Maruti Suzuki WagonR topped the H1 2022 sales charts ahead of Swift, Dzire and Nexon
In the first half of this calendar year, Maruti Suzuki’s WagonR was the top-selling passenger car in the country with a total of 1,13,407 units, up from 94,839 units in the same period in 2021, with a 19.5 percent year-on-year volume increase. Earlier this year, the entry-level hatchback also received a small update.
The Swift was the second best-selling vehicle in India between January and June 2022, with 91,177 units registered, up from 1,02,206 units during the corresponding period in 2021, with negative volume growth of 10.7 percent year-on-year. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire finished in third position with a total of 85,929 units, up from 70,991 units in H1 2021 with YoY positive sales growth of 21 percent in the domestic market.
The Tata Nexon had the highest year-over-year sales growth in the top ten as 82,770 units were registered against 46,247 units during the January to June 2021 period, up nearly 79 percent. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno finished in fifth place with a cumulative domestic total of 74,892 units against 93,823 units in H1 2021.
|Cars (on an annual basis)||Sales in H1 2022||Sales in H1 2021|
|1. Maruti WagonR (19.5%)||1.13.407||94,839|
|2. Maruti Swift (-10.7%)||91.177||1.02.206|
|3. Maruti Dzire (21%)||85.929||70,991|
|4. Tata Nexon (78.9%)||82,770||46,247|
|5. Maruti Baleno (-20.1%)||74,892||93.823|
|6. Maruti Ertiga (38.1%)||68,922||49,900|
|7. Maruti Alto (-19.7%)||68,680||85,616|
|8. Hyundai Crete (0.2%)||67,421||67,283|
|9. Tata Punch||60,932||–|
|10. Maruti Eeco (6.6%)||60.705||56.901|
This led to a year-on-year drop in sales of 20.1 percent, while the Ertiga MPV finished in sixth place with a total of 68,922 units, up from 49,900 units in the same period last year, with an annualized increase in sales of 38.1 percent. The Maruti Suzuki Alto is getting a major update next month as it switches to a new generation based on the Heartect platform.
It recorded 68,680 units sold in H1 2022, up from 85,616 units during the corresponding period in 2021, with a year-over-year volume decline of 19.7 percent. The Hyundai Creta posted nearly flat growth in the first half of last year as 67,421 units were booked against 67,283 units with an annualized growth of 0.2 percent. The leader in the mid-sized SUV segment is expected to receive a facelift in early 2023.
The Tata Punch impressed by finishing ninth with 60,932 units, while the Maruti Suzuki Eeco registered a total of 60,705 units, up from 56,901 units in H1 2021, with sales up 6.6 percent year on year.