The segment of utility vehicles is growing in the Indian automobile industry despite demonetisation and heavy diesel vehicle ban in the few cities. In the period of April 2016 to January 2017, the UV segment has witnessed for 32.04 percent growth and addressed has the highest segment among all categories. The PV market sold a total of 6,18,427 units of utility vehicles in the April to January period. In the same period of the previous year, the UV category received 4,68,236 units.
Coming to the last month (January 2017) sales, a total of 62,264 units of UVs sold by the PV market and represented double-digit growth of 24.47percent compared to the UV sales of 50,023 units in January 2016. As per the report, the double-digit growth is achieved by the compact UVs like the Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Creta and Toyota Innova Crysta.
The list of top 5 SUVs in January is highlighted by the new Maruti Suzuki car, Vitara Brezza with 8,932 units. The Hyundai Creta has occupied the second slot with the sales of 7,918 units and reported highest sales compared to 6,589 units in the same month of the previous year. Creta is the top 1 SUV in January 2015.
Mahindra Bolero is the 3rd SUV in the list with the sales of 6,598 units and reported the small growth compared to sales of 6,160 unit in January 2016. Bolero is the only SUV from Mahindra highlighted in the top selling UVs list. With sales of 5,198 units and 5,013 units, the Maruti Ertiga and Toyota Innova have occupied fourth and fifth places respectively. Ertiga has a marginal decline of 502 units in January compared to 5,700 units in the year-ago month.
Top 5 SUVs in January 2017:
|January 2016||Model||Rank||Model||January 2017|
|6589||Hyundai Creta||1||Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||8932|
|6160||Mahindra Bolero||2||Hyundai Creta||7918|
|5700||Maruti Ertiga||3||Mahindra Bolero||6598|
|3982||Mahindra Scorpio||4||Maruti Ertiga||5198|
|3816||Mahindra TUV 300||5||Toyota Innova||5013|