The Venue leads the way topping the charts again with strong performances from Vitara Brezza and Nexon
Compact SUVs have been the talk of the town for a long while now. Especially the sub-4 metre SUV segment, which has seen a huge sales boost in the recent years. With value for money products, this segment has quite a few options with more names to be added to this list in the coming few weeks.
Despite a slowdown in the automotive industry, compact SUVs have been able to pull off decent numbers even in these grim circumstances. After markets gradually opened up, economic activities have resumed and sales of cars have increased over the last couple of months. The sub-4 metre SUV space continues to show a strong performance with Hyundai Venue leading the way.
Venue Leads The Way
The Venue has been the best selling subcompact SUV ever since its launch in May last year and it continues to scale the charts even now. As of August 2020, Venue has sold the maximum units in the subcompact SUV category with 8,267 units. However, this number is more than 1000 units less than what was sold in August last year. During the same period last year, Hyundai sold 9,342 units of Venue.
Vitara Brezza, Nexon Continue Strong Performance
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza follows next in the second position with 6903 units sold last month. The Vitara Brezza has also seen a decline of over 200 units from the same period last year when it sold 7,109 units. However, turning the tide towards its favour, the Tata Nexon has pulled off a big surprise when it sold 5,179 units last month, a massive growth of over 127 percent. Last year, during the same month Tata Motors had been able to retail only 2,275 units. Nexon’s growth has helped the sub 4m segment overall, register a growth for Aug 2020.
Next up in fourth position is Mahindra XUV300 with sale of 2,990 units in August this year. This is an increase of over 400 units from 2532 units during the same month last year. Ford EcoSport is up next and takes the fifth position with 2,757 units sold last month. It witnessed a slight drop from 2,882 units sold during August last year.
WRV lags behind
Honda WR-V bags the last spot with just 729 units sold last month. It has witnessed a drop of over 400 units from last year’s 1,178 units. The crossover was recently given a mid-life facelift but it seems it hasn’t caught the attention of buyers.
Upcoming subcompact SUVs
In the coming days, this segment is going to see more products with the launch of Toyota Urban Cruiser and Kia Sonet in the next few weeks. Further down the line, there are going to be more players in the form of Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite which is going to stiffen the competition a lot more.