Automotive insights and analytics provider, Jato Dynamics India, says that SUVs accounted for about 34 per cent of total passenger vehicle sales in the first quarter of the calendar year 2021.
— JATO Dynamics India (@JATOIndia) April 27, 2021
Jato Dynamics India also says that vehicle manufacturers in India are gearing up to launch at least 10 more SUVs this year, to cater to the growing appetite for SUV body style. Some of the upcoming models slated to go on sale in India this year include – Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, Tiguan facelift (5-seater), Hyundai Alazar, Mahindra XUV700, and new-gen Scorpio among others. In fact, Kia India too is working on a new SUV for India, which is expected to be the 7-seater version of the Seltos, however that will only come in early 2022.
Between January and March 2021, total utility vehicle sales stood at 383,643 units. However, this also includes MPVs. Having said that, the top 5 SUVs sold during the same period included – the Hyundai Creta (37,352), Venue (33,725), Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza (33,483), Kia Seltos (28,731) and Sonet (25,354). The Creta, Venue and Vitara Brezza were also among the top 10 cars sold during the Financial Year 2020-21.