Top 10 selling UVs in September 2016 witnessed Vitara Brezza holding the lead ahead of Hyundai Creta and Toyota Innova Crysta
In the six month period of this fiscal, the sales of Utility Vehicles have contributed to the highest degree of growth in the Indian automobile industry. Encouragingly the domestic auto sector grew by 12.34 percent between April and September 2016 and in last month the fifth largest auto market in the world recorded a total of nearly 20 percent growth with highest number of units sold in the last four and half years.
Maruti Suzuki, as in every volume spitting segment, has become the leader of the utility vehicle segment courtesy of the Vitara Brezza for the last few months. Ever since its launch in March, the Indo-Japanese company has been receiving bookings in aplenty. To bring down the waiting period and further boost sales, the production capacity has been said to increase.
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|1. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||9,375|
|2. Hyundai Creta||8,835|
|3. Toyota Innova Crysta||7,300|
|4. Mahindra Bolero||5,744|
|5. Ford EcoSport||4,417|
|6. Mahindra Scorpio||3,902|
|7. Mahindra TUV300||2,855|
|8. Mahindra KUV100||2,703|
|9. Mahindra XUV500||2,695|
|10. Honda BR-V||2,193|
In September 2016, the Vitara Brezza did beat it two closest rivals, the Hyundai Creta and Toyota Innova Crysta but not by a huge margin. The sub-compact SUV overtook Creta by 540 units as 9,375 examples were delivered last month against 8,835 for the potent Korean SUV. The Innova Crysta premium MPV is the leader of its segment and has been the brand’s top-selling model in India.
Placed third in the UV top 10 list, about 7,300 units were sold in September 2016. Of the remaining seven positions, Mahindra and Mahindra, the country’s largest SUV maker, dominated the proceedings. The Bolero affordable SUV leads the way with 5,744 units and its sales could increase in the coming months due to the launch of the sub-4m derivative with a significant price cut over the standard model.
Ford India’s best-selling EcoSport has always been up there as the once- benchmark sub-four metre SUV stays a fifth position with 4,417 deliveries made. Behind the EcoSport was the Scorpio as 3,902 units were registered in the last month. The last four positions were separated by a little margin as TUV300 finished ahead of sibling KUV100, flagship XUV500 and lastly the recently launched Honda BR-V. The arrival of Maruti Ignis in the micro-SUV segment in a few months is expected to dent the sales of KUV100 while the launch of eagerly-awaited Tata Hexa could shake things up further.