Hyundai Creta extended its sales dominance in the SUV market, Maruti Vitara Brezza moved up third ahead of Ford Ecosport
The top ten selling SUVs/crossovers list of March 2016 saw Hyundai Creta retaining its position in the sharp end. The potent SUV from the South Korean manufacturer finished the first month of 2016 by becoming the leader of the charts for the first time from the long-standing Mahindra Bolero but the sales figures were so close at that period.
Only 429 units separated the Creta from Bolero in January 2016 but with two more months going past, the former seems to have got the hold of the benchmark product. The largest exporter of passenger cars in the country managed to sell 8,163 units of Creta while on the same period 6,072 examples of Bolero were sold. That represents a difference of 2,091 units in deficit for the Bolero.
Coming in at third was the recently launched Maruti Vitara Brezza. With its attractive dual-tone colour scheme, competitive pricing and economical diesel motor the new SUV has been customers’ weapon of choice as it comfortable outsmarted its main rivals Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV300 with a sales of 5,563 units.
The Ford EcoSport was comprehensively beaten by over thousand units whilst the TUV300 could only manage less than half of what Vitara Brezza was able to achieve. As the once-benchmark EcoSport still slotted in at a credible fifth position with 4,456 units, the TUV pulled off 2,614 deliveries in March 2016 to languish at a lowly eighth.
|1. Hyundai Creta||8,163|
|2. Mahindra Bolero||6,072|
|3. Maruti Vitara Brezza||5,563|
|4. Mahindra KUV100||5,157|
|5. Ford EcoSport||4,456|
|6. Mahindra Scorpio||4,015|
|7. Mahindra XUV500||3,161|
|8. Mahindra TUV300||2,614|
|9. Maruti S-Cross||2,567|
|10. Renault Duster||1,941|
However, Mahindra will be pleased with the moving of the cutesy KUV100 as the incredibly packaged tall SUV-ish hatchback measuring below four-metres gathered 5,157 sale units last month – 701 units ahead of the EcoSport in fifth. The country’s biggest producer of SUVs has had its one of the most successful vehicles in history, the Scorpio, in sixth by attaining 4,015 units. The Maruti S Cross sales seems to be invigorated with the recent price cuts as 2,567 units were sold to finish ninth.
The fifth entrant from M&M was its flagship XUV500 SUV as 3,161 units were retailed which is far ahead of its nearest rival Renault Duster. The recently updated French SUV came with a new Easy R AMT gearbox and its impact hasn’t been as good as the company would have hoped for just yet. It trialled the XUV by 1,220 units in the event of registering 1,941 units to complete the table.