The Indian automotive market is changing. Is it changing for good? Well, to some extent yes! What’s the change? By the car sales figures for March 2022, it is clear that many customers want more than just fuel economy now. Well, such things best suit hatchbacks. With that said, let’s check out India’s top 10 best-selling hatchbacks sold in the month of March.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR – 24,634 Units
After more than 2 decades, there is one that is going really strong, Maruti Suzuki WagonR. Courtesy to CNG and a minor update, WagonR recorded a growth of 31.33% when compared to March 2021.
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Maruti Suzuki Baleno – 14,520 Units
The next best-selling hatchback on the list is the recently launched Maruti Suzuki Baleno. In the first quarter of 2022, the Indian automotive giant Maruti Suzuki introduced the next generation of Baleno.
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Because of a thorough update with gadgets and gizmos, the vehicle will attract a lot of buyers in the future. As 14,520 Units of Balenos were sold the last month recording a decline of more than 30%.
Maruti Suzuki Swift – 13,623 Units
Well, the next vehicle is also from the house of Maruti Suzuki. Maruti Suzuki Swift also is an integral part of the company’s portfolio in India. It was 2005 when the first swift came to our shores.
Well, it is going pretty decent for the company as well as the hatchback. In the 3rd position, 13,623 units of Swift were sold last month. These numbers are about 37% lower when compared to March 2021.
Hyundai Grandi10 Nios – 9,687 Units
Finally a vehicle from another carmaker. Up next is Hyundai’s second best-selling vehicle, the Grand i10 Nios. In March, Hyundai sold 9,687 units of this hatchback these figures are 12.1% lower than March 2021.
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Maruti Suzuki S-Presso – 7,870 Units
And we are back to the vehicle from Maruti Suzuki, the S-Presso. The part micro SUV, part hatchback, and S-Presso have given the buyers the opportunity to its potential buyers to enjoy the seating and ride of an SUV with the practicality of a hatchback. Because of this fact, Maruti Suzuki S-Presso gained 8.2% sales when compares to last month.
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Maruti Suzuki Alto – 7,621 Units
The next vehicle is another Maruti, which is in a dire need of a facelift. Also, a new test mule of the next-gen Alto was spied testing on Indian roads recently. Maruti Alto is another vehicle that never takes a break and is still going even after 2 decades, that’s the love of Indians for this small little hatchback. That said, Alto because it looks and feels old, it witnessed a 56% drop in sales in March 2021.
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Maruti Suzuki Celerio – 6,442 Units
Another Maruti Suzuki, but definitely now the last on the list is the recently updated Celerio. After a not-so-good response from its previous generation, this one promises a little more of everything than before.
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Slowly but steadily, the sales numbers are climbing for this new affordable hatchback. In March 2021, Maruti recorded a sale of 4,720 units, which has increased by about 36% in March 2022, to 6,442 units.
Tata Altroz – 4,727 Units
The only vehicle in the top ten best-selling hatchbacks from Tata is the Altroz. Altroz is also the safest vehicle on this list as it boasts of a 5 stars rating in the global NCAP crash test.
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Despite all the marketing strategies, Altroz at first appealed to many buyers but now has become a little weak. In March 2022, Tata sold 4,727 units of Altoz. And the number is a little over 37% lower when compared of March 2021.
Hyundai i20 – 4,693 Units
Despite being the most expensive in its category, the Hyundai i20 still made it to the top 10 best-selling hatchbacks in India. Hyundai i20 was updated in the second half of 2020 with a new engine and a completely new design and feature set.
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Still, the hype didn’t last for much time. In March 2021, 9,045 units of i20s were sold. In the same month of 2022, the numbers are nearly 50% lower.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis – 4,472 Units
And concluding the top 10 list is another vehicle from Maruti Suzuki, it’s Ignis. At first, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis was a hatchback that had a lot of capabilities, and also has rather cute aesthetics of a typical Japanese toy are.
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But the company changed the character of the vehicle and called it a micro SUV. What? Yea to jazbat hi badal diye. Surprisingly, despite that Ignis registered a Y-O-Y growth of 2.59% in March 2022.
These were the best-selling hatchbacks in India. Uf! Rather best-selling Maruti Suzuki hatchbacks in India. Out of the top 10, 7 are from the house of Maruti Suzuki. Ouch. Still, it’s difficult to say what the competition is doing.
Let us know in the comments section, should the competition do something, or is it the Maruti Suzuki, India is still after.