India March 2011: Maruti Alto & Ford Figo set new records
* See the Top 40 best selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at the end of the post *
This month the Maruti Alto, boosted by the facelifted K10 version, sets up a new monthly volume record in India at 38,065 units. This is nearly 5,000 units above the previous record it set just two months ago in January! The Alto delivers 104,198 sales over the first 3 months of the year, meaning if it continues at this pace it will finish the year over 400,000 sales…
The Maruti Wagon R is #2 for the first time this year at 14,885 units, followed by the Hyundai i10 at 14,185. There are 4 Marutis in the Top 5 with the Swift (#4) and DZire (#5) also at very high levels. In 6th place, the Ford Figo sets a new monthly volume record for a Ford model in India at 8,926 units. It is also the model’s highest position ever.
The Tata Nano continues to grow: up one spot in 7th with 8,707 sales, only 300 units short of its best ever month in July 2010. For the first time ever, the Nano is Tata’s best seller this month.
Five more models have their best ever month in March: the VW Vento at 3,973 sales (#19 and for the first time passing the Honda City – leader in that category for the last 13 years), VW Polo at 3,881 (#20), Maruti SX4 at 3,632 (#21), Toyota Etios at 3,257 (#23) and Nissan Micra at 2,060 (#30).
Top 40 Ranking Tables for March & the last 15 months: click on ‘Read more’ below the Vento pic.