A significant number of new car buyers in the country opts for compact SUVs. On this account, compact SUVs have become vital contributors to overall car sales in India. Tata Motors tops the sales chart over the past month. Apart from this, it is clear that the majority of customers have realized the importance of safety in cars and have shifted to the ever-glorious SUVs. Here are some of the top-selling compact SUVs of the country this year :
1. Tata Nexon
One of the biggest milestones in the industry this year has been Tata Motor’s rise as India’s second-largest carmaker ahead of Hyundai Motors. Its subcompact SUV, the Nexon is the reason for the brand’s big success. With a whopping YoY growth of 68%, Tata went from selling 8,225 units in January 2021 to a figure of 13,816 units in January 2022.
2. Hyundai Venue
The Hyundai Venue was launched in India in 2019 and was one of India’s best selling subcompact SUVs. It quickly became the best-selling vehicle in its segment when Maruti Suzuki unplugged the Vitara Brezza diesel. But the Venue’s instant success was short-lived. The increasing competition in parallel put a dent in the sales of the vehicle.
3. Maruti Vitara Brezza
The Maruti Vitara Brezza is one of the best selling SUVs in the Indian market. The SUV’s popularity comes from its reliability and cost-effective maintenance. However, the dated Vitara Brezza needs some major updates to keep up with the competition.
4. Kia Sonet
The Kia Sonet and Hyundai’s Venue share the same platform but they evidently look very different. The Sonet with its tiger grille in the front looks muscular and handsome. The cousins are not the same dimensionally as well. The Sonet is 7 mm taller and has extra 42 litres of boot space than the Venue. All of this being said, it is a coherent fact that the Sonet isn’t doing well with its number.
5. Mahindra Thar
The current Mahindra Thar went on sale in India in 2020 and was an instant hit. Despite the long waiting period due to the semiconductor crisis, the demand for the SUV has not declined. They have upped the production of the Thar to keep up with the demand in the market.