The Indian automobile industry is reeling through the slump in sales from the past few months. The August 2019 sales were no different and almost all manufacturers posted negative growth. Coming to the top-selling cars in August 2019, there have been some major reshuffling in the list.
The Maruti Suzuki Alto has slipped to the fifth position and the Hyundai Grand i10 has made it back into the list. The Hyundai Elite i20 and Creta are no longer in the list. Below is the detailed list of top 10 selling cars in August 2019.
Top 10 selling cars in August 2019
Surprisingly, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is languishing in the bottom of the list. The reason behind this is its latest rival, the Hyundai Venue. Maruti Suzuki sold 7,109 units of Vitara Brezza in August 2019 as compared to 13,271 units in August 2018. The compact SUV posted a negative growth of -46 percent. Maruti Suzuki is working on the petrol version of the Vitara Brezza which is expected to be launched by the end of 2019.
When all the other models recording negative growth, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga posted a massive growth of 139 percent. Maruti Suzuki sold 8,391 units of the MPV in August 2019 as opposed to 3,515 units in August 2018. The significant increase in sales is mainly because of the introduction of the new Ertiga.
Apart from the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, the Eeco is the only other model to post positive growth. The Maruti Omni replacement recorded sales figures of 8,658 units in August 2019 as compared to 6,546 units in the same month of 2018. The Eeco posted a growth of 32 percent, which is commendable for a van, which replaces the popular Omni.
7. Hyundai Venue
The Venue has become the trump card for Hyundai in India and it has also outsold the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Hyundai sold 9,342 units of the Venue in August 2019 and has climbed up to the seventh spot in the list. The Hyundai Venue is the current leader of the compact SUV segment.
The Hyundai Grand i10 has made it back to the top-selling cars list and a chunk of sales come from the newly launched Grand i10 Nios. Hyundai sold 9,403 units of the hatchback in August 2019 as opposed to 11,489 units in August 2018. The Grand i10 witnessed a negative growth of -18 percent, which is not that bad when compared to other models.
The Maruti Suzuki Alto is India’s best-selling entry-level hatchback and it has slipped to the fifth position in the best-selling cars list. Maruti Suzuki sold 10,123 units of the Alto as compared to 22,237 units in August 2018. The Alto posted a massive negative growth of -54 percent. The sales of the Alto may go down in the coming months, as Maruti Suzuki will launch the S-Presso micro-SUV.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno continues to dominate the premium hatchback segment and occupies the fourth spot in the best-selling cars list. The sales figures of the Baleno stood at 11,067 units in August 2019 as opposed to 17,713 units in August 2018. The Baleno also posted a negative growth of -38 percent.
The Maruti Suzuki WagonR has been posting consistent sales figures and it is in the third spot. Maruti Suzuki sold 11,402 units of the WagonR in August 2019 as compared to 13,658 units in August 2018. The sales dropped by -17 percent as compared to 2018.
Maruti Suzuki Swift, India’s most-popular hatchback continued its supremacy in its segment. The Swift emerged as the second best-selling car in August 2019 with sales figures of 12,444 units. In August 2018, Maruti Suzuki sold 19,155 units of the Swift and the hatchback posted a negative growth of -35 percent.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire has emerged as the best-selling car in August 2019. Maruti Suzuki sold 13,274 units of the compact sedan in August 2019 as compared to the 21,990 units in August 2018. The Dzire posted a negative growth of -40 percent and it is mainly because of the market slowdown.
|Rank||Car brand and model||Units sold in August 2019|
|1||Maruti Suzuki Dzire||13,274|
|2||Maruti Suzuki Swift||12,444|
|3||Maruti Suzuki WagonR||11,402|
|4||Maruti Suzuki Baleno||11,067|
|5||Maruti Suzuki Alto||10,123|
|6||Hyundai Grand i10||9,403|
|8||Maruti Suzuki Eeco||8,658|
|9||Maruti Suzuki Ertiga||8,391|
|10||Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||7,109|