Maruti Suzuki Alto has become the no. 1 bestselling car of the world, leaving behind worlds" top selling compact models like Volkswagen Gold in Germany, Fiat Uno and Volkswagen Gol in Brazil.
For the calendar year 2010, Alto sold 3,00,956 units. However, VW Gol and Gold sold 2,93,738 units and 2, 51,078 units, respectively. For the first time an Indian car model has sold more units as compared to global best sellers.
Alto was launched in September 2000, and has sold cumulative 16.68 lakh units till now.
Moreover, within a span of eight years Alto was able to sell 1 million units, making it the fastest 1 million units selling car of India.
In August 2010, Alto K10 was launched, which sells an average 32,000 units a month.