March 2021 saw a growth in sales in the premium hatchback segment, with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno coming in first place with over 21,000 units sold. Here are the Top-5 Best Selling Premium Hatchbacks In India in March 2021
The premium hatchback segment is one of the Indian auto market’s highest-selling categories. Even though the subcompact SUV market is rapidly growing, it is still not selling as well as the premium hatchbacks. The Indian market overall is bouncing back after the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown disrupted sales. Today we take a look at the Top-5 Best Selling Premium Hatchbacks In India in March 2021.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno was the second-highest selling car in the country overall, behind only its sibling the Swift. In March 2021, the Baleno sold a total of 21,217 units compared to around 20,000 units the month before. Even though it may not be as feature-packed as some of its competitors, the Baleno offers probably the best value-for-money in the segment.
Hyundai i20 – 9,045 Units
The third-generation Hyundai i20 was launched during the Diwali period last year and has been posting strong sales numbers since the first month itself. The i20 sold marginally better in March 2021 compared to February with 9,045 units sold. This is a good indication of the i20’s steady sales growth pattern in India. Hyundai’s premium hatchback is among the most expensive in the segment, but it also comes loaded to the brim with features, with most of them being a segment first.
Tata Altroz – 7,550 Units
The second-newest entrant in the segment after the new Hyundai i20, the Tata Altroz has been a strong seller in the premium hatchback segment for the automaker. March 2021 saw a growth in sales of the Alrtoz with 7,550 units compared to 6,800 units sold in February. Even though its launch was later overshadowed by the i20, its feature-packed trim levels, flexible powertrain options, and segment-best safety rating make the Altroz a great choice in the category.
Toyota Glanza – 2,989 Units
Toyota’s version of the Baleno, the Glanza has been a decent seller in the premium hatchback segment, bringing in much-needed volumes to the Japanese automaker. The Glanza is virtually indistinguishable from the Baleno except for the Toyota badges. For the month of March 2021, Toyota sold just under 3,000 units of the Glanza compared to 2,743 units in February.
The oldest offering in the segment, the Volkswagen Polo keeps being on sale with the automaker coming with minor updates every couple of years or so. It still came in fifth place in the best selling premium hatchback list though, selling 1,888 units in March 2021 compared to just over 1,900 units sold the month before. There is speculation that the next-generation Polo may arrive in India in 2021 but hasn’t been confirmed by the automaker.