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India's top selling cars in February

Last updated on: March 7, 2013 08:52 IST

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he Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) sales report for the month of February 2013 is out, and here are the names of those cars that are having a blast in the new year, making it to the second top sellers list of 2013.

As expected, India's favourite Maruti Suzuki has captured the top four slots on the list, selling a total of 97,955 units in a single month.

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Hyundai, meanwhile, has ended up at the second position, succeeding in clearing a stock of 34,002 units with the Eon, i10 and i20 models becoming the biggest contributors.

Other than these two automakers, Mahindra & Mahindra, with their sales of 23,421 units, Toyota, with 12,756 units, and Tata, with 10,613 units, have come out as the most sought after brands over the month of February.


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Maruti Alto

February 2013 Sales: 25,030 units

Mileage ratings that go up to an impressive figure of 22.7 kmpl (as per the ARAI), engines that are not only powerful but refined as well, a feature bank that incorporates everything that a small car is expected to have, a price tag that could not have gone any smaller and a brand name that could not have been more popular - Maruti Alto is the perfect recipe for a best-seller.

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Maruti Swift

February 2013 Sales: 19,534

Ranked amongst the most fuel-efficient cars in the country, Maruti Swift is a full-fledged package of style, comfort, power and performance made available to the Indian buyer at an unbelievably low cost of ownership.

And with the excellent service network of MSI backing it up, no wonder the car has been the top seller in the premium hatchback segment since Day 1.

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Maruti Swift DZire

February 2013 Sales: 18,316

Excellent features, sporty looks, 23.4kmpl ARAI diesel mileage and a price range starting at just Rs 4.92 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) - DZire is everything that the common man wants his sedan to be.

Making such a well-equipped, spacious, performance-packed, fuel-efficient, good-looking sedan available for the price of a hatchback, Maruti Suzuki India has put forward an amazing deal for its buyers.

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Maruti Wagon R

February 2013 Sales: 13,586

Driven by performance-oriented, fuel-efficient K-series mills, returning a mileage of 20.51kmpl, falling in the price bracket of Rs 3.57 - 5.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and based on the the smart and trendy 'Tall Boy' platform, Maruti Wagon R has always been one of the most beloved small family cars of the country.

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Mahindra Bolero

February 2013 Sales: 10,053

There's no denying the fact that SUVs are the most popular cars in the Indian auto-market today, and when a strong and sturdy old-school SUV is put up for sale for just Rs 5.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) in such a marketplace, sales curves are bound to shoot upwards.

Extremely popular in rural India for its power-packed performance and off-roader capabilities, the Bolero also has the excellent brand value of M&M to add to the deal.

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Hyundai Eon

February 2013 Sales: 8,717

With an efficient 814cc, 55.2bhp, 9V, SOHC engine working for its entire range, the small and stylish hatchback from the second largest car-manufacturer of India is in great demand these days.

Offering a very impressive fuel-economy of 21.1kmpl, Hyundai Eon is one of the most fuel-efficient cars of the country.

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Hyundai i10

February 2013 Sales: 8,182

Positioned right under the i20, Hyundai i10 seems just like a smaller but equally attractive version of its popular sibling.

Yet another car from the South Korean camp that proved to be an instant hit amongst the urban Indian buyers, the i10 offers two engine options to choose from and has been made available with both manual and automatic transmission gearboxes.

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Hyundai i20

February 2013 Sales: 7,605

Based upon the Fluidic design philosophy of Hyundai, the i20 is a hot favourite of the urban buyer.

Blessed with plush interiors, stylish looks, a pretty decent mechanical package and a safety arsenal with 5-star rating from Euro NCAP, one reason that this car lags behind its biggest rival, Maruti Swift, in sales is its service network, which is good but not as good as that of Maruti Suzuki India. 

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Toyota Innova

February 2013 Sales: 6,496

Easily the best MPV in the Indian car-bazaar, Toyota Innova is the perfect car for those big joint families of India that like to travel in style. Be it comforts, convenience, spaciousness or sophistication - this Japanese MPV has got it all.

In fact, even when compared to its biggest competitor, Maruti Ertiga, the car has a more powerful and reliable engine, better features and a larger boot space to offer, which instantly makes it a fantastic choice for long road trips with family and the perfect candidate for commercial use. 

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Maruti Ertiga

February 2013 Sales: 5,842

Arch rival of Toyota Innova, Maruti Ertiga is a complete family car. Being a Maruti, it carries all the traits that are expected of one - an intelligent pricing, frugal and reliable engines and a fantastic service network.

Placed in a price bracket of Rs 5.99 - 8.71 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the car gets powered by two remarkable power-mills.

While a 1.4-litre, 93.7bhp, K-series mill drives its petrol variants, the diesel models get driven by a 1.3-litre, 88.8bhp, DDiS engine, which is the same oil-burner that powers the Swift range, retuned to deliver more power in the Ertiga.


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