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Top 10 best selling cars in India (April 2024)

Find out the top-selling cars in India and the reasons behind their market domination

Published: May 13, 2024 09:10:22 AM IST
Updated: May 16, 2024 10:30:26 AM IST

Top 10 best selling cars in India (April 2024)

India's automobile market has a diverse range of vehicles, from compact hatchbacks to robust SUVs and family-friendly sedans. However, a handful of vehicles consistently outshine the rest, securing their positions as the top-selling cars in India. The competition in the Indian automobile industry is fierce, and in 2022, India ranked as the fourth biggest in the world by valuation of its car industry.

As of 2023, India is the 3rd largest automobile market in the world regarding sales. To keep up with climate change, the Indian Government is actively promoting green mobility initiatives.

In such a competitive automobile market, which cars are good enough to retain spots as the highest-selling cars in India? Let’s explore the list and see why they are at the top.

Top selling cars in India (April 2024)

We have compiled a list of India's highest-selling cars in April 2024 below, with data taken from industry sources.

Rank Models Unite Sales: April 2024
#1 Tata Punch 19,158
#2 Maruti Wagon R 17,850
#3 Maruti Brezza 17,113
#4 Maruti Dzire 15,825
#5 Hyundai Creta 15,447
#6 Mahindra Scorpio 14,807
#7 Maruti Fronx 14,286
#8 Maruti Baleno 14,049
#9 Maruti Ertiga 13,544
#10 Maruti Eeco 12,060

Let’s look at the features that make these the highest-selling cars in India.

Top 10 best selling cars in India (April 2024)Tata Punch

Tata Punch

  1. Price range: Rs6- Rs10.10 lakh
  2. Mileage: 18.8 kmpl to 26.99 km/kg
  3. Type: SUV
Since its debut, this Indian compact SUV has sustained remarkable success. Despite being the smallest in its category, the Tata Punch boasts interiors resembling a full-size SUV.

Additionally, it holds a 5-star G-NCAP safety rating, placing it among the safest cars in India. Most notably, these attributes come at an attractive price range: Rs 6 to 10.10 lakh. Recently, Tata expanded the Punch lineup to include CNG variants, widening its appeal to a more diverse range of buyers.

Top 10 best selling cars in India (April 2024)Wagon R

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

  1. Price range:  Rs5.54- Rs7.42 lakh
  2. Mileage: 24.35 kmpl to 34.05 km/kg
  3. Type: Hatchback
The Maruti Wagon R model has long been a leading choice in India, significantly contributing to Maruti's market dominance. Its success can be attributed to its family-friendly design, timeless aesthetics, and dependable mechanics.

The Maruti Wagon R offers two petrol engine options: a 1-litre and a 1.2-litre variant. The 1-litre model is also compatible with a CNG kit, providing an impressive mileage of 25.19 km/l with petrol and 34.05 km/kg with CNG.

Top 10 best selling cars in India (April 2024)Maruti Suzuki Brezza

Maruti Suzuki Brezza

  1. Price range: Rs8.29- Rs14.14 lakh
  2. Mileage: 17.38 kmpl to 25.51 km/kg
  3. Type: Crossover SUV
Following the Tata Nexon, the Maruti Brezza is a significant contender in the compact SUV segment. The latest generation, introduced last year, has proven to be a formidable competitor among its peers, leveraging Maruti's established trust and giving Brezza an advantage over its rivals.

The Brezza has a 1.5-litre petrol engine paired with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed torque converter automatic. Additionally, the Brezza comes with mild-hybrid technology in all automatic variants, providing a mileage of 17.38 – 19.8 km/l. Like most Maruti vehicles, the Brezza also offers CNG variants that deliver a mileage of 25.51 km/kg.

Top 10 best selling cars in India (April 2024)Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

  1. Price range:  Rs6.59 - Rs9.39 lakh
  2. Mileage: 22.41 kmpl to 31.12 km/kg.
  3. Type: Sedan
The Maruti Dzire has maintained a consistent presence on the list of the top-selling cars in India. Its emphasis on comfort and fuel efficiency sets it apart, making it an ideal compact sedan for urban roads.

