Hyundai Venue was the top-selling SUV in its segment last month. It rivals with the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and Honda WR-V.
The sub-4-meter SUV segment is among the busiest and the most crowded segments in India. Many carmakers have already entered this segment, while many manufacturers are working on making an entry into this highly lucrative market. Right now, this segment comprises of six different cars namely- Hyundai Venue, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and Honda WR-V. Last month, Hyundai Venue was the top-selling car in its segment as the carmaker managed to retail 8,267 units of the SUV. Hyundai sold 9,342 units of the Venue in the same month last year. India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki grabbed the second position by selling 6,903 units of Vitara Brezza in August 2020.
It’s just 200 units less than the total units of the Brezza that Maruti Suzuki sold in the same month last year. Furthermore, Tata retailed 5,179 units of Nexon, which is more than double than the 2,275 units they sold in August 2019. Mahindra recently reduced the prices of the XUV300, and it seems like the price slash has helped the SUV to achieve the fourth position by selling 2,990 units of the car last month. The fifth place is secured by India’s oldest sub-4-meter SUV right now, the Ford Ecosport, which registered a sale of 2,757 units. The sales of Ford EcoSport have been down by 125 units, compared to its sales same month last year. The last spot in the sub-4-meter SUV segment has been taken by Honda WR-V with just 729 units sold last month. This is a huge drop from 1,178 units sold in August 2019.
Recently, Honda introduced the facelifted model of the Jazz-based crossover with subtle cosmetic and feature upgrades on outside and inside. With the introduction of the new model, the automaker is expecting to clock better sales numbers. The 2020 Honda WR-V is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The former puts out 89bhp of maximum power and 110 Nm of peak torque, while the latter develops 98bhp of power and 200 Nm of twisting force. The petrol engine comes paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, while the oil-burner comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.