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Prime-10 promoting automobiles, SUVs in India in FY2022 | Autocar India

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The Maruti WagonR took the general prime spot, whereas the Tata Nexon was the nation’s highest-selling SUV in FY2022.

After a COVID-19 impacted FY2021, when general automobile gross sales fell to a five-year low of 27,11,457 items, the Indian auto trade bounced again in FY2022 and crossed the 3-million mark with gross sales of 30,69,499 items. Within the listing of ten highest-selling automobiles of FY2022, , and they are often had with both a 5-speed guide or a 5-speed AMT gearbox choices. The CNG-version is obtainable solely with the 1.0-litre motor. The Wagon R rivals different equally priced hatchbacks, just like the Hyundai Santro and Tata Tiago

Maruti Suzuki Swift: 1,67,827 items offered

The Swift continued to be a preferred vendor for Maruti Suzuki in FY2022 with 1,67,827 items offered, but it surely descended to second place in comparison with FY2021 with a Three % drop in demand. The third-gen Swift boasts of an elegant design, neat cabin and a frugal 90hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine. It may be had with both a 5-speed guide or a 5-speed AMT gearbox. Like another Maruti hatchbacks, the Swift doesn’t get a factory-fitted CNG choice. 

The hatchback rivals the likes of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios in our market. 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno: 1,48,187 items offered 

India’s bestselling premium hatchback recorded a 9 % decline because it recorded 1,48,187-unit gross sales in FY22. In December, nonetheless, the Baleno drove previous the million-unit milestone after simply six years of its launch. This February, Maruti Suzuki launched the second-generation of the mannequin, which too appears to have struck a chord with the consumers. Inside a month of the brand new Baleno’s launch, the carmaker gathered 50,000 bookings for the hatchback.

The second-generation mannequin comes with a sole 90hp, 1.2-litre engine, which is mated both to a 5-speed guide or a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The Baleno rivals different premium hatchbacks available in the market just like the Tata Altroz and the Honda Jazz

Maruti Suzuki Alto: 1,45,167 items offered 

Maruti Suzuki’s long-standing gross sales champion, the Alto, is exhibiting indicators of decline. It offered 1,45,167 items in FY2022, down 9 % in comparison with FY2021. The finances hatchback section, too, at giant, was down 12 % in FY2022. Patrons are more and more preferring larger and better-equipped fashions which explains the declining gross sales on this section.

The Alto has seen a number of updates in its lifecycle, and the newest was in 2019, when the carmaker launched the BS6 compliant mannequin. The hatchback comes with a sole 48hp, 0.8-litre petrol motor mated solely to a 5-speed guide transmission. The Alto rivals decrease variants of the Renault Kwid

Tata Nexon: 1,24,130 items offered 

Tata Nexon comes with as many as 40 variants unfold between petrol, diesel and EV powertrain choices. The SUV recorded a stellar 95 % progress, promoting 1,24,130 items in FY22. Excessive on model and massive on consolation, this compact SUV raced forward of the Hyundai Creta because the bestselling SUV in FY22. 

The Nexon comes with both a 120hp, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine, or a 110hp, 1.5-litre diesel motor. Each the engines get a typical 6-speed guide and an non-compulsory 6-speed AMT gearbox choices. The Nexon competes within the crowded sub-4-metre SUV area comprising fashions just like the Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Toyota City Cruiser and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The Nexon EV will get a 129hp electrical motor with an ARAI-claimed vary of 312km. The carmaker has additionally launched the long-range Nexon EV Max, which has an ARAI-claimed vary of 437km.

Hyundai Creta: 1,18,092 items offered

The second-generation Creta is fashionable for its long-feature listing. Nonetheless, in FY2021, with 1,18,092 items offered, the SUV noticed its demand dip and misplaced the bestselling SUV crown to the Tata Nexon. However because the bestselling Hyundai, it stays a powerful contributor for the model’s passenger automobile gross sales  24.5 % in FY2022. 

The Creta comes with 5 engine and gearbox choices. The engine choices embody a 115hp, 1.5-litre petrol motor, a 140hp, 1.4-litre turbo petrol unit, and a 115hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine. Relying on the engine, consumers can go for a 6-speed guide, a 6-speed torque converter automated, a CVT and a 7-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox choices. It rivals different midsize SUVs just like the Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun and Nissan Kicks.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: 1,17,150 items offered 

The rising demand for the CNG variant of this fashionable MPV sees the Ertiga  which notched a wise 32 % progress  prime the SUV section with 1,17,150 items offered. Maruti Suzuki just lately launched the facelifted model of this fashionable MPV, with a extra fuel-efficient petrol engine and a brand new 6-speed automated transmission. 

The Ertiga rivals the likes of the Kia Carens, in addition to Maruti Suzuki’s very personal XL6

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: 1,13,751 items offered 

This compact SUV, one rank up from FY2021, just lately crossed 7,00,000 gross sales since launch. It’s the third highest-selling SUV after the Nexon and Creta. With 20 % progress, demand stays as robust as over, regardless of it being one of many older fashions within the section. 

Maruti Suzuki is ready to launch a new model with extra options and an up to date powertrain. It’s more likely to additionally get a CNG variant. At present, the Vitara Brezza comes with a 105hp, 1.5-litre petrol engine mated both to a 5-speed guide, or a 4-speed torque converter automated, and rivals the Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet and the Toyota City Cruiser. 

Maruti Suzuki Dzire: 1,08,564 items offered

The one sedan within the listing, the Dzire is feeling the warmth of the buyer shift from compact sedans to SUVs. Demand for the Dzire, which obtained a facelift in 2020, was down by 7 % with 1,08,546 items offered. 

The Dzire comes with a 90hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine paired to both a 5-speed guide, or a 5-speed AMT gearbox choices. A factory-fitted CNG choice can be obtainable. It rivals different compact sedans just like the Honda Amaze and the Tata Tigor.  

Maruti Eeco: 1,08,345 items offered

Being within the Prime 10 listing for the third 12 months working is proof that the utilitarian and space-efficient Eeco’s USP to move greater than 5 folks and their baggage in a cheap means stays an enormous draw. Although it dropped from seventh place to 10th, the gross sales had been up three % with 1,08,345 items offered. 

The Eeco will get a 73hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine. A factory-fitted CNG model can be obtainable. At present, there aren’t any direct rivals to the Maruti Eeco. 

For an entire FY2022 automobile, SUV gross sales evaluation, choose up the newest Could 2022 concern of Autocar India journal, on stands now.

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