Maruti Dzire sales touch almost 31,000 units in August


Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.

According to the latest monthly four wheeler sales figures, the Maruti Dzire clocked close to 31,000 units for the month of August 2017. MSIL sold 30,934 units of the compact sedan, which is the highest ever recorded for the Dzire in a single month.

August 2017 sales top 10 cars - Maruti Dzire highest selling car in India
The Maruti Dzire has always been a best seller, but its sales in August have elevated to the top spot above the considerably cheaper Maruti Alto.

The Maruti Dzire managed to outpace the erstwhile leader Maruti Alto, which sold 21,521 units, by 9,413 units. In the compact sedan segment, the Hyundai Xcent was the next best seller clocking 3,467 units. It should be noted, however, that the 30,934 figure is inclusive of the new Dzire and the previous generation model sold as the Tour S targeted at the taxi market.

Seven spots on the list of the top 10 highest selling cars in India in August 2017 are occupied by MSIL products helping the company grab a market share of 52.14%. The only other manufacturer who made it to the top 10 is Hyundai with its Grand i10, Elite i20 and Creta making the list.

Newer models like the 2017 Hyundai Verna and Jeep Compass posted strong figures as well. The Verna registered sales of 4,779 units. Although still lower than the Ciaz (6,457) and City (5,538), it is yet to experience its first full month on sale. FCA shipped 2,020 units of the Jeep Compass outselling the Tata Hexa (1,715).

August 2017 sales top 10 cars - MSIL's market share more than 50%
Seven cars in the top 10 are MSIL products. At 151, 270 units, the company sold more cars than all other manufacturers combined.

August 2017 Car Sales – Top 10

 Model NameSales in August 2017
1Maruti Dzire30,934
2Maruti Alto21,521
3Maruti Baleno17,190
4Maruti Vitara Brezza14,396
5Maruti Wagon R13,907
6Maruti Swift12,631
7Hyundai Grand i1012,306
8Hyundai Elite i2011,832
9Hyundai Creta10,158
10Maruti Celerio9,210

Maruti Dzire – Image Gallery

[source – Team BHP]

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