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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 –RankOEMModelCY2020CY2019YoY1MarutiAlto1,02,7651,59,609-35.6%2MarutiSwift99,5471,38,437-28.1%3MarutiBaleno96,1131,31,114-26.7%4MarutiWagon R95,6551,16,177-17.7%5MarutiDzire79,8901,46,390-45.4%6KiaSeltos73,21913,990423.4%7MarutiErtiga+XL668,78877,893-11.7%8MarutiEeco63,77386,298-26.1%9HyundaiCreta60,35779,070-23.7%10HyundaiGrand i1056,72875,036-24.4%

  1. 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.

  2. 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)

  3. Kia’s Seltos was the only Non-Maruti in the Top 6.

Top 30 Products in 2020 (January-September)

  1. 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

  2. Many of them, who can afford to buy car, seems to be buying new or used cars post lockdown

  3. High volume of Swift, Baleno and Wagon R, which is quite close to Alto’s volume, seems to reflect trend of pent up demand

  4. Thus entry level hatchback have lesser volume compared to slightly premium ones

  5. Incidentally sub-4m SUV don’t have volume advantage over KIA Seltos and Hyundai Creta

  6. In absence of diesel engine Maruti Dzire (41% mix in 2019) and Vitara Brezza has suffered tremendous volume losses

  7. Maruti S Presso seems to be not so quite well accepted in the market, even 7 year old Hyundai i20 is doing better

  8. Hyundai Santro’s second innings is not so successful anymore

  9. 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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