In the fiscal year 2019–20, Maruti Suzuki emerged as the industry leader w.r.t. sales volume in India. With 14,85,940 units sold, Maruti Suzuki remains the most popular car brand among Indian consumers. We will shortly look into some of its popular brands that were selling like hot cakes.
But first, also look at how its competitors did in FY19. Hyundai was the next car manufacturer on the list with 5,10,260 cars sold, while Mahindra ranked third with 2,19,660 cars sold. Tata (1,52,940), Honda (1,34,740), and Toyota (1,26,700) take 4th, 5th, and 6th place, respectively.
Now look at the best-selling cars in India for Fiscal Year 2019 in terms of unit sales. Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai dominated the top 10 places, leaving no space for other brands. These are the cars that struck the right chord and were successful in living up to the expectations of Indian customers in terms of price, features, and novelty.
1# MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO
It’s not easy to be the country’s most driven car but Maruti Suzuki’s all new Alto has stood the test of time with its tagline “Chalte rahein shaan se” and emerged as the car that really struck cord with Indian consumer. Regarded as one of the best affordable and best mileage hatchback car in Indian market, and with 2,08,087 units sold in Fiscal Year 2019, the “Maruti Suzuki Alto”, has been ranked the NO. 1 car in India, on our list.
Maruti Suzuki Alto Key Specifications and Price:
|Ex-showroom price||₹ 2.94 Lakh – ₹ 4.36 Lakh|
|On Road Price||₹ 3.27 Lakh – ₹ 4.80 Lakh|
|Mileage||31.59 km/kg (CNG)
22.05 km/l (Petrol)
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35 Litre to 60 Litre (Alto LXi (O) CNG Variant)|
|Dimension||3,445 mm (L) x 1,515 mm (W) x 1,475 mm (H)|
|Exterior||New front grille, Dynamic new aero-edge design and body colored OVRMs|
|Interior||Stylish dual tone interiors, elegant new dual tone dashboard and smartplay studio – 17.78 cm touch screen infotainment system|
|Units Sold in FY2019||2,08,087|
Dual airbags, ABS + EBD, Smart reverse parking sensors, rear door child lock and Driver + co-driver seat belt reminders.
2# MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE
Regarded as one of the best sedan cars in Indian market, and with 1,98,904 units sold in Fiscal Year 2019, the “Maruti Suzuki Dzire”, has been ranked 2nd best car in India, on our list.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire Key Specifications and Price:
|Ex-showroom price||₹ 5.89 Lakh – ₹ 8.8 Lakh|
|On Road Price||₹ 6.50 Lakh – ₹ 9.95 Lakh|
|Mileage||24.12 km/l (Petrol AMT)
23.26 km/l (Petrol MT)
|Fuel Tank Capacity||37 Litre|
|Dimension||3,995 mm (L) x 1,735 mm (W) x 1,515 mm (H)|
|Exterior||Premium single aperture grille for striking appearance, precision cut 2 tone alloy wheel, fog lamps with bold chrome accents, lead projector headlamps & DRLs|
|Interior||Exclusive wood finish with natural gloss effect, Dual tone interiors, premium trims with champagne accents and rear AC vent|
|Units Sold in FY2019||1,98,904|
Smartplay studio system, coloured multi-information display, steering-mounted control with cruise mode.
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3# MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT
Awarded as “AutoX – The Best Car Of 2018” & “ICOTY -The Indian Car of the year 2019”, and with 1,91,901 units sold in Fiscal Year 2019, the “Maruti Suzuki Swift” Hatchback, has been ranked 3rd best car in India, on our list.
