Mahindra XUV300 has managed to outsell all its competitors during May 2020, including Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, and Tata Nexon.
With the lockdown slowly receding over the entire country, the auto industry is slowly getting back on track. Vehicle sales are picking up, and although the numbers aren’t great, there steadily improving. In May 2020, it was observed that the most popular car segment in India (subcompact SUVs) had Mahindra XUV300 take the lead, beating previous bestsellers like Maruti Brezza and Hyundai Venue.
Mahindra managed to sell 1,257 units of the XUV300 in May 2020, which although impressive considering the situation, still amounts to a 75 per cent drop in YoY (Year on Year) figures. It was closely followed by Hyundai Venue, which sold 1,242 units, which saw a YoY drop of over 82 per cent. In the third place, we have the Tata Nexon, which sold 623 units and registered around 86 per cent degrowth on YoY basis.
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Maruti Brezza, the previous best-seller in the segment, only had a modest sale of 572 units, which resulted in a massive YoY sales drop of 93 per cent. Following that we have the Ford EcoSport, with 331 units sold during May 2020 and a YoY drop of 91 per cent. Next is the Honda WR-V, which only managed to retail 114 units and registered a sales decline of 93 per cent on YoY basis. Lastly, we have the TUV300, which sold absolutely zero units in May, thus registering a 100% drop in sales. The complete breakdown is given in the table below.
Mahindra XUV300 is the most expensive vehicle in its class, with a starting price of Rs. 8.2 lakh. Due to this, it has always had moderate sales. That said, it is one of the best cars in its segment. It offers a lot of space in the cabin and has extremely powerful engines. Also, it is currently the safest car in India, with an adult safety rating of 5-stars (out of 5) and a child safety rating of 4-stars (also out of 5). Vehicular safety is the Mahindra XUV300’s USP, and this could perhaps be one of the reasons for the car’s sales, as people are now more aware about safety than before.