Top 10 Cars and SUVs - Nov 2023: WagonR, Nexon, Brezza, Seltos, Scorpio, Exter

Top 10 Cars and SUVs - Nov 2023: WagonR, Nexon, Brezza, Seltos, Scorpio, Exter

In a bustling automotive market, the top 10 cars in India for November 2023 have made their mark, showcasing both consistent favourites and surprising shifts in consumer preferences. Top 10 cars witnessed a total of 1,40,442 units sold, reflecting a modest growth of 1.63% compared to the same period last year’s top 10 cars. 

Top 10 Cars Nov 2023 – Maruti’s Reign Continues 

Maruti Suzuki maintains its stronghold in the market, with three of its models securing the top spots. The Maruti WagonR emerged as the leader, clocking in at 16,657 units sold, followed closely by the Maruti Dzire with 15,965 units and the Maruti Swift at 15,311 units. These models collectively accounted for a substantial 34.23% of the total sales in November. Tata Motors showcased a commendable performance with two of its models, the Tata Nexon and Tata Punch, securing positions in the top five. While the Nexon witnessed a slight dip in sales, the Punch surged ahead, exhibiting a remarkable growth of 18.56% compared to the previous year. A notable development in the market was the decline in sales for the Maruti Baleno, experiencing a significant drop of 38.12% compared to November 2022. The Hyundai Creta also faced a downturn, witnessing a decrease of 11.31% in sales. This is likely due to the nearing of launch of updated Creta 2024 facelift.

Mahindra Scorpio / N saw a staggering 88.77% growth in sales, making a striking leap compared to the same period last year. This growth catapulted the model into the top 10 list, overtaking several established contenders.

1. Tata Nexon

  • Striking Design: The Nexon boasts a modern and bold exterior design.
  • Advanced Safety: Equipped with top-notch safety features, including dual airbags and ABS.
  • Infotainment Delight: Offers a feature-rich infotainment system for an engaging driving experience.

2. Tata Punch

  • Compact Agility: The Punch stands out with its compact yet agile design, ideal for urban adventures.
  • Robust Build: Built with a robust structure, ensuring durability and passenger safety.
  • Peppy Performance: A punchy engine provides spirited performance on diverse terrains.

3. Maruti Brezza

  • Urban SUV Charm: The Brezza combines SUV ruggedness with urban sophistication.
  • Efficient Power: A fuel-efficient engine powers the Brezza for a balanced driving experience.
  • Smart Connectivity: Features advanced connectivity options for a tech-savvy ride.

4. Mahindra Scorpio

  • Iconic Presence: The Scorpio commands attention with its iconic and powerful design.
  • Off-Road Prowess: Geared for off-road adventures, the Scorpio delivers a robust performance.
  • Spacious Interior: Offers a spacious and comfortable cabin for an enjoyable journey.

5. Hyundai Creta

  • Contemporary Elegance: The Creta showcases a contemporary and elegant exterior design.
  • Premium Interiors: Features premium interiors with advanced comfort and convenience elements.
  • Dynamic Performance: Provides a dynamic and responsive driving experience on various terrains.

6. Kia Seltos

  • Stylish Appeal: The Seltos impresses with its stylish and distinctive exterior aesthetics.
  • Tech-Loaded Cabin: Boasts a tech-loaded cabin with innovative features and connectivity options.
  • Versatile Performance: Offers a versatile performance, blending efficiency with dynamic driving.

7. Hyundai Venue

  • Compact Dynamism: The Venue combines compact dimensions with dynamic design elements.
  • Smart Features: Packed with smart features, including a touchscreen infotainment system and Blue Link connectivity.
  • Fuel Efficiency: A fuel-efficient engine ensures an economical and eco-friendly drive.

8. Maruti Fronx

  • Compact Urbanite: The Fronx is designed for urban living, featuring a compact and stylish profile.
  • Economic Mobility: Delivers economic mobility with a focus on fuel efficiency and practicality.
  • City-Friendly: Maneuverable in city traffic with a convenient size and agile handling.

