Maruti Suzuki has 6 of India's 10 top-selling cars with 73% market share
18 April 2016
The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India has further bolstered its top seller list to six among the top 10, with the addition of its compact sedan Celerio as the seventh most demanded model among all Indian car models.
Maruti Suzuki also tightened its hold on the market with a 73 per cent volume share among the top ten models in FY16.
The company's six top selling models accounted for 10,29,639 of the combined sales of 14,19,768 of the top ten models in the fiscal year.
Maruti Suzuki's five top models were also among the top ten selling cars in the country in the financial year 2014-15. The company's volume share in the top ten stood at 68 per cent in 2014-15 with sales of 9,12,415 units
The company's Alto, Dzire, Swift and WagonR were the first, second, third and fourth biggest selling models during the fiscal year, data showed.
The company sold 2,63,422 units of the Alto during 2015-16 compared with 2,64,492 units in 2014-15. Sales of compact sedan Dzire stood at 2,34,242 units, up from 2,10,649 units in 2014-15.
Compact hatchback Swift continued to hold on to the third position during the fiscal year with 1,95,043 units. Swift sales stood at 2,01,338 units in the previous fiscal year.
Wagon R with 1,69,555 units sold during the last fiscal year, retained its fourth position in the passenger car segment. Maruti Suzuki India had sold 1,61,250 units of the hatchback in 2014-15.
Sales of compact model Celerio also shot up for the first time making it to the top ten list for the first time. With sales of 87,428 units during the fiscal year, it stood at the 7th position in terms of sales, dislodging Hyundai's compact car Eon from the position.
Maruti Suzuki India's van Omni retained its ninth position with sales of 79,949 units in 2015-16. It had sold 74,686 units in 2014-15.
Rival Hyundai's two models - Grand i10 and Elite i20 - also made it to the top ten list. The Grand i10 sold 1,26,181 units during the fiscal year. i20 stood at the sixth position with sales of 1,04,841 units during fiscal year 2015-16.
Mahindra's SUV Bolero stood at the 8th position with 81,559 units sold while Honda Cars mid-sized sedan City stood at the 10th spot with 77,548 units sold during the fiscal year.