Top 5 Best-selling Cars in India in March: Tata Punch, Hyundai Creta and More

The Tata Punch SUV surpassed a number of models, including the Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki Swift, to become the best-seller in March 2024. Let's look at the top five best-selling vehicles in detail.

By Sanorita | on April 13, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Tata Punch SUV emerged as the best-selling car in March, with 17,547 units sold. The Hyundai Creta, which sold over 16,500 units last month, ranked second, while the Wagon R finished third, followed by Maruti Suzuki. It's worth mentioning that this is the first time Maruti Suzuki failed to make it to the top two spots. However, in terms of brand sales, the Indo-Japanese company maintained its steady growth in the previous month. It experienced YoY growth of 15% in the domestic PV market, selling 1,52,718 units in March 2024, compared to 1,32,763 vehicles last year.

Tata Punch

The Punch registered a year-on-year growth of 61% in March. In comparison to 10,894 units sold in March 2023, Tata Motors delivered 17,500 units of the compact SUV last month. Notably, the monthly sales data include both the ICE and electric variants of the model. The Tata Punch with an internal combustion engine (ICE) costs Rs 6.13 lakh, while the electrified variant is priced at Rs 10.99 lakh in India. Both are ex-showroom prices. The electric version of the Tata Punch has two battery options: 25kWh and 35kWh. In contrast, the petrol variant is equipped with a 1.2-litre engine. Tata Motors also offers a CNG option for the compact SUV in India. 

Hyundai Creta


Hyundai sold 16,458 units of the Creta in March this year, which is an increase of 17% compared to 14,026 units supplied during the same period last year. The 5-seat SUV comes with three engine options: 1.5-litre normally aspirated petrol, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol, and 1.5-litre diesel. The Creta is available in seven primary variants – E, EX, S, S(O), SX, SX Tech, and SX(O) – with prices starting at Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom). The Hyundai Creta faces competition in India from the Kia Seltos, the Honda Elevate, the Volkswagen Taigun, the Citroen C3 Aircross, the Toyota Hyryder, and the Skoda Kushaq. 

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

Wagon R

Despite a 5% YoY decrease, the Wagon R ranked third on the sales chart. Maruti Suzuki delivered 16,368 Wagon R cars in March compared to 17,305 units sold during the same time last year. The Wagon R boasts two petrol engine options: a 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit and a 1.2-litre four-cylinder K-Series mill. The hatchback is offered in four main variants – LXi, VXi, ZXi, and ZXi+ – and has a boot space of 341 litres. It is priced between Rs 5.54 lakh and Rs 7.38 lakh in India. Both are ex-showroom prices. 

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

The subcompact sedan from Maruti Suzuki saw a 19% increase in year-on-year sales. Compared to the 13,394 units sold in March 2023, the carmaker supplied 15,894 units of the Dzire in the previous month. The sedan comes with two power options – CNG and petrol – and four trim levels – LXi, VXi, ZXi, and ZXi+. It is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, ISOFIX child seat anchors, dual front airbags, auto-LED headlights, and more. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire costs between Rs 6.57 lakh and Rs 9.39 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. 

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Suzuki Swift

The popular hatchback Swift, despite a 10% YoY decrease in sales, took the fifth spot on the list. The car is available in four basic variants, with prices ranging between Rs 5.99 lakh and Rs 9.03 lakh. It is equipped with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and numerous safety features like dual front airbags, electronic stability control (ESC) with hill-hold control, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors.

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