Top 10 Most Selling Car Brands In India 2021
Here’s a list of the most sold car brands in India in 2021.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused a slew of problems for India’s vehicle industry. The reduction in car sales was primarily due to an increase in input costs and a lack of semiconductors. Despite the difficult market conditions, a few brands and models were able to achieve good sales last year. As a result, it’s time to take a look back at how car manufacturers performed on the market in 2021, as well as which brands were the most popular among auto fans.
While you’re perusing the list of top-performing automobile brands, keep in mind that even the best car requires protection. To drive a car on a road in India, you must have at least third-party auto insurance. So, if you’re planning to buy a car anytime soon, make sure you get a motor policy as well.
In terms of sales, Maruti Suzuki was the market leader, followed by Hyundai and Tata. Despite the automobile industry’s significant difficulties, these brands have made it to the top.
Here are the top-selling car brands in India in 2021 in their order of ranking.
1. Maruti Suzuki – 12,93,840 Units
Maruti Suzuki India Limited or simply Maruti Suzuki is the highest selling car brand in India with over 40% total market share in India. The company was formerly known as Maruti Udyog Limited, based in New Delhi.
Maruti Suzuki leads the passenger vehicle segment, registering a total sales of 12,93,840 units in the financial year 2021. The brand is owned by the Japanese company Suzuki Motor Corporation.
The brand has a very wide portfolio of top-selling cars in every segment. Cars like Dzire, Baleno, Brezza, Swift, XL6, Ertiga, and Eeco are selling quite well beating its competitor by a huge margin.
2. Hyundai – 4,71,535 Units
The South Korean automotive brand is one of the highest-selling car brands in India. With a total sales of 4,71,540 units of the car in FY 2021, it secures the second position in this list.
Hyundai has around 11 car portfolios in India right now, including 4 SUVs, 2 Sedans, 3 cars in the Hatchback category, 1 Compact sedan, and 1 car in the Compact SUV category.
Hyundai India has two manufacturing facilities in India, located in Irangattukotai and Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu with a combined production capacity of 7 lakh units per year, making it one of the biggest cars manufacturers in India.
3. Tata Motors – 2,22,011 Units
Tata Motors is an Indian carmaker backed by the famous Tata group. It is the third-largest car manufacturer in India in terms of volume.
The company is currently selling popular cars like Tiago, Tigor, Punch, Altroz, Nexon, Harrier, and Safari. Other than Tata Tigor all the cars are performing quite well in terms of sales.
Tata cars are known for their safety features and most of their cars 5 star rated in Global NCAP. Tata Sold around 2,22,011 cars in the financial year 2021, making its one of the most selling car brands in India.
4. Kia – 1,55,686 Units
Kia, the South Korean automaker is backed by the Hyundai Group and Kia India was founded in May 2017. Soon after its launch in India the company became the top seller.
The company is currently selling three cars in India; Kia Seltos, Kia Sonet, and Kia Carnival. The company mainly focus on the UV segment and is one one of the market leader now.
Kia sold around 1,55,686 units of cars in FY 2021, making it one of the most selling car brands in India beating many experienced manufacturers like M&M, Toyota, and Honda.
5. Mahindra & Mahindra – 1,55,539 Units
Mahindra & Mahindra is another Indian automotive brand that mainly specializes in the SUV segment. The company is a part of Mahindra Group.
The company offers 9 car models in India, which includes 4 cars in the SUV category, 1 car in the MUV category, and 4 cars in the Compact SUV category.
M&M sold around 1,55,539 units of cars, making it one of the largest carmaker in India in the financial year 2021.
6. Toyota – 93,124 Units
Toyota Motor Corporation, a Japanese multinational automotive company is one of the biggest car manufacturers in India. The carmaker sold 93,124 units during the financial year 2021.
Toyota is currently offering 7 car models in India, which includes 1 car in the SUV category, 2 cars in the Sedan segment, 1 car in the Hatchback segment, 2 cars in the MUV segment, and 1 car in the Compact SUV segment.
The Japanese company has two manufacturing plants in India with a combined production capacity of 3,20,000 vehicles per annum.
7. Renault – 92,268 Units
Renault is a multinational french automaker and one of the biggest automobile companies around the world in terms of volume. The company sold around 92,268 units of cars in India in FY 2021.
The company currently offers 4 cars in India, including 1 car in the SUV segment, 1 car in the Hatchback segment, 1 car in the MUV segment, 1 car in the Compact SUV segment.
the French company is known for its budget cars in India with decent features and looks, making it one of the most selling car brands in India in 2021.
8. Honda – 82,074 Units
Honda is a Japanese multinational car manufacturer and one of the most selling car brands in India in 2021. The company sold around 82,074 units in the financial year 2021.
Honda has 5 car models in its portfolio in India, including 2 cars in the Sedan segment, 1 car in the Hatchback segment, 1 car in the Compact Sedan segment, 1 car in the Compact SUV segment.
The has two manufacturing facilities in India; one at Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh and the other at Tapukara in Rajasthan.
9. Ford – 48,042 Units
Ford is an American car manufacturer and one of the highest-selling car brands in India by selling 48,042 units in the financial year 2021.
The company currently came into the limelight when it decided to stop manufacturing and selling its budget car in India effective form 2022. I think this will be the last year Ford will be in the list of top 10 highest selling car brands in India.
10. MG – 35,597 Units
MG is a British automotive company owned by the SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, a Chinese state-owned multinational automotive company.
The company offers 4 car models in India, and all 4 cars are from the SUV segment. MG also offers an electric car in India.
The China-owned company sold around 35,597 units in the financial year 2021, making it one of the most selling car brands in India in 2021.