Dzire overtakes Alto as best selling model in August

Maruti Suzuki India’s compact sedan Dzire, in its new avatar, became the best selling model in the country for the first time in August, taking the pole position from its sibling Alto.

As per the latest data from Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), seven out of top 10 best selling passenger vehicle models in August were from the stable of Maruti Suzuki India (MSI).

The remaining three models were from Hyundai Motor India.

MSI’s new Dzire, which was launched in May this year, clocked sales of 26,140 units in August ahead of 21,521 units sold for Alto.

Among the top 10 best selling models in August this year, MSI’s premium hatchback Baleno came third with 17,190 units. Compact SUV Vitara Brezza stood at fourth position with 14,396 units.

The company’s compact car Wagon R stood at fifth position, selling 13,907 units. MSI’s Swift occupied the sixth spot with 12,631 units.

Rival Hyundai’s hatchback Grand i10 stood at seventh position last month with 12,306 units.

The company’s premium hatchback Elite i20 stood at eighth position last month with sale of 11,832 units, while its SUV Creta stood was placed ninth with sales of 10,158 units.

MSI’s hatchback Celerio completed the list at tenth position with sales of 9,210 units.


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