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India's fastest selling cars in August

Last updated on: September 21, 2010 08:25 IST

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Even though the booming Indian car market is attracting car companies from across the world, it is ultimately three Indian carmakers -- Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra -- who between them hold about 67 per cent of the passenger car market in the country.

In the month of August 2010, the Indian car industry posted sales of 160,794 units and the industry grew by an astounding 33 per cent. According to government sources, the Indian car industry became the seventh largest car manufacturer in the world.

In the list of top 10 selling cars across segments there are five Maruti models and three Tata models. And Mahindra has its Scorpio and Bolero models doing very well in the Sports Utility Vehicle segment, but they are yet to make it to the top 10 list.

Percentage-wise, the top five carmakers in the country include Maruti with 45 per cent of the total market followed by Tata at 14.84 per cent, Hyundai at 14 per cent, Mahindra at 6.68 per cent and Ford at 3.88 per cent. Three out of the five are mostly India-based carmakers that have been around for several years.

The factors that the indigenous companies have in their favour is the extensive dealership network, cheaper after sales services, lesser maintenance costs and a know how to make affordable products. Also, carmakers like Maruti have volumes of sales that enable it to sell cars at competitive prices.

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Maruti Alto

In the month of August Maruti Alto sold 28,430 units and retained its number one spot as the best selling car in India.

The Alto was launched in the Indian market on September 27, 2000.

Since 2006, it is India's largest selling car and crossed the 1 million production figure in February 2008 becoming the 3rd Maruti model to cross the million mark in India after Maruti 800 and Maruti Omni and 4th overall joining Hyundai Santro.

Until the introduction of the K10 Alto, it was powered by a three-cylinder 796 cc gasoline engine with 4 valves per cylinder, MPFI and a 32bit ECM.

All models have a five-speed manual transmission. There also used to be a VX/VXi model with a 4-cylinder 1,061 cc engine (64 bhp/80 Nm torque) launched in April 2001.

Sales figures: Courtesy Team BHP.com

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Image: Maruti Alto.
Photographs: Courtesy, Maruti Suzuki Ltd
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Maruti WagonR

Maruti Suzuki launched its all-new Wagon R on April 23, 2010.

This all-new Wagon R is based on a new platform that currently underpins the Wagon R in the Japanese market.

The Wagon R is taller, wider and longer than before and sports new suspension componentry at both the front and the rear.

Power for the new Wagon R will come via the 1.0-litre K Series engine from the A-Star/Estilo with the same 67 bhp of peak power and nearly 10 kgm of peak torque.

It sold 12,976 units in August.

The top three positions went to Maruti, which in total holds about 45 per cent of the total passenger car market in the country.

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Image: Maruti Wagon R.
Photographs: Courtesy, Maruti Suzuki Ltd
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Maruti Swift

In the category of B-segment cars, Maruti Swift delivers new quality of power, response and fuel efficiency.

Swift is currently available in three to five-way door opening options.

Maruti Swift not only poses great and stunning looks but the car is fully equipped with a world class technology and advanced features that makes the car a great performer and very economical to run on roads.

Maruti Swift comes in both petrol and diesel version.

The petrol version of the car is packed with 1.2 L, 1197 cc K series engine. The K series engine is packed with 5 Speed Manual Transmission Gearbox and BS IV emission and offers a great performance in terms of power, torque and acceleration.

The diesel version is packed with 1.3L, 1248 cc DDiS engine with % step multi point common rail fuel injection system which offers better combustion and fuel efficiency.

Maruti Swift is packed with many comfort features as well as safety features like power steering, tilt steering, power windows, air bags, electronic brake force distribution and even brake assist.

Maruti Swift sold 11,508 units in August.

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Image: Maruti Swift.
Photographs: Courtesy, Maruti Suzuki Ltd
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Hyundai i10

Hyundai i10 is a premium hatchback segment model.

Equipped with standard features Hyundai i10 proves to be high class car, some standard features are also available on the instrumental panel.

Some of these include tachometer, electronic trip meter, electronic odometer, low fuel warning lamp, and digital clock.

All the variants boast of dual tone beige interiors.

Hyundai i10 is equipped with front power windows and air conditioner with heater in all variants.

It sold 11,294 units in August.

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Maruti Swift Dzire

Maruti Swift Dzire is available in both petrol and diesel version.

The petrol version of the car is packed with 1.2 L, 1197 cc, K-12 series engine.

The K-12 series engine is packed with 5 Speed Manual Transmission and it meets to BS IV emission norms.

