The only thing that comes to our mind when we think about the Indian automobile industry is the market slowdown. The situation is getting worse month-by-month and almost all the manufacturers are posting massive negative growth. Amidst all this, Hyundai has beaten Maruti Suzuki in the executive sedan segment.
Yes, the Hyundai Verna has beaten the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in August 2019 sales. Verna overtook the Ciaz by just one unit as the sales figures stood at 1,597 units. Maruti Suzuki sold 1,596 units of Ciaz in August 2019. The Honda City was not far behind as the sales figures stood at 1,593 units. But all the three models posted negative growth as compared to the August 2018 sales.
The sales of the Hyundai Verna dropped by -52 percent, the Ciaz posted a massive negative growth of -77 percent and the Honda City posted a drop in sales by -43 percent. All the models in the executive sedan segment posted a significant drop in sales. This reflects the situation of the Indian automobile industry.
Talking about the Hyundai Verna, the sedan draws power from a 1.4-litre petrol, 1.6-litre petrol, 1.4-litre turbocharged diesel and 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. This engine and gearbox options are highest in its segment and it is one of the reasons for the success of Verna.