Kia Hatchback 2021 India Spy Shoot.
What explains India’s adulation activity with SUVs? They are not absolutely “value for money” — the watchword for brands beyond segments — nor consistently practical.
Is it for the cast value? Or the butch adumbration associated with SUVs? Maybe both, says Alokananda Chakraborty.
Take a attending at car sales abstracts for February 2021 appear beforehand by auto industry body, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam): Commuter agent sales (includes sub-segments of cars, account cartage and vans) grew 17.92 per cent in February at 281,380 units, compared to 238,622 units in the aforementioned aeon in 2020.
Sales of action account cartage (SUVs) were up 45 per cent over February 2020, admitting car sales grew by aloof about 4 per cent.
In added words, the advance in commuter agent sales was led by SUVs and defied the “supply alternation challenges” that Siam Administrator General Rajesh Menon had been admonishing us about.
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Now focus on the brands in the SUV segment. In February 2021, the top three were the Hyundai’s Creta, the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Hyundai Venue. Kia’s Seltos and Sonet completed the top bristles list.
The February agency added or beneath followed the 2020 trend.
The account of top players in the articulation for 2020 showed that Hyundai and Kia were the bright leaders in sales beyond SUV segments, acquisitive 44 per