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Most Selling Cars After COVID-19 Lockdown

The coronavirus lockdown impacted every industry and sector, and the automobile industry also faced the brunt of the fallout. Sales diminished as automakers stopped producing cars and operating factories. It has been a dry period in the automobile industry. But as lockdown restrictions are slowly being eased, auto sales have once again picked up. Manufacturers are gearing up to negate the loss and recover from the aftermath of the downfall.

A recent survey by Deloitte found that about 77 percent of commuters wanted to avoid public transport where there is a high chance of getting infected with the virus. Seventy percent of the people showed disinterest in ride-hailing options, and nearly 79 percent preferred to own a vehicle. Currently, there is a huge demand for cars in India, and the automobile industry is making the most of it. The following is a list of most selling cars in India after lockdown.

 

Maruti Suzuki Alto

Maruti Suzuki Alto

Maruti Suzuki Alto has been the best selling car in India since the past decade and continues to retain that position. In the month of August, Maruti Suzuki sold nearly 13,650 units of Alto. The interesting aspect is that more than 50% of Alto customers are first-time buyers. The compact design, updated safety features, easy manoeuvrability, high fuel efficiency, and affordability have contributed to the rise in the sales of Alto and made it the number one best-selling car after lockdown.

 

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R leads in the sales of the most selling cars after lockdown, with over 13,515 units sold in August 2020. Despite the volatile market condition, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, a compact hatchback, tops the list of best-selling cars. It can run on both BSVI-compliant 1.2-litre petrol and 1.0-litre petrol engines; both the engines can be combined to get either a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT transmission. The low maintenance cost, fuel-efficient engine and value-for-money in terms of the budget family cars resulted in an increase in sales of Wagon R after lockdown.

 

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Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

After a prolonged depression of the market due to the lockdown, Maruti Suzuki Baleno sales have skyrocketed. Maruti Suzuki sold 11,575 units of Baleno in the past month, securing its position in the most sold cars after lockdown. The premium hatchback is available in a BS6-compliant 1.2-litre petrol version and Smart Hybrid version in the manual and CVT iterations. Its higher fuel efficiency, handsome performance, and good mileage were the key factors that favoured the post-lockdown sales of Maruti Suzuki Baleno.

 

Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta has resumed its dominance in the SUV segment, beating its competitor Kia Seltos after lockdown with sales of 11,500 units in August. Since its launch, Hyundai Creta succeeded in surpassing its rivals. The made-in-India Creta now sells across 88 countries. Ranking fourth in overall auto sales in India, Hyundai Creta is boosted with a host of features, including the BlueLink connected feature that allows users to remotely access their cars, get real-time traffic tracking information, and more. These features are highly admired by the people who are conscious about going out during the pandemic. This is one of the factors driving Hyundai Creta’s outstanding sales after lockdown.

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Suzuki Swift is ruling the auto segment from the past 15 years, and it remains a power player to date. After lockdown, Maruti Suzuki sold over 10,170 units of Swift in August. The youth are more inclined towards Maruti Suzuki Swift, and about 30% of the sales are made from this demographic. Besides the stylish looks and sophisticated demeanour, Swift is a bang for your buck. In short, Maruti Suzuki Swift remains mostly untouched by the lockdown despite the huge competition and manages to receive adulation even during these trying times.

 

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire becomes the sixth most selling cars after lockdown by clocking sales of nearly 10,000 units in the month of August 2020. Dzire is equipped with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, LED projector headlamps, daytime running lights, Smartplay infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The petrol version of Dzire has a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder engine outputs a power of 82 bhp and a peak torque of 114 Nm. About 70% of customers who bought Dzire are predetermined customers who bought this compact sedan as their first car after lockdown.

 

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga’s post-lockdown sales have risen over 8,504 units in August 2020. Not only did Ertiga survive the lockdown, but it also defied the fall in sales and came back strong in the most sold cars after the lockdown list. Buyers are drawn to the frugality, 3D tail lamps with LEDs, affordability, premium cabin design, chrome-studded front grille, projector headlamps, 15-inch alloy wheels, and low maintenance requirements of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. To ensure safety, Ertiga comes with standard safety features like ISOFIX / child seat anchorages, reverse parking sensors, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, front seat belts with pre-tensioners, force limiters, and a high-speed alert system.

 

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Maruti Suzuki Eeco

Maruti Suzuki Eeco

Maruti Suzuki Eeco has registered a sales of over 8,501 units in August 2020. From young entrepreneurs to the corporate working class, many have bought Maruti Suzuki Eeco after the lockdown. According to buyers and experts, Suzuki Eeco meets practical and functional needs such as those of commuting and outing. Its modern features make Eeco the favourite car of corporate employees. The fuel-efficiency aspect caught the interest of corporates, while its spaciousness makes it ideal for family touring, especially during the time of pandemic where families are likely to travel in a car than on two-wheelers or public transport.

 

Hyundai Grand i10

Hyundai Grand i10

Hyundai Grand i10 sold over 8,300 units and made its name to the top 10 list of most selling cars after lockdown. The Grandi10 B-segment hatchback is a ‘Made for India’ model that has features solely matching the Indian commuter’s needs. Grandi10 is built with a Fluidic Design theme, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, R15 diamond-cut alloy wheels, a 5-inch digital speedo with MID, steering wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, automatic climate control, and more.

 

Kia Seltos

Kia Seltos

During its launch phase, Kia Seltos gave a tough competition to Hyundai Creta and even succeeded in beating it. There has been a neck-to-neck competition between these two automakers; however, owing to the global pandemic, Creta overtook Seltos while the latter managed to secure the 10th position in the list of most selling cars after lockdown, with sales of 8,270 units in August 2020. The excellent built quality, decent features, and enhanced driving experience have kept Kia Seltos buoyed in the game of sales. The interesting thing is that the majority of Seltos buyers are ex-Creta owners.

 

The pandemic has left a dent in our lives and industries. But with time, mankind is healing and so are the industries. Despite the uncertainty, the lockdown has brought some benefits to the automobile industry, which is now witnessing an increase in sales. Part of the reason is that companies are revamping cars to suit the altered necessities of the Indian automobile buyer. Lastly, with the festive seasons around the corner, it is estimated that the automobile industry will keep blooming, as people are considering safety rides in cars over public transport for amusement, commuting, and fulfilling quotidian activities. The sales ranking will keep shuffling as the competition between the automakers has just begun.

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