It is time we take a look at 10 best-selling cars during the second quarter of the 2016 Financial year. Also, we compare the sales of these cars to the same time last year.
This list only proves what Indian customers prefer—a good, reputed, affordable car.
So here is the list of top 10 selling cars during the second quarter of FY 2016:
NOTE: All prices are on-road Bangalore
10. Honda Amaze:
Taking the number 10 spot is the Honda Amaze-Honda's first diesel car for India. The Amaze has sold 11,166 units this quarter, compared to 13,705 units sold during a year ago. The numbers has seen a drop but, the Amaze failed to make it to the monthly top 10 selling list itself for a while, and made it back last month. There has been improvement in sales for the compact sedan from Honda.
- Honda Amaze (petrol) - INR 6,36,856 onwards
- Honda Amaze (diesel) - INR 7,69,178 onwards
9. Honda City:
The Honda City continues to be a good selling product for the Japanese carmaker. It has sold 16,287 units, compared to not being in the list at all last year. The introduction of a diesel engine has benefited the sales of the mid-size sedan in India.
- Honda City (petrol) - INR 9,23,294 onwards
- Honda City (diesel) - INR 10,73,112 onwards
8. Honda Jazz:
The Honda Jazz struggled to sell well when it was initially launched. That was quite strange for a Honda, so, the company re-introduced the hot hatch in the country and sales surpassed the Honda City and the Amaze! The Jazz has sold 16,842 units during the second quarter of FY 2016.
- Honda Jazz (petrol) - INR 6,54,866 onwards
- Honda Jazz (diesel) - INR 7,99,208 onwards
7. Maruti Suzuki Celerio:
Taking the seventh spot is the first Maruti product on the list, the Celerio. It was a normal looking when launched, but the introduction of an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) pushed the sales right up, and this even lead the company to introduce a diesel variant of the Celerio. It has registered 24,612 units sold this quarter, compared to 19,432 units sold a year ago. It has slipped down a position from last year, despite registering more sales.
- Maruti Suzuki Celerio (petrol) - INR 4,84,012 onwards
- Maruti Suzuki Celerio (diesel) - INR 5,73,703 onwards
6. Hyundai Elite i20:
At number six is the Hyundai Elite i20, registering 26,348 units. It has proven to be a good product by the South Korean carmaker, and has continued to perform well. A year ago, during the same time, the i20 had sold 15,530 units, and was in the ninth spot.
- Hyundai Elite i20 (petrol) - INR 6,59,269 onwards
- Hyundai Elite i20 (diesel) - INR 7,95,418 onwards
5. Hyundai Grand i10:
Another very good product from Hyundai is the Grand i10. This too is offered with a choice of two fuel options and an auto transmission choice to pick from. The Grand i10 registered 30,204 units sold during this quarter of the financial year, compared to selling 20,985 units last year.
- Hyundai Grand i10 (petrol) - INR 5,77,369 onwards
- Hyundai Grand i10 (diesel) - INR 6,88,575 onwards
4. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R:
Now we enter the Maruti Suzuki dominated world of the list. At number four is the Wagon R, having sold 45,100 units this quarter, in spite of being offered in a petrol variant only. A year ago, the Wagon R had sold 40,536 units.
- Maruti Suzuki Wagon R (petrol) - INR 4,63,602 onwards
3. Maruti Suzuki Swift:
Probably one of the best hatchbacks in India. The Swift did a lot of magic to the company initially. Ever since its launch, it has been a good selling product for Maruti, since it also has a diesel engine option. In overall sales, the Swift might lose its crown or feel threatened by the recently launched Ford Figo. This quarter in the FY 2016, the swift has sold 53,959 units compared to 50,684 units sold last year, which is a marginal growth.
- Maruti Suzuki Swift (petrol) - INR 5,67,762 onwards
- Maruti Suzuki Swift (diesel) - INR 7,13,286 onwards
2. Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire:
Next up is the Swift based compact sedan-Dzire. It initially failed to attract customers, but when the company gave it a face lift, sales skyrocketed, even making the car a best seller in India. This quarter, the car registered 61,486 units, compared to 55,948 units registered a year ago. The Dzire too, may find the newly launched Ford Figo Aspire as a tough competition.
- Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire (petrol) - INR 6,23,684 onwards
- Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire (diesel) - INR 7,75,144 onwards
1. Maruti Suzuki Alto:
The Alto has enjoyed being the best selling car in India for a very long time. The monthly sales alone beats what many cars sell during a quarter. Having sold 65,887 units this quarter of the financial year 2016, the Alto looks unstoppable. Or is it? There is a new car called the Kwid from renault that has just set a benchmark in terms of bookings. Will the Alto still be the top seller in a few months? Stay tuned for more!
- Maruti Suzuki Alto (petrol) - INR 3,19,143 onwards