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The top selling cars in India

Last updated on: April 12, 2012 12:57 IST

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Car sales in India grew by just 2.2 per cent in 2011-12 , the slowest in two years but industry body Siam said it expects the growth to be around 10-12 per cent in the ongoing fiscal on better macro economic prospects.

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers that in January had cautioned that car sales growth in India could be in negative territory, said a late surge of sales, specially in March had helped it to stay positive in 2011-12 .

According to the latest figures issued by Siam, total car sales in India in 2011-12 stood at 20,16,115 units as against 19,72,845 units in the previous fiscal, up 2.2 per cent.

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Image: Total car sales in India in 2011-12 stood at 20,16,115 units.
Photographs: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

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Maruti Alto k10

Total units sold: 35,245

Maruti Alto k10 is the newly launched car in the Indian market by the Maruti Suzuki Company. It is the new upgraded version of Maruti Alto but with new improved features but at affordable prices.

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Image: Maruti Alto k10.
Photographs: Courtesy, Maruti

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Maruti Swift

Total units sold: 20,521

The Swift is a subcompact car produced by Suzuki in Japan since 2000. Prior to this, the "Swift" nameplate had been applied to the Suzuki Cultus in export markets such as Australasia, Europe, India and North America.

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Image: Maruti Swift.
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Maruti Dzire

Total units sold:

Maruti launched the second generation of its sedan Maruti Swift Dzire on February 1, 2012, in India.

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Image: Maruti Dzire.
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Maruti Wagon R

Total units sold: 14,589

Maruti Wagon R is a kei car first introduced in Japan in 1993, and is still in production by Suzuki. The R stands for Recreation.

It is one of the first cars to use the "tall wagon or tall boy" design in which the car is designed to be unusually tall with a short bonnet and almost vertical hatchback and sides in order to maximise cabin space while staying within the kei car dimension restrictions.

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Image: Maruti Wagon R.
Photographs: Courtesy, Maruti

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Hyundai Eon

Total units sold: 12,500

Hyundai Eon is a five-door hatchback subcompact produced by Hyundai Motor Company.

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Image: Hyundai Eon.
Photographs: Courtesy, Hyundai

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Tata Indica Vista

Total units sold: 11,420

Tata Vista was unveiled at the ninth Auto Expo in New Delhi. The Indica Vista is not a facelift of the Indica. It is built on a completely new platform and shares nothing with the existing Indica.

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Image: Indica Vista.
Photographs: Courtesy, Tata

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Tata Nano

Total units sold: 10,475

Tata Nano is a city car manufactured by Tata Motors. One of the smallest as well as lowest powered (624cc) cars in the world, it was designed to be the cheapest car in India aimed mainly at the lowest price segment in the Indian domestic market.

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Image: Tata Nano.
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Hyundai i10

Total units sold: 10,157

Hyundai i10 is a 5-door hatchback subcompact produced by the Hyundai Motor Company. It was launched in October 2007, replacing the Hyundai Atos in some markets.

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Image: Hyundai i10.
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Mahindra Bolero

Total units sold: 10,078

Mahindra Bolero is a basic utility vehicle that is well-suited to Indian conditions. Even though it is based on a decades old platform, its high ground clearance makes it easier to drive on rural Indian roads.

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Image: Mahindra Bolero.
Photographs: Courtesy, Mahindra

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Tata Indigo Manza

Total units sold: 8,295

Tata Motors launched the Indigo Manza on October 14, 2009. The variant is based on the Tata X1 platform which was displayed by Tata Motors in its prototype form called Elegante Concept during the 2007 Geneva Motor Show.

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Image: Indigo Manza.
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Maruti Omni

Total units sold: 7,218

Maruti Omni is a microvan manufactured by Indian automaker Maruti Suzuki. The first version of Maruti Omni had 796cc engine, same as the Maruti 800.

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Image: Maruti Omni.
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Ford Figo

Total units sold: 7,073

Ford Figo is a subcompact automobile manufactured by Ford India Private Limited in Chennai, India. It is based on the fourth-generation Ford Fiesta hatchback to be sold in developing countries and it went on sale on March 10, 2010.

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Image: Ford Figo.
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Toyota Innova

Total units sold: 6,765

Unlike some of the Innova's competition, such as the Tata Sumo Grande, Chevrolet Tavera or the Mahindra Xylo, but like the newly launched Tata Aria, the Innova looks more like a minivan - in fact, its styling can be said to be similar to Toyota's other MPV offerings.

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Image: Toyota Innova.
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Maruti Ritz

Total units sold: 6,391

Maruti Suzuki released the Splash in India as Maruti Suzuki Ritz.

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Image: Maruti Ritz.
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Honda Brio

Total units sold: 6,355

The Brio is an entertaining mix of the sporty and the quirky; when seen from the front three-quarter, especially with the alloy wheels and fog lamps of the 'V' version, the car could well be a souped-up hot hatch.

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Image: Honda Brio.
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Hyundai i20

Total units sold: 6,235

The luxury Hyundai i20 is a supermini/subcompact car, which made its debut at the Paris Motor Show in October 2008 and went on sale in December 2008 in India to fit between the i10 and i30.

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Image: Hyundai i20.
Photographs: Courtesy, Hyundai
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Chevrolet Beat

Total units sold: 5,621

Chevrolet Beat was unveiled at the 2007 New York International Auto Show alongside two other concept vehicles, the Trax and the Groove.

The Beat is a front-drive, three-door hatchback concept, derived from the Daewoo Kalos.

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Image: Chevrolet Beat.
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Hyundai Santro

Total units sold: 5,359

Hyundai entered the Indian market in 1997 with the Atos, marketed under the name Santro. Produced at Hyundai's factory in Chennai, its primary competitor at the time was the popular Maruti Suzuki Zen.

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Image: Hyundai Santro.
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Maruti Suzuki Eeco

Total units sold: 5,218

Eeco was introduced in India by Maruti Suzuki in 2010.

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Image: Maruti Suzuki Eeco.
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Toyota Etios

Total units sold: 5,104

Toyota Etios is a line of four-door sedan and hatchback cars produced by Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota exclusively for the Indian Automotive market since 2010.


Image: Toyota Etios.
Photographs: Courtesy, Toyota

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