Top 5 Best Selling Hatchbacks In India In May 2024

  • Jun 19, 2024
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As expected, Maruti Suzuki hatchbacks take the lead, with just one Tata car making its way to this list

Quick Highlights

  • Maruti Suzuki Swift tops the chart with the highest number of units sold in May 2024.

  • The top 5 best-selling hatchbacks include 4 Maruti Suzuki cars.

  • Tata Tiago secures the fifth place apart from all other Maruti Suzukis. 

According to the recent car sales report for the month of May 2024, here’s a list of the top 5 highest selling hatchbacks in our country. With the highest market share in the hatchback category, Maruti Suzuki India again tops the chart in terms of the total number of cars sold in the month of May 2024. Here’s a detailed list of the top 5 selling hatchbacks in May 2024 in India.

Model Name

May 2024 Sales (Units)

Price Range (ex-showroom)

Maruti Suzuki Swift

19,393

Rs 6.49 - 9.64 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

14,492

Rs 5.54 - 7.20 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

12,842

Rs 6.66 - 9.83 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki Alto

7,675

Rs 3.99 - 5.96 Lakh

Tata Tiago / Tiago EV

5,927

Rs 5.65 - 8.89 Lakh / Rs 7.99 - 11.89 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki Swift

The Maruti Suzuki Swift has been one of the most loved hatchbacks in the country ever since its debut in 2005. The recently launched Swift in its fourth-gen avatar has garnered a lot of interest lately, as it topped the hatchback sales chart in the month of May 2024 with over 19,393 units sold across the country. 

2024 Maruti Swift Review

Maruti Suzuki Swift Key Highlights

Claimed Mileage: 24.8 kmpl (MT) / 25.75 kmpl (AMT)

Car Type: Compact Hatchback

Fuel Type: Petrol

The Maruti Suzuki Swift is powered by a new Z-series 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine (82 PS and 112 Nm) mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission. The Maruti Suzuki Swift is offered in 5 major trims with 6 monotone and 3 dual tone colour hues. It comes with features such as a 9-inch infotainment system with connectivity for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an automatic climate control unit, wireless phone charger, an Arkamys 6-speaker audio system and cruise control. 

2024 Maruti Swift Review

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has been selling like hot cakes since its debut in 1999. It has garnered tremendous sales every year, and this May too, it grabbed the second spot in the list of top 5 selling hatchbacks with over 14,492 units sold. 

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Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Key Highlights

Claimed Mileage: 25.19 kmpl (1-litre MT), 24.43 kmpl (1.2-litre AMT), 23.56 kmpl (1.2-litre MT), 34 km/kg (CNG)   

Car Type: Compact Hatchback

Fuel Type: Petrol/CNG

The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is offered with two engine options and multiple powertrains along with the option of CNG models. It gets a 1-litre petrol unit (67 PS and 89 Nm) and a 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine (90 PS and 113 Nm), mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission. Additionally, the 1-litre engine can also be had with a CNG option producing 57 PS and 82.1 Nm mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. 

The Wagon R features a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with 4 speakers, steering-mounted controls, rear parking sensors, dual front airbags and even hill-hold assist. It is offered in four major trims and six colour options. 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the auto manufacturer's premium hatchback, has been a mass market favourite with its ease of driveability, features and a comfortable second row. It continues to reel in the numbers as Maruti Suzuki sold over 12,842 units of the Baleno across the country in the month of May 2024, making it the third most sold hatchback in this list. 

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Maruti Suzuki Baleno Key Highlights

Claimed Mileage: 22.35 kmpl (MT), 22.94 kmpl (AT), 30.61 km/kg (CNG)   

Car Type: Compact Hatchback

Fuel Type: Petrol/CNG

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno gets powered by a 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine (90 PS and 113 Nm) mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission. It gets niceties like a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, heads-up display, 360-degree camera with rear parking sensors, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control and hill-hold assist. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is offered in 4 broad trims with six different colour hues to choose from. 

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Maruti Suzuki Alto

The Maruti Suzuki Alto is not just the highest selling hatchback by the automaker, it also holds the record for the highest total number of units sold of any car in India. In its latest iteration, which was launched in 2022, Maruti Suzuki has sold over 7,675 units of the Alto in May 2024. 

Maruti Suzuki Alto K1

Maruti Suzuki Alto Key Highlights

Claimed Mileage: 24.39 kmpl (MT), 24.90 kmpl (AMT), 33.85 km/kg (CNG)   

Car Type: Compact Hatchback

Fuel Type: Petrol/CNG

The Maruti Suzuki Alto is powered by a 1-litre DualJet petrol engine producing 67 PS and 89 Nm mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission. It gets features like a 7-inch infotainment screen with 4-speaker sound system, steering-mounted controls, and keyless entry. Safety features include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors. It is offered in four broad trims and six exterior shades to choose from.

Maruti Suzuki Alto K1

Tata Tiago

Since its launch in 2016, the Tata Tiago has gained a lot of popularity in the mass market hatch-back segment. With its facelift, Tata introduced the Tiago with multiple transmission and fuel options including CNG and even an EV version of it. For the month of May 2024, Tata has sold over 5,927 Tiagos, making it the top-fifth highest selling hatchbacks in the country. This number includes sales of both ICE Tiago and Tiago EV.

Tiago CNG AMT Reviewed

Tata Tiago Key Highlights

Claimed Mileage: 20.01 kmpl (MT), 19.43 kmpl (AMT), 26.49 km/kg (CNG)   

Car Type: Compact Hatchback

Fuel Type: Petrol/CNG/EV

The Tata Tiago gets a 1.2-litre petrol engine producing 86 PS and 113 Nm, while the output drops to 73 PS and 95 Nm in CNG mode. Both the powertrains can be had with a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission. 

Tata Tiago EV

The Tata Tiago EV gets an option of two battery packs: a 19.2kWh battery pack, which helps the motor produce 61 PS and 110 Nm and deliver claimed mileage of 250 km; and a 24kWh battery pack which helps the motor produce 75 PS and 114 Nm with a claimed mileage of 315 km. 

The Tata Tiago features a 7-inch infotainment system with an 8-speaker premium Harman sound system, automatic climate control, and rain-sensing wipers. Safety features encompass dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and corner stability control. 

Tata Tiago CNG AMT Reviewed

The Tiago is available in five broad trims and five colour options to choose from, while the Tiago EV is offered in 4 broad trims and 6 colours to choose from. 

Despite the Indian audience’s obsession with SUVs, compact hatchbacks are still relevant in the Indian auto domain, with plenty of automakers offering their products in this segment. With the market filled in abundance with mass market hatchbacks, which out of these 5 hatchbacks would you prefer and why? Let us know.

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