October was the month of festivals and during this period the passenger vehicle (PV) segment recorded sales of 3,10,294 units, up 14.19 percent year-on-year (YoY). The credit also goes to the manufacturers who increase the volume at their dealers across the country.
If you are planning to buy a car for this month, then the sales data of October can be very useful for you, so that you can make sure that the trend of people is on which side. Below is a list of the top 10 best selling cars in October …
1. Maruti Suzuki Swift: 24,589 units
- Maruti Swift continues to woo consumers month-on-month, and in October it surpassed three other hatchbacks to record sales of around 25,000 units. The company launched the Swift Limited Edition on 19 October to boost sales.
- Priced at Rs 5.44 lakh, this model is essentially an accessories package, which gets many cosmetic changes outside and inside the cabin. The pack is available in all four variants of Swift – LXi, VXi, ZXi and ZXi +.
2. Maruti Suzuki Baleno: 21,971 units
- The premium hatchback sold well last month with 21,971 units, taking it from the April-October 2020 tally to 69,604 units. The Baleno is Maruti Suzuki’s largest hatchback, sold at Maruti’s premium Nexa outlet. What attracts buyers most to the smartly-out-baleno is its spec cabin, which offers more space than many expensive sedans. It also gets a good amount of boot space.
- The Baleno has a standard 83 hp, 1.2-liter petrol engine, refined and efficient, and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The driver driving in the city will get a good combination of efficient and convenience in the CVT auto variant. The 90 hp Baleno Smart Hybrid is significantly more important than the standard petrol version, which promises great performance and economy.
3. Maruti Suzuki WagonR: 18,703 units
- Maruti Suzuki’s Tall Boy Hatchback is also doing well in the market and ranks third in the popular hatchback top 10 list among 18,703 units (6,766 CNG variants and 11,937 petrol variants). Maruti WagonR has built a great reputation for itself as a sensible, spacious, efficient and reasonably priced city hatchback. The third-gen WagonR takes the story forward.
- Engine options include a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder petrol unit and a more powerful 1.2-liter four-cylinder petrol. Both engines come with manual and AMT auto gearboxes. WagonR 1.0 is also available with a factory fitted CNG kit.
4. Maruti Suzuki Alto: 17,850 units
- The demand for this entry-level hatchback is continuously increasing, and it is one of the cheapest cars in India. Maruti has always been included in the Alto Top 10 list. The small car offers Maruti’s Peace-of-Mind Honorship Experience for relatively little money.
- In October, it sold a total of 17,850 units, including 731 CNG and 17,119 petrol variants. April-October 2020 figures are 72,951 units, including 2,820 CNG and 70,131 petrol variants.
5. Maruti Suzuki Dzire: 17,675 units
- Now in its third generation, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire is easily the most popular compact sedan in India. A spacious and well equipped cabin, plus a nice design. The Desire is a petrol-only model and is mated to a manual transmission and AMT auto.
- DZire, which was the leader in the PV market a year ago, is now in fifth position due to the rise in demand for small cars. One reason for this is also believed to be Maruti Suzuki out of the diesel race. Diesel-powered Dzire has always been a popular choice in the market.
- In October, Dzire sold 17,675 units, including 793 CNG and 16,882 petrol units. It sold a total of 62,387 units in April-October 2020, including 3,633 CNG and 58,754 petrol variants.
6. Hyundai Creta: 14,023 units
- The new Hyundai Creta launched on March 16 this year ranks sixth in the list. It sold a total of 14,023 units in October 2020, including 7,614 diesel and 6,409 petrol variants. This is its best monthly performance in this financial year; Total Creta sales are 60,074 units in April-October, including 35,326 diesel and 24,748 petrol variants. This led to a 59:41 percent split in favor of diesel, indicating that the Korean carmaker’s strategy of remaining bullish on diesel is paying off. Hyundai holds a 61 per cent stake in Creta out of 98,261 units of total UV sales.
- The Creta is available with three engine options – a 1.5-liter petrol, a 1.5-liter diesel or 1.4-liter turbo-petrol. Clearly, the new BS6 diesel motor is in a tussle in the market.
7. Hyundai Grand i10: 14,003 units
- The second Hyundai car in this list, the Grand i10, has a total sales of 14,003 units last month, including 1,061 CNG, 221 diesel and 12,721 petrol variants. The April-October 2020 tally is 47,257 units – including 3,194 CNG, 783 diesel and 43,280 petrol units.
8. Maruti Suzuki Eco: 13,009 units
- Maruti Suzuki Eeco is one of the cheapest car to carry five or more people and their luggage. This is basic transport and should be seen as such only. The Eco is available in petrol and CNG variants and is available in 5- and 7-seat configurations. Safety updates such as driver airbags and ABS are essentially added to the 2019 update.
- Its total sales as of October 2020 were 13,009 units, including 2,490 CNG and 10,819 petrol units. The financial year so far has seen a total ownership of 47,565 eco, including 8,183 CNG and 39,382 petrol variants.
9. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: 12,087 units
- The Maruti Vitara Brezza, now available only in petrol, sold a total of 12,087 units in October. It sold a total of 41,064 units in April-October 2020.
- The Vitara Brezza shares its 105 hp and 138 Nm, 1.5-liter K15B petrol engine with other Maruti cars like the Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard, while a 4-speed torque converter is available as an automatic option.
- Interestingly, Suzuki’s SHVS Smart Hybrid technology is reserved only for the automatic variants of the compact SUV. Speaking of ARAI rated mileage figures, the 5-speed manual gets 17.03kpl and the automatic and mild-hybrid variants get 18.76kpl.
10. Kia Sonnet: 11,721 units
- Kia Motors India is also slowly dominating the domestic market. The company has barely 14 months in the Indian market and the company has already crossed 1.5 lakh units of sales. Its first compact SUV – The Sonnet, will give it more speed in the coming months.
- The Kia Sonnet was officially launched on 18 September with an introductory price of Rs 6.71 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The crossover comes in six trim levels, spread across the Tech Line and GT Line variants, and diesel trims are priced between Rs 8.05-11.99 lakh (ex-showroom), turbo-petrol prices up to Rs 9.49-10.49 lakh. is.
- For the past two months, Sonnet has improved sales of his brother, Celtos. In September, SONET sold 9,266 units and Celtos 9,079 units, and in October, SONET sold 11,721 units, compared to 8,900 units of Celtos.
Top 10 best selling cars in October
|1.||Maruti Suzuki Swift||24,589|
|2.||Maruti Suzuki Baleno||21,971|
|3.||Maruti Suzuki Wagon||18,703|
|4.||Maruti Suzuki Alto||17,850|
|5.||Maruti Suzuki Dzire||17,675|
|7.||Hyundai grand i10||14,003|
|8.||Maruti Suzuki Eeco||13,009|
|9.||Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||12,087|