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Car Sales Report India May 2018: The car sales report for May 2018 has been released. The second month of the fiscal year, 2018-19, saw Maruti Suzuki still topping the list. India has always been a huge market for automotive companies, especially budget cars. The recent news which proves this is the collaboration between Maruti Suzuki and Toyota. The two brands aim to widen their target audience both on the budget as well as the premium segment.
That said, here is the detailed car sales report for May 2018:
|1 ||Maruti Dzire||24,365|
|2 ||Maruti Alto||21,890|
|3 ||Maruti Baleno||19,398|
|6||Maruti Vitara Brezza||15,629|
|8||Hyundai Grand i10||10,939|
|9||Hyundai Elite i20||10,664|
- Also Read: Car Sales Report – April 2018
Based on the Maruti Swift, the Dzire is the most popular compact-sedan in the Indian market. The car was launched back in 2008 as a full-size sedan version of the Swift hatchback was called the ‘Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire'. The second version reduced its dimensions to under four metres. Now, the third avatar offers a lot of improvements over the previous model and is called just the ‘Maruti Suzuki Dzire'. The car uses the same petrol and diesel engine as in the Swift hatchback.
Total Sales In 2018: 1,15,976
Overall Rank In 2018: 1
Rank In May 2017: 2
Maruti Suzuki Alto
If we take the long run, the Maruti Alto will be the most-sold car in India ever. The hatchback can be considered as an improved version of the legendary Maruti 800. The Alto is available in both 800cc and 1.0-litre options and is one of the best cars to start driving, if you are not particularly good at it. The Alto K10 showcases decent performance for a budget car while also offering the basic features you would need.
Total Sales In 2018: 87,536
Overall Rank In 2018: 4
Rank In May 2017: 1
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
The Maruti Baleno is aimed to be an Indian hatchback built with global standards. The interiors are well equipped and employ good-quality materials. The car also showcases decent performance with its lightweight body (too light for some) while giving good mileage too. There is also a more fun Baleno RS variant which uses a 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine and comes with sportier body panels.
Total Sales In 2018: 89,641
Overall Rank In 2018: 3
Rank In May 2017: 3
Maruti Suzuki Swift
The latest model of the most-loved hatchback in India has crossed one lakh in sales in just under 150 days. The third-generation Maruti Swift is available with a new automatic transmission too. Due to the high demand, the waiting period has shot up. The new Swift employs the same petrol and diesel power plants as before but in a much better package.
Total Sales In 2018: 92,927
Overall Rank In 2018: 2
Rank In May 2017: 4
Maruti Suzuki WagonR
With the unique ‘tall-boy design' and the compact dimensions, the WagonR is an ideal car for the city. Currently sold in the 'Stingray' form, the WagonR has gone through several updates since its introduction in 1999. While the car doesn't have the best luggage space, it has got huge amounts of headroom. The same trait makes it an ideal choice for tall drivers looking forward to buying an affordable small car.
Total Sales In 2018: 74,954
Overall Rank In 2018: 5
Rank In May 2017: 5
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The sub-four-metre compact-SUV market is doing really well in India. The Vitara Brezza is the only model from Maruti Suzuki in an SUV format. The Brezza is a good-looking product from Maruti and features well-equipped interiors. Available only in a diesel format, the Brezza is a good choice for the city while also being a decent soft off-roader. What's more! The Maruti gives excellent mileage too.
Total Sales In 2018: 62,999
Overall Rank In 2018: 6
Rank In May 2017: 7
The latest iteration of the Hyundai Creta was just launched and it features a lot of new additions and improvements over the previous model. Thanks to Hyundai's ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0' design language, the Creta is one of the best-looking compact-SUVs available on the market today. The five-seater has also managed to become more of a status symbol for the middle-class.
Total Sales In 2018: 48,967
Overall Rank In 2018: 9
Rank In May 2017: 9
Hyundai Grand i10
The Grand i10 is a small neat-looking hatchback. It is a more improved version of the now-discontinued Hyundai i10. The i10 replaced the popular hatchback, the Hyundai Santro. Though a new Santro is slated for launch very soon, the Grand i10 seems to be the perfect choice for the budget. The latest version of the Hyundai Grand i10 features a sharper design and comes with a touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto.
Total Sales In 2018: 57,896
Overall Rank In 2018: 8
Rank In May 2017: 6
Hyundai Elite i20
The premium hatchback segment in India has been seeing tough competition for quite some years. The Elite i20 is one of the main players in the segment and the latest version features a lot of improvements, both outside and inside. The interiors have been cleverly designed with a lot of functionalities. As for the exterior, the Hyundai Elite i20 remains a good-looking hatchback and now comes with dual-tone colour scheme options.
Total Sales In 2018: 59,380
Overall Rank In 2018: 7
Rank In May 2017: 8
Maruti Suzuki Celerio
The Maruti Celerio is the first model to bring an AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) option to the budget car segment. The Celerio is aimed to be a bridge option between the Maruti Swift and the lesser Alto models. There is also a more funky-looking Celerio X variant which sports different bumpers and blacked-out theme.
Total Sales In 2018: 41,669
Overall Rank In 2018: 11
Rank In May 2017: 10
Now that you know which all are the best-selling cars of May 2018, check out the brands that have sold the most cars in the same period:
|1 ||Maruti Suzuki||1,61,497 |
|2 ||Hyundai||45,008 |
|3 ||Mahindra||18,827 |
|4||Tata Motors||17,489 |
Maruti Suzuki, with their 35-plus-year legacy, seems to be unmatchable when it comes to sales figures. The excellent service network across the country and the trust in the brand are also some important reasons for the brand's success.
What do you think of the May 2018 sales report? Do let us know!