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India's 20 BEST selling cars

November 13, 2013 10:28 IST

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In the time of slowdown, car makers are bringing in their best product to pep up sales. Ford introduced EcoSport, Honda debuted diesel engine in a new car, Amaze, and Hyundai launched Grand i10, a formidable competitor to Maruti Swift.

The only way to realise the changing customer preference is to look at the sales figure. Let’s look at the top 20 best selling cars in India in October and see if the new cars have managed to catch the fancy of buyers.

Eeco

Manufacturer: Maruti Suzuki

Rank: 20

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 337,000 - Rs 446,000

Eeco is a minivan that Maruti launched in 2010. The car comes with 5- and 7-seater option. Maruti managed to sell 3,239 units of the car in October.

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Indigo Manza

Manufacturer: Tata Motors

Rank: 19

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 611,000 - Rs 846,000

This spacious sedan has striking exterior design, better features than competitors, and a powerful engine with a good pick-up.

Tata Motors sold about 2,478 units of this car in October.

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i10

Manufacturer: Hyundai

Rank: 18

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 393,000 - Rs 651,000

i10 was launched in India as a replacement to Hyundai’s best selling hatch Santro. Hyundai did the world premiere of the car in New Delhi.

Reviewers loved the stylish interiors of this good city car. They, however, feel that the car has lower mileage compared to its peers.

Hyundai managed to sell about 3,575 units of the car in October.

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Verna

Manufacturer: Hyundai

Rank: 17

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 774,000 - Rs 12.24 lakh

Verna replaced Hyundai Accent in India. The car comes with smashing styling and well-designed and comfortable interiors.

Hyundai sold about 4,549 units of this car.

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Duster

Manufacturer: Renault

Rank: 16

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 796,000 - Rs 12.17 lakh

Nissan got the gorgeous looking Duster in India realising the country’s newfound love for the utility vehicles, and it did the trick.

It helped the car maker to get a foothold in Indian auto industry for the car gives best of everything to the customer. It has good drivability, decent fuel economy and roomy interiors.

Renault managed to sell around 4,657 units of the car in October.

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EcoSport

Manufacturer: Ford

Rank: 15

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 611,000 - Rs 983,000

EcoSport got decent amount of bookings on launch and since then there has been a lot of interest in the compact SUV. With its varied price range, it competes with cars across the segment. Reviewers even compared EcoSport with hatchbacks such as Swift and i20.

The car has a radical design and good mechanicals. Competitive pricing makes this vehicle more interesting than the competition.

Ford managed to sell about 5,113 units of this car in October.

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Scorpio

Manufacturer: Mahindra & Mahindra

Rank: 14

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 768,000 - Rs 12.34 lakh

When Scorpio was launched in 2002, the SUV set new benchmarks in the industry. Since then the SUV has got many facelifts to keep it relevant. It offers comfortable ride, high performance, and good styling.

Mahindra sold 5,230 units of the SUV in October.

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Indica Vista

Manufacturer: Tata Motors

Rank: 13

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 472,000 - Rs 694,000

The unique selling proposition of Indica Vista: it is value for money and more spacious compared to competitors. These attributes keep the car sales going.

Tata Motors sold about 5,346 units of Indica Vista in October.

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i20

Manufacturer: Hyundai

Rank: 12

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 514,000 - Rs 832,000

The car came as a replacement to Hyundai’s Getz in 2012 and since then it has been going stronger than what Hyundai had expected. The car has everything from eye catching interiors, good sitting position to good amount of space for a hatch.

Hyundai sold about 6,045 units of i20 in October.

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Innova

Manufacturer: Toyota

Rank: 11

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 939,000 - Rs 14.92 lakh

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call Innova a legendary car. It came as a replacement for Toyota’s best-selling utility vehicle Qualis and became the undisputed king of the multi utility segment. It remain unchallenged for a long time until competition caught up.

The car has excellent reliability, decent fuel economy, smooth ride, space, comfort, refined diesel engine, and practicality.

Toyota sold about 6099 units of Innova in October.

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Omni

Manufacturer: Maruti Suzuki

Rank: 10

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 241,000 - Rs 309,000

Maruti Suzuki Omni, launched in 1985, has been an important part of India’s automobile industry.

