Top 10 cars sold in India in June: Maruti returns to dominate sales charts
- After a blip in May, when most carmakers witnessed massive drop in sales due to Covid lockdown restrictions, Maruti has returned as the leader in June with as many as eight cars in the list of top 10 cars sold.
Top 10 cars that were sold in India in June saw Maruti return as the leader once again after a gap of one month. Overall, Maruti sold 147,388 units last month. Maruti could sell only 57,228 units in May, much lower than its monthly average, due to lockdown imposed owing to Covid-19.
As many as eight Maruti cars feature in the list of best-selling cars in India in June. Hyundai was the only other carmaker to find its place in the top 10 with its Creta SUV and the Grand i10 Nios premium hatchback.
Here is a look at the complete list of top 10 cars sold in India in June.
The new generation Maruti WagonR seems to be catching up with customers in India as the tallish hatchback shot to the top of the list in June. Maruti sold 19,447 units of WagonR last month, almost three times more than what it could in June last year.
The premium hatchback from Maruti stable remains one of the top performers for the Indian carmaker. Swift was placed at number two in June with 17,272 units sold. Compared to the same period last year, Maruti has seen more than three times rise in sales of Swift in June this year.
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The Baleno premium hatchback has climbed back to top three in the list with 14,701 units sold last month. Baleno has been a regular feature among top three selling cars in the country for quite some time before it dropped down the list to number seven in May. Maruti had sold 4,803 units of Baleno in May. In June last year, Maruti sold 4,300 units of Baleno.
Maruti's sub-compact SUV Vitara Brezza has returned to dominate the crowded segment once again in June. Maruti Brezza sales soared to 12,833 units in June after it was dethroned by Hyundai Venue in May. The new generation Vitara Brezza was launched in February last year during the Auto Expo.
The only sub-compact sedan on the list of top 10 cars sold in India features at number five. Maruti sold 12,639 units of Dzire last month, compared to 5,834 it sold during the same period last year. The third generation Dzire was launched four years ago and has not undergone much changes since.
It may come as a surprise that one of India's oldest hatchbacks have returned as one of the chart-toppers. However, Maruti Alto continues to be the choice of a large chunk of Indian customers in June. Maruti sold 12,513 units of Alto last month against 7,298 units it could sell in the same month last year.
Hyundai's best-seller in the country, Creta SUV, continued to dominate the mid-size SUV segment. It continued to be a regular feature in the list of top 10 cars sold in India every month. In June, Hyundai sold 9,941 units of Creta against 7,207 it could sell during the same period a year ago.
The 7-seater MPV from Maruti stable is back as the leader in its segment in June. Maruti sold 9,920 units of Ertiga MPV last month, much more than what its rivals like Renault Triber, Mahindra Marazzo could sell. In June last year, Maruti could sell only 3,306 units of this three-row seven-seater SUV.
Eeco remains the only minivan to feature regularly on the list. With 9,218 units sold last month, Maruti Eeco is placed at number nine this time. In June last year, Maruti could sell only 3,803 units of the Eeco. However, the sales did rebound earlier this year when it went 11,000 units in March and April.
Hyundai's premium hatchback Grand i10 Nios completes the list of top 10 cars that were sold in India last month. Hyundai sold 8,787 units of Grand i10 Nios in June, up from 3,593 units it could sell during the same period in 2020.