Top 10 selling SUVs in March 2018 list witnessed Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza leading the chart ahead of Hyundai Creta and Mahindra Scorpio
The existing trend of customers’ preference towards SUVs and crossovers in the domestic market has lit the way for the arrival of some of the highly capable products in recent years across different segments. The Vitara Brezza, introduced in early 2016, left its competition in wake and overtook the benchmark Ford EcoSport in the subcompact SUV segment in no time.
Right after that, it started outselling Hyundai Creta and became the bestselling SUV in the country and continued to stay on top in the third month of the year. With a strong momentum, the Vitara Brezza managed to retail 13,147 units. It is 3,136 units more than what second-placed Creta had endured.
|1. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||13,147|
|2. Hyundai Creta||10,011|
|3. Mahindra Scorpio||5,905|
|4. Ford EcoSport||5,344|
|5. Honda WR-V||4,411|
|6. Tata Nexon||4,405|
|7. Maruti Suzuki S-Cross||3,919|
|8. Mahindra TUV300||3,378|
|9. Jeep Compass||2,172|
|10. Toyota Fortuner||1,925|
Slotting in at third was Scorpio as it recorded 5,905 deliveries in March 2018 and continues to be the flag bearing SUV for the largest UV manufacturer in the country. Coming in at fourth was the EcoSport, as 5,344 units were sold. Due to the comprehensive facelift with updated styling, added features and new Dragon petrol engine with class-leading power output, the EcoSport has managed to steady its ship as the top-selling model for the American brand.
Since the arrival of the updated version, Maruti Suzuki’s S-Cross is doing a decent job in sales and in March 2018 it stood at seventh with 3,919 units. The Nexon has become the latest hit for the homegrown automaker Tata and is enjoying positive response for its quality build and engaging ride.
It finished just behind its closest rival Honda WR-V with 4,405 units as the Japanese SUV pipped the Nexon by just 6 units for fifth position. The Mahindra TUV300 ended up eighth with 3,378 deliveries ahead of Compass and Fortuner. The Compass is the lonely sales hope for FCA and it has certainly gained reputation since launch and completed in ninth with 2,172 units.