The reports show that passenger car segment sales fell 7.49 percent at 793,708 units in April-July but sales of small cars grew by 6.5 percent to 180,085 units during the same period this year.

The main players who gained in the small car segment are Maruti Alto, Wagon R, Hyundai Santro and Eon.

As per the data, Maruti Wagon R remains the leader in sales with unprecedented 31 percent growth. The sales of Hyundai Eon grew by 15 percent while Santro witnessed a growth of 6 percent.

The figure brings some relief to the auto majors as other cars have seen a sharp decline in the sales during April-July period. Ford Figo sales declined by 40 percent whereas sales of Hyundai i20 dropped by 25.3 percent. Volkswagen Polo witnessed a decline of 12.1 percent and Maruti Swift sales slumped by 1.4 percent.