Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza sales increased by 36.7 percent in 2017-18 while facelifted S-Cross posted 44.4 percent growth
Maruti Suzuki is India’s largest car manufacturer by volume. The Indo-Japanese manufacturer is leading in almost all the segments which they are currently present. Maruti Suzuki officially announced today that the company is leading UV segment in India with 27.53 percent market share in FY 18.
The company sold 2,53,759 units of UV in 2017-18 compared to 1,95,741 units in previous year with record growth of 29.6 percent. The company was able to post strong growth last year thanks to the success of Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga.
Maruti Suzuki Senior Executive Director Marketing & Sales R S Kalsi said that in recent years the company has systematically widened its utility vehicle portfolio and the products are giving immense value for the customer. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza sales increased by 36.7 percent in 2017-18. The S-Cross recently received a facelift and this helps it to post 44.4 percent growth and 4.1 percent for Ertiga.
All the UVs of Maruti are powered by 1248 cc DDis engine producing 89 hp of power at 4000 rpm and 200 nm of torque at 1750 rpm. The Ertiga is also offered with a petrol engine while S-Cross and Vitara Brezza are available only with diesel engines. Maruti will soon introduce Boosterjet petrol engine in Vitara Brezza.
Another reason for the success of UVs is the exceptional fuel efficiency of the diesel engine and Maruti is also offering lots of features like touch screen infotainment system, climate control, cruise control and more. The Brezza and S-Cross are newer models compared to Ertiga which is why they post more growth.
But Maruti Suzuki is working on the next generation of Ertiga and we are expecting launch to take place later this year. The Indo-Japanese brand has 2627 dealerships with two retail chains – Arena and Nexa. The S-Cross is sold via Nexa premium dealership while Vitara Brezza and Ertiga are sold via Arena.