SUV has become a valuable market for almost all car manufacturers in India. The reason behind this is the growing number of SUVs purchased every year. As this segment continues to draw a large chunk of revenue for almost every manufacturer, their production and modification, are never overlooked. A considerable time has passed since April ended, and again, we are back with the list of best-selling SUVs for the month. In April 2023, Tata Nexon retrieved its top spot. The Nexon SUV was the top-selling model the previous month with an 11.37% YoY sales growth. It was followed by the Creta, the Brezza, and the Punch on the list. Let's know in detail how these and more SUVs performed in April this year.
Tata Nexon reclaimed the top spot on the list of best-selling SUVs last month. The SUV knocked down the Maruti Suzuki Brezza to No.2 after losing its position to the model in March 2023. From 13,471 units sold in April 2022 to 15,002 units in April 2023, the Nexon sales increased by 11.37% YoY.
Hyundai Creta sales rose by 12.13% YoY in the previous month. The carmaker sold 14,186 units of the flagship SUV in April 2023, as against 12,651 units at the same time last year. Its positive sales growth in the last month allowed the SUV to maintain the second position in the list of 10 top-selling SUVs in our market.
Maruti Suzuki Brezza
The revamped Brezza SUV defeated several models, including the Nexon, to become the top-selling model in March 2023. Last month, however, the Tata Nexon regained its crown, and the Brezza came down to the third spot. Despite a drop in the position, the car witnessed a slight improvement in sales on a year-over-year basis. The carmaker sold 11,836 units of the Brezza in April 2023, up from 11,764 units dispatched at the same time last year, which is a YoY rise of 0.61%.
Tata Punch is among the top 5 best-selling SUVs in April of this year. From 10,132 units sold in April 2022 to 10,934 units sold in April 2023, there has been a YoY improvement in sales of 7.92%.
Last month, the Hyundai Venue saw a year-over-year increase in sales. The SUV's sales boosted to 10,342 units in the preceding month from 8,392 units in April 2022, registering a 23.24% YoY growth. Price-wise, the Hyundai Venue ranges between Rs 7.72 lakh and Rs 13.18 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom.
The Kia Sonet made it to the list of best-selling SUVs in April. Its sales grew by 80.31%. Last month, 9,744 units of the SUV were shipped, which is an increase from 5,404 units sold in April 2022.
In April 2023, Scorpio SUV sales for Mahindra & Mahindra increased enormously. According to the automaker, the Scorpio-N and the Scorpio Classic SUVs contributed to the achievement. The carmaker sold 9,617 units of the SUV this April, up from 2,712 units sold in April 2022, which led to a boost in YoY sales.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx
The new Maruti Suzuki Fronx posted sales of 8,784 units in April 2023, marking an 8.33% market share. In spite of being launched recently, the Fronx SUV grabbed its position on the list. The Baleno-based SUV retails in our market at an introductory price of Rs 7.47 lakh (ex-showroom).
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
The automaker sold 7,742 of the Grand Vitara units in April 2023. The SUV saw a decline in sales past month as against 10,045 units sold in April 2022.
On this list, Kia Seltos came in at last. The SUV's sales dropped from 7,506 units sold in April 2022 to 7,213 units dispatched in April 2023, a 3.90% decrease. The carmaker is readying a facelift version of the SUV for India. The updated version has already marked its entry into the U.S. It will reportedly enter our market soon.