The Indian automobile industry has been robust in its sales with the start of 2017, this was mainly driven by new products launched in India. Here are the top 10 selling cars in April 2016.
The top spot was taken by none other than Maruti Alto, however, when compared to last year in April, the Alto's sales have dipped nearly by 5000 units. Maruti will have to look into the downward trend of sales of it bread and butter model.
One of the main reason for the dwindling sales of the Alto is mainly attributed to the emerging best seller, the Renault Kwid. It has taken the country and the automobile industry by storm and its numbers speak for itself.
The Renault Kwid sold 9795 units, this might be a lot lesser compared to Alto's 16,583 units, however, what needs to be noticed is that the Kwid was never there during April 2015. The Renault Kwid was launched in October 2015 and has risen in the table significantly.
Apart from the surprise of the Renault Kwid, another car which has made inroads, which is again a new car, is the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, it has eaten into the sales of Hyundai's Elite i20. The Elite i20 fell from the fifth position to the eight position.
Maruti Swift continues to rule the second spot with 15,661 units sold, Maruti's other cars like the Wagon R and Swift Dzire continues to play the 3rd and 4th position in the list of top 10 selling cars in April 2016.
For Hyundai, the Grand i10 has notched up sales with an increase of 12% compared to last year's sales numbers. Eon, which is the smallest car from Hyundai is out of the top 10 selling cars list, this could be attributed to Renault Kwid impressive debut in India.
The Honda City continues to be the only sedan in the list, however, there is a 29% decline in sales numbers and could soon see itself out of the top 10. Honda will need to reinvent its product portfolio before it finds itself out of the top 10 selling cars in India.
Most of these cars showed a decline rather than an increase in its numbers, however, there were some which performed better compared to last year. The Maruti Celerio posted 61% increase, which shows customers slowly moving and accepting the automatic gearbox feature in their cars.