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MG ZS EV has posted 38 percent growth

In July, 2022, SUV sales, the electric SUVs have posted good growth on the D segment

In July, 2022, SUV sales were on a downward trend with most models witnessing de-growth mostly in double digits. The irony is that they had performed better during the last year’s pandemic. As many as 7 top-sellers have witnessed de-growth.

As usual, Hyundai Creta clinched the top spot, however, with a slight de-growth this time. Selling more than 12,000 units, it sold like nothing else in the segment. The Creta was distantly followed by its cousin, the Kia Seltos.

The Seltos has witnessed good growth. At number 3, Mahindra XUV700 continues to record excellent numbers only hampered by slow production. If Mahindra delivers all orders on time, the XUV700 has all the possibilities of overtaking Creta for the top-spot.

RankOEMModelJuly ’22 SalesJuly ’21 SalesYoY Growth
13MGZS EV41129738%
15HyundaiKona Electric5323130%
Kia Seltos and Tata Harrier have witnessed good growth

Mahindra Scorpio took the fourth place distantly following the XUV700. It was closely followed by Tata Harrier and Hyundai Alcazar which have sold 3254 and 2888 units respectively. The Harrier has posted a good growth of 22 percent.

It was a close race for the seventh and eighth spots between Skoda Kushaq and MG Hector with the Skoda emerging on top. Hector has witnessed the worst de-growth in the segment at 44 percent.

Tata Safari, Volkswagen Taigun, and MG Astor took the next 3 places selling more than 1000 units. At number 12 and 13, Jeep Compass and MG ZS EV managed triple digit figures. Nissan Kicks and Hyundai Kona Electric took the last spots.

The electric SUVs, this time, have posted maximum growth in the D segment although sales were nowhere close to their ICE counterparts.

RankOEMModelJuly ’22 SalesJuly ’21 SalesYoY Growth
7MahindraAlturas G49144107%
8CitroenC5 Aircross25
Toyota Fortuner has achieved phenomenal growth

Coming to the entry-level luxury SUV segment, Toyota Fortuner took the lead by a massive margin. It sold a whooping 3000 units with a staggering growth of 68 percent. It was very distantly followed by Jeep’s latest Meridian which sold a meagre 440 units.

At number 3, MG Gloster is the only SUV in the segment to have witnessed de-growth. It was followed by Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Skoda Kodiaq which managed to sell more than 100 units.

The last places were taken by Mahindra Alturas G4 and Citroen C5 Aircross which sold just under 100 units. Alturas has posted a growth of 107 percent.