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New car sales in India slow down their decline at just -0.7% year-on-year in February to 212,898 registrations, meaning the year-to-date total stands at 427,915 units, down 4% on 2013. Below the Maruti Alto still very valiant at 24,623 sales, the Maruti Swift reclaims the #2 spot it held over the Full Year 2013 from its sedan sibling the Maruti DZire while the Maruti Wagon R, Hyundai Grand i10 and Mahindra Bolero hold onto their January ranking. The big news this month in India is the arrival of the Maruti Celerio inside the Top 10 for its first full month of sales in the country: it is up 18 spots and 65% on January to #7 with 7,323 sales and 3.4% share and already adds up to over 10,000 units since launch (10,083)!
Hero of the month in January, the Honda City improves on its record volume to deliver a best-ever 7,213 units and remains #9, only the 2nd time the City nameplate ever ranks inside the Indian Top 10. Other interesting developments this month in India include the Hyundai Santro up 3 spots to #17, the Renault Duster back above its twin the Nissan Terrano at #21 vs. #32 and the Tata Nano improving to #26 and 2,496 sales, its best ranking since December 2012 and best monthly volume since November 2012. Brand-wise, below Maruti, Hyundai and Mahindra, Honda is the big winner, up 123% year-on-year in February and up 153% year-to-date…
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Full February 2014 Top 50 models and Top 13 brands Ranking Tables below.