10 Best-Selling Cars in India in March 2016
March being the last month of the financial year does mean sales figures aren't at their best performance. However, if the trend in the past years is anything to go by, popular products continue to dominate the market with decline in numbers insubstantial. The same seems to be the case with cars in March 2016, as the popular models continued to rake big numbers. Quite the promising end to the last financial year, we list down the 10 best-selling cars sold in India in March, 2016.
Despite new competition pouring in and more yet to come, the Maruti Suzuki Alto
remains the undisputed king of the passenger vehicle sales. The Indian automaker sold 22,101 units of the Alto in March this year, doing slightly better than February 2016 with a nearly 4 per cent hike in sales.
The other best seller from Maruti's camp was the DZire
with 17,796 units sold last month. The model has remained consistent in terms of month-on-month growth since the beginning of 2016 and is an fail safe offering the segment has to offer for most buyers. With the AMT unit now available with the diesel version, the DZire makes more sense than ever.
The third spot continued to be Maruti's turf with the Wagon R
clocking 14,577 units, a month-on-month hike of 2.59 per cent, while also outselling the Swift hatchback
. The Swift on the other hand, was pushed to the fourth spot with 14,524 units sold, a 6.55 per cent drop in sales as compared to February, 2016.
The surprise offering that is quickly climbing the sales chart is the Renault Kwid
with 9743 units shipped out last month, beating the Hyundai Grand i10
to the fifth position. The French automaker's made-for-India offering is doing wonders for the brand and the consistent demand has encouraged the car maker to increase production for the same. The company has sold of 41,250 units of the Kwid since its launch in September last year. With the AMT and 1.0-litre variants in the pipeline, the future seems bright for the Kwid as well.
Moving down the list, the sixth spot was occupied by the Hyundai Grand i10 with 9544 units sold. While the hatchback
moved down by a position, sales were still optimistic with a 7.26 per cent hike over February this year. Maruti Suzuki was back again at the seventh and ninth spots respectively with the Celerio clocking 8859 units, whereas the premium Baleno
clocked 6236 units. The Celerio
witnessed a 72 per cent month-on-month increase in sales, but the Baleno didn't fair as hoped and saw volumes decline by 9 per cent.
In comparison, the Hyundai Elite i20
continued to be a strong seller grabbing the eighth spot with 8713 units sold, but with a drop of 14.60 per cent in sales, compared to February 2016. Lastly, the Honda City
seems to be on the revival mode and did marginally better than close rival the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
with 5662 units sold.
10 Best Selling Cars in March 2016:
1) Maruti Suzuki Alto
- 22,101 units
2) Maruti Suzuki DZire
- 17,796 units
3) Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
- 14,577 units
4) Maruti Suzuki Swift
- 14,524 units
5) Renault Kwid
- 9743 units
6) Hyundai Grand i10
- 9544 units
7) Maruti Suzuki Celerio
- 8859 units
8) Hyundai Elite i20
- 8713 units
9) Maruti Suzuki Baleno
- 6236 units
10) Honda City
- 5662 units
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