July 2016: Top 10 Selling Cars
Modified On Aug 09, 2016 03:07 PM By Alshaar
The auto industry witnessed positive movement in July, on the back of a good monsoon prediction. While the country’s leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki registered close to 14 percent YoY growth, its closest competitor Hyundai also witnessed 12.9 percent rise in its sales.
Thus it comes with little surprise that the top 10 selling passenger vehicles for the previous month include more than half-a-dozen Marutis. The familiar Hyundai duo also features on the list while no other car brand apart from Renault could make it on the bestselling charts for July.
The star of the show was undoubtedly the Renault Kwid. And just like the past few months, the hatchback continued its upward trajectory last month too, in at the eightht position with 9,897 units. The success of the car can be observed from the fact that it has overtaken the likes of the Baleno on the list. The Vitara Brezza was another notable performer last month as it breached the 10,000 mark, in at number six on the charts.
Up in the first half of the table is the Maruti quartet led by the Alto and DZire. Market leader Alto, though, like its other Maruti cousins, has registered negative growth for a seventh successive month in the face of stiff competition from the Kwid. The only positive movement on this side of the charts was shown by the Hyundai Grand i10, in at number five with a remarkable 38 percent growth.
However, the most significant positive movement for Maruti can be seen on the opposite end of the charts as the Omni clocked 8,564 units last month, recording a 15 percent growth. The list is rounded off by the Elite i20 at seventh position, with a one percent negative growth.
Other deserving performers outside the top 10 included the likes of the Hyundai Creta (11), the Toyota Innova Crysta (13) and the Ciaz (16), which grew by a remarkable 146 percent. Despite not being on the list, the Tata Tiago (17) hatchback also helped Tata record a 43 percent growth in July. The car crossed the 5,000-mark for the month of July as it shrugged off a rather slow start following its launch earlier this year.