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8 out of 10 Renault cars sold in India is a Kwid, enters top 5

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For the second time this year, Renault India has outsold Japanese auto major Honda Cars India.

Passenger vehicle sales for June 2016 reveals that Renault India has surpassed sales of Honda Cars India. Renault India sold 11,837 units in June 2016 and registered a growth of 173% as against Honda Car sales of 11,407 units, a decline of 38%.

This is second time this year that the French automaker has outsold Honda. In April 2016, Renault sales stood at 12,426 units as against Honda sales at 10,486 units.

Renault Kwid Custom (1)

June sales have seen Renault India take the 6th spot among top automakers in India, behind Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra, Tata Motors and Toyota. Renault’s outstanding sales could be attributed to the increased demand for Renault Kwid hatchback which has seen a 41% month on month growth. Renault Kwid is now the fifth best-selling car in India, behind Maruti Alto, DZire, Hyundai Grand i10, and Maruti WagonR.

Further, Renault India also has ambitious plans for the year ahead with targets to sell over 1 lakh vehicles as against 54,000 units sold in 2015, while sales in 2017 are predicted at 1.8 lakhs which will allow the company to claim a market share of 5% as compared to the 3.4% share held as on date.

The Kwid is available with a range of optional accessory packages.

Honda Cars India experienced a dip in sales in June 2016 despite an attractive product range with BR-V, Jazz and the ever popular Honda City sedan which was at one time the company’s largest selling model. Honda City sales dipped from an average of 6,000 units per month to 3,581 units in June 2016. Honda BR-V sales stood at 3,064 units while Jazz sales were at just 2,593 units during the month.

Maruti Suzuki continued to claim top spot in June 2016 with sales at 92,133 units registering de-growth of 10.22% while Hyundai Motor sales increased 9.66% to 39,806 units during the month. Mahindra and Mahindra ranked at No. 3 with 17,068 units sold while sales of Tata Motors and Toyota Kirloskar increased 20% and 29.65% respectively. Tata Motors claimed back its 4th position lost in May thanks to the increased demand of the Tata Tiago while Toyota was positioned in a 5th place.

Top 10 Car companies – June 2016

ManufacturerSales in June 2016% Change
Maruti Suzuki92133-10.22

Top 20 Cars sold in June 2016

Car NameJun-16Jun-15% difference
1Maruti Alto1575021115-25
2Maruti Dzire1556021866-29
3Hyundai Grand i1012678897041
4Maruti WagonR1196213221-10
5Renault Kwid9459
6Maruti Swift903317313-48
7Hyundai Elite i20899010841-17
8Toyota Innova8171414497
9Hyundai Creta77001641369
10Maruti Baleno6967
11Maruti Vitara Brezza6673
12Maruti Celerio57978078-28
13Maruti Omni55306084-9
14Maruti Ritz46821337250
15Ford EcoSport46093666-26
16Maruti Eeco43444381-1
17Tata Tiago4205
18Hyundai Xcent38004999-24
19Mahindra Bolero36996093-39
20Hyundai Eon36005313-32

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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