Updated On: 3 June 2021 Shakti Nath Jha
The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic had a widespread effect on India and the Indian Economy. The sales of automobiles have dwindled due to the lockdown situation in most parts of the country. However, some parts of India were partially open and thus vehicle sale numbers aren't nil like in April 2020. Also, a unique thing happened last month as the Hyundai Creta became the best-selling car in India in May 2021. Let's check out the details.
In the month of May 2021, Maruti Suzuki managed to sell 7,005 units of the Swift which has always remained the best-selling car in India. However, in the same time period, Hyundai Motor India managed to sell 7,527 units of the Creta and thus the Hyundai Creta became the best-selling car in India in May 2021. This is for the first time in history or let's say in many years that a non-Maruti Suzuki car emerged as the highest-selling car in the country.
However, it needs to be mentioned that these are unprecedented times and we cannot gauge the popularity of a car or an SUV on these numbers. Also, Maruti Suzuki Swift's drop in sales figures in the month of May 2021 can be attributed to limited product dispatches too. The company announced the bi-annual maintenance shutdown of its manufacturing plants from May 1 to May 16, 2021. If we consider the current pandemic situation, both the Swift, as well as the Creta, performed very well in the sales department.
The Hyundai Creta has always been the best-selling SUV in its segment and this time it even managed to become the best-selling car in the country. But, will it continue to remain the best-selling car in India in the near future or Maruti Suzuki Swift or any other Maruti car will dethrone it? That needs to be seen. What are your thoughts on these sales figures of Creta and Swift? Do feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with all of us in the comments section below. You can also join our 91Wheels Auto Enthusiast Telegram group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and owners. Further, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more amazing motoring updates.
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