The Hyundai Venue is currently in its BS6 avatar with a new diesel engine from the Kia Seltos
On the list of best-selling compact-SUVs for the month of February 2020, the Hyundai Venue has outperformed the Maruti Brezza for the very first time. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has been the most dominant name in the sub-four-metre compact-SUV or compact-crossover market for ages. To add more interest, the Hyundai Venue has overtaken the Brezza by a considerable margin on the sales chart.
In February 2020, the South Korean brand sold 10,321 units of the Hyundai Venue. The car was not available in February 2019. On the other hand, the Maruti Vitara Brezza hit 6,866 units last month; a massive fall of 41% compared to the sales in February 2019. The company had introduced the updated BS6 Vitara Brezza at Auto Expo 2020 in just a petrol variant. The demand for diesel vehicles, especially in this category, shows no sign of diminution and this could be one of the major reasons for the downfall of the Brezza; at least for the month in question.
|No||Sub 4m SUV||*Feb-20||Feb-19||Diff||%|
*2020 Feb sales data source – Auto Punditz. The launch of the BS6 Hyundai Venue took place rather silently. The company has not shared the full specifications of the vehicle even though deliveries have already commenced. Still, we were able to collect the variants and output details of the BS6 Hyundai Venue. The Hyundai Venue BS6 is available in three engine formats: 1.2-litre NA petrol, 1.5-litre diesel (sourced from the Kia Seltos) and 1.0-litre turbo petrol.
The Tata Nexon comes third on the list at 3,894 units and a sales decline of 26% in comparison to the same month, last year. The Tata Nexon also comes fresh with BS6 updates. Meanwhile, the Ford EcoSport compact-crossover showed appreciable improvement in sales at 3,713 units in February 2020. The CUV garnered 3,156 units back in February 2019 (18% lower).
The Mahindra XUV300, which is arguably the best compact-SUV on the Indian market, comes fifth on the list with a sales figure of 2,431 units in February 2020. The situation was much better last year since it could hit 4,484 units or a 46% higher sales. The Mahindra TUV300, the odd-looking SUV which also spans under four metres in length, touched 944 units compared to 1,057 units back in February 2019.
Finally, at the bottom of the list rests the Honda WR-V which could not achieve a single unit of sale last month. It could gather 2,278 units last year. Overall, the compact-SUV market attained a sales figure of 28,169 units in February 2020 — just 1% less than February 2019 (27,851 units).