Best Selling Cars Analysis – 2020 (January to September)

The Top 10 cars sold in 2020 (Jan to Sep) contributed to over 52% of the cars sold in the Indian market! It had 7 models from Maruti+Nexa, 2 from Hyundai & 1 from Kia.

List of Top 10 cars sold in 2020 –

Rank OEM Model CY2020 CY2019 YoY
1 Maruti Alto 1,02,765 1,59,609 -35.6%
2 Maruti Swift 99,547 1,38,437 -28.1%
3 Maruti Baleno 96,113 1,31,114 -26.7%
4 Maruti Wagon R 95,655 1,16,177 -17.7%
5 Maruti Dzire 79,890 1,46,390 -45.4%
6 Kia Seltos 73,219 13,990 423.4%
7 Maruti Ertiga+XL6 68,788 77,893 -11.7%
8 Maruti Eeco 63,773 86,298 -26.1%
9 Hyundai Creta 60,357 79,070 -23.7%
10 Hyundai Grand i10 56,728 75,036 -24.4%
  • Alto continues to be India’s best selling car. However; Swift is just 3,218 units behind Alto and is closely following Alto’s lead.
  • Baleno too has jumped rankings impressively and sold almost equivalent units to that of Swift! If you include Glanza’s volumes – It would have been India’s No.1 Selling car! (Baleno-96,113 units + Glanza-13,168 units = 1,09,281 units)
  • Kia’s Seltos was the only Non-Maruti in the Top 6.




Top 30 Products in 2020 (January-September)

  • Those who migrated to shared mobility service (read – Ola/Uber/Meru), earlier, in Metros, have found themselves largely stranded in absence personal mobility during lockdown
  • Many of them, who can afford to buy car, seems to be buying new or used cars post lockdown
  • High volume of Swift, Baleno and Wagon R, which is quite close to Alto’s volume, seems to reflect trend of pent up demand
  • Thus entry level hatchback have lesser volume compared to slightly premium ones
  • Incidentally sub-4m SUV don’t have volume advantage over KIA Seltos and Hyundai Creta
  • In absence of diesel engine Maruti Dzire (41% mix in 2019) and Vitara Brezza has suffered tremendous volume losses
  • Maruti S Presso seems to be not so quite well accepted in the market, even 7 year old Hyundai i20 is doing better
  • Hyundai Santro’s second innings is not so successful anymore
  • Tata’s updated Tiago, Nexon and all new Altroz are doing quite well

Market Share of Top 30

Body Style of Top 30

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