2018 Car Sales Statistics – India

Modelwise Car Sales Statistics for 2018 –





Top 25 selling models of the year 2018 are –





Top Selling Compact Sedans of 2018:





Top Selling Compact SUVs of 2018:





Top Selling Sedans of 2018:

Top 10 Selling Cars of December 2018

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A lot of upheaval has happened in the Top 10 selling cars of December 2018. While Alto has regained the Numero Uno slot by a clear margin; Hyundai makes an entry into the Top 3 and surprisingly has 2 of its models in Top 5! The highlights of the Top 10 selling cars data of Dec’18 are:

  • We believe that for the first time 2 Non-Maruti models shall feature in the Top 5 selling cars list. And both the Non-Maruti models are from the Hyundai’s stable! We have got maximum entries for the contest where the Top 5 cars were guessed to be from Maruti Suzuki (which is the usual trend; however this time it was different and thus the contest was announced).
  • Hyundai’s Elite i20+Active become the Best Selling Hyundai & Third Best Selling Car of Dec’18. It was not an easy task to outdo Swift & Baleno’s numbers – However; i20’s persistance has made it possible and placed it ahead the biggies. i20 sold almost >800 units more than Baleno!
  • Even post Santro launch; Grand i10’s performance hasn’t dwindled. It sold an impressive 11,450 units in Dec’18 and was just 340 units short of its competition Swift. Considering the extremely high discounts on Grand i10; the value proposition of the model went very attractive and proved positive in terms of sales.
  • Celerio sold 9k units and ranked 9th in the list. With Wagon-R undergoing the model change transition; Maruti’s focus on Celerio in Dec’18 worked well in terms of volumes and successfully placed it in the Top 10 selling cars list.
  • Eeco makes a grand entry into the list. Selling 8,532 units of Eeco is no joke and only Maruti can make it possible. Eeco+Omni combined sold 15,850 units which is higher than the overall sales of Tata, Mahindra & Honda individually 🙂
  • Though Creta numbers have dropped; it managed to fare at the bottom of the list with a sales of 7,631 units.

Top 10 Selling Cars – September 2018

Snippets:

  • Maruti & Hyundai have again ousted an Other OEM entrant – Yes, Honda’s Amaze is now out of the Top 10 selling cars and is replaced by Maruti’s Celerio! The duopoly has made the Industry extremely difficult for other OEMs to survive and is clearly visible in the Top 10 list.
  • The Top 6 selling cars are from Maruti’s stable & 7 out of Top 10 are Maruti’s! Hyundai as usual occupies the No.7, No.8 & No.9 positions. Hyundai has been holding this position quite strongly and has no signs of leaving it.
  • Maruti’s Swift occupies the Pole Position and overtakes the Aug’18 leader Alto by quite a margin (>500 units to be precise). Swift has gained the No.1 position after 16 long months (Last time Swift was in the Top Spot in the month of Apr’17!).
  • Brezza places itself in the Top 5. The compact SUV is gaining strength month and is the only UV in the Top 5!
  • The other notable SUV in the list is Hyundai’s Creta. The SUV offers tremendous value and sells almost equivalent to the much cheaper compact hatch Grand i10.