Cars In Demand: Maruti Alto, Renault Kwid Top Segment Sales In August 2018

Published On September 15, 2018 07:59 AM By Jagdev Kalsi Kalsi for Maruti Alto K10 at CarDekho.com

The Kwid topped the MoM growth in August 2018 but turned out to be the biggest loser in terms of YoY market share

Which cars are in demand in the entry-level hatchback space? The numbers clearly say that it’s the Alto twins. The Alto 800 and Alto K10 put up a combined sales figure of over 22,000 in the month of August 2018, while the Kwid took the second spot at over 5,500 units. Have a look at the demand for entry-level cars for the month of July and August below:

 

August 2018

July 2018

MoM Growth

Average sales (6 months)

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

21990

25647

-14.25

24100

Honda Amaze

9644

10180

-5.26

6572

Hyundai Xcent

4981

4114

21.07

3980

Tata Tigor

1646

2269

-27.45

2391

Volkswagen Ameo

721

401

79.8

743

Tata Zest

964

878

9.79

1071

Ford Aspire

523

1069

-51.07

1084

 

Takeaways

1. The demand for both the Alto and Kwid was above average in the month of August 2018

2. The Eon and the redi-GO may have registered growth on MoM basis, but the overall demand for both these cars remained lower than their average demand

The redi-GO recently received a limited edition version with a few cosmetic enhancements and a reverse parking sensor. Read more about it here

 

YoY market share

 

August 2018

July 2018

Market share current(%)

Market share (% last year)

YoY mkt share (%)

Maruti Suzuki Alto

22,237

23,371

66.64

59.61

7.03

Hyundai Eon

3,916

3,746

11.73

11.24

0.49

Renault Kwid

5,541

5,015

16.6

21.61

-5.01

Datsun redi-GO

1,674

1,623

5.01

7.52

-2.51

 

Takeaways

1. The veterans seem to have put up a better show in the last 12 months when compared to relatively newer entrants in the segment. Both the Alto and the Eon are still as popular, if not more, as they were in August 2017

2. The popularity of the Alto twins, in fact, is on the rise although the product has started to appear a bit dated

 

Will the new Santro make a difference to the table?

It remains to be seen whether the upcoming Hyundai AH2 hatchback, which could be called the Santro, will belong to the entry-level segment as the Alto twins or the compact hatchback segment which consists of the Celerio and the WagonR, among others. As of now, there’s a stronger chance of it being a rival to the WagonR and Celerio. That’s because Hyundai has maintained that it doesn’t have any plans to discontinue the Eon post the launch of the Santro, which only increases the chances of the AH2 being a bigger and more premium product than the Eon. As a result, the upcoming Santro is unlikely to have a direct impact on the sales of entry-level cars.

 

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