This Maruti Suzuki Alto record finally broken! This is the car that dethroned it
Almost after eight years, Maruti Suzuki Alto has been dethroned from its position as the world’s best-selling car. And the car that dethroned this long-time best-seller? It is none other than Maruti Suzuki Swift, which has now become the best-selling car in India.
Swift had snapped Alto's run in terms of sales that goes back to 2012. However, it took eight years to do it on yearly basis sales. In the year 2010-11, Alto had the record highest sales in a year with 3,46,840 units. At that time, it also received the title of the world's best-selling small car.
Swift sold 1,72,671 units in the financial year 2020-21 compared to the previous financial year 2019-20, Moreover, its annual basis sales have also fallen by over eight per cent to 1,87,916 units in FY20.
Whereas, Alto sold 1,58,992 units during FY 2020-21, which is 16.68 per cent less than the sales of 1,90,814 units in the previous financial year 2019-20. Alto had outperformed the world’s best-selling car Maruti-800.
Swift's lead is not the only factor in driving down Alto sales, but also the curbing of the production of the 1 liter K10 version of Alto from the market in 2019. Also, the introduction of Alto's direct rival S-Presso has also had an impact on its sales.
Maruti Suzuki’s Swift remained in the first place during the financial year 2020-21. Maruti has seven cars in the top-10 cars, of which the top-5 cars are from Maruti Suzuki. The list has Maruti Baleno at number two, Wagon R at third, Dzire at fifth, Hyundai Creta at sixth, Maruti Eeco at seventh, Hyundai Grand i10 at eighth, Maruti Vitara Brezza at ninth, and Hyundai Venue at tenth.
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