The Top 25 Selling Cars constituted almost 84% of the cars sold in May 2021. It had 8 models from Maruti, 6 from Hyundai, 5 from Tata, 3 from Mahindra, 2 from Kia, and 1 each from Renault.
OEMwise Count in the Top 25 selling cars -
Maruti had 8 models in the Top 25. On average; the volumes were 3,727 units/car.
Hyundai had 6 models in the Top 25 and averaged 3,768 units per model and was higher than that of Maruti.
Tata with 3 models in the list averaged 2,963 units per model.
Kia had 2 offerings in the Top 25 and averaged 5,452 per model (which was the highest in Industry).
M&M even with three models fared below Kia as per model average was 2,403 units.
Also find mentioned the Body Style Count in the Top 25 -
SUVs decimated Hatchbacks and had 11 models in Top 25 and sold over 1.6 times that of Hatchbacks.
Hatchbacks had 9 models on the list and the overall volumes fell too.
Sedans have only 2 offerings in the Top 25 and both were Compact Sedans (Dzire and Aura).
First time an off-roader makes an entry in the Top 25 (Thar is here to create more records!)
The Top 25 Selling Cars of May 2021 are as shown below -
The Top 5 Selling cars 3 Non-Maruti cars (Creta, Sonet, Nexon) which is an aberration in the Indian PV industry and was primarily due to the 16-day manufacturing lockdown observed by Maruti Suzuki.
Hyundai Creta has been India's No.1 Selling SUV for quite a while and it emerged as India's highest-selling passenger car in May 2021. The Hyundai SUV outsold the likes of Swift, Alto, and Baleno to achieve this feat.
The Top 5 cars had 3 SUVs in total - Apart from Creta, Kia Sonet and Tata Nexon made an entry into the Top 5 list! Kia Sonet also became the best-selling Sub-4m Compact SUV for May 2021 and was closely followed by Tata's Nexon. Both Sonet and Nexon overtook the erstwhile segment leaders (Brezza and Venue).
Maruti's Dzire was the only sedan in the Top 5 with shipments of 5,819 units in May 2021. The model had a tough ride in FY2021 due to the discontinuation of diesel trims; however, it is fighting hard to retain its volumes.
Venue and i10 Nios were the other Hyundai models in the Top 10. i20 ranked 11th in the overall list.
Maruti Baleno ranked seventh with dispatches of 4,803 units.
Maruti's usual high-selling model WagonR was pushed off to seventeenth rank as only 2,086 units were shipped in May 2021.
Mahindra's Thar outsold Scorpio, XUV500, and XUV300. Who would have ever thought that this Lifestyle Offroader will bring such volumes to the Indian automaker?
SUVs like Safari, Alcazar, Harrier fare in the Top 25!