7 Maruti models among top 10 best selling passenger vehicles in Oct

Suzuki Motor's President Toshihiro Suzuk Suzuki Motor's President Toshihiro Suzuk


  Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) continued to hold sway in the domestic passenger vehicles (PVs) market in October with seven of its models featuring among the top 10 selling brands last month.

Among the top 10 best selling PVs, Maruti's Alto retained the numero uno position in October with 18,854 units, as against 22,861 units in October last year, according to the latest data from the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

The market leader's compact sedan DZire was the second best selling model with 15,201 units as compared to 21,084 units in October last year.

MSI's compact car Wagon R was ranked third, selling 15,075 units. It stood at fourth position in the year-ago period with 14,734 unit sales.

The company's premium hatchback Swift was the fourth best selling model with 14,611 units as compared to 17,669 units in October last year.

Rival Hyundai's Grand i10 stood at fifth position last month with 14,530 units. The company had sold 14,079 units of the vehicle in the same period of last year.

Its premium hatchback Elite i20 stood at sixth position last month with 11,532 units. MSI's premium hatch Baleno came seventh with sales of 10,718 units. The company's compact SUV Vitara Brezza continued to do well with sale of 10,056 units to secure eighth position.

Renault's entry level model Kwid stood at ninth slot with 9,801 unit sales. MSI's compact car Celerio rounded off the top 10 positions with 9,581 units during last month.

Honda Cars India's mid-sized sedan City, compact sedan Amaze, Mahindra's Bolero and Hyundai's Creta failed to make it to the top 10 list.

They had featured in the top 10 passenger vehicle list in October last year.