The last quarter of this year has seen a few new vehicle launches. Some of these automobiles immediately became a hit among customers, while some are yet to please the buyers. The same is the case with the Utility Vehicle segment.
The Hyundai Creta is a good example. Many waited eagerly and when it was finally launched, its sales caught on like wild fire. The carmaker is currently struggling to keep up with the domestic demand. Another example is the Mahindra TUV 300, which has done an impressive job as well.
So, how have the older vehicles done in terms of sales during September 2015, compared to the new ones? Here is a look, compared to how the Utility Vehicles did during the same time a year ago as well.
Note: All prices are on-road (Mumbai).
10. Toyota Fortuner:
At number 10 is the Toyota Fortuner. This SUV has retained the same position from last year, selling 1,089 units during September 2015, compared to 1,745 units sold during September 2014.
Base variant on-road price: Rs. 29.08 lakh
9. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga:
Taking the ninth position is the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, having sold 2,641 units. The Ertiga has slid down the list from the fourth position which it held last September, having sold 5,672 units.
Base variant on-road price: Rs. 6.94 lakh (petrol) | Rs. 8.88 lakh (diesel)
8. Mahindra XUV500:
The Mahindra XUV500 has retained the same position as well, compared to last September. In 2015, Mahindra registered sales of 3,110 units, while in 2014 September, Mahindra sold 3,035 units of the XUV500.
Base variant on-road price: Rs. 13.30 lakh
7. Ford EcoSport:
Looks like the EcoSport is facing tough competition. Currently, the EcoSport is in the seventh spot, having sold 3,121 units during September 2015. Last year, during the same time, the EcoSport was in the 6 place, having registered 4,515 units.
Base variant on-road price: Rs. 7,90 lakh (petrol) | Rs. 9.46 lakh (diesel)
6. Maruti Suzuki S-Cross:
At the sixth position is the newly launched Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, which is sold through Maruti's Nexa dealerships only. The carmaker has sold 3,603 units, taking over the Ford EcoSport's position.
Base variant on-road price: Rs.9.95 lakh
5. Mahindra Scorpio:
The fifth position goes to the Mahindra Scorpio, which has slid down three positions, having sold 4,313 units during September 2015. During the same time one year ago, the Scorpio was the second best selling utility vehicle in the country, having registered 6,060 units.
Base variant on-road price: Rs. 9.99 lakh
4. Mahindra TUV300:
The newly launched Mahindra utility vehicle takes the fourth position. Having been launched very recently, the TUV has managed to sell 4,321 units already, which is a very good sign. Mahindra tested the TUV300 long and hard before launching, and by the looks of it, it has definitely paid off.
Base variant on-road price: Rs. 8.18 lakh
3. Toyota Innova:
The Innova retains the third spot having sold 5,430 units. A year ago, during the same period, Toyota sold 5,876 units of the Innova compared to 2015.
Base variant on-road price: Rs. 14.71 lakh
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2. Mahindra Bolero:
Yes, the Bolero has been beaten as the best selling utility vehicle in India. During September 2014, Mahindra sold 8,541 units, but during September 2015, Mahindra has managed to sell only 5,585 units.
Base variant on-road price: Rs. 7.25 lakh
1. Hyundai Creta:
The Hyundai Creta tops the list and is currently the best selling utility vehicle in India. Having been launched very recently, the Creta is a good example of an affordable and practical vehicle, which customers are looking for. Hyundai has sold 7,256 units of the Creta compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) so far and are having a difficult time keeping up with demand.
Base variant on-road price: Rs. 9.98 lakh (petrol) | Rs. 11.13 lakh (diesel)