Tata Nexon led the way in May 2022, ahead of Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza in the SUV sales charts
In the month of May 2022, Tata Motors’ Nexon again impressed by becoming the country’s best-selling SUV and, most importantly, it was also the second best-selling passenger car. The compact SUV amassed a total of 14,614 units last month, up from 6,439 units in the same period in 2021, up 127 percent year-on-year.
The Hyundai Creta finished in second place with 10,973 units against 7,527 units in May 2021 with a volume increase of 46 percent year-on-year. The leader in the mid-sized SUV segment will be getting a major update in the near future with design changes that bring it in line with the latest Sensuous Sportiness design philosophy, as well as new features such as ADAS.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza finished in third position with 10,312 units sold against 2,648 units with an annual sales increase of 289 percent. The sub-four-meter SUV has its heavily updated version waiting to be introduced on June 30, 2022 and it will get a redesigned front end and a thoroughly improved interior with a more advanced list of features.
|Top 10 SUVs (on an annual basis)||Sale May 2022||Sale May 2021|
|1. Tata Nexon (127%)||14,614||6.439|
|2. Hyundai Crete (46%)||10,973||7,527|
|3. Maruti Suzuki Brezza (289%)||10.312||2.648|
|4. Tata Punch||10,241||†|
|5. Hyundai location (71%)||8300||4.840|
|6. Kia Sonet (19%)||7.899||6.627|
|7. Kia Seltos (39%)||5.953||4.277|
|8. Mahindra XUV700||5.069||†|
|9. Mahindra XUV300 (1901%)||5,022||251|
|10. Mahindra Thar (114.5 %)||4.100||1,911|
It will be interesting to see how it performs against main rival Tata Nexon. The Tata Punch was the fourth best-selling SUV in India last month. The micro-SUV segment leader posted a cumulative national total of 10,241 units, while the Hyundai Venue finished in fifth place with 8,300 units, up from 4,840 units in May 2021, with sales up 71 percent year-on-year.
The Kia Sonet finished in sixth place with 7,899 units sold against 6,627 units in the same period twelve months ago, with volume growth of 39 percent year-on-year. The Mahindra XUV700 finished in eighth position with 5,069 units and recorded good sales since its market debut.
The XUV300 is expected to receive a facelift in early 2023, registering 5,022 units last month against 251 units in the same period in 2021, up 1901 percent year-on-year. Thar’s off-roader rounded out the top ten with about 4,100 units, up from 1,911 units in May 2021, with an annualized growth of 114.5 percent.