The first month of 2015 started on a positive note with the automobile industry observing about 3.14 per cent increase in domestic passenger car sales. Carmakers managed to sell 1,69,300 units in January, 2015 as compared to the 1,64,149 units sold in the corresponding month last year. Though the growth is not huge, it's a good sign for the industry since all the carmakers had to increase their car prices in January due to increased excise duty.
Here's a list of the top 10 selling cars of January 2015.
Maruti Suzuki Alto - 22,889 units
Maruti Suzuki Swift - 19,669 units
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire - 19,533 units
Maruti Suzuki WagonR - 12,861 units
Hyundai i20 - 9,541 units
Hyundai Grand i10 - 8,724 units
Mahindra Bolero - 8,515 units
Honda City - 7,667 units
Hyundai Eon - 6,820 units
Honda Amaze - 6,709 units
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a. Among the top 10 selling cars for the month, 4 are from Maruti Suzuki India, 3 from Hyundai, 2 from Honda and 1 from Mahindra.
b. Maruti Alto continues to lead the market with 22,899 units, which is about 593 units more than its numbers in December, 2014.
c. Despite rising competition in their respective segments, Maruti Swift and Maruti Swift Dzire continue to be top-selling cars in their space.
d. The new Hyundai i20, too, continues to do well for its maker in India. Selling 9,541 units in January, 2015, the i20 has recorded an impressive 105 percent year-on-year growth.
e. The i20 has replaced the Grand i10 as Hyundai's top-selling car in the month. The Grand i10 managed to sell 8,724 units in January, 2015.
f. The City and Amaze continue to rake in good numbers for the Japanese carmaker, which allowed Honda to register an impressive 17 per cent growth in domestic sales.
g. Mahindra's top-selling product, the Bolero, once again retained its position in the top-10 selling cars in India.
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