India June 2012: Hyundai i20 and Toyota Innova at their best
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New car sales in India are up 10% year-on-year in June to 197,783 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 1,414,027 units, up 12% on 2011. After a couple of crazy months, the models ranking kind of returns to a more normal structure in June. The Maruti Alto is back to being the clear best-seller with 21,645 sales and 10.9% but down 7% year-on-year, followed by the Maruti Swift at 15,682 units and 7.9% (+66% year-on-year) and the Maruti DZire at 13,741 sales and 6.9% (+453% year-on-year!). The Maruti Wagon R is up 5 spots on May to return to its traditional 4th place at 5% market share. It's below that things get heated...
The Mahindra Bolero is down one rank on last month but beats its record market share at 4.8% thanks to 9,514 sales, thanks to its facelift the Hyundai i20 stays at a best-ever 6th position but beats both volume and share records at 7,676 and 3.9%, while the Toyota Innova is perhaps the most impressive of all three, up 5 spots on May to break into the Indian Top 10 for the very first time at #7 with 6,785 units and a record 3.4% share. The Innova has now beaten its market share record every month for the last 3 months. Toyota tried to crack India with the Etios, it may well end up doing so with the Innova...
Just outside the Top 10, the Hyudnai Verna hist its best position at #11 and best share at 3%. The Tata Nano was up to a best-ever 5th place last month but is now down to #12, its first time below #10 since last November... The Maruti Ertiga takes a break, down 3 spots to #14, whereas the Mahindra XUV500 continues to beat its own records month after month, now reaching a best-ever #21 and 1.7% share. The Skoda Rapid takes off: it is up 8 ranks on last month to a best-ever #22 with a record 3,246 sales and 1.6% share, above its twin the VW Vento for the first time.
One year ago: India June 2011: Toyota Etios breaks into Top 10
Full June 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.