Maruti Suzuki India, the country’s largest carmaker, tightened its grip in terms of best selling cars with six of its models featuring in the the top ten list for the just concluded fiscal year (2015-16).
The company, which had five models among the top ten selling cars in financial year 2014-15, saw compact model Celerio enter the list at the seventh position in last fiscal year 2015-16.
Besides, the carmaker’s volume share in the top ten models has shot up to 73 per cent with six of its models accounting for 10,29,639 units out of a total of 14,19,768 units sold in the fiscal year.
The company’s volume share in the top ten stood at 68 per cent in 2014-15 with sales of 9,12,415 units.
The company’s Alto, Dzire, Swift and WagonR were the first, second, third and fourth biggest selling models during the fiscal year, data showed.
The company sold 2,63,422 units of the Alto during 2015-16 compared with 2,64,492 units in 2014-15.It was followed by compact sedan Dzire, with 2,34,242 units sold.The company had sold 2,10,649 units of the sedan in 2014-15.
Compact hatchback Swift continued to hold on to the third position during the fiscal year with 1,95,043 units. Swift sales stood at 2,01,338 units in the previous fiscal year.
With 1,69,555 units sold during the last fiscal year, the Wagon R retained its fourth position in the passenger car segment. Maruti Suzuki India had sold 1,61,250 units of the hatchback in 2014-15.
Its compact model Celerio also made it to the top ten list for the first time. It stood at the 7th position with sales of 87,428 units during the fiscal year.
It dislodged Hyundai’s compact car Eon from the seventh position. Maruti Suzuki India’s van Omni retained its ninth position with sales of 79,949 units in 2015-16. It had sold 74,686 units in 2014-15.
Rival Hyundai’s two models – Grand i10 and Elite i20 – also made it to the top ten list. The Grand i10 sold 1,26,181 units during the fiscal year. i20 stood at the sixth position with sales of 1,04,841 units during fiscal year 2015-16.
Mahindra’s SUV Bolero stood at the 8th position with 81,559 units sold while Honda Cars mid-sized sedan City stood at the 10th spot with 77,548 units sold during the fiscal year.