August 2021 hatchback sales – Premium hatchbacks have strong sales

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August 2021 hatchback sales
The Swift finally upgraded the Wagon R in August

In August 2021, sedan sales improved only in the premium segment

OEM Model August 21 Sale Sales August ’20 Annual growth
Maruti Alto 13 236 14,397 -8%
Maruti S-Presso 7225 5312 36%
Renault Kwid 2969 3677 -19%
Datsun redi-GO 32 501 -94%
Entry-level cars don’t find as many buyers as they used to

If we take a look at the August 2021 hatchback car sales charts for entry, mid-range, and high-end vehicles, it’s clear that buyers these days prefer higher-priced cars.

However, India remains a developing country and buying a car remains a far-fetched dream for many families. When saving the money to buy a new car (most opt ​​for used cars these days) their first choice is the Maruti Alto.

The Maruti S-Presso sold 6,011 units fewer than its stable mate, while third-placed Renault Kwid found 2,969 new homes last month.

In total, the cars in the segment recorded sales of 23,462 units, which is a decrease of 2% from their sales for the same month a year ago.

OEM Model August 21 Sale Sales August ’20 Annual growth
Maruti Fast 12 483 14,869 -16%
Maruti Wagon R 9628 13,770 -30%
Hyundai Large i10 NIOS 8023 10,190 -21%
Aunty Tiago 5658 5743 -1%
Maruti Ignis 2053 3262 -37%
Hyundai Santro 1731 2395 -28%
Maruti celery 53 5684 -99%
Ford Fig 7 186 -96%
Datsun GO 3 52 -94%
Mahindra KUV100 NXT 2 48 -96%
None of the cars were able to show positive sales growth!

Unlike the months that have passed, in August, the Swift took first place in the sedan sales list.

Its 12,483 unit sales could not be matched by the Wagon R which recorded sales of 9,628 units. Third place on the list went to Hyundai’s Grand i10 NIOS which found just over 8,000 new buyers.

The Tiago de Tata came in fourth with 5,658 units sold, followed by the Maruti Ignis which was brought home by 2,053 people and the Santro which recorded 1,731 units sold.

The others did not do well, and overall car sales in the segment amounted to 39,641 units, representing a 29% year-over-year decline in sales.

OEM Model August 21 Sale Sales August ’20 Annual growth
Maruti Baleno 15 646 10,742 46%
Hyundai i20 7340 7765 -5%
Aunty Altroz 6175 4951 25%
Toyota Glanza 1832 1418 29%
Volkswagen Polo 1306 1008 30%
Honda Jazz 630 583 8%
Ford Free style 83 720 -88%
This segment grew 21% year-on-year

Maruti’s Baleno topped premium sedan sales for August 2021, which shouldn’t come as a surprise, as it was the best-selling car in the country last month.

Hyundai’s i20 (7,340 units) outperformed the Tata Altroz ​​(6,175 units) this time around, while the Toyota Glanza (1,832 units) managed to beat the Volkswagen Polo (1,306 units).

Overall, the segment’s cars recorded sales of 33,012, which equates to 21% year-over-year sales growth.

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