Honda Elevate Surpasses Skoda Kushaq, VW Taigun, and MG Astor in First Month of Launch
The Indian automotive industry is experiencing a significant surge in the demand for SUVs, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. In August 2023, the compact SUV segment, featuring vehicles with lengths ranging from 4.2 meters to 4.4 meters, achieved impressive sales figures, affirming its dominance in the market.
Compact SUV Sales Aug 2023 – Hyundai Creta Maintains Leadership
In August 2023, the compact SUV segment witnessed a phenomenal year-on-year growth of 90.42%, with a total of 48,457 units sold. Hyundai Creta remained the segment leader with an impressive sales figure of 13,832 units in August 2023. This represented a growth of 9.98% compared to the same month in the previous year.
Maruti’s Grand Vitara and Toyota’s HyRyder, both launched less than a year ago, achieved respectable sales figures. Maruti Grand Vitara recorded 11,818 units in sales in August 2023. However, since it was not available in August 2022, year-on-year growth data is not applicable. Toyota HyRyder, also a recent entrant, reported sales of 4,121 units in August 2023, with no data for the same month in the previous year.
Kia Seltos, a strong competitor in the compact SUV segment, secured its spot in the top three with 10,698 units sold in August 2023. This represented a significant growth of 23.65% compared to the same month in the previous year. The updated Kia Seltos continues to attract buyers with its sleek design and feature-rich offerings.
Honda Elevate Emerges as a Strong Competitor
The latest addition to the compact SUV segment, Honda Elevate, made a remarkable debut in August 2023. With reported sales of 2,822 units in its first month of launch, the Elevate has managed to establish itself in a highly competitive market. Recently, Honda organized a mega delivery event where 100 Elevate SUVs were delivered in a single day.
Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun displayed promising performances. Skoda Kushaq reported sales of 2,409 units in August 2023, marking a 28.41% growth compared to August 2022. Meanwhile, Volkswagen Taigun reported 1,943 units in sales, demonstrating remarkable growth of 90.68% compared to the same period last year. These figures highlight the increasing popularity of these European offerings among Indian consumers. MG Astor faced some challenges in August 2023, with sales of 814 units. This represented a decline of 38.52% compared to August
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