The five cars mentioned here have registered good sales consistency in recent months leading to the respective brands banking on their popularity
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has been reaping benefits with the recently launched vehicles as the second generation Ertiga and the overhauled Wagon R are gaining good volumes. The Indo-Japanese manufacturer introduced the new Ertiga in November 2018 and it rose to fame in very little time as nearly 9,000 units were sold in March 2019 marking its best-ever month.
The Ertiga has been around since 2012 with no substantial changes but the new model allowed for the addition of a brand new 1.5-litre K15B SHVS petrol engine besides exterior and interior revisions. The new-gen Wagon R, on the other hand, endured its biggest makeover in decades as the evolutionary exterior combined with more premium interior and inclusion of a more powerful 1.2-litre petrol engine from Swift have helped the brand to garner more customers.
Both are based on the fifth generation Heartect platform and due to their consistent sales numbers, no discounts are being offered. The same circumstance applies to Mahindra XUV300 and Tata Harrier as well. The Harrier went on sale in January 2019 with huge anticipation and it has so far lived up to the promises.
The Impact Design 2.0 stylish philosophy and OMEGA architecture derived from Land Rover’s D8 have played a big role in its initial success. However, the arrival of MG Hector next month and Kia SP2i will spice up the competition further. The Harrier and JTP versions of Tiago and Tigor do not offer any sort of discounts or benefits this month.
The XUV300 is the latest attempt from Mahindra to grab a big pie in the sub-four-metre SUV segment and it has succeeded in its initial months. Available on showrooms since February 14, 2019 the XUV300 is based on the X100 platform as SsangYong Tivoli and is the first monocoque SUV from the largest passenger UV maker in the country in this particular space.
The success of Hyundai Creta has enabled carmakers to explore deep into the segment and resultantly new rivals are coming in thick and fast. Besides accepting bookings for the Venue, Hyundai has managed to maintain its consistency with the Creta even when the company registered 10 per cent de-growth last month and thus no discounts are currently offered.