Launched back in September 2015, Renault Kwid has seen outstanding success in the Indian auto industry. With sales of 41,250 units to date, the small car has single-handedly resulted in the increase in market share of Renault India.
With each passing month, sales figures of Renault Kwid are on the rise. For March 2016, Kwid sales touched a record high of 9,743 units, making it the 5th best selling car in India for the month. It is also the highest ever a Renault car has been placed in the list of best-selling cars for the month.
Competing with world’s best-selling car, Maruti Alto, Renault Kwid USP is its SUVish looks and innovative features; all at an unmatched starting price tag of INR 2.6 lakh. This package has resulted in Renault acquiring over 1 lakh bookings in a short period.
The four cars above Renault Kwid are all Maruti Suzuki products, as is the case for most monthly sales reports. The top four are – Maruti Alto with 22,101 units sold, Maruti DZire with 17,796 units sold, Maruti WagonR with 14,577 units sold, and Maruti Swift with 14,524 units sold.
Speaking of other cars in the top 10 list, Hyundai Grand i10, and Elite i20 were positioned at No. 6 and No. 8 with sales of 9,544 units and 8,713 units respectively. Hyundai Grand i10 gained one position, sales increased 8% while sales of Hyundai Elite i20 saw a 16% decline and dipped from 5th position to No. 8 on March 2016 list.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio stood at No. 7 with sales of 8,859 units, up 75% as compared to sales of 5,074 units in March 2015. The reason for improved sales performance was the introduction of auto gear shift technology (AMT). At no 9 was the new Maruti Baleno with 6,236 units sold.
The sole Honda in the list – City that made it to the list of 10 best selling cars in March 2016 at the No.10 position with a total of 5,662 units sold as against 9,777 units sold in March 2015.