Kia Seltos was the third best selling and best selling SUV last month
The top 25 list was dominated by 10 SUVs and 9 hatchbacks. Maruti Suzuki contributed 37 per cent to over 76 per cent of the cars sold in the country, with 7 of its models in the list, while the majority registered a year-on-year decline.
Hyundai had 5 cars in the list, 4 from Tata Motor Stables, 3 from Mahindra and 2 from Kia Motor. Toyota, Honda, MG and Renault had 1-1 offerings. Shortage in the supply of semi-conductor chips has hindered the development of every automaker in recent times.
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Maruti Suzuki India Limited once again topped the list with 7 cars. The Alto hatchback claimed the top spot with total sales of 12,143 units last month, which is 33 per cent lower as compared to 18,246 units sold in September 2020. It was followed by Ertiga at number 2, registering sales of 11,308 units during September 2021, a growth of 13 per cent over 9,982 units sold in the same month last year.
Maruti’s Baleno was also at number 6 with sales of 8,077 units, a decline of 58 per cent as compared to 19,433 units sold in September 2020, while Eeco and WagonR followed in quick succession at number 8 and 9, both on a YoY basis. Was posting D-Growth in Aadhar. At No. 16, Maruti XL6 sales grew 80 percent to 3,748 units from 2,087 units sold in September 2020 and at No. 22, S-Presso sales declined 69 percent to 2,793 units. Notable omissions were the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Vitara Brezza, two names that regularly featured in the list over the past several months.
Seltos, Nexon – Top 2 Selling SUVs
Kia Motors India stepped up to No. 3 with Seltos. A total of 9,583 units of this SUV were sold last month, which is 6 per cent more than the 9,079 units sold in September 2020. Breaking the Hyundai Creta stronghold, the Kia Seltos remained the best-selling SUV in the country. Kia Sonet at number 14 saw a decline of 52 per cent with 4,454 units sold last month, down from 9,266 units sold in September 2020.
Tata Motors’ Nexon SUV was at number 4 with 9,211 units sold last month, up 53 per cent on a year-on-year basis as compared to 6,007 units sold in September 2020. Of Tata Altroz, the company sold 5,772 units in the last month, a decline of 3 per cent over the previous month. 5,952 units were sold in September 2020, while at number 12, Tata Tiago saw a growth of 16 per cent with 5,121 units sold, down from 6,080 units sold in the same month last year. Tata Harrier was at number 21 with 2,821 units sold last month, down 61 per cent from 1,755 units sold in September 2020.
Hyundai and Mahindra
Hyundai had 5 models on this list, each of which posted a de-growth. At number 5, Creta witnessed a growth rate of 34 per cent to 8,193 units from 12,325 units sold in September 2020. It was followed by Venue at 7th position, with a growth of 6 per cent to 7,924 units as against 8,469. Units sold in the corresponding month of the previous year. Hyundai also reported a drop of 48 per cent for the i20 Elite, while at number 15, its i10 NIOS hatchback also saw sales of 4,168 units, a drop of 60 per cent. At No. 20, Hyundai Aura sales also fell 26 per cent to 2,862 units.
Mahindra’s XUV300 was at number 17 followed by Thar and Scorpio at number 19 and 25 respectively. Of these, Thar was a newcomer contributing 3,134 units, while Scorpio sales declined 27 per cent year-on-year to 2,588 units.
Honda’s City sedan was at number 18, the only sedan in the top 25 list with 3,348 units sold last month, up 24 per cent from 2,709 units sold in September 2020. The MG Hector and Renault Kwid were ranked 23rd and 24th. 2,722 units and 2,710 units were sold respectively.