SUV Sales May 2020
Hyundai Creta with its new generation model overtakes Kia Seltos

May 2020 SUV sales tell us that it’s the least hit segment in our country. Compared to sedans and hatchbacks, SUVs have taken the least impact after the lockdown.

Thanks to the growing demand of the segment and the much awaited new gen Hyundai Creta, SUVs have seen relatively less YoY degrowth.

Cumulative sales for May 2020 is 6822 units compared to May 2019’s 19,133 units. Which means there is a 64 percent fall in sales.

The Hyundai Creta takes the top spot after a long while. They sold 3212 units with 65 percent degrowth. Kia Seltos takes a distant second with 1611 units. Mahindra Scorpio comes third with 713 units and 79 percent fall in sales.

The worst hit car is the Mahindra XUV500 with 36 units sold and 97 percent fall in sales. The least affected car is the Nissan Kicks which does 74 units with just 6 percent fall in numbers.

The Maruti S-Cross, Renault Captur, Nissan Terrano and Tata Safari Storme get no sales. While the S-Cross and Captur are yet to be updated to BS6, the Terrano and Safari are no longer on sale in India.

May 2020 Premium SUV Sales
There are almost no changes in positions but the sales are quite low

The premium SUVs haven’t seen any changes in positions except for the Tiguan and CR-V exchanging places. However, the sales are pretty low at 533 units with overall 79 percent degrowth.

The Toyota Fortuner retains the top spot with 267 units and 82 percent degrowth. Followed by Ford Endeavour with 122 units and 81 percent fall in YoY sales.

The Skoda Kodiaq with stock clearance takes the third position at 112 units and surprisingly 18 percent increase in sales. The only car here with positive numbers. Fun fact, it is discontinued temporarily.

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace takes the fourth spot with 30 units. Honda sells only 2 units of the CR-V facing 97 percent degrowth. No sales for Mahindra Alturas G4 and Tucson. The former recently got a BS6 updated while the latter is waiting for its update.

We expect the numbers to grow this month as the restrictions ease out.

May 2020 SUV Sales

  • Hyundai Creta is the best selling SUV in May 2020
  • Toyota Fortuner leads the premium SUV segment
  • SUV segment is the least affected after lockdown
Endeavour vs Alturas G4 vs Fortuner
Toyota Fortuner leads the premium SUV space