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Kia Seltos tops the charts again

Friday - December 6, 2019 11:36 am , Category : LIFESTYLE

 
WTN- Despite being a new entrant in the Indian market, that too at a time when the automobile sector is going through a relative slowdown, the Kia Seltos has bucked the trend and set the sales charts on fire in the last three months of its launch, so much so that in November it even trumped the bestselling Maruti Vitara Breeza, pushing it to a far second position and many others in the segment out of the game.

Despite being on the top for several years, the Breeza sold just 12,000 units in November while the Kia managed to sell over 14,000 units of its SUV. Third on the list is Hyundai Venue which is also doing exceptionally well, given its humble specs and late entry. Once a bestseller, the Renault Duster is not even in the top 10 and so is Ford Endeavour. The Bolero has also faltered. Hyundai’s premium offering Creta has seen the biggest dip of 31 per cent in its year-on-year sales figures, with only 6,600 units sold in November this year compared to 9,600 units at the same time last year.

But the biggest gain has been cornered by the old horse Mahindra Scorpio, even as a new generation Scorpio is about to be launched. It sold close to 3,900 units in November this year, as compared to 2,900 units in November last year, thereby registering a 33 per cent Y-o-Y growth. The biggest disappointment might be from the Mahindra XUV 300 model. Though launched along with the Hyundai Venue with much fanfare, it has failed to go above the 2,000 something mark, which is way below what Hyundai is selling and thus holds on to the 9th position on the chart.

The Toyota Fortuner comes 10th with just over 1,000 units sold. But the South Korean Kia has been the biggest success of the lot, cornering 4.5 per cent market share in the segment in such a short time. It offers a big and butch mini-SUV with features loaded to the gill.

MG Hector, launched a little before Seltos, has failed to come anywhere near the latter, though in itself it notches a respectable 3000+ units a month, staying ahead of the once bestselling Ford Ecosport. And a piece of good news to round it off is that four of the top 10 SUVs are Indian by make and brand, which is an encouraging trend to say the least.- Window To News