Best-selling Cars in January 2023: Alto, WagonR, Creta, and More

With impressive sales growth reported by most of India's major manufacturers, 2023 got off to a good start for the automotive industry. Read on to find out more about the top ten best-selling models in India for January 2023.

By Reetika Bhatt | on February 7, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The passenger vehicle (PV) manufacturers began 2023 on a high note, with impressive sales figures for the month of January. This came after the segment saw record sales in the calendar year (CY) 2022. Experts believe that demand for cars in the country will continue to strengthen in the coming months, giving rise to even higher sales numbers. In keeping with the last year’s pattern, Maruti Suzuki has had a strong start this year as well, with seven of its models appearing on the top 10 best-selling vehicles list in January. The Alto, which once again topped the charts last month, was followed by the WagonR. Tata Motors continues to benefit from the great appeal of the Nexon and the Punch SUVs. Now, let's take a closer look at other models that have made the list.

Maruti Suzuki Alto

The smallest hatchback from Maruti Suzuki, the new generation Alto, was once again at the top of the list in January 2023. In comparison to the same month last year, when it sold 12,342 units, the automaker sold 21,411 units of the car last month, marking an increase of more than 70 per cent in sales. Last year, Maruti Suzuki introduced the new Alto hatchback with a starting price of Rs 3.99 lakh (ex-showroom).

Maruti Suzuki WagonR

Maruti Suzuki WagonR

The chunky WagonR hatchback was one of India's best-selling vehicles by the end of 2022. The new WagonR had a promising start this year, taking the second spot on the list. Maruti Suzuki sold 20,466 units of the hatchback, whereas it sold 20,334 units of the car in the same month last year. In December, the WagonR was ranked last among the top ten vehicles, selling less than half of what Maruti Suzuki did the previous month.

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Maruti Suzuki Swift

The Maruti Suzuki Swift hatchback is still a dominant force in the small car market, taking the third spot on the list. Maruti Suzuki sold 16,440 units of the car, compared to the 19,108 units it sold in January 2022. However, sales have increased significantly since December, when Maruti Suzuki sold 12,061 units of the hatchback. Further, the auto manufacturer is expected to introduce the new-gen Swift at some point this year.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Maruti Suzuki Baleno1

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno continues to be a popular premium hatchback in India. The new-generation Baleno, which was launched last year, has seen increased sales in recent months. Maruti Suzuki sold 16,357 units of the model in January. In comparison to last month, Maruti Suzuki sold only 6,791 Swifts in January 2022.

Tata Nexon

The SUV market is still led by the Tata Nexon. Available in both ICE and EV configurations, the Nexon finished January as India's fifth-best-selling car. In comparison to last year's same-month sales of 13,816 units, Tata Motors sold 15,567 units of the SUV. From 12,053 units sold in December 2022, its sales saw a significant increase.

Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta 2

In January, the Hyundai Creta continued to dominate the compact SUV market in India. The manufacturer sold 15,037 units of the model last month despite having a longer waiting period than the majority of its competitors. Its sales increased significantly compared to the 10,205 units sold in December and the 9,869 units sold in January of last year. Later this year, Hyundai is expected to bring in the new-gen Creta model.

Maruti Suzuki Brezza

With a solid performance last month, the Brezza is still expanding in terms of sales. In January, the new SUV found 14,359 homes – a definite increase from the 11,200 units sold in December. When it was marketed as the old-generation Vitara Brezza in January 2022, Maruti Suzuki was only able to sell 9,576 units of the car.

Tata Punch

Tata Punch With Logo1

Tata Punch is still the company's second best-selling model. The carmaker sold 12,006 units of its smallest SUV in January this year – one of the best months for the SUV since its debut in 2021. Tata Motors sold 10,027 units of the SUV in January last year and 10,586 units of the Punch in December 2022.

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Maruti Suzuki Eeco

One of the dependable models from the Maruti Suzuki portfolio, the Eeco van continues to perform well. Last month, the van's sales totalled 11,709 units. Over time, its sales have not varied significantly. Maruti Suzuki sold 10,528 units of the Eeco in January last year and 10,581 units in December 2022.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

The last model here is also the sole sedan on the list. With 11,317 units sold last month, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire remains the segment's clear leader. The Dzire's sales have decreased in comparison to the same month last year when Maruti Suzuki sold 14,967 units. It is also slightly lower than the 11,997 units sold in December last year.

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