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India February 2015: Maruti Alto and Hyundai Elite i20 strong

Maruti Alto K10 India 2014. Picture courtesy of cartrade.comThe Maruti Alto hits its highest volume in 8 months in India.

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Indian new car sales sign their 4th consecutive month of year-on-year gains at +9% in February to 227,614 deliveries for the 15 brands sharing official data, bringing the year-to-date total to 436,337 units, up 2% on 2014. Maruti keeps its stranglehold on the Indian market at 47.8% share above Hyundai up 10% to 16.4%, Mahindra (-6%) back above Honda (16%) and Tata back up an impressive 22% thanks to the addition of the Bolt (#28) and Zest (#29). Datsun vegetates at #12 with a combined 1,477 sales for the GO+ (#43) and GO (#45) to be compared with 1,296 sales (-48%) for the Tata Nano alone.

Hyundai Elite i20 India November 2014. Picture courtesy of zeegnition.com2nd ever 10,000+ sales month for the Hyundai Elite i20 in India

Atop the models ranking, the Maruti Alto delivers its best score since June 2013 at 25,673 sales above the Swift (19,546), Dzire (17,085) and Wagon R (14,315) while the Hyundai Elite i20 is above 10,000 monthly deliveries for only the 2nd time ever at 10,264 in 5th place. Further down, notice the Honda Amaze up 19% to #9, the Maruti Celerio back inside the Top 10 at #10 and the Maruti Ciaz stabilising at #14, just below its rival the Honda City at #12.

Previous month: India January 2015: Hyundai Elite i20 back in Top 5, Tata Bolt in Top 30

One year ago: India February 2014: Maruti Celerio up to 7th place

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