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India March 2015: Hyundai Elite i20 breaks volume record

Hyundai Elite i20 India March 2015. Picture courtesy motoroids.comHyundai Elite i20

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The Indian new car market is up 5% year-on-year in March to 239,521 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 675,858 units, up 2% on 2014. Maruti (+1%) underperforms but still holds a commanding 43.3% share (vs. 46.9% year-to-date), while Hyundai (+13%) and Honda (+23%) leap forward. Mahindra (-14%) drops to 4th but Tata (+19%) and Toyota (+62%) display strong results. In the models ranking, Maruti monopolises the Top 4 as usual with the Alto (24,961 sales), DZire (17,971), Swift (16,722) and Wagon R (15,198) dominating the sales charts. In 5th place, the Hyundai Elite i20 delivers all-time record monthly sales at 12,812 units, triple its March 2014 score. Further down, the Toyota Innova is up 81% to #12, the Maruti Ciaz slides down to #18 and the Datsun Go+ is inside the Top 40 for the first time at #38 but even though it almost doubles its sales compared to February they still stand at a very shy 1,406 units.

Previous month: India February 2015: Maruti Alto and Hyundai Elite i20 strong

One year ago: India March 2014: Datsun Go and Hyundai Xcent land

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