The compact-SUV segment is the most competing segment in the Indian market. Manufacturers are constantly working on updating their vehicles so that they stay competitive in the market. Well, the sales figures for March 2021 is here and it reveals that the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has once again topped the charts in terms of best selling compact-SUV. The second most selling compact SUV was the Hyundai Venue. However, more interestingly Tata Nexon managed to score the third position by beating the Kia Sonet.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Marut Suzuki India Limited sold 11,274 units of the Vitara Brezza which are 311 units less than what they sold in Feb’21. However, it is a lot better than the sales of Mar’20 in which only 5,513 units were sold.
Maruti Suzuki currently offers the Vitara with only a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The Vitara Brezza starts from Rs. 7.39 lakhs ex-showroom.
Hyundai Venue was close at 10,722 units for Mar’21 whereas, in Feb’21, it clocked 11,224 units. The Mar’20 numbers were not so good for Venue but it still managed to outsell Vitara by selling 6,127 units.
Hyundai offers the Venue with three engine options. There is 1.0-litre turbo petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel engine and a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. The Venue is priced from Rs. 6.86 lakhs ex-showroom.
Tata Motors sold a surprising 8,683 units of the Nexon, which is 10 percent more than what they sold in Feb’21. It is also 228 percent more than what Tata managed to sell in Mar’20. The Nexon was the best selling vehicle from Tata Motors for the month of Mar’21. One of the reasons that the Nexon is selling so well is the facelift that it got last year in January.
The Nexon is offered with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine or a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Both the engines are offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed AMT. The Nexon starts from Rs. 7.09 lakhs ex-showroom.
The Sonet came fourth in terms of sales numbers. Kia sold 8,498 units of Sonet which is an increase of 6 percent as in Feb’21, the SUV sold 7,997 units. The Sonet is the latest offering from Kia Motors.
It shares its underpinnings and engine options with the Hyundai Venue. The only difference being that Kia also offers the diesel engine with an automatic transmission. The Sonet starts from Rs. 6.79 lakhs ex-showroom.
The Ford Ecosport might seem the oldest in the competition. However, it is still selling in comparatively strong numbers. Ford sold 5,487 units as compared to 3,131 units that they sold in Feb’21. Ford only sold 2,197 units in Mar’20 which means the sales grew by 150 percent on YoY basis.
Ford recently launched a new SE variant that does not offer a spare wheel mounted on the boot. Ford offers the Ecosport with a diesel engine and a petrol engine. Both have capacities of 1.5-litres and are offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. There is a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox available with the petrol engine. The Ecosport starts from Rs. 8.19 lakhs ex-showroom.