The best selling cars in India over the past six months
It is no secret that the highest selling car manufacturer in India currently is Maruti Suzuki, I mean take a look around. It also won’t come as much of a surprise that the list of the highest selling cars in India is dominated by Maruti. In fact, even with the wide range of cars from different manufacturers available in India only four manufacturers figure in the top 10 out of which 50% of the spots are occupied by a car from Maruti’s stable. Even with newer products in the market older products continue to dominate sales. We take a look at Top 5 Best Selling Cars in India 2015 over a period of six months along with details and reasons as to why we these cars have buyers flocking to dealerships across the country.
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1. Maruti Alto [1,15,875]
Since the beginning of 2015, the Maruti Alto 800 and Alto K10 together have managed to clock 1,15,875 units overall making it the highest selling car in India. The Alto has been the leading the sales charts for some years now but was dethroned by the Maruti Swift Dzire as the highest selling car in India for the month of June 2015. A combination of value for money and trust in the Maruti brand name are the primary reasons why this car sells so much. Plus, the 800 and the K10 variants are able to cater to a wide range of customers with different budgets and preferences.
- Price: INR 2.46-3.62 lakhs (Alto 800) & INR 3.14-3.95 lakhs (Alto K10)(ex-showroom, New Delhi)
- Competition: Hyundai Eon, Tata Nano, Datsun Go
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2. Maruti Swift Dzire [94,901]
Maruti’s compact sedan might not be the prettiest or the roomiest compact sedan around, but it is, by miles, the largest selling in its segment. It manages to outsell the Alto quite frequently in terms of monthly sales. The recent facelift and addition to the features list have also helped the Dzire to maintain demand. The high sales of the Maruti Swift Dzire can be attributed to the pricing, brand name and strong brand value of the Dzire name. Plus, at just around 50,000 more than the Swift hatchback, most Indian buyers seem to give preference to the sedan; ‘badi gaadi’ mentality.
- Price: INR 5.08-7.82 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
- Competition: Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest
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3. Maruti Swift [89,220]
The Dzire’s hatchback sibling comes in at third on our list of the Top 5 Best Selling Cars in India 2015. The Sw[box type=”shadow” ]Also See – Best Cars in India below 6 lakhs[/box]ift hatchback and sedan twins have been trading places at the top of the monthly sales charts constantly. But it has been losing out to its sedan derivative off late thanks to the narrow price gap between the two. The Maruti Swift continues to sell in strong numbers due to it being a good looking, value for money, fuel efficient proposition and Maruti’s stellar aftersales service and support.
- Price: INR 4.58-7.21 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
- Competition: Volkswagen Polo, Tata Bolt, Nissan Micra, Hyundai Grand i10
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4. Maruti Wagon R [69,073]
The Maruti Wagon R has been around for more than a decade now and during that time has managed to build a very strong name for itself. Through constant updates, Maruti has managed to keep the product fresh and hence, keep buyers interested in the Wagon R over the years. Plus, at this price point there really aren’t many other options with the Hyundai Santro now discontinued and the i10 and the Chevrolet Beat, both more expensive than the Wagon R. As is the case with most of the cars on this list, it is the Maruti brand name that has been a crucial in driving sales further.
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5. Hyundai Elite i20 [56,676]
The Hyundai i20‘s success surprised Hyundai themselves initially and the premium hatchback hasn’t looked back since. The only non-Maruti to feature in this list and also the most expensive car to crack the top 5, the Hyundai i20 has managed to outsell some very competent, cheaper models such as the Maruti Celerio, Hyundai Grand i10, etc. The Hyundai i20’s success stems from its premium appeal, spacious cabin, long list of features and a very very good looking exterior. And the introduction of the i20 Active has undoubtedly helped things a lot. Plus, Hyundai’s rock solid aftersales and support is second only to Maruti’s.
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