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India March 2012: 12 models break records in all-time high market

Maruti Dzire

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Indian car sales are going from strength to strength, up a whopping 20% year-on-year in March to 281,831 registrations, the biggest month of all time in India! the 2012 year-to-date total stands at 784,622 units, up 14% on 2011 and making India the fourth biggest market in the world behind China, the USA and Japan but just above Brazil and Germany! The Maruti Alto delivers its second biggest month behind March 2011 with 35,245 sales and is already above 100,000 units after just 3 months at 101,119 exactly…

Hyundai Eon

No less than 12 models beat their monthly record this month! The Maruti Swift is close at 20,521 units but the Dzire confirms its exceptional success with a best-ever 16,451 sales, improving on last month’s record of 15,068. Behind a Maruti Wagon R still solid at 14,589 units, the Hyundai Eon is also at its highest with 12,500 sales.

Tata Nano

A very important month for Tata: the ‘disappointing’ Nano delivers its best month ever at 10,475 sales and only its second month ever above 10,000 units after April 2011… As for the Mahindra Bolero, it breaks the 10,000 monthly units barrier for the very first time at #9 with 10,078 sales.

Honda Brio

Now that Thai parts supply are back to normal, the Honda Brio literally takes off: up 211% on February to 6,355 units, simply the highest ever monthly result delivered by a Honda in India! Other record breakers this month are the Chevrolet Beat with 5,621 sales, Nissan Sunny at 4,151, VW Polo at 3,940, Tata Sumo at 3,631, Mahindra XUV500 at 3,196 and Skoda Rapid at 2,882.

Maruti Ertiga

Last but not least, the all-new Maruti Ertiga saw its first 1,117 units registered this month, putting it directly in 41st position.

Previous month: India February 2012: Maruti Swift, DZire and Hyundai Eon hit highest ever scores in record market

One year ago: India March 2011: Maruti Alto and Ford Figo set new records

Full March 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

India March 2012:

1Maruti Alto35,24512.5%1101,11912.9%1
2Maruti Swift20,5217.3%260,0167.6%4
3Maruti DZire16,4515.8%340,1565.1%6
4Maruti Wagon R14,5895.2%442,3775.4%2
5Hyundai Eon12,5004.4%530,3243.9%26
6Tata Indica/Vista11,4204.1%633,3784.3%5
7Tata Nano10,4753.7%827,4153.5%13
8Hyundai i1010,1573.6%731,2254.0%3
9Mahindra Bolero10,0783.6%928,2593.6%7
10Tata Indigo/Manza8,2952.9%1026,1623.3%10
11Maruti Omni7,2182.6%1122,5272.9%8
12Ford Figo7,0732.5%1221,1272.7%12
13Toyota Innova6,7652.4%1319,8302.5%16
14Maruti Ritz6,3912.3%1617,3852.2%14
15Honda Brio6,3552.3%338,4011.1%62
16Hyundai i206,2352.2%1817,1472.2%9
17Chevrolet Beat5,6212.0%1914,7121.9%18
18Hyundai Santro5,3591.9%1516,1092.1%11
19Maruti Eeco5,2181.9%1715,6532.0%15
20Toyota Etios5,1041.8%2014,5381.9%19
21Mahindra Scorpio4,3941.6%2212,6751.6%17
22Nissan Sunny4,1511.5%2610,4991.3%52
23Hyundai Verna4,1321.5%2112,9491.7%20
24Toyota Etios Liva4,0341.4%2411,5011.5%32
25VW Polo3,9401.4%2311,0381.4%21
26Honda City3,9201.4%1411,4751.5%22
27VW Vento3,9081.4%328,2251.0%23
28Tata Sumo3,6311.3%2510,4501.3%28
29Mahindra XUV5003,1961.1%288,2111.0%46
30Skoda Rapid2,8821.0%296,5990.8%60
31Mahindra Xylo2,8051.0%277,4641.0%25
32Maruti 8002,2860.8%316,5930.8%29
33Chevrolet Tavera2,0730.7%355,7830.7%31
34Chevrolet Spark1,8770.7%424,3810.6%24
35Tata Safari1,8020.6%364,9050.6%36
36Mahindra Verito1,7630.6%374,9240.6%37
37Nissan Micra1,6740.6%305,7270.7%34
38Ford Fiesta Classic1,5640.6%384,3640.6%38
39Maruti SX41,5200.5%345,4920.7%30
40Toyota Fortuner1,3790.5%403,6660.5%41
41Maruti Ertiga1,1170.4% –1,1170.1% –
42Maruti Estilo1,0010.4%394,1670.5%27
43Tata Venture9780.3%442,8780.4%48
44Fiat Grande Punto9540.3%413,8940.5%39
45Toyota Corolla Altis9170.3%452,6980.3%42
46Skoda Fabia7700.3%462,6490.3%35
47Renault Pulse7460.3%491,9930.3% –
48Chevrolet Cruze7220.3%481,8120.2%43
49Maruti A-Star7060.3%433,8770.5%33
50Skoda Laura5970.2%521,3450.2%45

Source: Team BHP

This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. Hi Matt, You have mentioned here that for the first three months of 2012, India has become the third largest passenger vehicle market in the world. However, looking at the figures for Japan, it does not appear to be so. Also the figures for Brazil and Germany have not been released yet. So how have you come to that conclusion? Please clarify. Thanks.

    1. Hi Rover, thanks for the pick-up!
      I have corrected this post with India in 4th place overall behind Japan but still above Germany (source and Brazil (source Fenavabre).

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