The much awaited statistics of January 2018 has arrived. The top 10 selling cars in January 2018, according to a data based on SIAM domestic sales, has been released. In a pleasant surprise for Tata motors, the Tata Tiago outsold Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Hyundai Eon to become the eight largest selling car in the country.
Tata motors registered a sale of 8,287 units of Tiago hatchback, comfortably exceeding the Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Hyundai Eon which clocked 7641 units and 6111 units respectively.The fact that Tiago contributes to almost 38 percent of the total sales of Tata motors speaks volumes about the success of the affordable hatchback. The company sold a total of 21,872 units in January 2018 out of which 8,287 units were of the Tiago.
|Sales in Jan-2017||Bestsellers in 2017||Rank||Bestsellers in 2018||Sales inJan-2018|
|18008||Dzire (Now Dzire Tour)||2||Dzire||18053|
|13010||Grand i10||5||Wagon R||14182|
|11460||Elite i20||6||Grand i10||12109|
Among the other cars, the Renault Quid, which was featured in the top ten selling cars last year, was snubbed from the list this year. The sales of the Hyundai Grand i10 also took a significant hit, falling by 6.9 percent to 12,109 units compared to the 13,010 units sold by the company last year. Another model from Hyundai, the i20, also faltered in its sale by 15.79 percent to 9,650 units. But this dip in its sale could possibly be due to the release of a refreshed edition of the i20.
Maruti Suzuki continued its stronghold on the market in this segment, featuring cars in the top five slots of the list with the Alto, Dzire, Baleno, Swift and Wagon R model occupying the top-tier. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno recorded a staggering 69.62 percent growth in sale this year with 17,770 units compared to 10,476 units in January 2017.