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Maruti Suzuki continues to rule passenger vehicle segment

The logo of Suzuki Motors is displayed at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters

Photo: Reuters



Maruti Suzuki India has maintained its leadership position in the country's passenger vehicle (PV) market in July with seven of its models featuring in the top 10 selling brands last month, including recently launched compact SUV Vitara Brezza.

According to the latest data from Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), in the top 10 best selling passenger vehicles, Maruti's Alto retained the top position in July with 19,844 units as against 22,212 units in July last year.

The company's compact sedan Dzire was the second best selling model with 16,170 units as compared to 19,716 units in July last year.

Compact car Wagon R was third, selling 15,207 units. The vehicle stood at fourth position in the year-ago period with 15,540 unit sales.

MSI's premium hatchback swift stood at fourth position with 13,934 units in July. It was at third position in July last year with sales of 18,870 units.

Rival Hyundai's hatchback Grand i10 stood at fifth position last month with 11,961 units. The company had sold 8,691 units of the vehicle in the same period last year.

MSI's Vitara Brezza zoomed into the sixth position with sale of 10,232 units last month. Hyundai's premium hatchback Elite i20 stood at seventh position last month with sale of 9,910 units.

Renault's entry-level model Kwid stood at eighth slot with 9,897 unit sales. MSI's premium hatchback Baleno came ninth with sales of 9,120 units. It's van Omni with 8,564 units was at tenth position.

Hyundai's Creta, Honda Cars India's Jazz, MSI's Celerio failed to make it to the top 10 list. They had featured in the top 10 passenger vehicle list in the same period of last year.