Maruti Suzuki Alto is world’s best selling small car / hatchback again
A list of top selling small cars / hatchbacks in the world in 2014 is released, in which Maruti Suzuki Alto stands proud at the top. Of the 10 cars, there are three Suzuki, two Volkswagen and two Honda. Germany is the only country which hasn’t reappeared in the list, while India and Brazil have repeated twice each and Japan five times.
After Maruti Suzuki Alto, second in the list is Volkswagen Golf, followed by Daihatsu Tanto, Toyota Aqua, Honda Fit, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Fiat Palio, Volkswagen GoL, Honda N-BOX and Suzuki Wagon R.
In 2011, Alto was at its peak in India, with the year’s sales of over 300,000 units, but now the number is just 264,544 which is 0.46 percent less than the previous year’s.
There is no surprise in the presence of Volkswagen Golf on the podium, but the same cannot be said for Daihatsu Tanto, the kei car has shown significant performance in Japan, recording 62.11 percent growth over last year.
Via – Hindustan Times