in the past fiscal. The company ended 2018-19 fiscal with the highest ever sales of 18,62,449 units. Domestic sales stood at 17,53,700 units and exports were at 1,08,749 units.

The top five spots among the 10 best selling models were held by Alto, DZire, Swift, Baleno and Vitara Brezza. WagonR was at No. 6 while Celerio took the no 10 spot. The list is identical to top 10 cars sold in calendar year 2018. Except for 1 change – The car on the top.

Yes. The car which leads the list in calendar year 2018, is Maruti Dzire – ending the reign of Alto at the top. Maruti Alto had been top selling car in India for 13 consecutive years, before it was replaced by Dzire. But, for FY 2019, Alto is back on top. Below are the detailed sales figures.

Alto sales were at 2,59,401 in FY2019, a marginal increase over 2,58,539 units sold in the same period of the previous year. In the past financial year DZire sales stood at 2,38,988 units, a significant increase over 1,96,990 units sold in FY2018 while the Swift moved up a spot at No. 3 with 2,23,924 units sold in FY19 as against 1,75,928 units sold in the same period of the previous year.

Baleno, which was at No. 3 in FY18 with 1,90,480 units sold moved down to No. 4 in FY19 with 2,12,330 units. The WagonR which was at No. 5 in FY18 with 1,68,644 units sold moved down to No 6 with 1,68,644 unit sold in FY19. In FY19, the Vitara Brezza took the spot at No. 5 with 1,57,850 units sold. The other model from Maruti Suzuki was the Celerio which retained in No. 10 spot on the list in FY18 and FY19. However sales increased from 94,721 units in FY18 to 1,03,734 units in the past financial year.

Hyundai Elite i20 moved up from No. 8 in FY18 with 1,36,182 units sold to No. 7 in FY19 with 1,40,225 units sold. While the Grand i10 which was at No.6 in FY18 with 1,51,113 units sold moved down to No. 8 with 1,26,041 units sold in the past fiscal. The Hyundai Creta also retained its No. 9 spot in both fiscals. A total of 1,07,136 units were sold in FY18 as compared to 1,24,300 units sold in FY19.

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