The highly powerful engine of Maruti Swift Dzire offers greater fuel efficiency and great performance in terms of power, torque and acceleration.

The diesel version is packed with 1.3L, 1248 cc DDiS engine with 5 step multi point common rail fuel injection system which offers better combustion and fuel efficiency.

This DDiS engine is also equipped with 5 Speed Manual Transmission that offers greater mileage and acceleration to the car.

Maruti Dzire sold 8,431 units in August.

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Image: Maruti Swift Dezire.
Photographs: Courtesy, Maruti Suzuki Ltd
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Tata Nano

After Maruti the number two carmaker of the country is Tata Motors, which saw its tiny wonder Tata Nano selling 8,103 units to become the top selling Tata.

Tata Nano has been launched with five variants with both BSII and BSIII norms compliant variants. Its base variant is available in three colors Racing Red, Ivory White and Summer Blue.

Tata Nano has a steel body, made to provide a strong passenger compartment with many safety features which includes crumple zones, intrusion-resistant doors, seat belts, strong seats and anchorages, and the rear tailgate glass is attached to the body of the car.

The engine is a multi-fuel injection petrol type.

It is said that Tata Nano has pollution level lower than the two-wheelers which are manufactured in India.

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Image: Tata Nano.
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Maruti Omni

The Maruti Omni is a multi utility van for both business and family.

The family version is available in 5 seater and 8 seater.

The cargo version is completely devoid of back seats. Both versions have sliding back doors and hatchbacks.

The Omni is also unique in a way that it uses a front mid engine rear wheel drive layout, as it helps in maximizing cabin and cargo space and provde maximum traction.

The Omni also has an LPG version.

Maruti Omni sold 7,855 units in August.

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Image: Maruti Omni.
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Tata Indica

The Tata Indica V2 comes with 1396cc,4 Inline cylinder that develops a max power of 53.5 Ps at 5500 rpm and belts out highest torque of 85 Nm at 2500 rpm.

All the variants of the Tata Indica V2 are mated with 5 speed manual transmission.

The Tata Indica V2 comes with 13 inch of wheel.

The DLS variant of the new entrant, is equipped with 4 spoke powered steering wheel whereas the DLE sports a conventional one.

Tata Indica sold 7,531 units in August.

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Hyundai i20

In the hatchback category of cars Hyundai i20 is a new generation car with large headlamps and fog lamps.

This new Hyundai i20 is even more spacious, stylish having amazing eye catching features.

It is equipped with standard safety features it has ABS, seat belts with pre-tensioner, dual air-bags for the driver and front passanger, auto-unlocking doors.

Hyundai i20 is available in both petrol and diesel option with different variants.

Hyundai i20 is the first hatchback car in the Indian auto market which is packed with 6 Speed Manual Transmission Gearbox in its 1.4 L CRDI engine.

It sold 7,134 units in August.

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Tata Indigo

Tata Indigo is one of the most popular sedan model of the Indian auto market.

The car is available with six variants which are priced with the highly competitive price tag.

Tata Indigo sold 6,678 units to be in the top 10 list.

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Hyundai Santro

Active intelligence technology delivers good mileage and power.

Suspension with stabilisers help in providing better control on the road.

Distributor less ignition System (DIS) provides better fuel efficiency, less emission and more power, with less maintainable cost required.

Hyundai Santro Xing is one of the most popular cars in its segment.

It sold 6,619 units in August.

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Maruti Ritz

Maruti Ritz is available in both petrol and diesel version.

The petrol version of the car is packed with 1.2 L, 1197 cc K -12 series engine.

The K-12 series engine is packed with 5 Speed Manual Transmission Gearbox and BS IV emission.

The highly powerful engine of Maruti Ritz offers a maximum power of 85 PS at 6000 rpm and a torque of 113 Nm at 4500 rpm.

The diesel version of Maruti Ritz is packed with 1.3L, 1248 cc DDiS engine with 5 Manual Transmission Gearbox that offers greater mileage and acceleration to the car.

This DDiS engine is very fuel efficiency and offers an impressive power of 75 PS at 4000 rpm and a torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm.

It sold 6,609 units in August.

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Image: Maruti Ritz.
Photographs: Courtesy, Maruti Suzuki Ltd
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Ford Figo

Its stylish look, exciting interior and exterior features and other advanced features with comparatively low price tag, woos the masses and even class.

The petrol version of Ford Figo is powered by the all new 1.2L petrol engine which produces 71Ps of maximum power and 102 Nm of peak torque while the diesel version of Ford Figo comes loaded with the company's popular 1.4L, Duratorq diesel engine.

