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India June 2015: Maruti DZire leads, Hyundai Creta lands

Hyundai Creta India June 2015Hyundai Creta

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The Indian new light vehicle market marks a pause in its recovery in June: down 0.5% year-on-year to 217.642 deliveries to dealerships – Indian data doesn’t track end-customer purchases. The year-to-date total stands at 1.321.367 units halfway through 2015, up 5% on 2014. Maruti (47.2% share) and Hyundai (16.7%) both outpace the market and stay in positive, but the most impressive evolution is posted by Honda, up one spot on May and 13% year-on-year to now round up the podium at 8.4% share. Tata is up 30% but stays 6th, Renault is up 1% at #8, Volkswagen up 31% at #9 but Ford (-38%), Chevrolet (-41%) and Nissan (-43%) implode.

Honda Jazz India June 2015. Picture courtesy team-bhp.comThe Honda Jazz returns to India.

Model-wise, thanks to sales up a splendid 37% year-on-year to 21.866, the Maruti DZire – a Suzuki Swift sedan – is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the 4th time ever after May 2013May 2014 and July 2014. It distances the Maruti Alto at 21.115 (-31%) while the Maruti Swift also shine at +27% to 17.313 units. Below the Maruti Wagon R, the Hyundai Elite i20 holds onto the 5th spot while the Maruti Celerio is boosted up 66% by the new diesel and CVT variants to a record 7th place with 8.078 registrations (previous best: 7.323 in Feb 2014). With the new generation finally available in India, the Honda Jazz makes its return in the Indian sales charts at #25 with 2.336 units and the locally-produced Hyundai Creta lands at #32 with 1.641 deliveries to dealerships ahead of its national launch on 21 July, India being the second market in the world where this small SUV goes on sale after China where it is baptised ix25.

Previous month: India May 2015: Maruti Alto up 31%, Lodgy Renault’s best-seller again

One year ago: India June 2014: Maruti Wagon R up to 2nd place

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