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India February 2013: Maruti DZire & Renault Duster hit records

Maruti DZire India February 2013. Picture courtesy of Team BHPMaruti Dzire

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This is confirmed: the Indian new car market is taking a break right now, going through its third consecutive month of year-on-year decline in February: down a surprising 17% on February 2012 which, granted, was a historical figure, to 214,298 registrations. In spite of this, the Maruti Alto lodges its third month in a row above 25,000 sales at 25,030 and 11.7% share, and the Maruti Swift is up to 19,534 sales, its best monthly score since May 2012. The Maruti DZire does even better and breaks a record at 18,316 units, its previous best being 17,707 in May 2012 also.

Renault Duster India February 2013Renault Duster

When you add the Maruti Ertiga also built on the same platform, the Swift family delivers an astonishing 43,692 sales and 20.4% market share. I know I have spoken about this model a lot already but it keeps impressing in many countries around the globe so here goes again: the Renault Duster is up to #11 with 5,590 sales and 2.6%, all new records in India. The Tata Nano is stuck at the bottom of the ladder (#35), bringing the Tata brand down with it (-70% year-on-year and now #5 below Toyota) while the Chevrolet Sail sedan is making its way up at #36 (+9) and Renault is up 899% to #9.

Previous month: India January 2013: Maruti DZire and VW Polo shoot high

One year ago: India February 2012: Maruti Swift, DZire and Hyundai Eon hit highest ever scores in record market

Full February 2013 Top 60 models and Top 14 brands Ranking Tables below.

India February 2013 – brands:


India February 2013 – models:

1Maruti Alto25,03011.7%153,71512.1%11
2Maruti Swift19,5349.1%238,4628.7%22
3Maruti DZire18,3168.5%335,3768.0%33
4Maruti Wagon R13,5866.3%428,5676.4%44
5Mahindra Bolero10,0534.7%520,7124.7%55
6Hyundai Eon8,7174.1%816,9783.8%68
7Hyundai i108,1823.8%716,7343.8%76
8Hyundai i207,6053.5%616,2603.7%89
9Toyota Innova6,4963.0%1012,5592.8%912
10Maruti Ertiga5,8422.7%1111,8252.7%1016
11Renault Duster5,5902.6%199,1442.1%1432
12Maruti Omni5,0332.3%1210,4182.3%1211
13Hyundai Verna4,8712.3%149,9372.2%1317
14Maruti Ritz4,1431.9%178,0871.8%1814
15Tata Indica/Vista3,9811.9%911,3022.5%117
16Mahindra Scorpio3,9061.8%168,3681.9%1619
17Hyundai Santro3,8211.8%206,8691.5%2020
18Ford Figo3,8041.8%139,0442.0%1513
19VW Polo3,6271.7%158,2061.8%1724
20Mahindra XUV5003,4721.6%187,1931.6%1922
21Honda City3,2711.5%256,1691.4%2126
22Maruti Eeco3,1001.4%226,0891.4%2221
23Honda Brio2,9161.4%295,2521.2%2527
24Toyota Etios2,7971.3%245,6971.3%2323
25Chevrolet Beat2,2931.1%215,3281.2%2418
26Tata Indigo/Manza2,2831.1%284,6501.0%2715
27Mahindra Quanto2,0991.0%235,0531.1%2645
28Chevrolet Tavera2,0300.9%343,7390.8%3134
29VW Vento1,9090.9%323,9330.9%3031
30Mahindra Xylo1,8710.9%303,9710.9%2930
31Toyota Etios Liva1,6980.8%274,1250.9%2828
32Maruti 8001,6800.8%353,3150.7%3435
33Tata Sumo1,5630.7%333,3460.8%3325
34Toyota Fortuner1,5150.7%363,0200.7%3638
35Tata Nano1,5050.7%373,0090.7%3710
36Chevrolet Sail Sedan1,4860.7%452,3220.5%40 –
37Skoda Rapid1,3710.6%392,8290.6%3833
38Nissan Sunny1,1910.6%263,6470.8%3229
39Tata Safari/Storme1,0820.5%313,1270.7%3540
40Mahindra Verito1,0360.5%382,5360.6%3936
41Maruti A-Star1,0150.5%412,1930.5%4144
42Renault Scala6200.3%461,4320.3%4556
43Nissan Micra6080.3%401,9440.4%4239
44Chevrolet Sail5600.3%431,6360.4%4355
45Hindustan Ambassador5450.3%607450.2%5364
46Chevrolet Spark5290.2%481,2170.3%4842
47Mahindra Thar5080.2%491,1690.3%4968
48Ford Fiesta Classic5030.2%471,2260.3%4737
49SsangYong Rexton4760.2%519330.2%51n/a
50Hyundai Elantra4700.2%509580.2%5059
51Renault Pulse4200.2%528230.2%5249
52Maruti Estilo3440.2%421,4780.3%4441
53Mitsubishi Pajero Sport2700.1%575000.1%55n/a
54Hyundai Accent2500.1%n/a4070.1%6053
55Maruti SX42150.1%441,2270.3%4643
56VW Jetta2070.1%564400.1%5658
57Skoda Fabia2070.1%584360.1%5750
58Toyota Corolla Altis2060.1%535900.1%5448
59Tata Venture1950.1%n/a3320.1%6251

Source: Team BHP

This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. Auto is slowing down in india for various economic and political reasons.
    2013 calender year will the most critical for survival. Industry will grow in single digit with lot of casualties within. Lets hope fir the best !

  2. Yes.. great news for renault, but is yet to be seen if renault can sustain this numbers since the ford ecosport is around the corner. I’m a big fan of renault ,but renault should make something to have more cars that can make big numbers. Best example is ford who was only the figo and when figo flops, ford india flops imediatly

  3. Great news for Renault and the Renault badged version of Dacia Duster.
    Fiat is struggling big time in an important market.

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