The Kia Seltos has slipped to the 2nd position, making way for the Hyundai Creta.
The mid-size SUV segment experienced a fall in sales in December 2019 as compared to that of October 2019 and November 2019. Yes, cumulatively it has recorded a growth of 35%, but if we compare months, there is a gap of almost 10,000 units. In December 2019, none of the SUVs could reach the five-digit number in terms of sales.
For the last few months, it was the Kia Seltos which was ruling this segment, however, as Seltos sales fell dramatically, the Hyundai Creta made its way back to the top. The Creta sold 6713 units in December 2019, a negative 12% YoY growth. The Seltos, which sold 14,005 units in November 2019, has sold just 4645 units in December 2019. The Kia Seltos sold one-third of what it sold in previous months.
The third spot is retained by the Mahindra Scorpio, selling 3656 units, which is a 36% rise from the previous year. The MG Hector’s sales are declining month by month. It sold 3021 units. Tata Harrier jumped to 5th position, leaving behind the Maruti S-Cross and the Mahindra XUV500. The Harrier sold 1458 units while the S-Cross sold 979 units, which is a major fall as compared to November 2019. The Mahindra XUV500 recorded a positive 23% growth in sales. It sold 1299 units in December 2019.
Nissan Kicks recorded 4455% rise in sales, selling 501 units. Tata Safari, Renault Captur and Nissan Terrano experienced major degrowth. The Captur sold 1 unit while the Terrano sold no units.
The premium SUV segment has been volatile. As compared to last month, the YoY growth has dropped, from -9% to -35%. On top of the list is the Toyota Fortuner, with a 54% degrowth. The Ford Endeavour has slipped to the 3rd position selling 261 units. The Volkswagen Tiguan crawled up a position with 826% YoY growth. Skoda Kodiaq also recorded positive growth with 233 units being sold. Honda CR-V stands last in the list, selling just 38 units.
December 2019 SUV Sales
– The Hyundai Creta claimed back the top position
– The Kia Seltos sales are declining
– The Volkswagen Tiguan recorded 826% growth