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Economic stress fails to bog down the Indian SUV lovers in June 2020, Auto News, ET Auto

Hyundai Creta received more than 14,000 bookings in less than 15 days of the launch.
Hyundai Creta obtained extra than fourteen,000 bookings in a lot less than 15 days of the start.

New Delhi: Reeling less than the continuous financial strain of occupation losses, coronavirus contagion and the limited need to commute, auto lovers are pressured to surprise if it is safe and sound to say that Sports activities Utility Vehicles (SUVs) have been making background in today’s moments, like no other.

What comes as a pleasant shock is that carvings for these fierce SUVs which can expense upto Rs 10 lakh, are continue to alive and consumers are easily investing on large-ticket objects amidst the slipping economic system and talks of personalised mobility with tiny cars.

Prime 10 PVs bought in June 2020:

S. No. OEM Product June 2020 Income
1 Maruti Suzuki Alto 7,298
2 Hyundai Creta 7,207
3 Kia Motors Seltos 7,114
4 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 6,972
five Maruti Suzuki Dzire five,834
6 Maruti Suzuki Brezza 4,542
7 Maruti Suzuki Baleno 4,300
8 Maruti Suzuki Celerio 4,a hundred forty five
9 Hyundai Location 4,129
10 Tata Motors Tiago 4,069

When Kia Motors is comparatively a new entrant in the market place, Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) may be viewed as sailing on its now proven brand name value and broader product sales community, coupled with a competitive diesel product of the SUV.

There is no doubt that the Indians have taken a significant liking for the SUV body designAvik Chattopadhyay, Independent Auto Advisor

The initially-technology Creta was released in July 2015 and the next-technology product hit the markets in March 2020. New Creta SUV arrived less than the 10-lakh bracket, at a setting up selling price of Rs 9.ninety nine lakh which can go upto Rs 17.twenty lakh (all price ranges ex-showroom, Delhi).

As for every Hyundai, Creta obtained extra than fourteen,000 bookings in a lot less than 15 days of the start. Once more, by mid-June, the automaker claimed about 30,000 bookings for the compact SUV, with 50 per cent of all these bookings for its diesel variants.

It have to also be noted that Hyundai’s beasty product garnered headlines even in the thirty day period of May well 2020, when it bought 3,212 units and described background by changing a hatchback to tag alone as the bestseller in the place, that far too in the moments of lockdown limitations and diminishing product sales.

Having said that, the profitable feat in May well 2020 was being viewed as an exception and a end result of the reserving backlog owing to the sudden announcement of the place-huge lockdown in March.

Avik Chattopadhyay, an Independent Auto Advisor also noted, “We have to bear in mind that the average client for these SUVs is an entrepreneur. And due to the fact these are wholesale figures, they can also be accounted to the dealer bookings built ahead of the place-huge lockdown, whose shipments are getting area now.”

It was the success of the SUV Seltos which assisted the South Korean Kia to go ahead of the age-outdated Honda and Toyota in gaining its market place share in India.
It was the accomplishment of the SUV Seltos which assisted the South Korean Kia to go ahead of the age-outdated Honda and Toyota in gaining its market place share in India.

On the other hand, Kia Seltos, released in India in August 2019 comes at a selling price variety of Rs 9.sixty nine lakh – Rs 15.ninety nine lakh (ex-showroom). It was also the accomplishment of the SUV Seltos which assisted the South Korean Kia to go ahead of the age-outdated Honda and Toyota in gaining its market place share in India.

Maruti Brezza far too, gaining the sixth location clearly defines consolation with affordability. For the petrol variant, the SUV is obtainable at Rs 7.34 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

A further gainer for Hyundai comes from its SUV Location which also will make it to the top 10 PV record for June 2020, bagging the ninth location. Released in May well 2019, the sub-compact SUV comes at a selling price tag of Rs 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

SUV product sales in CY 2020 (Till June):

S. No. OEM Product Calender 12 months 2020 Income
1 Kia Motors Seltos 45,215
2 Hyundai Location 28,552
3 Maruti Suzuki Brezza 27,627
4 Hyundai Creta 24,725

Going into the upcoming quarter of this fiscal yr with the thirty day period of July 2020, SUV desire trends amongst the consumers are developing up more recent hopes of transform in the sport for OEMs and sellers alike.

Meanwhile, Chattopadhyay discussed, “None of these are the real 4×4 group SUVs, they are extra sports activities than utility. But there is no doubt that the Indians have taken a significant liking for the SUV body design. It demonstrates even in the entry-amount vehicles like the Renalt Kwid, whose body-design is extra like a mini-SUV than a typical two-box hatchback. Going forward, the SUV design craze is probably to continue until finally a new PV body design appeals to the Indian consumers.”

When cost-effective and tiny cars have been the precedence for Indian consumers due to the fact ages, some professionals in the market also consider that the most current SUV craze might be attributed to the millennial generations’ selections of riding large on design, protection characteristics and most current technological know-how with a sustainable selling price proposition.

Once more, Mahindra & Mahindra that was the moment the king of SUVs in the Indian auto market place has received very good competitors with the new gamers which are steadily hyping up their sport.

Other SUV rivals in the record of Indian automakers these days, include Mahindra Scorpio & XUV300, MG Hector, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon & Harrier, Honda CR-V.

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re now breathing a sigh of reduction for springing back again the begin of a favourable product sales momentum amidst the talks of hatchback choices.

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