Ford Figo comes in four variants, and it sold 6,382 units in August.

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Maruti Eeco

All the variants of Maruti Eeco have been priced in the range of Rs 259,000 to Rs 275,000 (as ex-showroom prices in New Delhi).

The brand new Maruti Eeco is assimilated with 1196 cc, BS IV compliant engine that is supported by the new Engine Mangement System that poises fuel competency and execution which makes it powerful performer on Indian roads.

It is composed with a balanced look, bold design and stylish body graphics that makes it groovy too.

It is available in 6 appealing colors; metallic midnight balck, mettalic blue blaze, bright red, mettalic glistening grey, mettalic silky silver and superior white.

It sold 6,302 units in August.

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Mahindra Bolero

This utility car has a 2498cc diesel engine, with dimensions of 4260(L) X 1815(W) X 1810(H) mm and weights 1615kg.

It has a ground clearance and a wheelbase of 200mm and 2680mm respectively, and a turning radius of 5.4 meters.

It also comes with a factory fitted air conditioner, heater and has additional features like power steering, wheel covers, tachometer, fog lamps, mud flaps, body colour bumpers, moulded trunk and floor carpets and is available in 5 colours.

The exterior look, especially the bold frontage, the extended bumpers, the two-tone ensemble on the bonnet, the curved tail lights and the innovative running boards is a definite class statement.

In the interior, all the new features - map pockets on the doors, the mobile charging socket, the relocated handbrake, the repositioned mp3/cd player, the huge glove compartment, the moulded lining on the roof, the bucket seats and the ergonomic styling of the drivers console as well as the disposition of the dials and instrumentation all adds up to the 'feel good' ambience this vehicle exudes.

It sold 6,006 units in August.

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Honda City

The new Honda City comes with a 1.5L, 1497cc, i-VTEC engine with four cylinders and 16 valves.

Further the 5-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifts offers much more convenience in handling the car.

The unique Paddle Shift gear transmission option make you able to switch gears without using the clutch pedal.

Honda City is available in three variants with both manual and automatic gear transmission and in six exciting colours.

It sold 4,251 units in August.

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Toyota Innova

Toyota Innova is the most popular Multi Utility Vehicle in the Indian market.

It has an all-new body with a lean, stylish shape that offers more interior and luggage room, engines that are more powerful yet more fuel-efficient and an all-new chassis and suspension.

The petrol version of Toyota Innova comes with a 1998cc, 16-Valve DOHC WTi petrol engine that produces 132PS power at 5600rpm and 181NM torque at 4000rpm while the diesel version of Toyota Innova comes with a 2494cc, 16-Valve DOHC diesel engine that produces 102PS power at 3600rpm and 200NM torque at 1400-3400rpm.

The petrol variant of Toyota Innova is compatible with CNG.

It sold 4,238 units in August.

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Maruti Zen Estilo

Maruti Zen Estilo has a look of miniaturised family van because of its smooth flowing, simple lines and the mono form design.

It comes with plush, premium interiors. It is available in four variants priced between Rs 320,201 and Rs 406,997 (for non-metallic shade-metallic shade price is a little higher).

Zen Estilo is roomier than the previous model Zen and sports 1.0L, 998cc, KB Series petrol engine.

Zen Estilo is longer and offers more boot space and superior air conditioning. It delivers 64 bhp and its low-end torque makes it ideal for Indian city conditions.

It sold 3,838 units in August.

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Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo is a car for the next generation that wants style, advanced technology, power, and comfort all in one package.

Volkswagen Polo boasts of a striking design, uncompromising quality, and a powerful new engine.

Polo is very impressive when it comes to both interiors and external body.

It is available in 3 engine type. The 1.2L petrol engine is packed with a 5 speed manual transimission gearbox that ensures an outstanding performance with excellent fuel efficiency.

It has also taken care of safety of both the passengers and the pedestrians. With inbuilt active and passive safeguards, it helps to avoid the unexpected turns while driving.

It sold 3,211 units in August.

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Mahindra Scorpio

Mahindra Scorpio comes in diesel engine in four different variants.

It is packed with many advanced safety features that offers a very safe drive and can tackle the unexpected surprises that come in your way.

Some of the safety features are ABS (Anti lock Braking System), Dual Airbags, Cruise Control, EBD, collapsible steering column, etc.

The style and class of Mahindra Scorpio is outstanding.

The only way to know more about this extremely high performed car is to experience it.

It sold 3,082 units in August.


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