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India Full Year 2011: Maruti Alto leads for 7th consecutive year December 2011: Toyota has its best month ever

Maruti Alto K10

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2,309,874 new cars were registered in India in calendar year 2011, a new record, however the Indian industry records sales in fiscal years, and the 2011-2012 fiscal is due to end in March with a 0% growth over the last fiscal. The Maruti Alto is the best-selling model in India for the 7th consecutive year, up 3% on 2010 and beating its own record at 311,367 sales. The 5 next models all see their sales slip down vs. 2010: the Maruti Wagon R at 147,299 units (-6%), the Hyundai i10 at 138,470 (-13%), the Maruti Swift at 127,916 (-10%), the Tata Indica/Vista at 99,900 (-5%) and the Maruti DZire at 99,515 (-4%).

Mahindra Bolero

The Mahindra Bolero at #7 with 96,340 sales (+22%) and Hyundai i20 at #9 and 80,571 units (+9%) are the two newcomers in the 2011 Top 10. There will be more in 2012: the Toyota Etios/Liva ranks directly 15th with 63,573 sales and the Hyundai Eon is already #26 at 27,144 units in just 4 months...

VW Vento

Volkswagen has had a record year, up 140% to 78,408 sales, with the Polo up 99% to #21 and the Vento up 317% to #23. Notice also the Hyundai Verna up 95% to #20, the Nissan Micra up 192% to #33, the Skoda Fabia up 97% to #34 and the Mahindra Verito (aka Dacia Logan) up 98% to #36.

Toyota Etios

In December, Toyota lodged its best-ever month in India at 15,948 registrations, thanks to more meaningful sales of the Etios family, breaking its ranking and volume record at #4 and 9,845 sales, including 4,399 Liva hatchbacks. Other December highlights include the Tata Nano reappearing in the Top 10 for the first time since May at #9, the Tata Sumo at its highest in at least 2 years with 3,243 units, the Mahindra XUV500 continuing to progress month after month, now #25 and the Skoda Rapid up 8 spots to #31 and 1,296 sales for its 2nd month.

Previous month: India November 2011: New gen Maruti Swift breaks records

Previous year: India Full Year 2010: Maruti Alto breaks 300,000 sales mark for the first time

Full Year Top 60 and December 2011 Top 50 Ranking Tables below.

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  1. January 19th, 2012 at 00:09 | #1

    Luxury cars Swift and DZire are selling more than the entry level cars. These two cars had a total of 25,564 but Alto had only sold 24,113 in December.

  2. Monujesh
    January 13th, 2012 at 06:10 | #2

    Hello, Matt!

    I thank you for publicising such comprehensive information: it is truly impressive. May you go from strength to strength!



    • matgasnier
      January 13th, 2012 at 07:41 | #3

      Thank you very much for your praise Monujesh, glad you like the blog!

  3. GP
    January 10th, 2012 at 19:21 | #4

    Hi Matt, good information, one point etios and liva comes under different catagory. This is like polo,vento indica, indigo, swift and maruthi dezire. So seperate listing for liva and Etios is require.

    • matgasnier
      January 10th, 2012 at 19:44 | #5

      Hi GP,
      Conscious of this. They will be separate come January 2012 on BSCB. I kept them together for 2011 to be consistent month after month but this will change this year.
      Thanks for picking this up! :-)

  4. Vavon
    January 8th, 2012 at 04:29 | #6

    Thanks Matt! @matgasnier

  5. Sandeep
    January 7th, 2012 at 06:05 | #7

    This rank doesn’t include BMW &Mercedes sales , i heard that BMW sold 3500 X1’s in 2011 and 3000 5 Series , but still a rumor , but nothing is official yet. Cheers

  6. Vavon
    January 6th, 2012 at 22:58 | #8

    Hi Matt, do you have any information on how manny Brio’s Honda sells in India?

    • matgasnier
      January 6th, 2012 at 23:06 | #9

      Hi Vavon,
      Sure – the Brio only sold 31 units in December… very strange. If you click on “India December 2011 and every month since January 2010″ below the jump you will see Brio’s sales for every month.
      Hope this helps

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