Despite the increasing competition in the sub-four-meter SUV segment, the Maruti Brezza has remained the strongest contender in its segment. The Brezza has remained the best selling sub-four-meter SUV in the last two months.
After the lockdown, the sales of the automotive markets are showing signs of recovery. In the sub-four-meter segment, Maruti Vitara Brezza has led the sales chart in June and July. In June, the Indo-Japanese carmaker sold 4,542 units of the Brezza, beating Hyundai Venue with monthly sales of 4,129 units to become the best-selling sub-four-meter SUV. Last month, the sales of Brezza has soared to 7,807 units, marking a sales gap of 1,073 units over the second-ranked Venue.
It is worth noticing that the Maruti Vitara Brezza showed a huge YOY sales growth. Compared to the figure from the same month last year, Maruti Vitara Brezza’s sales have increased by 47.25 per cent. On the other hand, its major rival, Hyundai Venue, is slowing down with a decrease of 29.74 per cent in YOY growth. It is quite depressing since last month, Hyundai India has added a new variant called Venue Sports to the line-up with various updates over the regular model.
Maruti Vitara Brezza
Other vehicles in this space are also suffering from sales lose. Mahindra XUV300, for example, registered a sale drop of 43.57 per cent against last year’s number. From 4,464 units sold in July 2019, Mahindra XUV300’s sales dropped to 2,519 units last month. In the meanwhile, another sub-four-meter SUV from Mahindra, which is the XUV300 SUV, has zero sales last month since Mahindra has yet decided if this car would be upgraded to meet the BSVI standard. Ford EcoSport and Honda WR-V also saw a decrease in YoY growth. While Ford EcoSport registered a decline of 22 per cent, Honda WR-V saw a massive de-growth of 45 per cent compared to the last year’s performance.
Maruti Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon are the two exceptions from the sales slump. Last month, Tata Motors retailed 4,327 units of the Nexon, marking the increase of 29.40 per cent compared to last year’s 3,344 unit. In a bigger picture, the total sales of the compact SUV space stand at 24,558 units, which is lower than July 2019’s sales by 13 per cent.
As the market is warming up, there will be a lot of launches of new cars ahead. The sub-four-meter segment will welcome a couple of new vehicles. One of the major launches of this space is the new Toyota-Suzuki’s new SUV called Urban Cruiser. Moreover, Kia will also enter this segment with the much-anticipated Kia Sonet. Later this year, Renault will join the party with the sub-four-meter Kiger while Nissan will launch the Magnite SUV.