2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift

December 2022: Top Selling Hatchbacks in India

Hatchbacks are among the most preferred cars in India, thanks to their compact size, family-friendly nature, and most importantly, affordability. As usual, hatchbacks continued to dominate sales in December 2022, with many cars in the segment selling more than five thousand units. Once again, Maruti Suzuki led the sales chart with five Maruti cars reaching the top 10, while the remaining five positions were grabbed by two Tata cars, two Hyundai cars, and one Toyota car. Here is the list of 10 top-selling hatchbacks in India according to Autopunditz.


December Sales - 2022

December Sales - 2021

Y-O-Y Growth







Maruti Suzuki WagonR




Maruti Suzuki Alto




Hyundai Grand i10 Nios










Hyundai i20




Toyota Glanza




Tata Altroz



-19 %

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

With sales of 16,932 units in December 2022, the Maruti Baleno is once again the best-selling hatchback as well as the best-selling car of the month. This is a 17 percent uptick over the 14,458 units it sold in December 2021. Maruti launching the CNG-powered Maruti Baleno has played a key role in this exponential growth. Moreover, the popular Maruti car is in its second generation and is considerably safer and more feature-rich than its predecessor.

Maruti Suzuki Swift


With sales of 15,153 units in December 2022, the Maruti Suzuki Swift sprinted past Alto to become the second best-selling hatchback. However, this is a 23 percent decline from its sales during December 2021. The Maruti Swift is loved for its supreme comfort, easy handling, and fuel-efficient, responsive engine. Moreover, the popular hatchback is a better 5-seater than most of its rivals, and Maruti launching the Swift CNG at Rs. 7.77 – 8.45 lakhs (ex-showroom) last year has expanded the Swift’s variant line-up and added to its pocket-friendliness.

Maruti Suzuki WagonR

Spinny Assured Maruti WagonR

Selling 10,181 units in December 2022, the Maruti WagonR has climbed up on the list. Though this is a 48 percent decline from its performance in December 2021, the popular hatchback has comfortably made it to the top five. The Maruti WagonR is a permanent fixture among the best-sellers for its affordability, practicality, and lucrative mileage. The Maruti WagonR received a mild engine update last year, and is available with a 1.0 litre petrol engine, 1.2 litre petrol engine, and 1.0 litre engine with CNG kit.

Maruti Suzuki Alto

Maruti Alto K10

Selling 8,648 units in December 2022, Maruti Suzuki Alto once again placed itself among the top five. However, this is an 11 percent decline from the 11,170 units it sold in December 2021. Maruti Suzuki’s entry-level hatchback, Alto K10 is in its third generation, and its refreshed looks with the fuel-efficient 1-litre engine are the major driving force behind such stellar performance. Moreover, both Alto K10 and Alto 800 are also available in CNG variants, enhancing their appeal to consumers looking for fuel-efficient as well as affordable hatchbacks.

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Spinny Assured Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo

Racking up sales of 8,340 units in December 2022, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios took the fifth spot. This is a 36 percent growth over the 6,151 units it sold in the same month in 2021. The Hyundai hatchback is the strongest Swift rival and has built a reputation in India for its peppy and refined performance, and premium comfort.

Moreover, Hyundai has unveiled the facelifted Hyundai Grand i10 Nios which gets 4 airbags as standard and up to 6 airbags in higher variants. Once launched, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios facelift is likely to be the most affordable car with 6 airbags. The facelifted Hyundai Grand i10 Nios comes with the same 1.2 litre petrol engine that is paired with either a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. Moreover, just like the outgoing Grand i10 Nios, the new Grand i10 Nios offers a factory-fitted CNG kit, and is coupled with a 5-speed gearbox.

Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago

The Tata Tiago sold 6,052 units in December 2022, as its sales saw a 65 percent growth over the 3,675 units it sold in the corresponding month of 2021. The Indian hatchback is favoured for the amazing package of comfort and safety (rated 5-star by G-NCAP). Moreover, last year Tata added CNG-powered Tiago and electric-powered Tiago in the line-up, accentuating the versatility of the Tata Tiago to cater to consumers with diverse fuel-type preferences.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Spinny Assured Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Selling 5,241 units in December 2022, the Maruti Ignis gained a 63 percent growth over 3,209 units sold in December 2021. The popular Maruti Hatchback attracts buyers with a high SUV-like stance, spacious interiors, uncompromising fuel efficiency, and effortless manoeuvrability which makes it an extremely comfortable family car to drive on city roads.

Hyundai i20

Spinny Assured Hyundai i20 iMT

Trailing the Maruti Ignis is the Hyundai i20 with sales of 4,697 units in December 2022. The premium hatchback accumulated 49 percent growth over the 3,150 units it sold during the same period in December 2021. The Hyundai i20 sports a sleek exterior and a host of premium features such as a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, air purifier, connected car tech, auto LED headlights, sunroof, and others.

Toyota Glanza

Spinny Assured Toyota Glanza

With sales of 4,465 units in December 2022, the Toyota Glanza is the only Toyota car in the list of best-selling hatchbacks. This is a staggering 70 percent growth over the 2,634 units it sold in December 2021. The premium Japanese hatchback is the rebadged version of the Maruti Baleno, and the launch of its CNG-powered variants has played a key role in this exponential growth.

Tata Altroz

Tata Altroz

The stylish Indian hatchback, Tata Altroz sold 4,055 units in December 2022. While its sales saw a 19 percent decline from its sales during the same month in 2021, the Altroz comfortably made it to the top 10. Due to its premium interiors and refined performance, the Tata Altroz is the strongest challenger of the Hyundai i20. Moreover, with a 5-star G-NCAP safety rating, the Tata Altroz is among the safest cars in India.

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