The number of cars on Indian roads are on a constant rise. This only means that more and more people are buying cars. This translates to carmakers selling more cars.
A few carmakers have entered Indian markets in the recent past and have made a firm stand, with affordable cars which people will want to use on a day-to-day basis.
A few carmakers on the other hand have been here for a long time now and have been selling cars in good numbers for a long time as well. Some carmakers however, have been here for a long time but are still struggling to compete.
Here is a look at the top 10 best selling passenger vehicle makers, along with their top selling models in March 2015:
At number 10 is Volkswagen, the German carmaker. Setup in 2007, the German brand sold 4,577 units overall in March 2015, and its best selling car the Polo hatchback, sold 2,861 units in the same month. The Polo is offered in India with a petrol and a diesel engine.
Nissan takes the number nine spot, having sold 4,717 units overall in March 2015 and the Terrano, Nissan's best selling vehicle, having been sold 1,434 units. The Terrano too is available with a choice of engines—petrol or diesel.
At number 8 and marginally leading Nissan is Renault, having sold 4,785 vehicles in March 2015 and 3,800 of those being the Duster. The Duster, apart from its engine options, it has a choice of All-Wheel Drive as well.
Ford has definitely hit the nail on its head by launching the EcoSport in India. Ford has sold 5,253 units overall in March and the EcoSport makes up for 3,751 units and continues to be the American brand's best selling model.
Toyota retains its position in the sixth place having sold 13,333 units in March 2015. This Japanese carmakers strength has been its best selling vehicle, the Innova. Having sold 5,851 units last month, sales is on a constant rise year after year.
The fifth spot goes to Tata, having sold 15,039 vehicles in March. The company's best selling vehicle is still the Indica, selling 3,746 units in spite of launching driver oriented vehicles like the Zest and Bolt.
Mahindra has dropped one position lower but still competing very strongly in the market having sold 21,030 units in March 2015 and most of them, unsurprisingly being the Bolero. The SUV has proved to be a worthy vehicle for the Indian market and sold 10,481 units last month.
Snatching the third position away from Mahindra is Honda. The company sold 22,696 units in March 2015 and sales has been on a steady increase. The brand's best seller has also been the Honda City for a very long time now and has managed to sell 9,777 units only last month.
The top two positions have been consistent and growing in sales. Hyundai sold 39,525 units last month and the Elite i20, being the best seller for the Korean carmaker, sold 12,812 units in March 2015.
1. Maruti Suzuki:
Maruti Suzuki has been the best selling car maker in India for long. Two key reason keeps them at the top—affordability and ease of service. Maruti sold 103719 units in March 2015 and the Alto, the company's best seller, sold 24,961 units, which is more than Honda managed to sell as a whole!