Maruti Suzuki Alto reigns supreme in Indian car market


The Maruti Suzuki Alto continued its streak of being the market leader in the Indian car market, with it topping the sales chart for the 14th successive year (as per a report by Business Today). Maruti Suzuki continues to be the most popular car brand in the country, with 1 in every 2 cars sold being a Maruti Suzuki.

The Dzire gave tough competition to the Alto, selling over 2.4 lakh units in the fiscal.

The top 5 positions in terms of sales volume were all occupied by vehicles from the Maruti Suzuki stable, with the Dzire giving tight competition to the Alto for the ‘numero uno’ position. The Baleno came third in the list, followed by the Swift and the Wagon R.

Hyundai was the only other manufacturer who found its models in the top ten, with the Grand i10 occupying the sixth position, the Elite i20 the 8th place, and the Creta the 9th place.

While the Alto sold 2,58,539 units in the FY, the Dzire sold 2,40,133 units.  In terms of percentage growth, the Dzire registered a 20.14 per cent jump in units compared to FY17.

Model No. of units sold in ’17-18 Growth % No. of units sold in ’16-17
Maruti Suzuki Alto 2,58,539 + 7 2,41,635
Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2,40,133 + 20.14 1,99,878
Maruti Suzuki Baleno 1,90,480 + 57.68 1,20,804
Maruti Suzuki Swift 1,75,298 + 5.04 1,66,885
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 1,68,644 – 2.15 1,72,346
Hyundai Grand i10 1,51,355 + 3.51 1,46,228
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 1,48,372 + 36.57 1,08,640
Hyundai Elite i20 1,36,182 + 7.82 1,26,304
Hyundai Creta 1,07,136 + 10.56 96,899
Maruti Suzuki Celerio 94,721 – 2.71 97,361


Mercedes-Benz sells 16,236 units in Jan-March quarter

While luxury brands are unlikely to figure in the top selling models, they have done well in the market. Mercedes-Benz registered a 24.8 per cent jump in its sales for the Jan-March quarter, having sold 4,556 units in the period.

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