Maruti Suzuki Swift Key Specifications and Price:
|Ex-showroom price||₹ 5.19 Lakh – ₹ 8.02 Lakh|
|On Road Price||₹ 5.70 Lakh – ₹ 8.95 Lakh|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||37 Litre|
|Dimension||3,840 mm (L) x 1,735 mm (W) x 1,530 mm (H)|
|Exterior||Aggressive front grille, Floating Roof Design, solid shoulder lines, rich side body sculpting and Precision Cut 2 tone Alloy Wheels|
|Units Sold in FY2019||1,91,901|
Front dual airbags, ISOFIX with child seat restraint system, ABS with EBD, Reverse parking sensors with Camera, auto gear shift, push start-stop button and steering mounted audio controls.
4# MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO
Un-arguably one of India’s most loved Premium hatchbacks, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, fits the needs of the urban Indian consumer well within a reasonable price; with a massive 1,83,862 units sold in FY 2019, the premium Hatchback has been ranked 4th best car in India, on our list.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Key Specifications and Price:
|Ex-showroom price||₹ 5.63 Lakh – ₹ 8.96 Lakh|
|On Road Price||₹ 6.20 Lakh – ₹ 10.00 Lakh|
|Mileage||21.01 km/l (Petrol MT)
19.56 km/l (Petrol CVT)
23.87 (Petrol Smart Hybrid)
|Fuel Tank Capacity||37 Litre|
|Dimension||3,995 mm (L) x 1,745 mm (W) x 1,510 mm (H)|
|Exterior||bold 3D Grille and aggressive Front Bumper, stunning Two-tone Precision Cut Alloy Wheels|
|Interior||premium dual tone Black and Navy seat fabric|
|Units Sold in FY2019||1,83,862|
ABS with EBD, Suzuki-TECT Body, Dual Front Airbags, Reverse Parking Sensor, Tilt and Telescopic Steering, 60:40 Split Rear Seats and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
5# MARUTI WAGON R
Un-arguably one of the most common household car make that resonates with Indian buyers need of practicality and affordability; Maruti Suzuki Hatchback has sold 1,55,967 units in 2019, and has been ranked 5th best car in India, on our list.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Key Specifications and Price:
|Ex-showroom price||₹ 4.45 Lakh – ₹ 5.94 Lakh|
|On Road Price||₹ 4.90 Lakh – ₹ 6.55 Lakh|
|Mileage||21.79 km/l (Petrol MT & AGS 1L)
20.52 km/l (Petrol AGS 1.2 L)
32.52 km/kg (CNG 1L)
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35 Litre|
|Dimension||3,655 mm (L) x 1,620 mm (W) x 1,675 mm (H)|
|Exterior||Roof antenna and body coloured bumpers|
|Interior||Dual Tone Interiors, Front Cabin Lamps (3 Positions), Driver side sunvisor with ticket holder|
|Units Sold in FY2019||1,55,967|
Heartect platform, ABS with EBD, Dual front airbags, rear 60:40 split seat, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and best-in-its-class boot space.
6# MARUTI VITARA BREZZA
With responsive performance, impressive mileage and 1,27,094 units sold in 2019, the all new “Maruti Vitara Brezza” compact SUV, has been ranked 6th best car in India, on our list.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Key Specifications and Price:
|Ex-showroom price||₹ 7.34 Lakh – 11.4 Lakh|
|On Road Price||₹ 8.25 Lakh – ₹ 13.20 Lakh|
|Mileage||Upto 17.03 km/l (Manual)
18.76 km/l (Automatic)
|BHP||103 bhp @ 6000 rpm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||48 Litre|
|Dimension||3,995 mm (L) x 1,790 mm (W) x 1,640 mm (H)|
|Exterior||Auto folding ORVMs, precision cut alloy wheels|
|Interior||Premium dashboard with leather wrapped steering wheel|
|Units Sold in FY2019||1,27,094|
Dual airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), Suzuki TECT, 60:40 split flip-foldable rear seat, bold front grille and 1.5 L K Series BS6 Compliant petrol engine.
7# HYUNDAI ELITE i20
With large cabin space, fluid aesthetics, modern appeal, premium interiors, and 1,23,201 units sold in 2019, the “Hyundai Elite i20” Hatchback, has been ranked 7th best car in India, on our list.