9. Mahindra Bolero

  • Sturdy Build: The Bolero boasts a sturdy and robust build, ideal for rugged terrains.
  • Utilitarian Design: Designed for utility, offering ample space and practical features.
  • Reliability: Known for its reliability and durability, making it a trusted choice for various applications.

10. Hyundai Exter

  • Futuristic Design: The Exter showcases a futuristic and aerodynamic design language. 
  • Eco-Friendly Drive: An emphasis on eco-friendly driving with efficient powertrains.
  •  Innovative Features: Incorporates innovative features for a modern and connected driving experience.

Tata Nexon retained its top spot despite a slight dip in sales, securing 14,916 units in November 2023 compared to 15,871 in November 2022, showcasing a marginal decrease of 6.02%. Tata Punch surged with 14,383 units sold, a substantial increase from 12,131 units in the previous year, marking an 18.56% growth. Maruti Brezza also witnessed a commendable rise, hitting 13,393 units, up from 11,324 units in November 2022, showing an 18.27% increase. Mahindra Scorpio / N, experienced an astounding surge with 12,185 units sold, soaring past its previous figure of 6,455 units, reflecting an impressive 88.77% growth. Despite a dip in sales, the Hyundai Creta maintained a substantial presence, securing 11,814 units, down from 13,321 units last year, marking an 11.31% decrease. Kia Seltos showcased a robust performance with 11,684 units sold, escalating from 9,284 units, showing a remarkable 25.85% increase. Hyundai Venue secured 11,180 units, slightly up from 10,738 units last year, marking a modest 4.12% growth. An impressive entry, the Maruti Fronx, marked its debut with 9,867 units sold, capturing attention with its 8.43% market share. Mahindra Bolero exhibited a noteworthy performance, reaching 9,333 units compared to 7,984 units, marking a 16.90% increase. Rounding up the top 10, the Hyundai Exter also made an impact with 8,325 units sold, securing a 7.11% market share. Tata Motors launched the facelifted Nexon and Nexon EV only a few weeks ago and their deliveries have commenced across dealerships. The Nexon finished on top of the SUV sales table as 15,325 units were sold in September 2023 against 14,518 units during the same period last year with a YoY positive volume growth of 6 per cent.

The Maruti Suzuki Brezza was the second most sold SUV in the country last month as just over 15,000 units were sold against 15,445 units during the corresponding period twelve months ago with a YoY de-growth of 3 per cent. The Tata Punch finished in the third position with a total of 13,036 units as against 12,251 units in September 2022.

This led to a YoY positive sales growth of 6 per cent. The Hyundai Creta finished in the fourth position with a domestic tally of 12,717 units last month as against 12,866 units during the same period in 2022 with a YoY negative sales growth of 1 per cent. The facelifted Hyundai Creta will arrive in early 2024 with a host of revisions inside and out.

Top 10 SUVs - September 2023 Sales:

Tata Nexon

  • Sales: 15,325 units
  • Year-on-Year (YoY) Growth: 6%

Maruti Suzuki Brezza

  • Sales: 15,001 units
  • YoY Decline: 3%

Tata Punch

  • Sales: 13,036 units
  • YoY Growth: 6%

Hyundai Creta

  • Sales: 12,717 units
  • YoY Decline: 1%

Hyundai Venue

  • Sales: 12,204 units
  • YoY Growth: 11%

Mahindra Scorpio

  • Sales: 11,846 units
  • YoY Growth: 24%

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

  • Sales: 11,736 units

Maruti Suzuki Fronx

  • Sales: 11,455 units

Kia Seltos

  • Sales: 10,558 units
  • YoY Decline: 4%

Hyundai Exter

  • Sales: 8,647 units

Additional Information

  • The Hyundai Venue secured the fifth position with 12,204 units, exhibiting an 11% YoY growth.
  • The Scorpio range, encompassing Scorpio Classic and Scorpio N, claimed the sixth spot with combined sales of 11,846 units.
  • The second-generation Venue is anticipated to be launched in 2025.

