SUVs Dominate the Top 10 Bestselling Vehicles of FY2024

The financial year 2023–24 marked a historic milestone for the Indian automotive industry, witnessing the sale of 4.21 million passenger vehicles. Among these, SUVs emerged as the dominant force, constituting five of the top-10 selling models. Additionally, the list featured three hatchbacks and two MPVs, showcasing the diverse preferences of Indian consumers. Leading the charge in brand representation was Maruti Suzuki, with an impressive tally of six vehicles, followed by Tata Motors with two, while Hyundai and Mahindra each secured one spot. Let’s delve into the rankings:

1. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R – 2,00,177 units

Despite the SUV frenzy, the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R hatchback retained its crown as India’s bestselling car, with sales totaling 2,00,177 units. Although this figure represents a decrease of 12,163 units from the previous fiscal year, the Wagon R continues to reign supreme as a popular urban runabout.

2. Maruti Suzuki Baleno – 1,95,607 units

The Baleno maintained its position as India’s bestselling premium hatchback, albeit with a slight decline in sales to 1,95,607 units, down by 3.6 percent from FY2023. Noteworthy is its status as the sole premium hatchback featured in the top 10 chart, underscoring its enduring popularity among consumers.

3. Maruti Suzuki Swift – 1,95,321 units

Claiming the third spot is the Maruti Suzuki Swift, which replaced the Alto as it dropped out of the top 10 list. Despite nearing the end of its lifecycle and with a new generation on the horizon, the Swift recorded a commendable growth of 10 percent, with sales reaching 1,95,321 units.

4. Tata Nexon – 1,71,929 units

Maintaining its stronghold as India’s bestselling SUV, the Tata Nexon saw steady sales despite a plateau in demand, with 1,71,929 units sold. Offering versatility with over 60 variants across petrol, diesel, and electric powertrains, the Nexon continues to resonate with consumers.

5. Maruti Suzuki Brezza – 1,69,897 units

Leading the SUV segment for Maruti Suzuki, the Brezza witnessed a robust sales performance, with 1,69,897 units sold, marking a substantial 42 percent increase. Notably, it achieved the significant milestone of crossing the million-unit sales mark in December 2023.

6. Tata Punch – 1,69,844 units

Continuing to exceed expectations, the Tata Punch emerged as the brand’s second bestselling model after the Nexon, with sales totaling 1,69,844 units. Its expanded lineup, now including CNG and EV variants alongside the petrol powertrain, contributed to a 27 percent year-on-year increase.

7. Hyundai Creta – 1,62,773 units

With a diverse range of engine and gearbox options, the Hyundai Creta solidified its position as India’s preferred midsize SUV, selling 1,62,773 units. This figure reflects an 8 percent increase and contributed significantly to Hyundai Motor India’s record-breaking fiscal sales.

8. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga – 1,49,757 units

Topping the MPV charts, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga secured its place in the top 10 with sales of 1,49,757 units, marking a notable 17 percent increase. Offering petrol and CNG variants, the Ertiga continues to appeal to families seeking versatile transportation solutions.

9. Mahindra Scorpio – 1,41,462 units

Experiencing a remarkable 84 percent year-on-year sales surge, the Mahindra Scorpio made a noteworthy entry into the bestsellers list, with 1,41,462 units sold. Its availability in both petrol and diesel options further enhances its appeal among consumers.

10. Maruti Suzuki Eeco – 1,37,139 units

Maintaining its presence in the top 10 for the fifth consecutive year, the Maruti Suzuki Eeco continues to attract consumers with its utilitarian design and spacious interiors. With sales totaling 1,37,139 units, the Eeco remains a popular choice for those prioritizing affordability and practicality.

In conclusion, while SUVs dominate the top 10 bestsellers of FY2024, hatchbacks and MPVs continue to hold their ground, reflecting the diverse automotive landscape in India.

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