Top 10 selling SUVs in May 2017 showed the ray of instant success even for new models as Honda WR-V continues its splendid sales run
The latest trend in buying family-based spacious utility vehicles in the Indian market has paved the path for some exciting vehicles in the last few years. The Vitara Brezza, launched in 2016, went all guns blazing and quickly overtook Ford EcoSport in the sub-four metre SUV segment before getting the better of Creta and becoming the bestselling UV with ease.
It has pursued its momentum in May 2017 as 12,375 units were sold. It is almost four thousand examples more than what Creta had managed as the battle between them has started to leave a big gap. Coming in at third was Bolero which had a sub-four version being introduced recently. It recorded 6,837 units and led the way for the largest SUV manufacturer in the country in May 2017.
|Top 10 Selling SUVs in May 2017|
|1. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||12,375|
|2. Hyundai Creta||8,377|
|3. Mahindra Bolero||6,837|
|4. Mahindra Scorpio||4,730|
|5. Ford EcoSport||3,565|
|6. Honda WR-V||2,814|
|7. Mahindra TUV300||2,341|
|8. Maruti Suzuki S-Cross||2,249|
|9. Mahindra XUV 500||2,093|
|10. Toyota Fortuner||1,961|
At fourth was its bigger sibling the Scorpio as 4,730 deliveries were made. Ford’s highlighting SUV in the market, the EcoSport, is a global hit and it was no different in India. It set the initial benchmark in the subcompact SUV space and continues to impress despite fierce competition as last month saw 3,565 units being sent off the showrooms nationwide.
The Jazz-based WR-V crossover completed sixth as the new model looks appealing and has the ingredients for scaling new heights in the Japanese brand’s range. Underlining the popularity of sub-4m SUV segment, Mahindra TUV300 ended up in seventh position with 2,341 units while KUV100 micro-SUV which faces heat from Maruti Ignis only completed outside top 10.
The flagship XUV500 registered sales of 2,093 examples and it faces tough competition from the Tata Hexa. Maruti’s S-Cross had a roller-coaster ride last year and last month 2,249 units were sold from Nexa dealerships to finish just above the XUV500.
The Toyota Fortuner premium SUV has rounded out ten place with 1,961 units. Mahindra seems to be preparing facelifts with the TUV300 while the Innova rivaling U231 and Scorpio facelift have already been spotted running trials. Moreover, a facelift of the XUV500 was reported to be launched this year. The new Mahindra models will certainly alter the prospects in the top-selling SUV chart in the months to come.