As we all know, SUVs have become the best-selling vehicles in India. For this reason, we have numerous SUVs in the market from almost every automaker in the country. Recently, the sales figures of all automakers were shared, and from it, we noted that the SUVs had a blast in sales this October. Now, if you are one of those curious individuals who wants to know which SUVs topped the sales chart last month, then you have come to the right place. Following is the list of all top SUVs sold in the month of October.
Tata Motors’ latest launch, the Nexon facelift, has managed to secure the first position on the list of best-selling SUVs in October 2023. The company managed to dispatch a total of 16,887 units of the model compared to 13,767 units in the same month from last year. The YoY growth percent of Nexon was a decent 23 percent.
The main reason behind the success of the new Nexon facelift is that the company recently gave it a refresh. Tata Motors has launched the new Nexon facelift with an extensive interior and exterior design upgrade and has added a ton of segment-first features. Additionally, the company also offers this SUV with a number of different powertrain options, including petrol, diesel, and EV. Lastly, the company has also priced this sub-compact SUV very competitively in the country.
Maruti Suzuki Brezza
As no surprise to anyone, the second best-selling in the month of October was the Maruti Suzuki Brezza. The country’s top carmaker managed to sell a total of 16,050 units of this sub-compact SUV. Last year in October, it dispatched a total of 9,941 units. The overall YoY growth percent of Brezza was an impressive 61 percent.
Over the last few months, the Brezza was consistently outselling every other SUV in India. Last month it was only beaten by the above-mentioned Tata Nexon. The Maruti Suzuki Brezza also recently received a massive facelift which provided it with a much more aggressive and bold exterior design. Its outdated interior was also updated with a brand new layout, and it received a ton of new features, including the previously missing electric sunroof.
Other reasons for its immense success in India include the backing of Maruti Suzuki’s extensive sales and service network. The new Brezza comes with a 1.2-litre naturally petrol engine as well as a CNG variant as well. It also happens to be the only car in India to offer the automatic transmission with its CNG power plant.
Third place on this list has been taken by none other than the legendary Mahindra Scorpio twins. The company has shared the combined sales figures for the Scorpio Classic and Scorpio-N. Last month, in total, Mahindra Automotive managed to dispatch a total of 13,578 units of both the Scorpio Classic and Scorpio-N combined. Last year, the company sold 7,438 units of the model, owing to it the YoY sales growth stood at an impressive 83 percent.
The primary reason for the increased sales of the Scorpio is that the company has now started dispatching more units of the newly launched Scorpio-N. The company currently has a backlog of over 2.86 lakh for this model. Apart from this, other reasons behind the success of Scorpio are its brand image. The SUV is extremely popular, and even today, a ton of people are buying the Mahindra Scorpio Classic, which is essentially the previous generation model. When combined, both of these models also offer a ton of drivetrain options, making it even more popular amongst buyers. It also comes with a dedicated 4X4 system as well.
When it comes to the sales of mid-size SUVs, no other vehicle has managed to dethrone the Hyundai Creta from the top spot. Last month as well, the South Korean carmaker managed to sell a total of 13,077 units of this compact SUV. In the same month last year, it managed to sell 11,880 units. The overall YoY sales growth stood at a decent 10 percent.
Coming to the reasons behind the success of the Hyundai Creta, there are a ton of them. The Creta is seen as one of the most value-for-money vehicles in its segment due to its size and list of features offered. The model has been tried and tested and has proven itself as one of the best offerings in the Indian automotive market. Just like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai India also has a massive sales and service network giving buyers peace of mind. Apart from its modern looks and features, it also offers a ton of different powertrain options, including petrol and diesel engines. It also comes with various transmission options, including manual, DCT, Torque converter, and CVT.
The last SUV on this list is the Kia Seltos. The cousin of the Hyundai Creta recently received an extensive facelift, and because of it, the sales figures have jumped up to 12,362 units in the month of October. Back in October of 2022, the company managed to sell around 9,777 units. Its YoY sales growth is a decent 26 percent.
Kia Motors just a few months ago launched the new facelifted iteration of this compact SUV. Following its launch, it quickly garnered a ton of popularity because of its even more aggressive and menacing appearance. It is one of the nicest looking compact SUVs in the segment. Apart from that, it also is one of the most feature-loaded vehicles. With the new facelift, it received a new panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, new music system and touchscreen infotainment system, digital instrument gauge cluster and a ton of other features.
Just like the Hyundai Creta, it also gets a ton of different powertrain options as well. The Kia Seltos also happens to be the most powerful vehicle in its segment with its new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine. This engine makes a total of 158 bhp and an impressive 253 Nm of torque. There are also other petrol and diesel engine options with different transmissions, including manual, DCT, and torque converter.