Continued: 10 BIG hit cars & SUVs in the last one year

Mahindra TUV300

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The TUV300 is doing quite well for Mahindra, and the compact SUV was even the best selling sub-4 meter model for a couple of months, just before the Brezza arrived. The TUV300 is one of Mahindra’s triple pronged attack in the sub-4 meter compact SUV space, and the automaker is now sitting on an order book for over 30,000 units.

Why’s it selling?

  1. Mega street presence
  2. 7 seats
  3. AMT option

Toyota Innova Crysta

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Even a ban on 2 liter+ engined diesel cars and SUVs in major markets of India hasn’t failed to dampen demand for the all-new Innova Crysta. The Toyota MPV has lived up to its best selling lineage, and in weeks of launch, has seen Toyota bag over 18,000 bookings. Buyers don’t seem to be minding the big price increase the Innova Crysta has seen.

Why’s it selling?

  1. Comfort and reliability
  2. More equipment and safety
  3. More powerful engines and automatic option

Ford Endeavour

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The new Ford Endeavour has unseated the mighty Toyota Fortuner, and has done what no other luxury SUV could do for the past 7 years. The Endeavour has also forced Toyota to consider bringing the new Fortuner to India sooner than anticipated. The Endeavour sold 560 units in April 2016, 51 units more than the Fortuner could manage in the same month.

Why’s it selling?

  1. Muscular styling
  2. Feature loaded
  3. Powerful 3.2 liter turbo diesel engine

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Hybrid cars generally don’t do well in India. The Camry Hybrid has been an outlier, and could well be a trend setter for the times to come. Toyota now sells more than 100 units of the Camry in India, with most sales coming from the petrol-hybrid model. Why, the Camry is now the best selling luxury sedan this side of the imports. And that’s a remarkable feat for a globally best-selling car that never really caught on India.

Why’s it selling?

  1. Luxurious
  2. Frugal petrol-hybrid option
  3. Bullet proof reliability

Audi Q7

Audi Q7

The big Audi was always a best seller in its segment, and the latest, 2nd generation version is carrying on the rich legacy of its predecessor. The Q7 luxury crossover continues to be India’s best selling imported SUV. Audi is selling over 80 units of the Q7 each month, which is more than the Mercedes Benz GL-Class, Volvo XC90 and the BMW X5 put together.

Why’s it selling?

  1. Big brand value
  2. Sharp pricing