Even as SUVs are a much favoured segment in today’s market, hatchbacks are also high in demand. In June 2022, hatchback sales increased 12.53 percent YoY to 1,21,908 units from 1,08,333 units sold in June 2022. It was also a MoM growth of 6.51 percent over 1,14,453 units sold in May 2021.
Once again, it was Maruti Suzuki that led the segment with four of its models. The WagonR, though experiencing a 1.32 percent YoY decline in sales, was at No. 1 with 19,190 units sold, down from 19,447 units sold in June 2021. This was a 257 unit volume decline while the WagonR commanded a 15.74 percent share. This was higher when compared to May 2022 at 14.69 percent when sales stood at 16,814 units.
YoY sales de-growth was also seen in the case of the Maruti Swift which dipped 8.54 percent to 16,213 units from 17,727 units sold in June 2021 to command a 13.30 percent share. MoM sales increased 14.72 percent over 14,133 units sold in May 2022 when share percentage stood at 12.35. Maruti Suzuki noted a YoY and MoM sales growth both for the Baleno and Alto. Baleno sales improved 9.54 percent to 16,103 units from 14,701 units sold in June 2021 with a 1,402 unit volume growth and 13.21 percent share. In May 2021, Swift sales stood at 13,970 units relating to a 15.27 percent growth. Maruti Alto at No. 4 posted a 10.21 percent YoY growth to 13,790 units up 1,277 units over 12,513 units sold in June 2021. MoM sales also improved by 6.63 percent from 12,933 units sold in May 2021. Maruti Suzuki is offering hefty discounts through the month of July 2022 extending upto Rs 74,000. This discount is across all models in the company lineup except on the newly launched Brezza and Ertiga.