Maruti Vitara Brezza Reclaims Its Compact SUV Crown

by Mohammed Burman | 10/10/2019
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Last month, the Maruti Vitara Brezza's sales number surpassed that of the Hyundai Venue and in the process regained its leading position in the compact SUV segment.

Launched in May 2019, the first-ever Internet-connected SUV and also the first sub-compact SUV from Hyundai in India, the Hyundai Venue became one of the best-selling vehicles in the segment. For several months after its launch, the Venue even exceeded the Maruti Vitara Brezza in terms of the sales. However, in September 2019, the Vitara Brezza has reclaimed its leads as the king of compact SUVs in India with a decent sales number amidst the ongoing slump in the auto industry.

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Last month, 10,362 units of the Maruti Vitara Brezza were sold in comparison with 7,942 units of the Hyundai Venue. Some other rivals of the Vitara Brezza including the Ford EcoSport, the Tata Nexon and the Mahindra XUV300 registered salesr of 3,139 units, 2,842 units and 2,492 units, respectively.

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The Maruti Vitara Brezza has regained its leading position in the Indian compact SUV segment in September.

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In the second quarter of 2019, the Maruti sold 52,210 units of the Vitara Brezza, Hyundai sold sold 42,681 units of the Venue , Mahindra sold  23,570 units of the XUV300, Tata sold 21,113 units of the Nexon and Ford sold 19,207 units of the EcoSport. It should also be noted that the Venue was launched in May and therefore, it is a little bit unreasonable to compare its sales in this period.

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After its launch, the Hyundai Venue quickly become one of the most popular sub-compact SUVs in India.

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The Maruti Vitara Brezza makes its power from a 1.3-litre four-cylinder oil burner which is coupled to a 5-speed MT or AMT unit. On the other hand, the Hyundai Venue is offered with more engine options- two petrol and one diesel, to be exact. The petrol engine lineup consists of a 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine and a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol unit. While the former is mated to only a 6-speed MT, the latter comes with a 6-speed MT or a 7-speed DCT unit. Moreover, the Hyundai Venue also keeps under its hood a 1.4-litre diesel motor which is paired with a 6-speed MT unit. The Maruti Vitara Brezza is currently priced from INR 7.7 lakh to INR 10.64 lakh while the Hyundai Venue’s prices range from INR 6.5 lakh to INR 11.1 lakh.

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