Fun Fact, among the top-selling cars of April 2021, 30% of the total vehicles sold were SUVs. Well, keeping that aside, the second wave of Covid-19 has set back the automotive industry a little. Considering the car sales in March 2021, the overall number of vehicles sold have seen a steep decline.
Despite all that the craze for SUVs didn’t settle. Hence here are 10 top-selling SUVs from the month of April 2021.
From the day Hyundai Creta arrived at our shores no SUV from any brand has come near the sales of this vehicle. This vehicle is topping the sales charts for a while now, especially after the generation change last year. Well, the complete package makes the Hyundai Creta sell like hotcakes and take the top spot. About 12460 Creta’s were sold last month.
At first, a compact SUV from Hyundai didn’t see much daylight. But after gaining popularity Hyundai Venue has never stopped selling. This subcompact SUV has given tremendous competition to the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza which was initially selling in huge numbers.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The vehicle people think should be on top when talking sales is the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. In the urban jungle, it is the Brezza that can be seen on almost every road. That said, Vitara Brezza was earlier available only with a diesel engine. But after the implementation of BS6 emission norms, the SUV became the petrol-only option.
The SUV that wrote the success story of the Korean carmaker Kia is the Seltos. In the initial stages, Kia sold its first vehicle in the Indian market in huge numbers. Also, because of the interesting deal, Kia was able to break many sales records. Keeping that said, Kia managed the 4 spot when it comes to the number of SUVs sold in April. Speaking of which, last month Kia sold 8086 Seltos pan India.
Next, coming to the other vehicle from Kia the Sonet. Because of its elder brother Seltos, Sonet did create a lot of hype in the automotive market. But despite the hype, Sonet was not able to deliver on what it was promised. Kia Sonet did manage to enter the list of top-selling SUVs it couldn’t outperform the Seltos. In April Kia sold 7,724 SUV in entire India.
Vehicle safety is among the top USPs of the Indian carmaker Tata. Tata with their Nexon sits at the 6th spot when it comes to the numbers of SUVs sold. In the month of April Tata sold 6,930 Nexons pan India. Apart from 5 starts global NCAP rating, Tata Nexon is a potent and powerful vehicle. Nexon comes powered by a 1.2-litre 3 cylinder turbo petrol engine that is capable of generating 120ps of max power.
The other Indian marker Mahindra boasts of having the country’s safest SUV, the XUV300 in their portfolio. Mahindra XUV300 is the only SUV in India to score a 5-star global NCAP rating along with a 4-star rating in the child occupancy. Along with that the XUV300 is also powerful and comes packed with features. Talking about the engine, XUV300 comes with a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine that is capable of generating 200Nm of peak torque and 110ps of max power.
One of the oldest vehicles on the list is the Ford Ecosport. Over the years Ford did manage to keep up with the fast life by constantly updating this SUV. Despite the old aesthetics and little dated interiors, Ecosport managed to come in the top 10 selling SUVs. That said, in April Ford managed to get sell 3,820 Ecosports. Well, the Ecosport does get the most powerful engine in its segment.
The next vehicle that again looks and feels a little dated is the Mahindra Scorpio. It is also surprising to see this fully grown SUV in the top-selling SUVs. Mahindra has not only updated the Scorpio on the inside and under the hood but also updated the price. Despite the high pricing and outdated interiors and engine, Scporio managed to secure the 9th spot in this list. Talking numbers, Mahindra sold 3,577 Scorpios last month pan India.
Another vehicle from another Indian carmaker is the Mahindra Thar. Mahindra launched the Thar somewhere towards the end of 2020 and it was an instant hit. The booking period of the Mahindra Thar was somewhere around 10 months. Despite the high demand and a little low production cost, Mahindra was able to sell 3,406 Thar last month. As of now, the production is not at all in full swing.
Well, it is speculated that at this hour it will be a little difficult to keep sales of these SUVs high. Because of the second wave of the COVID-19, almost everyone has stopped the production of cars. This information is as of writing the article and the information may change with time.