seventh position with its single product Seltos, leaving behind its cousin Hyundai Creta which was on 8th rung last year. Running high on heavy discounts and schemes, Maruti Suzuki registered the highest sales of Dzire in the last seven months of downturn becoming the top-selling car of the country. Alto slipped to the third position at 17,903 units from being the top-selling car in October last year while Swift holds the second position after selling over 19,401 units. Sumedha Arya: It is difficult to say if the pickup in demand in October is sustainable or not. The next 4-5 months will witness the transition from BS IV to BS VI (emission norms). In October, barring Maruti, other vehicle makers hardly posted any growth in dispatches as they are in the midst of inventory management ahead of the implementation of the BS-VI emission norms. While the retail was good for most companies during the festivities, in the wholesale space, companies could not do much due to stock adjustment. Industry experts say the next four to five months are going to be uncertain and industry will face a lot of issues. Maruti posted a decline of 25% in the first six months of this financial year a major
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