Top 10 selling SUVs in January 2017 saw Vitara Brezza continuing its momentum into the new year over Hyundai Creta and Mahindra Bolero
The growing trend of SUVs and crossovers in the domestic market has paved way for some exciting models in recent years. The Vitara Brezza, launched last year, pulled out all stops and quickly bettered Ford EcoSport in the sub-four metre SUV segment before overtaking Creta and becoming the bestselling UV.
It has continued its momentum last month as 8,932 examples were sold. It is 1,014 units more than what Creta could manage as the battle between them is hoped to go down to the wire this year as well. Coming in at third was Bolero which saw a sub-four version being introduced lately. It posted 6,598 units and led the way for the largest SUV manufacturer in the country.
|Top 10 Selling SUV of January 2017||Units Sold|
|1. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||8,932|
|2. Hyundai Creta||7.918|
|3. Mahindra Bolero||6,598|
|4. Mahindra Scorpio||4,387|
|5. Ford EcoSport||3,761|
|6. Mahindra TUV300||2,408|
|7. Mahindra XUV500||2,144|
|8. Maruti Suzuki S-Cross||2,109|
|9. Toyota Fortuner||1,954|
|10. Renault Duster||1,279|
At fourth was its sibling Scorpio as 4,387 deliveries were made in the month of January 2017. Ford’s ace SUV in the marketplace, the EcoSport, is a worldwide hit and it has been received well in India as well. It set the initial benchmark in the subcompact SUV space and continues to impress as last month witnessed 3,761 units of sale.
Underlining the popularity of sub-4m SUV segment, Mahindra TUV300 ended up in sixth with 2,408 units. The flagship XUV500 registered sales of 2,144 examples and will be facing tough competition from the Tata Hexa which in its first month recorded 1,498 deliveries. Maruti’s S-Cross had a roller-coaster ride in 2016 and last month 2,109 units were sold from Nexa dealerships.
The new generation Toyota Fortuner has picked up where its predecessor left off and is the top-selling premium SUV in the country. It finished ninth with 1,954 units ahead of Renault Duster which also received a facelift in 2016. This year, the SUV space is going to get fiercely competitive than ever.