Best-Selling Cars In Financial Year 2019-20: Maruti Suzuki Dominates Sales Chart In The Last FY 2019

Rahul Nagaraj

The Financial year 2019-20 came to a close recently. The year has been a tough period for many vehicle manufacturers, who have faced declining sales consistently throughout the year. However, the last month of March 2020 has definitely been the worst so far. This is mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has put the entire country under lockdown.

Looking back at the previous financial year between April 2019 to March 2020, here are the top-25 cars which registered the highest sales. According to, these 25 cars accounted for over 82% of the total car sales in the year. Here is the entire top-25 list of best-selling cars in the Financial Year 2019 - 20.

Starting off at the top of the list is the Maruti Suzuki Alto, the entry-level hatchback from India's largest four-wheeler manufacturer. The company registered 1,90,814 units of sales from the Alto hatchback in India. This, however, is a decline of 26% compared to the FY 2018-19 when the hatchback recorded almost 2.60 lakh units of sales.

Following the Alto is the Swift and the Baleno in second and third position, respectively. The Maruti Swift is one of the popular hatchback offerings in the country, registering 1,87,916 units of sales. The Maruti Baleno registered close 1,80,413 units of sales. Both of them also faced a similar decline of around 15% in sales compared to FY 2018-19.

Following the Baleno were the Dzire, WagonR, Eeco and the Vitara Brezza, occupying most of the top-10 slots. The Maruti Dzire and the Vitara Brezza both registered a decline of around 30% in sales, while the WagonR and Eeco managed to record positive growths.

25 Top-Selling Cars In India For The Financial Year 2019-20

Rank Model FY 2019 - 20 FY 2018-19
1 Maruti Alto 1,90,814 2,59,401
2 Maruti Swift 1,87,916 2,23,924
3 Maruti Baleno 1,80,413 2,12,330
4 Maruti Dzire 1,79,159 2,53,859
5 Maruti WagonR 1,56,724 1,51,462
6 Maruti Eeco 1,17,003 91,769
7 Maruti Vitara Brezza 1,10,641 1,57,880
8 Hyundai Elite i20 1,08,091 1,40,225
9 Hyundai Grand i10 99,592 1,26,041
10 Hyundai Venue 93,624 0
11 Maruti Ertiga 90,547 65,263
12 Hyundai Creta 82,074 1,24,300
13 Kia Seltos 81,984 0
14 Maruti Celerio 62,625 1,03,734
15 Mahindra Bolero 59,045 84,144
16 Honda Amaze 57,471 85,061
17 Maruti S-Presso 56,962 0
18 Toyota Innova Crysta 53,686 77,924
19 Hyundai Santro 51,614 47,896
20 Tata Tiago 49,365 92,369
21 Renault Kwid 46,766 64,913
22 Tata Nexon 43,260 55,008
23 Mahindra Scorpio 38,826 47,837
24 Ford Ecosport 37,844 46,265
25 Mahindra XUV300 37,576 9,226

The only non-Maruti Suzuki models in the top-10 came in the form of the Hyundai Elite i20, i20 Grand and Venue. They occupied the eighth, ninth and tenth spot on the list, respectively.

The Kia Seltos and the Mahindra Bolero registered as the only two non-Maruti and non-Hyundai models in the top-15. The Seltos registered close to 82,000 units since its launch in August 2019 while the Bolero came in at fifteenth position with 59,045 units of sales.

Thoughts On The 25 Top-Selling Cars In India For The Financial Year 2019 -20

It is no surprise to see the Maruti Alto as the best-selling car from the previous financial year. The entry-level hatchback has been one of the most popular offerings in India for years now. What is interesting to see is the entry of Kia Seltos among the top-15, considering its launch in India took place in August 2019.

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