Segmentwise Car Sales Analysis – 2019

Further to our car sales analysis for 2019; find the detailed segment wise car sales performance in this post.

  • Out of all segments; the Premium Sedan grew the highest at 28%! The segment volumes being small grew incredibly post the addition of Civic. Honda’s Civic was also the Best Selling Premium Sedan for 2019!
  • Compact SUV Segment has grown very strong in the past few years. As a matter of fact; it has emerged to be the 3rd biggest segment in terms of volumes in 2019! It was just 2,143 units short of the second largest segment (Premium Hatchback). 2 new models made entry in the segment in 2019 – Mahindra’s XUV 300 & Hyundai’s Venue. Both the new models fared well for their respective OEMs. 2020 should see Kia & Renault entering the segment too.
  • MUVs have got attention of the OEMs and exciting offerings / concepts are available with the customers now. While XL6 was offered as a premium offering with captain seats; Triber really ticked the boxes in Rs.6-9L range. The New Ertiga too got many takers and was also one the Top 10 selling cars in many months in 2019. Kia shall introduce the Innova-competing Carnival in 2020 and heat up the segment even further.
  • Mid-SUVs saw the highest excitement in 2019! Kia & MG launched their entry model in the sub-continent in the segment. Both the models did much better than expected and led to the growth of the segment. Even Skoda shall be showcasing its offering in the segment in the upcoming Auto Expo.

Segment Wise Sales for 2019 –

Premium Sedan Segment:

Compact SUV Segment:



Luxury Sedan Segment:

Premium Hatchback Segment:

Compact Hatchback Segment: 

Premium SUV Segment:

Entry Hatchback Segment:

Vans Segment:

Compact Sedan Segment:

Executive Sedans Segment:

Lifestyle Offroaders:

Indian Car Sales Figures – December 2019

OEM-wise Sales Snapshot –

Modelwise Car Sales Figures for Dec’19 –

Top 25 Selling Cars of December 2019 –

Segment Wise Sales Data – 

1. Entry Hatchback Segment:

2. Compact Hatchback Segment:

3. Premium Hatchback Segment:

4. Compact Sedan Segment:

5. Executive Sedan Segment:

6. Premium Sedan Segment:

7. Luxury Sedan Segment:

8. Compact SUV Segment:

9. Mid-SUV Segment:

10. Premium SUV Segment:

11. MUV Segment:

12. Van Segment:

13. Lifestyle Off-roader Segment:

Passenger Cars Segments Trend Analysis

India has always been known as a hatchback (small car) dominated market and even the government policies have supported the fame. India was the birthground for sub-4m sedans and SUVs which were highly influenced by the policies. As on H1 FY20; 46% of the cars sales are from hatchback segment (Entry hatch, B & B+); while only 16% is from Sedans. SUVs now contribute for 24% of car sales & MUVs sales accumulate to 15% of the overall sales. Just to analyse how the trends have moved across the past few years we present the study –

Segment-wise Offerings considered for the analysis –

Trend Analysis –

  • Entry hatch as a segment has seen the biggest drop in past 5 years. Models such as Eon & Nano were discontinued.
  • B-segment has the biggest pie and infact one of the biggest list of models on sale. A lot of customers have upgraded from the basic Entry-hatch & B-segment to B+ and is a definitive projection of how the Indian customers have upgraded over time.
  • Sedans are losing sheen over time and the buyers are slowly migrating to the SUVs. Indian road conditions and the pride of owning a SUV (definitely due to road presence) are the factors affecting the change.
  • SUVs+MUVs contribute to 38% of the overall sales! Expect the trend to aggressively move up as all new OEMs are gunning behind these segments. Seltos, Hector, Triber, etc are testimony for it.