Creta and Venue Propel Hyundai To Top of UV Sales Charts

by Jatin Chhibber | 12/04/2020
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Hyundai Motors India becomes the No. 1 UV manufacturer of the country as the automaker dispatched 12,833 units of Creta and Venue last month.

Hyundai Motors is India’s second-largest carmaker and is quite popular in the SUV segment of the country. Hyundai Creta is the top-selling mid-size SUV in our market. The SUV was launched back in 2015 with a tagline ‘The Perfect SUV’. Recently, Hyundai launched the new-gen model of the mid-size SUV with an all-new tagline ‘The Ultimate SUV’. Moreover, back in 2019, the carmaker also launched its first sub-compact SUV named Venue with a tagline ‘The Connected SUV’. Both these SUVs pushed Hyundai to the top of the SUV sales chart in the country.

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Hyundai Motors India dispatched 12,833 units of Creta and Venue

The Korean carmaker became the biggest UV (Utility Vehicle) manufacturer in Indian in March 2020 by defeating automakers like Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra and Mahindra, etc. Last month, Hyundai Motors India has managed to dispatch a combined volume of 12,833 units including Venue and Creta (old-gen as well as new-gen models). On the other hand, India’s biggest carmaker Maruti Suzuki retailed 11,904 units of its UV range, which consists of vehicles like S-Cross, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza and XL6. Moreover, the third-position was reserved by Kia Motors by dispatching 8,583 units of Seltos and Carnival MPV. The fourth position was occupied by Mahindra and Mahindra Limited as the automaker retailed 3,079 units of the UVs like XUV500, Xylo, Marazzo, TUV300, Bolero, Alturas G4, Scorpio and Nuvo Sport. 

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Hyundai Venue competes with the likes of Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexo and Ford Ecosport

Also, note that the figures mentioned above are the units which are sent out by the carmakers to the dealerships. The dealerships are not able to retail cars in the country due to the 21-day nation-wide lockdown. The Indian automobile industry is going through a huge loss because the carmakers have halted the manufacturing at their production facilities and are concentrating more towards producing medical equipment like face masks and ventilators. 

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