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Auto slowdown: These cars bucked the trend to record the highest monthly sales growth in August

Updated : 2019-09-11 15:11:40

Auto industry has been grappling with a prolonged slowdown with major manufacturers reporting declining sales for months. The August sales figures were no different, registering a 31.57 percent year-on-year decline. However, some models bucked the downward trend to record sales growth in August compared to July. Here are the top ten models that recorded the highest month-on-month growth last month

Maruti Suzuki Nexa Baleno has been among the top selling premium hatchback cars since 2016 and has been popular among the millennials. It sold 11,067 unit in August 2019 to register a month-on-month growth of 5.58 percent (Photo: Maruti Suzuki)
Maruti Suzuki Nexa Baleno has been among the top selling premium hatchback cars since 2016 and has been popular among the millennials. It sold 11,067 unit in August 2019 to register a month-on-month growth of 5.58 percent (Photo: Maruti Suzuki)
The Czech manufacturer, Skoda, launched Rapid in 2011 in India and it has gone on to register steady sales in the country since. Last month there were 791 models of the car sold for a month-on-month growth rate of 11.88 percent (Photo: Skoda)
The Czech manufacturer, Skoda, launched Rapid in 2011 in India and it has gone on to register steady sales in the country since. Last month there were 791 models of the car sold for a month-on-month growth rate of 11.88 percent (Photo: Skoda)
Datsun, the low-cost subsidiary of Japanese carmaker Nissan, launched redi-Go in 2016 to compete in the entry-level hatchback segment against the likes of Alto 800. The company sold 751 units of redi-Go in August, a 15.72 percent growth from July 2019. (Photo: Datsun)
Datsun, the low-cost subsidiary of Japanese carmaker Nissan, launched redi-Go in 2016 to compete in the entry-level hatchback segment against the likes of Alto 800. The company sold 751 units of redi-Go in August, a 15.72 percent growth from July 2019. (Photo: Datsun)
Ford Freestyle, the compact SUV offering by American carmaker Ford, starts at Rs.5.81 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and goes up to Rs 8.26 lakh. There were 647 units of the car sold in August, a 17.64 percent growth from July sales. (Photo: Ford)
Ford Freestyle, the compact SUV offering by American carmaker Ford, starts at Rs.5.81 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and goes up to Rs 8.26 lakh. There were 647 units of the car sold in August, a 17.64 percent growth from July sales. (Photo: Ford)
Jeep Compass, the compact SUV from Italian manufacturer Fiat, sold 605 units, an 18.86 percent M-o-M growth. (Photo: Fiat)
Jeep Compass, the compact SUV from Italian manufacturer Fiat, sold 605 units, an 18.86 percent M-o-M growth. (Photo: Fiat)
Ford Aspire, comes loaded with features, including six airbags available on the Titanium Plus trim. Ford sold 521 of the car in last for a month-on-month growth of 20.88 percent. (Photo: Ford)
Ford Aspire, comes loaded with features, including six airbags available on the Titanium Plus trim. Ford sold 521 of the car in last for a month-on-month growth of 20.88 percent. (Photo: Ford)
Toyota Glanza, the first premium hatchback developed under the Toyota-Suzuki partnership, was launched in India in June. The company sold 2,322 units in August to register a M-o-M growth of 28.71 percent. (Photo: Toyota)
Toyota Glanza, the first premium hatchback developed under the Toyota-Suzuki partnership, was launched in India in June. The company sold 2,322 units in August to register a M-o-M growth of 28.71 percent. (Photo: Toyota)
MG Hector, the highly anticipated SUV from Chinese carmaker SAIC Motor Corp was launched in India May at an introductory price tag of Rs 12.18 lakh. The were 2,018 units of the model sold in August for a M-o-M growth of 33.82 percent. (Photo: SAIC)
MG Hector, the highly anticipated SUV from Chinese carmaker SAIC Motor Corp was launched in India May at an introductory price tag of Rs 12.18 lakh. The were 2,018 units of the model sold in August for a M-o-M growth of 33.82 percent. (Photo: SAIC)
Vitara Brezza, one of the top selling modes of India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki saw a 34.08 percent increase in sales M-o-M, selling 7,109 units in August. (Photo: Maruti Suzuki)
Vitara Brezza, one of the top selling modes of India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki saw a 34.08 percent increase in sales M-o-M, selling 7,109 units in August. (Photo: Maruti Suzuki)
Grand i10, the latest iteration of Hyundai's top selling car, registered the highest M-o-M growth of any car in India in August, selling 9,403 units, a staggering 85.06 percent increase. (Photo: Hyundai)
Grand i10, the latest iteration of Hyundai's top selling car, registered the highest M-o-M growth of any car in India in August, selling 9,403 units, a staggering 85.06 percent increase. (Photo: Hyundai)
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