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NCR stays ahead of Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai & Kolkata as the Highest car-selling city in India

Top 10 Cities of India in terms of Car Sales for FY2021

Here is compelling data about how the Top Cities of India contributed to the sales of passenger cars in FY2021. The top 10 cities contributed more than one-third of the overall passenger cars sold in India - 1 out of every 3 cars sold in India goes to these cities!

Do note that the figures reported here are Dispatch Data (cars dispatched from the OEMs to their respective authorized dealers). Also, the data may not be 100% accurate. As these are dealer dispatch data; there may be a certain level of deviance. Ex: A dealer may be selling cars in multiple cities, but the dispatch data may be recorded to a central billing outlet.

If we drill down segment-wise, the major chunk of the UV volumes and the Premium Sedans and the Premium Hatchback volumes come from these cities.

  • NCR holds the first position with about 12,443 monthly average volumes. Around 1,36,869 passenger cars were sold in the NCR region in FY2021.

  • Delhi came second and almost 1,28,907 cars were sold in the national capital. Do note that lesser cars were sold in Delhi when compared to NCR.

  • Bangalore emerges as the third-biggest market for passenger cars and was also South India's No.1 City in terms of car sales. It is one such market that has a very high market share of Kia+Hyundai cars.

  • Hyderabad was a close fourth and >1 Lakh cars were sold in the city for FY2021. Hyderabad is the sixth-most populous metropolitan area in India and has the fifth-largest urban economy in India.

  • Even though Mumbai is the second-most populous city in the country after Delhi and the seventh-most populous city in the world; it stood fifth in terms of passenger cars sold in FY2021. It highlights the high dependence on public transport systems (local trains/buses/metro/etc) in Mumbai and the high traffic condition has also been a deterrent in terms of car sales.

  • Ahmedabad was the second biggest city in West Zone and ranked sixth in terms of car sales in FY2021. Ahmedabad has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India and is among the fastest-growing cities in the country.

  • Pune is the second-largest metropolitan city in Maharashtra and ranked seventh in the list and was just 193 units short of Ahmedabad in FY2021. Pune is widely regarded as the second major IT hub of India (after Bangalore) and one of the top automobile and manufacturing hubs of India.

  • The Chennai Metropolitan Area is one of the largest municipal economies of India. Chennai is nicknamed "The Detroit of India", with more than one-third of India's automobile industry being based in the city. However; it ranked 8th in terms of car sales and was the third-largest city in South India for Car Sales.

  • Kolkata emerged as the Largest Car Selling City in the Eastern part of India and ranked 9th on the list. Kolkata is the primary business, commercial, and financial hub of Eastern India and the main port of communication for North-East India. Kolkata is also the seventh-most populous city in India and is known as the "cultural capital of India" for the city's historical and architectural significance.

  • Lucknow is the latest entrant in the top 10 cities and >50k cars were sold in FY2021.

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