New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) continued its grip in the passenger vehicles market in India with five of its models in the top ten best selling models in June, although its successful model Swift has been displaced from the third position by rival Hyundai’s Grand i10.
According to data compiled by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers Association (SIAM), MSI’s Alto which sold 15,750 units in June retained the title of the best selling model although it sold 21,115 units in the same month last year.
The company’s compact sedan Dzire also retained the second spot with 13,492 units in the month, but sold lesser number compared to 18,973 units in June last year.
Rival Hyundai Motor India Ltd’s (HMIL) compact car Grand i10 was the third best selling model in June with 12,678 units. Last year in the same month the model was in sixth position with 8,970 units.
MSI’s WagonR retained the fourth spot with 11,962 units in June this years as against 13,221 units in the year-ago month. Renault’s entry level car Kwid grabbed the fifth spot with 9,459 units pushing down HMIL’s Elite i20 to seventh spot with 8,990 units.
MSI’s Swift sold 9,033 units in June to be at sixth position as against 17,313 units in the same month last year when it was the third best selling model.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s Innova was in the eighth spot selling 8,171 units followed by HMIL’s SUV Creta in the ninth with 7,700 units.
The top ten best selling model was rounded up with MSI’s premium hatchback Baleno which sold 6,969 units.
MSI’s Celerio, Honda’s City and Amaze sedans and Mahindra’s Bolero, which featured among the top ten best selling models in June last year, failed to make it to the list this year.