Hyundai Elite i20 Key Specifications and Price:
|Ex-showroom price||₹ 6.49 Lakh – ₹ 7.66 Lakh|
|On Road Price||₹ 7.40 Lakh – ₹ 9.40 Lakh|
|Mileage||Upto 18.6 KM per litre|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||40 Litre|
|Dimension||3,985 mm (L) x 1,734 mm (W) x 1,505 mm (H)|
|Exterior||premium cascade design high gloss front grille|
|Interior||Black interior with red inserts and black roof|
|Units Sold in FY2019||1,23,201|
17.77cm Touchscreen with IPS Display AVN System, full auto air conditioning system with Cluster ionizer, Cooled Glove box, 6-Airbags System, ABS (Anti-lock braking system) with EBD, Reverse Parking Camera with Sensors and Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock.
8# MARUTI EECO
With large cabin space, seven seating option, affordable price and 1,14,105 units sold in 2019, the “Maruti Eeco” Van, has been ranked 8th best car in India, on our list.
Maruti Eeco Key Specifications and Price:
|Ex-showroom price||₹ 3.8 Lakh – ₹ 4.95 Lakh|
|On Road Price||₹ 4.25 Lakh – ₹ 5.50 Lakh|
|Mileage||16.11 KM per litre (Petrol)
21.94 KM per KG (CNG)
|Seats||5 & 7 seating option|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||40 Litre|
|Dimension||3,675 mm (L) x 1,475 mm (W) x 1,800-1,825 mm (H)|
|Exterior||Basic Front Mud Flaps, Wheel Cover (Center Cap), Outside Rear View Mirror (Left & Right)|
|Interior||Dual tone Interior, Molded floor carpet and Molded roof lining|
|Units Sold in FY2019||1,14,105|
Air conditioner with heater, 7 seating option, Driver airbag, ABS with EBD, driver and co-driver seatbelt reminders (Lamp + Buzzer), speed alert system and rear parking sensors.
9# HYUNDAI GRAND i10
With a Generous dimension that boasts dynamic comfort with class-leading roominess and 1,02,693 units sold in 2019, the “Hyundai GRAND i10” Hatchback, has been ranked 9th best car in India, on our list.
Hyundai Grand i10 Key Specifications and Price:
|Ex-showroom price||₹ 5.89 Lakh – ₹5.99 Lakh|
|On Road Price||₹ 6.85 Lakh – ₹ 7.25 Lakh|
|Mileage||Upto 18.9 KM per litre|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||43 Litre|
|Dimension||3,765 mm (L) x 1,660 mm (W) x 1,520 mm (H)|
|Exterior||Cascading grille featuring chrome-plated dots, unique mesh pattern and a satin chrome bezel|
|Interior||a choice of color packages|
|Units Sold in FY2019||1,02,693|
10# HYUNDAI CRETA
With a breathtakingly beautiful & edgy design and 99,736 units sold in 2019, the all new “Hyundai CRETA” SUV, has been ranked 10th best car in India, on our list.
Hyundai Creta Key Specifications and Price:
|Ex-showroom price||₹ 9.99 Lakh – ₹ 17.21 Lakh|
|On Road Price||₹ 11.30 Lakh – ₹ 20 Lakh|
|Mileage||Upto 21.4 KM per litre|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 Litre|
|Dimension||4,300 mm (L) x 1,790 mm (W) x 1,620-1,635 mm (H)|
|Exterior||Triple slat hexagonal chrome grille|
|Interior||All Black Interiors with Orange Color pack|
|Units Sold in FY2019||99,736|
Advanced Blue Link featuring the new In-Car Voice Command Technology, Voice enabled smart panoramic sunroof, Wonder Warranty (3 years/Unlimited km OR 4 years/60,000 km OR 5 years/50,000 km), 3 Years Road side Assistance, Electric parking brake with auto hold, Paddle shifters, Auto Healthy air purifier, powerful and efficient BS6 engines.