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Top 25 cars sold in India during May 2016 – Innova, Vitara Brezza new entrants

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Passenger vehicle sales in India in May 2016 saw positive response following new launches and predictions of good monsoons.

Passenger vehicles saw strong domestic demand in May 2016 with 6 automakers posting double-digit growth while overall the segment grew by 7% to 2,30,466 units. Even as new launches signaled increased demand, the sudden shift in increase in demand for petrol engined vehicles has put some pressure on automakers disrupting the supply-demand chain.

Maruti Suzuki India Limited ruled the charts of top 25 best selling passenger vehicles during the past month. Increase in sales is attributed to launch of new cars like Vitara Brezza and Baleno.

Image - Raghavendra Naik

Image – Raghavendra Naik

Maruti Vitara Brezza sales for the month stood at 7,193 units while other passenger cars such as Alto, DZire, WagonR and Swift once again claimed top 4 positions despite falling sales. Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Celerio, OMNI, Eeco, Ciaz and Ertiga also found mention on the list of top 25 best selling models. MSIL overall sales which included domestic and exports increased 7.1% to touch 1,23,034 units as against 1,14,825 units sold in May 2015.

Hyundai India registered domestic sales of 41,351 units in may 2016, a 10.4% growth as against sales in May 2015 which stood at 37,450 units. Among company’s best sellers were the i10 Grand which recorded a 19% growth with 12,055 units sold in May 2016 as compared to 10,112 units sold in May 2015. Hyundai i20 saw only a 1% increase in growth with 10,472 units sold while the Hyundai Creta, Xcent and Eon also scored on the list of top 25 best selling passenger vehicles during the past month.

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Renault India’s Kwid saw sales of 5,600 units during the past month while Toyota only found its Innova and Etios on the list of best sellers in May 2016. 7,259 units of Innova were sold in May 2016 as compared to 5,028 units sold in May 2015, making it the best-selling Utility vehicle in the country for the month. Sales of Etios jumped 2% to 2,625 units in May 2016 from 2,550 units sold in May 2015.

Mahindra and Mahindra best sellers in May 2016 included the KUV100, Bolero and Scorpio. While Bolero sales dipped 42% and Scorpio sales remained the same, KUV100 sales stood at 4,446 units. Tata Motors hatchback sales grew by 7%, due to strong demand for Tiago launched on 6th April, of which 3,287 units were sold in May 2016.

Top 25 Cars sold during May 2016

Car Name May-16 May-15 % Change
Maruti Alto 19874 22595 -12
Maruti Dzire 16968 19663 -14
Maruti WagonR + StongRay 13231 12467 6
Maruti Swift 12355 17195 -28
Hyundai Grand i10 12055 10112 19
Hyundai i20 (Elite + Active) 10472 10334 1
Maruti Baleno 10004 0
Maruti Celerio 7379 6653 11
Toyota Innova 7259 5028 44
Maruti Vitara Brezza 7193 0
Hyundai Creta 7057 0
Maruti Omni 6923 6445 7
Renault Kwid 5600 0
Maruti Eeco 5241 5157 2
Maruti Ciaz 5188 5012 4
Hyundai Xcent 4701 4871 -3
Mahindra KUV100 4446 0
Mahindra Bolero 4419 7569 -42
Mahindra Scorpio 4264 4249 0
Maruti Ertiga 4133 5430 -24
Hyundai Eon 3634 6449 -44
Honda City 3305 7562 56
Tata Tiago 3287 0
Ford EcoSport 3033 3780 -20
Toyota Etios 2625 2550 3

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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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