Maruti Ertiga Records 39% Sales Growth Even As Toyota Innova Suffers Drop of 31%
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While the whole car market is experiencing a tough time, the Maruti Ertiga has recorded a remarkable improvement in its sales in FY20
In the previous financial year, the entire auto market witnessed a serious slump in sales numbers due to poor demand. Nevertheless, the Maruti Ertiga stands out as a huge exception. The MPV has managed to record a growth in sales in the FY20. The popular MPV, which is in its second generation now, has recorded a sales growth of 39 per cent.
The Maruti Ertiga has managed to clock a positive sales growth even when the hugely popular Toyota Innova Crysta has suffered a 31 per cent drop in its popularity. In FY20, up to 90,547 units of the second-gen Maruti Ertiga were sold, which is 39% more in comparison to 65,263 units sold in FY19. These figures are really impressive but not surprising if you take into consideration the popularity of the Ertiga in the country. On the other hand, sales of the Toyota Innova Crysta dropped from 77,924 units in FY19 to 53,686 units in the last fiscal. This huge drop in sales is surprising as the premium MPV doesn’t have any direct rival to speak of.
The second-gen Maruti Ertiga is a great success, thanks to its highly practical cabin, frugal nature, punchy engine, competitive price and easy maintenance. Furthermore, the vehicle is also more spacious than the outgoing model and is packed with some top-notch features. The new-gen Ertiga shares its engine with the Maruti Ciaz, while the lightweight yet rigid HEARTECT platform comes from the Baleno.
In its second generation now, the Maruti Ertiga is based on the HEARTECT platform and draws power from a 1.5-litre K15 petrol engine that is shared with the Ciaz.
Evnn the Maruti XL6, which is a more premium version of the Ertiga that was launched last year, has put on a decent show on the sales charts of the last fiscal. The crossover-MPV, which is being sold through Nexa premium dealerships, has recorded a sales figure of 15,000 units in the last fiscal year. The Maruti XL6 is based on the Ertiga but comes with a more rugged design package and some additional features.