Top 10 selling SUVs In October 2017 saw newcomers Tata Nexon and Jeep Compass making huge impact while updated S-Cross ends in fourth in its first month
The latest trend of customers’ craving towards SUVs and crossovers in the Indian market has paved way for some exciting models in recent years. The Vitara Brezza, launched in 2016, mocked the competition and quickly got the better of Ford EcoSport in the sub-four metre SUV segment before overtaking Creta and becoming the bestselling SUV for several months now.
It has stayed put its momentum in October as 11,684 examples were sold in the month. It is 2,438 units more than what Creta had registered as the battle between them for leading position has been nip and tuck all the time. Slotting in at third was Bolero which witnessed a sub-four version being introduced lately. It posted 8,395 units and continued its momentum as the best-selling model for the largest SUV manufacturer in the country.
|1. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||11,684|
|2. Hyundai Creta||9,248|
|3. Mahindra Bolero||8,395|
|4. Maruti Suzuki S-Cross (crossover)||5,510|
|5. Honda WR-V||3,443|
|6. Mahindra Scorpio||3,422|
|7. Tata Nexon||3,099|
|8. Mahindra TUV300||2,781|
|9. Jeep Compass||2,455|
|10. Toyota Fortuner||2,192|
Far behind at sixth was its sibling workhorse, the Scorpio, as 3,422 deliveries were made in the month of October 2017. Ford’s ace SUV in the market, the EcoSport, is a worldwide hit and it will jump up the pecking order in the coming months as a new generation with edgy styling, improved features and a new 1.5-litre Dragon petrol engine with class-leading power output is expected to shake up the charts.
Maruti’s S-Cross had an up and down sales in 2016 but since the arrival of an updated version, its fortunes have turned around. It stands fourth in the list with 5,510 units. The latest generation Toyota Fortuner has picked up where its predecessor left off and it rounded out the chart with 2,192 units by finishing just behind the Jeep Compass.
The Compass is the sole sales driver for FCA in India and it has certainly been well-received in the market. Tata is said to be ramping up the production of the Nexon to meet the growing demands as the highly capable subcompact SUV saw 3,099 examples being delivered.