The Top 5 premium hatchback sold in April 2021, which comprises Maruti Baleno, Tata ALtroz, Hyundai I20, VW Polo, and Toyota Glanza.
- Maruti Suzuki Baleno leading the charge with 16,384 units sold last month
- Tata Altroz first time ever beats Hyundai I20 and finished at second position
- While Volkswagen Polo finished at fifth position
In recent years the trend of bigger SUVs and compact SUVs are emerged to be the most attractive sales volume for the manufacturer. While the second most sold space after SUVs are hatchbacks. The customers are likely to attract more on premium hatchbacks like Altroz, Baleno, I20, and so on. Indeed, the segment has grown more courtesy, the arrival of the new generation Hyundai I20 back in November 2020, and Tata Altroz in February 2020. While the dominance of Maruti Suzuki has been seen here as well. That being said, Maruti Baleno finishing last month with 16,384 units and led the charge in top premium hatchbacks sales.
Maruti Suzuki retails Baleno with two engine options, 1.2 Litre NA petrol engine, and 1.2 Litre Dualjet petrol engine. The powertrain comes paired with standard 5-speed manual transmission or an optional CVT gearbox system. Followed by Tata Altroz finished at second position with 6,649 units were sold, best-ever monthly sales beating Hyundai I20 for the first time since the launch. The hatch comes powered with multiple engine options – 1.2 Litre NA petrol motor, 1.5 Litre diesel engine, and recently launched 1.2 Litre iTurbo charged petrol engine, rated at 108HP/140Nm.
The third position was gained by 3rd generation Hyundai I20 with 5,002 units were sold in April 2021. Hyundai I20 comes powered with three engine options – 1.2 Litre NA petrol, a 1.5 Litre oil burner, and a 1.0 Litre turbocharged petrol engine. The fourth position is secured by Toyota Glanza with 2,182 units were sold in April 2021. While the German manufacturer Volkswagen polo finished at fifth position with 1,197 units were sold in April 2021. Volkswagen has been selling polo over the decade with no changes been done, and the hatch still manages to get a decent number for the brand.