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Top 10 Most Sold Hatchbacks In Jan 2021 – Alto, Swift, Baleno, i10, i20




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Maruti Suzuki had six hatchbacks in the top ten while Tata and Hyundai had two each with the Altroz as the highest YoY gainer in January 2021

In the first month of 2021, Maruti Suzuki India Limited’s Alto entry-level hatchback finished on top of the sales standings with a total of 18,260 units as against 18,914 units during the same period in 2020 with 3.45 per cent negative sales growth. Four models in the top ten recorded de-growth while Tata Altroz emerged as the highest gainer.

The Swift compact hatchback came in at second with a cumulative domestic tally of 17,180 units as against 19,981 units during the corresponding month last year with 14.01 per cent sales decline. It is receiving a mid-life facelift with subtle exterior revisions and addition of new features sometime this month.

The Wagon R slotted in at third with 17,165 units last month as against 15,232 units in January 2020 with a Year-on-Year volume increase of 12.69 per cent. Totally, six Maruti Suzuki models featured in the top ten sales charts for hatchbacks underlining their significance in the mass market segment for the largest carmaker in the country.

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios vs Maruti Suzuki Swift Comparison2

Top 10 Most Sold Hatchbacks (YoY)January 2021 SalesJanuary 2020 Sales
1. Maruti Suzuki Alto (-3.45%)18,26018,914
2. Maruti Suzuki Swift (-14.01%)17,18019,981
3. Maruti Suzuki WagonR (12.69%)17,16515,232
4. Maruti Suzuki Baleno (-18.73%)16,64820,485
5. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios (24%)10,8658,774
6. Hyundai i20 (5%)8,5058,137
7. Tata Altroz (64%)7,3784,505
8. Maruti Suzuki Celerio (12%)6,9636,236
9. Tata Tiago (60%)6,9094,313
10. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso (-1%)6,8936,971

The Baleno finished in fourth place with 16,648 units as against 20,485 units during the same period in 2020 with 18.73 per cent sales slump. The Grand i10 Nios entered the market back in 2019 and it has been well received amongst customers. The Swift rival registered 10,865 units as against 8,774 units in January 2020.

Its bigger sibling, the third generation i20, introduced last year managed to garner a total of 8,505 units as against 8,137 units during the same month in 2020 with 5 per cent growth on YoY basis. The Altroz premium hatchback continued its good run of form in 2020 by posting its highest monthly sales yet in January 2021.

It swept a total of 7,378 units as against 4,505 units twelve months ago with 64 per cent volume increase. The Celerio finished in eighth position and is expected to switch to a brand new generation in the due course of this year. The hatchback posted 6,963 units with 12 per cent growth to finish ahead of Tata’s Tiago and Maruti Suzuki S-Presso in ninth and tenth respectively.


Kawasaki Ninja 300 BS6 Released In India, Priced At Rs. 3.18 lakh




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2021 Kawasaki Ninja 300 draws electric power from a BS6-compliant 296cc parallel-twin engine, with 39 PS and 26.1 Nm on faucet

Kawasaki has ultimately introduced the BS6-compliant Ninja 300 in the Indian sector. The motorbike is priced at Rs. 3.18 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), which is about Rs. 20,000 far more high priced than the BS4 model that was discontinued back again in December 2019. With the return of its best-promoting design, the Japanese company is hoping to seize the young, enthusiastic purchasers in India.

The design of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 stays unchanged more than the prior (BS4) iteration. The dual headlamps, sporty fairing with built-in flip indicators, sculpted gas tank, split seat style, etc, are all carried above from the more mature design. The motorbike does get new decals though, and a complete of three paint choices are obtainable – Lime Eco-friendly (KRT), Sweet Lime Inexperienced, and Ebony.

The engine continues to be the same 296cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin unit as prior to. Even with being tweaked for BS6-compliance, this powerplant generates the similar maximum electric power as ahead of – 39 PS (at 11,000 rpm). The peak torque, however, has long gone down a little bit to 26.1 Nm (as 10,000 rpm). The transmission duties are handled by a 6-velocity gearbox, with a slipper and assist clutch offered as regular.

Kawasaki Ninja 300 BS6 candy lime green

The motorcycle sporting activities 17-inch alloy wheels on each ends, with 110/70 tyre at the front and 140/70 tyre at the rear. The entrance wheel is suspended by 37mm common telescopic forks, while the rear suspension is a fuel-billed monoshock (with 5-way preload adjustability).

The braking program consists of a 390mm disc on the front wheel and a 220mm disc on the rear wheel, with dual-channel Stomach muscles. The taillight is an LED unit, but the turn indicators and headlamps are not. The instrument cluster continues to be a semi-digital device, which is effortless to read but feels a very little out-of-date in this age.

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The closest rivals to the Kawasaki Ninja 300 in our sector are the KTM RC 390 and the TVS Apache RR 310, the two of which undercut its pricing by a important margin. On the other hand, the Ninja has a twin-cylinder motor, whilst its rivals are one-cylinder products. Also, Kawasaki is organizing to start the Versys X-300 in India really quickly, probably in the coming weeks.

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