Maruti Dzire remains the best selling sedans in India – Honda City and Amaze were next in line
The demand for sedans has dropped drastically in recent months, while hatchbacks and SUVs now attract more customer attention. The new entrants in the mid-sized and compact SUV segment have attracted the attention of buyers in the country.
The improved value position along with the benefits of safety and added cabin and cargo space have also pushed buyers towards SUVs. Every sedan in this list has registered a decline in YoY sales except Hyundai Verna, Skoda Superb and Skoda Octavia.
Top 10 Sedan October 2021 – Maruti Dzire No. 1
Taking the top 10 sedan sales in India in October 2021, it was the Maruti Suzuki DZire that continued to claim the top spot despite a 54.3 per cent drop in sales. The sales which were 17,675 units in October 2020 declined to 8,077 units in the previous month. Maruti Suzuki’s Ciaz sedan was also at number 7 with 1,069 units, a growth of 24.8 per cent, down from 1,422 units sold in October 2020.
At number 2 was Honda City, with a 12.4 per cent decline in sales at 3,611 units, down from 4,124 units sold in October 2020. Honda City which is offered with petrol or diesel engine options. It competes with the Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and will soon face another rival with the Skoda Slavia mid-size sedan, which will be unveiled on November 18, 2021.
Honda Amaze sedan was at number three with sales of 3,009 units last month. This was a drop of 36 per cent as compared to 4,709 units sold in October 2021. As a part of the festive celebrations, Honda Cars India has announced a partnership with Bank of Maharashtra to offer exclusive financial schemes. Called ‘Maha Super Car Loan’, these schemes are on the company’s range of vehicles which includes the fifth and fourth generation Honda City, Amaze, Jazz and WR-V.
Hyundai Aura and Verna
The Hyundai Aura/Xcent posted an annual growth of 51.5 per cent with sales of 2,701 units last month. This was compared to 5,577 units sold in the same month last year. However, Hyundai Verna sales grew by 12.5 per cent to 2,438 units, which is higher than the 2,166 units sold in October 2020.
At No. 6, the Tata Tigor sedan posted a year-on-year decline of 8.2 percent. The sales which were 1,501 units in October 2020 declined to 1,377 units in the previous month. The Tigor EV, which was launched on August 31 for Rs 11.99 lakh, has also increased these sales figures. Tata Motors is also planning to launch the Tigor CNG along with the Tiago CNG. The launch is going to happen sometime soon. Select Tata dealers have already started accepting unofficial bookings for both the models for Rs 5,000 – 11,000.
Skoda Superb and Octavia attracted a lot of attention in the markets last month. Both these sedans registered positive year-on-year growth, rising by 36.4 per cent and 606 per cent to 251 units and 291 units respectively. However, the same could not be said about the Skoda Rapid. Rapid sedan sales declined 83.8 percent to 165 units last month from 1,024 units sold in October 2020. The Rapid sedan will soon be replaced by the more premium Slavia. Skoda has stopped production of the Rapide and the stock is currently available at the company dealerships.