The high-roof, sliding doors, more space, and many more such features add to the unique charm of the car.

Maruti sold around 6,547 units of Omni in October.

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Eon

Manufacturer: Hyundai

Rank: 9

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 306,000 - Rs 413,000

The Hyundai Eon, launched in October 2011, competes with Maruti’s best selling car Alto. Many reviewers even feel that it is a better option than its rival.

It comes in petrol and LPG variants and is powered by 814cc engine. The company claims that it has fuel efficiency of 21.1 kmpl.

Hyundai sold about 6,867 units of Eon in October.

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Ertiga

Manufacturer: Maruti Suzuki

Rank: 8

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 644,000 - Rs 928,000

With its pricing and value proposition, Eritga is fast becoming ‘the family car’ of many Indians.

The launch of Ertiga also gave Maruti a foothold in the multi utility vehicle (MUV) space and the manufacturer is seeing more and more buyer interest in this car with every passing month.

Maruti sold about 7,224 units of Ertiga in October.

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Amaze

Manufacturer: Honda

Rank: 7

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 552,000 - Rs 823,000

Honda Amaze has been one of the most anticipated cars this year. With Amaze, Honda got its first diesel powered car to India. Reviewers have given thumbs up to the car, especially the diesel variant.

Honda Amaze is an all rounded practical sedan that does all things well. It is quite roomier and also has the largest boot in its segment. But the main feature of the diesel variant is the mileage - 25.8 kmpl.

Amaze saw sales of about 9,564 units in October.

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Bolero

Manufacturer: Mahindra & Mahindra

Rank: 6

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 566,000 - Rs 741,000

Designed inspired from Mahindra Armada, Bolero has come a long way since its launch in 2001.

The new Bolero comes quipped with m2DiCR engine, engine immobiliser, digital cluster, and stylish interiors.

The car has always seen strong sales in rural areas due to its durability, ruggedness, seating capacity and high ground clearance.

Mahindra sold 10,705 Boleros in the month of October.

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i10 Grand

Manufacturer: Hyundai

Rank: 5

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 451,000 - Rs 673,000

Going the Maruti way, Hyundai is also launching cars that fit all budgets. Grand i10 is the new addition to its strategy that seems to be working for the company.

The Hyundai Grand i10 is an excellent package and offers everything a hatchback buyer wants. The vehicle rides well, offers very good interior room and is feature rich.

Hyundai sold about 11,519 units of the hatch in October.

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WagonR

Manufacturer: Maruti Suzuki

Rank: 4

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 382,000 - Rs 478,000

WagonR has been the best selling car among Maruti Suzuki’s portfolio. It has an eye catching design with dynamic exteriors and very impressive interiors.

At the heart of the car is the K-Series engine, which isn’t just good on performance, but even on fuel efficiency.

The car witnessed a sale of 14,270 units in the month of October.

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Swift Dzire

Manufacturer: Maruti Suzuki

Rank: 3

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 530,000 - Rs 789,000

Swift Dzire, which was launched in 2008 to replace the ageing Esteem, celebrated its fifth anniversary in May this year. It has been constantly rates as one of the best value cars, which has decent mileage, stylish interiors and a good ride quality.

Don’t go by the word of the reviewers, the numbers speak for themselves. Maruti sold about 17,211 units of this car in October.

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Swift

Manufacturer: Maruti Suzuki

Rank: 2

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 482,000 - Rs 728,000

Maruti Suzuki Swift has ruled the hearts of several Indians ever since its launch in 2005 and it is for a reason.

It has a competent engine range and well-designed interiors. The ride quality is great for city driving with a finely tuned suspension. And the most important factor that drives buying decision of Indian buyers, mileage, is competent compared to its peers.

India’s highest selling cars saw a sales of 19,047 units in October.

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Alto

Manufacturer: Maruti Suzuki

Rank: 1

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai): Rs 270,000 - Rs 391,000

Alto has been the bread and butter car for Maruti Suzuki and has always featured in the country’s bestseller list. Considered as a good first car, Alto returns a mileage of over 22 kmpl. The car is light, agile and easy to drive. Alto clocked sales of about 22,574 units in the month of October.


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