Top 10 best-selling cars in January: Alto, WagonR return to the top when Maruti dominates the rankings
Maruti Suzuki has started 2023 with a standout, continuing its trend from last year, when seven models from India’s largest carmaker featured in the list of the 10 best-selling vehicles of the month. January. While the list doesn’t come as a big surprise, it did see Alto’s return as leader of the chart last month, followed by WagonR. While Tata Motors continues to go after the popularity of the Nexon and Punch SUV, Hyundai Motor’s best-selling Creta remains the only Korean model on the list.
Here is a list of which cars made it to the top 10 best selling cars in January in India:
The new generation Alto, Maruti Suzuki’s smallest hatchback, returned to the top of the list in January. The automaker sold 21,411 units last month, with sales up more than 70 percent from the same month last year when it sold 12,342 units. Maruti launched the new Alto hatchback last year with a starting price of $3.99 lakh (old gallery) with some new features.
The boxy WagonR hatchback ended 2022 among the best selling cars in India. Coming in at number two, the new WagonR has had an impressive start to the year. Maruti sold 20,466 units, up from 20,334 units sold in the same month last year. In December, the WagonR ranked at the bottom of the top 10 with sales less than half of Maruti’s previous month.
Maruti’s Swift hatchback continues to be a strong player in the small car segment. It ended January in third place. Maruti sold 16,440 units, down from the 19,108 the automaker was able to sell in January 2022. However, sales have increased significantly since December, when Maruti sold 12,061 hatchbacks. Maruti Suzuki is expected to launch the new generation Swift later this year.
The Baleno remains a strong favorite among premium hatchbacks sold in India. Launched last year, the new generation Baleno has been going strong with increased sales over the past few months. In January, Maruti sold 16,357 units. Compared to the previous month, Maruti sold only 6,791 Swifts in January last year.
Nexon continues to lead the SUV segment. Offered in both ICE and EV forms, the Nexon ended January as the fifth best-selling vehicle in India. Tata sold 15,567 SUVs, up from 13,816 sold in the same month last year. Sales also increased significantly compared to 12,053 units sold in December.
Creta holds the throne as India’s best-selling small SUV in January. Despite longer wait times than most rivals, the Hyundai Creta managed to find 15,037 homes last month. That’s a huge jump in sales compared to 9,869 units sold last January, as well as 10,205 units sold in December. Hyundai is expected to bring the new-generation Creta to India by the end of the year. now.
The new generation Brezza launched last year has not been able to maintain its leading position in Nexon’s small SUV segment. However, the SUV is continuing to grow in sales with a strong showing last month. The new Brezza found 14,359 homes in January, up from 11,200 sold in December. Last January, when it was sold as the old-generation Vitara Brezza, Maruti sold just 9,576 units.
The Punch remains Tata Motors’ second best-selling product. The automaker’s smallest SUV ended January with 12,006 units delivered, one of its best since its debut in 2021. In January last year, Tata sold 10,027 SUVs. . In December, Punch found 10,586 homes.
The Eeco van continues to be one of the stable models from the Maruti stables. The automaker sold 11,709 vans last month. Its sales have not fluctuated much over the years. In January of last year, Maruti sold 10,528 Eecos, meanwhile. in December, it sold 10,581 units.
The last car on the list is also the only sedan out of 10. The Maruti Dzire continues to lead the segment to date, with 11,317 units sold last month. The second best-selling Honda Amaze found 5,580 homes in January. Dzire sales were down compared to the same month last year when Maruti sold 14,967 units. It is also slightly lower than the 11,997 units sold in December.
Date of first publication: 11:53 AM IST February 6, 2023