Maruti Dzire becomes the top-selling car in January 2020 and here are the top 25 best-selling cars in India.
2019 was not the best year for major OEMs operating in the Indian market, regardless of the segment. Many had registered losses throughout the year even though certain brands had introduced a few desirable products. In the four-wheeler market, Kia Motors and MG Motor set foot to the Indian market with a triumphant start. Let us see the market performance of the top 25 best-selling cars in India in January 2020, credit Auto Punditz.
At the very top sits the Maruti Dzire compact-sedan with sales of 22,406 units in January 2020, compared to 19,073 units in the previous year; a growth of 17%. The Maruti Baleno comes second with 20,485 units and a growth of 23% compared to January 2019. Often regarded as India’s favourite hatchback, the Maruti Swift comes third with almost 20,000 units as sales in January 2020, but a marginal growth of 6%. Meanwhile, the Maruti Alto at fourth on the list faced a sales decline of 19%; from 23,360 to 18,914 units.
The Maruti WagonR registered a strong growth of 52% from 10,048 units in 2019 to 15,232 units in January 2020. The relatively-new Kia Seltos hit exactly 15,000 units in sales in January 2020, with no previous data to compare with. The Maruti Eeco acquired a decent growth of 36% compared to last year (9,063 to 12,324 units) and landed in 7th position.
|No||Top Car Sales||Jan-20||Jan-19||Diff||%|
|9||Hyundai Grand i10||8,774||10,285||-1,511||-14.69|
|15||Hyundai Xcent / Aura||6,691||2,121||4,570||215.46|
Positions 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th were taken by the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai i10 Grand, Hyundai i20 Elite and Mahindra Bolero; all of which had registered a sales decline of 23%, 15%, 31% and 10%, respectively. In January 2020, their sales chart peaked at a respective 10,134, 8,774, 8137 and 7,233 units. At 12th position rests the new Maruti S-Presso with 6,971 units in sales in the starting month of this year.
The next three positions were taken up by Hyundai products. The Creta registered a fall of 33% (10,314 to 6,900 units), Venue stood at 6,733 units (was not available in Jan 2019) and Xcent/Aura sales grew by a whopping 215% (2,121 to 6,691 units).
The Maruti Celerio lost the market to its rivals by 32%, from 9,217 units in January 2019 to 6,236 units in 2020. The ageing current-generation Mahindra Scorpio managed to grow by 9% to 5,316 units in January 2020. The Maruti Ertiga was just short of 3 units from hitting 5,000 units in January 2020 and also registered a decline of 21%.
At 19th position, the Tata Altroz gathered 4,505 units in sales at its very first month of introduction, while the lesser Tiago (now in a facelifted avatar) follows just below after facing a drop in sales by 46% to 4,313 units in January 2019. The same month saw the Renault Triber getting 4,119 units.
The Ford Ecosport is the first car to come in the range of three-thousand units. The compact-crossover faced a loss of 15% (from 4,510 units to 3,852 units) while the figure rose to 54% for the Hyundai Santro (down to 8,000 to 3,671 units). The Tata Nexon, at 24th position, garnered 3,382 units; a sales decline of 34%. Finally on the list is the Mahindra XUV300 that hit 3,360 units in January 2020 with no previous sales data to compare with.