Which was the best selling car in May? | May 2022 car sales report

Most Sold Car in India

May 2022 has been a good month for the Indian automobile manufacturers. Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai have seen an impressive increase in their sales numbers. Lets find out which were the highest sold car in India in May 2022!

Highlights

  • Maruti Suzuki sold a total of 1,24,474 units in May 2022
  • Wagon R tops the list with Tata Nexon close behind it
  • Tata Motors stands second in May 2022 with sales of 43,341 units

April 2022 saw pretty good numbers in sales for the first time after COVID. Even though the market shares have not reached the pre-COVID levels, some of our Indian car makers are moving towards that with this month’s sales.

Production has been affected in the past 2 years due to the pandemic crisis and the semi-conductor chip shortage. Companies are slowly coming out of the slump and faring better this month better than in the last 2 years.

Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors

Maruti Suzuki stands on the top of the list of best performers of May 2022 with a total of 1,24,474 units sold. Standing behind Maruti Suzuki are Tata Motors, Hyundai and Mahindra. Tata Motors has had 1,754 more units sold in May 2022 than in April of the same year. Meanwhile, Mahindra had a far better record with 4,464 units higher in May 2022 than in April 2022.

tata motors nexon

Hyundai

Hyundai felt a slight fall in sales from April 2022 with 1,708 units sold lesser in May 2022. But the total of 42,293 units is almost twice the sales Hyundai saw in May 2021. So considering that, it is still a good time for Hyundai in India. Hyundai has also crossed the 50,000 units mark in May.

Here is a table with the sale numbers of the top-selling companies in India in May 2022, April 2022 and May 2021.

Company

May 2022

April 2022

Difference

May 2021

Maruti Suzuki

1,24,474

1,21,995

2,479

32,903

Tata Motors

43,341

41,587

1,754

15,181

Hyundai

42,293

44,001

-1,708

25,001

Mahindra

26,632

22,168

4,464

7,748

Kia

18,718

19,019

-301

11,050

Toyota

10,216

15,085

-4,869

707

Skoda

4,604

5,152

-908

716

MG Motors

4,008

2,008

2,000

1,016

 

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MG Motors

MG Motors is another brand that has performed well in comparison to its sales from the previous month. It has doubled its sales from 2,008 units to 4,008 units. This is also almost 4 times from May 2021.

Toyota

Toyota has fallen down in sales with only 10,216 units sold in May 2022. However, their cumulative sales from January to May of 2022 have gone up by 16%.

Atul Sood, associate vice president, Sales and Strategic Marketing TKM, said, “The Glanza has received an overwhelming response from our customers. Segment leading models like the Innova Crysta and Fortuner continue to perform well and generate healthy booking orders. The Camry Hybrid and the Vellfire continue to garner strong demand.”

Kia

Kia is still maintaining its popularity within India selling 7,899 units of Sonet, 5953 units of Seltos and 4612 units of Carens. The remaining 239 units sold in May 2022 were of Kia’s Carnival.

Skoda

Skoda has recorded 4,604 units sold in May 2022 compared to the same year April’s 5,152 units. In May 2021, Skoda had only sold 716 units. Slavia and Kushaq continue to perform well for the company.

Most sold cars in India in May 2022

Model

May 2022

May 2021

YoY%

Maruti Wagon R

16,814

2,086

706

Tata Nexon

14,614

6,439

127

Maruti Swift

14,133

7,005

102

Maruti Baleno

13,970

4,803

191

Tata Alto

12,933

3,220

302

Maruti Ertiga

12,226

2,694

354

Maruti Dzire

11,603

5,819

99

Hyundai Creta

10,973

7,527

46

Maruti Eeco

10,482

1,096

856

Maruti Vitara Brezza

10,312

2,648

289

Maruti Suzuki has sold 16,814 units of its Wagon R in May 2022 making it the most sold car in India. Wagon R is experiencing a surge in its popularity with the sales growth from the 2,086 units it sold in May of last year. The percentage growth in annual sales has reached a massive 706% for Wagon R.

wagon r photo

Close behind the Wagon R is Tata Motors’ Nexon. With 14,641 units sold, Nexon had its best month in sales in May 2022 as this is the highest number sold in any particular month since its launch. YoY growth has gone up 127% for Nexon from last year’s May month sales record.

Next on the list is Maruti Suzuki’s Swift with 14,133 sold units. Swift has risen to the top 10 most sold car in india list again. Sales of Swift have gone up by 102% from last year.

Following these, are Maruti Baleno, Tata Alto, Maruti Ertiga, Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Creta, Maruti Eeco and Maruti Vitara Brezza.

Maruti Suzuki is dominating the Indian car market with its family-friendly, dependable models that continue to impress the buyers. Tata Motors is not very far behind it. With the new models that are being introduced in all segments, Tata Motors is also doing better than ever in sales and performance.

Foreign brands like Kia and MG Motors are steadily gaining the trust and popularity among Indian consumers while others such as Toyota and Hyundai are maintaining their status as well. Toyota and Hyundai especially have fared better post-covid even if they haven’t reached the sales level of Tata and Maruti.

From the table, we can see that hatchbacks are still dominating our market even with the bigger SUVs trending. There are 4 hatchbacks among the top 10 along with 3 SUVs, 2 MPVs and 1 sedan. Wagon R on top of the list itself is a hatchback with the compact SUV Nexon trailing behind it.

Brand-wise, we can see that Maruti Suzuki not only is selling the maximum number of cars but also the most popular models this year. Of the top 10 most sold car in India in May 2022, 7 of them are from the Indo Japanese car maker. Tata’s Nexon and Alto along with Creta from Hyundai make up the rest of the list.

Indian buyers seem to prefer the Indian based carmakers more than the other brands. Still, with a consumer pool as big as ours, there is always space for the other brands to make their mark here.

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