Comparatively newcomer Maruti Grand Vitara is now at No. 2 within the compact SUV gross sales record having overtaken the Kia Seltos by a major margin
Within the earlier submit, we mentioned gross sales of sub-compact SUVs like Nexon, Brezza, Sonet, Venue within the sub 4m section. On this submit, we are going to check out Compact SUV gross sales in December 2022, which noticed a YoY progress of 64.68 % whereas gross sales fell MoM by 6.87 %.
The principle cause for this rising reputation of compact SUVs in India is the truth that newer fashions are being added to this section. SUV gross sales even have overtaken that of hatchbacks and sedans due to its higher driving stance and better highway clearance.
Compact SUV Gross sales Dec 2022 vs Dec 2021 – YoY
In December 2022, gross sales of high 10 compact SUVs stood at 33,136 items, up 64.68 % over 20,121 items offered in Dec 2021. This was a 13,015 unit quantity progress. MoM gross sales nevertheless, dipped 6.87 % from 35,579 items offered in Nov 2021.
Hyundai Creta remained the most effective offered mannequin on this section with 10,205 items offered in Dec 2022, up 34.12 % from 7,609 items offered in Dec 2021. MoM gross sales dipped 23.39 % from 13,321 items offered in Nov 2022. The Creta presently instructions a 30.80 % share on this record. Hyundai Creta facelift, which is on show on the 2023 Auto Expo, is ready for launch through the coming months and can see main design updates in its exteriors and interiors. Additionally it is set to realize ADAS (Superior Driver Help Techniques) know-how.
At No. 2 was the Maruti Grand Vitara. A comparatively newcomer to this section, it has already shot to a second spot on the record forward of the Kia Seltos. Gross sales in Dec 2022 stood at 6,171 items, up MoM by 39.21 % from 4,433 items offered in Nov 2022. Maruti Suzuki lately introduced the Vitara Matte Black whereas the Grand Vitara CNG is now being supplied in two variants of Delta and Zeta.
Kia Seltos famous a rise in YoY gross sales by 49.43 % to five,995 items in Dec 2022 from 4,012 items offered in Dec 2021. At the moment holding an 18.09 % share, MoM gross sales dipped by 35.43 % from 9,284 items offered in Nov 2022. It was in September 2022 that Toyota launched the HyRyder. Gross sales stood at 4,201 items in Dec 2022, up 34.82 % MoM from 3,116 items offered in Nov 2022. The HyRyder is regaled for its first-in-segment robust hybrid tech together with best-in-class gasoline effectivity.
Compact SUV Gross sales Dec 2022 vs Nov 2022 – MoM
At No. 5 was the Volkswagen Taigun compact SUV with a YoY de-growth in gross sales to 2,691 items, down 4.84 % as towards 2,828 items offered in Dec 2021. MoM gross sales nevertheless, elevated by 35.98 % over 1,979 items offered in Nov 2022. VW Taigun together with the Skoda Kushaq have acquired 5 Star ranking in GNCAP. Each Taigun and Kushaq are based mostly on the identical India particular MQB A0 IN platform that enables for a steady construction beneath impression.
Gross sales of the Skoda Kushaq fell by 23.03 % YoY to 2,186 items in Dec 2022 from 2,840 items offered in Dec 2021. MoM gross sales then again, elevated by 8.81 % from 2,009 items offered in Nov 2022. MG Astor posted a YoY and MoM progress to 1,687 items up to now month. The corporate had offered 1,125 items in Dec 2021 and 1,434 items in Nov 2022 of the Astor compact SUV. Three different compact SUVs – Maruti S-Cross, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster, that had appeared within the Dec 2021 gross sales record, have since been discontinued.
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