- Maruti Suzuki Swift takes the lead with 20,264 unit sales
The compact hatchback segment has emerged strongly in India with cumulative sales of 67,879 units in February as against 65,657 unit sales in the same period last year, thereby witnessing a growth of three per cent. The compact SUV segment takes second place with cumulative sales of 54,850 units followed by the premium hatchback segment with 42,724 unit sales in India last month.
The country’s largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki Swift is the highest seller in the segment with 20,264 unit sales in February 2021 and has also registered a growth of eight per cent. The Wagon R takes second place with 18,728 unit sales as compared to 18,235 unit sales in the same period last year, thereby witnessing a growth of three per cent. The Hyundai Grand i10 emerged as the third bestseller in the segment with 10,270 unit sales in India last month. However, the sales for the Hyundai Grand i10 have dropped by one per cent last month.
The other contributors to cumulative sales in the compact hatchback segment are Tata Tiago (6,787 units), Maruti Suzuki Celerio (6,214 units), Maruti Suzuki Ignis (3,340 units), Hyundai Santro (2,128 units), Ford Figo (119 units), and the Datsun Go (29 units).
Going forward, the compact hatchback segment is likely to retain its top spot in the country in March 2021 owing to the price sensitive nature of the Indian market and wider options in the segment. Moreover, lucrative offers from dealerships will further boost sales for the compact hatchback segment this month.