Maruti Suzuki India’s grip on the country’s car market tightened in October with six of its models, including the newly launched mid-sized sedan Ciaz, featuring in the top 10 selling brands in the month.
According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers Association (SIAM) while entry level model Alto continues to lead the best selling model chart, Maruti’s compact sedan Dzire moved up to the second spot ahead of popular premium compact Swift, which has slipped to the fourth spot behind WagonR.
In the same month last year, Maruti had only four models in top 10 with Alto leading the pack followed by Swift, Dzire, and WagonR in second, third and fourth spots respectively.
This year in October, the newly launched mid-sized Ciaz (6,345 units) was in eighth spot followed by another fresh model Celerio (5,723 units) at ninth position.
Hyundai’s new premium compact car Elite i20 (8,895 units) was the fifth best selling model in the country, while its compact cars Grand i10 and Eon were at sixth and seventh positions respectively during the month.
Honda Car India’s new mid-sized sedan City (5,129 units) was the tenth best selling model, a spot which was occupied by rival Verna from Hyundai last year.
According to SIAM figures, Maruti’s Alto sold 21,443 units in October this year as against 22,574 units in the same month last year. Dzire clocked 16,542 units as against 16,222 units last year.
While WagonR sales in the month were at 14,310 units as compared to 14,270 units last October, Swift sold 11,965 units as against 19,047 units last year.
Hyundai’s Grand i10 clocked sales of 8,400 units in October this year as compared to 11,519 units in the year-ago month, while Eon sold 6,986 units as against 6,867 units.