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Which Was The Highest Selling Car In May 2020? No, It Wasn’t A Maruti Suzuki


After a long, long time, we see a Hyundai take pole position instead of a Maruti Suzuki

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After reporting zero sales in April 2020, the Indian automotive industry finally seems to be recovering. Sales numbers from May 2020 suggest that it’ll be months before there’s some semblance of normalcy. Maruti Suzuki may have taken the honours when it comes to overall sales figures, but a closer look reveals that none of its models made it to pole position. That’s a surprise considering it is India’s largest car manufacturer. So, which car took the top spot? Well, it was none other than the 2020 Hyundai Creta

Here are the other top selling cars in May 2020:

Rank

Model Name

May 2019 Sales

May 2020 Sales

1

Hyundai Creta

9,054

3,212

2

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

8,864

2,353

3

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

16,196

2,215

4

Mahindra Bolero

5,947

1,715

5

Maruti Suzuki Eeco

11,739

1,617

6

Kia Seltos

NA

1,611

7

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

15,176

1,587

8

Maruti Suzuki Alto

16,394

1,506

9

Tata Altroz

NA

1,379

10

Mahindra XUV300

5,113

1,257

A closer look at the table reveals that Hyundai sold 3,212 units of the Creta in May 2020. Meanwhile, the Kia Seltos, the Creta’s closest competitor, saw 1,611 takers. The recent model year updates could change the result next month.

Meanwhile, the Ertiga and Dzire took the second and third spots respectively. Surprisingly, the Maruti Alto, one of India’s highest selling cars, just found 1,509 homes in May 2020.

We also saw some new entrants make it to the list, namely the Tata Altroz. Tata’s premium hatchback, known for its impressive safety, managed to claim the second spot in the premium hatchback segment. The relatively pricey Mahindra XUV300 also made it to the list and was the tenth best-selling car in May 2020. 

Segment-wise, SUVs were the most favoured ones followed by hatchbacks. It’s interesting to note that people movers are also gaining popularity in the country thanks to the Ertiga and Eeco. Surprisingly, the Dzire is the only sedan that made it to the list. This could be due to change in trends combined with the poor car sales due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Will the 2020 Hyundai Creta be able retain its position in June 2020? Only time will tell as more manufacturers and dealerships have started operations across the country. Stay tuned!

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