Essentially a sedan version of the Swift, the Dzire offers the same interior features, cabin space, and the familiar 1.2-liter Dualjet petrol engine paired with any of the 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. Additionally, like many Maruti models, the Maruti Dzire is available in CNG variants, delivering a mileage of 31.12 km/kg, while the petrol version achieves a mileage of 22.41 – 22.61 km/l.

Top 10 best selling cars in India (April 2024)Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta

  1. Price range:  Rs10.87- Rs19.20 lakh
  2. Mileage: 17 kmpl to 23 kmpl
  3. Type: Crossover SUV
The Hyundai Creta secured the tenth position on the list of top-selling cars in India. Creta reaffirms its status as the best-selling mid-size SUV and the sole Hyundai entry in this list.

The Hyundai Creta is gradually descending on the list due to the increasing popularity of its competitors, like the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. Nevertheless, the Korean SUV deserves recognition for maintaining its position as the leading mid-size SUV in terms of sales.

Top 10 best selling cars in India (April 2024)Mahindra Scorpio

Mahindra Scorpio N + Classic

  1. Price range: Rs15.62- Rs20.03 lakh
  2. Mileage:  16.36 kmpl-15.4 kmpl
  3. Type: SUV
The Mahindra Scorpio has long held a strong position in the SUV segment, and its recent inclusion in the top-selling cars in India is primarily because of the increasing demand for robust SUVs, further propelled by the festive season.

Currently, the Scorpio lineup comprises two models: the ever-popular Scorpio Classic, a perennial favourite among SUV buyers, and the newer Scorpio N, launched last year, which has been a remarkable success from its inception.

Maruti Fronx

  1. Price Range: Rs 7.51- Rs 13.04 lakh
  2. Mileage: 20.01 kmpl to 28.51 km/kg
  3. Type- Compact SUV
Maruti Fronx was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2023 in January and debuted in showrooms in April. It has design elements of Grand Vitara and Baleno in both the interior and exterior. Its interior is equipped with a 9-inch touchscreen, wireless charger, 360 camera, and 2 and 6 airbags, depending upon the variant.

Under its hood, Maruti Fronx boosts the power of the one turbo Boosterjet engine with a power of 100 hp. Its design and performance put it in competition with other SUV compact models such as the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, and Tata Nexon.

Top 10 best selling cars in India (April 2024)Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

  1. Price range: Rs6.61 - Rs9.88 lakh
  2. Mileage: 22.35 kmpl to 30.61 km/kg.
  3. Type: Hatchback
Maruti Baleno is renowned for its spacious interior and efficient powertrain and consistently retains its position in India's list of best-selling cars.

The Baleno RS provides maximum torque over a wide RPM range (150 Nm @ 1700-4500 RPM). This feature allows the driver to cruise without frequent gear changes.

Like the Maruti Swift, the Maruti Baleno is equipped with the same 1.2-liter dualjet petrol engine with any 5-speed manual or 5-speed AMT, which is also available in CNG-driven versions. The Baleno provides a mileage of 22.94 km/l with petrol and 30.61 km/kg with CNG.

Top 10 best selling cars in India (April 2024)Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

  1. Price range: Rs8.64 - Rs13.08 lakh
  2. Mileage: 20.3 kmpl to 26.11 km/kg
  3. Type: Multi-purpose Vehicle (MPV)
The Maruti Ertiga stands as the top-selling MUV in India, earning a dependable reputation over the years. Offering spacious accommodation for seven occupants, a reliable framework, and an efficient powertrain, the Ertiga caters to the needs of most MUV seekers in India.

Additionally, its CNG variants attract significant attention from cab companies.

Under the hood, the Ertiga features a 1.5-litre petrol engine equipped with mild hybrid technology. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Regarding fuel efficiency, the Ertiga achieves 20.51 km/l on petrol and 26.11 km/kg on CNG.

Maruti Suzuki Eeco

  1. Price range:  Rs. 5.32 - 6.58 Lakh
  2. Mileage: 16-21 km/l
  3. Type: 5/ 7 seater mini van
Maruti Suzuki Eeco carves its niche as a versatile and affordable minivan. Eeco cabin seats 5 or 7 passengers, depending on the variant. This wagon has a 1.2L K-Series engine, available in petrol and CNG options. The Eeco has over 11 safety features, including dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and reverse parking sensors. It also offers exceptional value for the price, making it a popular choice in India.

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