Tata Motors sold 4297 units of Nexon compared to 3789 units of EcoSport last month and the former registered 55 per cent YoY
Ford EcoSport is the model which started the compact SUV segment in India and it was a huge hit for the company but the sales began to come down after the introduction of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza as it became the segment best seller. Then Tata Motors introduced the Nexon last year and the model has been steadily climbing up the sales chart.
The Nexon beat EcoSport for the second consecutive month and became the second best selling model in its class. Tata Motors sold 4297 units of Nexon in September 2018 compared to 2772 units same month last year and registered 55 per cent YoY growth. On the other hand, Ford has managed to sell 3789 units compared to 4934 units same month last year.
The EcoSport registered negative YoY growth of 23 per cent, even though the company introduced a facelift model recently to improve sales. Tata Motors has always kept the Nexon on the radar of new car buyers as the company expanded the model line up with new variants like AMT and limited edition models.
Ford strategy of the constant shuffle of features has not gone down well with customers and it is one of the reasons for the negative growth. The Nexon has completed one year in the Indian market and the compact SUV is expected to continue its good run in the coming months also.
The Nexon is powered by a 1.5 L diesel engine with 108 hp of power and 260 Nm of torque. The 1.2 L turbocharged petrol engine puts out 108 hp and 170 Nm. Both these engines are mated to a 6-speed manual and AMT gearbox. The company has also commenced the development of Nexon hybrid and it is expected to be introduced in 2020.
Ford offers two petrol and one diesel engine with EcoSport – 1.0 L EcoBoost engine produces 125 hp and 170 Nm, the 1.5 L petrol unit comes with 120 hp and 150 Nm. The 1.5 L diesel engine on EcoSport produces 99 hp and 205 Nm. These engines are mated to 5 speed manual as standard and the 1.5 L petrol engine also get the option of an automatic gearbox.
Source – AutoPunditz