The Hyundai Venue came in at fifth with a total of 12,204 units as against 11,033 units with a growth of 11 per cent on a YoY basis. The second-generation Venue will reportedly be launched in 2025. In the second half of the table, the Scorpio range finished sixth as the combined sales of Scorpio Classic and Scorpio N stood at 11,846 units. Compared to the same period in 2022 with 9,536 units, a YoY growth of 24 per cent was noted. The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara registered a total of 11,736 units as against 4,769 units in September 2022 with a YoY volume surge of 146 per cent. The Maruti Suzuki Fronx has been well-received by customers since its market launch a few months ago.

The compact SUV coupe registered 11,455 units last month to finish eighth ahead of the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Exter. The recently facelifted Seltos posted 10,558 units against 11,000 units with a YoY drop of 4 per cent while the Exter managed a total of 8,647 units. November 2023 top 25 car sales list revealed, contributes to 77 percent of the cars sold. The list has 10 models from Maruti Suzuki, 4 from Tata, Hyundai and Mahindra, 2 from Kia and 1 from Toyota. Over 47 percent of cars in this list belong to Maruti Suzuki.

October 2023 - 10 Top-Selling Cars YoY Change

  • Maruti Suzuki continues to dominate the market with 3 of its models (WagonR, Swift, and Baleno) securing the top spots in terms of sales. The WagonR and Swift saw healthy YoY growth (23.04% and 19.45%, respectively), maintaining their popularity.
  • Tata Nexon (with 22.66% growth) and Tata Punch (with 39.47% growth) experienced substantial YoY growth, indicating a positive trend for Tata Motors. These models have gained traction in the market, reflecting the success of Tata's recent offerings.
  • While Baleno from Maruti Nexa saw a slight decline in sales (-3.24%), the Grand Vitara showed strong YoY growth. The performance of Fronx is notable, securing a significant position in the top 20 despite not having a comparison from the previous year as it was launched earlier this year.
  • Models like Brezza, Scorpio N + Classic, Creta, Seltos, Venue, and XUV700 all experienced positive YoY growth. This trend suggests that SUVs continue to be  popular among consumers.
  • Mahindra's Scorpio N, Scorpio Classic, Bolero/Bolero Neo, and XUV700 all demonstrated strong YoY growth, showcasing the success of Mahindra's SUV lineup.
  • Toyota's Innova Crysta/HyCross showed a remarkable YoY growth of 118.86%, positioning it as the top-gaining model in October 2023.
  • Hyundai's Creta and Venue secured positions in the top 20, with both models experiencing positive YoY growth. The introduction of the Exter also contributed to Hyundai's growth.
  • The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 faced a significant YoY decline of -47.32%, suggesting challenges for this particular model in the market.

Maruti Wagon R is the top seller again this month with 16,567 units sold. Second spot is held by Maruti Dzire after a long while with 15,965 units sold. Third position is secured by Maruti Swift with 15,311 units sold. Both the Dzire and Swift are doing well in the market, even though the new generation models are due for launch next year, which might further boost the sales of the two. Tata Motors breaks the streak of Maruti Suzuki, holding the 4th and 5th position with the Nexon and Punch respectively. The facelifted Nexon has worked wonders for the Indian carmaker as there is a lot of demand for the compact SUV. The micro SUV Punch is surprisingly holding its position well despite the existence of Hyundai Exter in the segment.

Mahindra Scorpio Classic and Scorpio N have shown tremendous growth last month with a combined sales of 12,185 units. We haven’t seen the Tata Harrier and Tata Safari in the list since a long while, even though Tata Motors has updated both the products heavily.