This past month, DriveSpark broke down which were the top selling cars and two-wheelers:
Now, let's take a look at the ten worst selling cars in India, during the second quarter of the financial year 2016. The cars on the list were selling in decent numbers before they had a facelift. But what happened then?
10. Nissan Sunny
At number 10 is the CAAAR. The Nissan Sunny sold 461 units in the second quarter of the 2016 financial year, in spite of being offered with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), at an affordable price.
9. Hyundai Elantra
Taking the ninth place is the Hyundai Elantra. The South Korean made Elantra struggled with sales ever since its launch in India nearly 10 years ago. A facelift and the new fluidic design has not helped the car do well in the Indian market. Hyundai sold 399 units of the Elantra.
8. Fiat Linea
The Fiat Linea takes the eighth place. The Fiat sedan is a very good looking vehicle in terms of exterior design, but failed to attract customers. Even the turbocharged petrol engine failed to attract young enthusiasts in the country. Fiat sold 371 units during the second quarter of financial year 2016.
7. Chevrolet Sail UVA
At number seven is the Chevrolet Sail UVA having sold 349 units. Chevrolet as a whole itself is struggling in India to sell cars. However, the new launches being lined up could make a difference.
6. Renault Pulse
Coming at number 6 is the Renault Pulse hatchback. The Pulse has maintained the same position for a year now, although sales increased marginally. During the Second quarter of FY15, Renault sold 225 units, while this year, 279 units have been sold.
5. Mahindra Vibe
The Mahindra Vibe takes the fifth place having sold 206 units. Based on the Verito, which is actually a good selling car, wonder why the Vibe never sold. May be it doesn't end with an "Oh" like all the Mahindras (Quanto, Bolero, Verito, etc.).
4. Chevrolet Cruze
Another Chevrolet car in the list . . . and it's the Cruze this time, having sold 143 units during the second quarter of FY16. Good power, reliable build quality and good looks failed to attract customers.
3. Renault Scala
Competing on this list is the Nissan Sunny's Renault counterpart, the Scala. The car could only be termed as a waste of space, since that is what it offers in abundance. The Renault Scala sold 119 units this FY second quarter, compared to 199 units it sold during the same time last year.
2. Ford Fiesta
The Ford Fiesta takes the second spot to become the second worst selling car in India during the second quarter. Not that the Fiesta did really well last year during the same time, but comparatively, the Fiesta sold 339 units and held the tenth place on the same list during 2015. And this year the Fiesta is in the second spot having sold just 39 units.
1. Renault Fluence
People would either love the design or hate it. The Renault Fluence created quite a hype just before its launch, and when it was, it disappointed many. One could buy a Fluence with absolutely all the modern day features or nothing at all. There was no variant in between. The Fluence sold 30 units this year, compared to 42 units last year, during the same period.