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Kia Seltos Becomes The Best-Selling Compact SUV In September 2019

Modified On Oct 09, 2019 06:25 PM By Rohit for Kia Seltos

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With as many as seven offerings in the segment, here’s how each of them fared in terms of sales in the previous month

  • The Creta witnessed the worst drop in its market share as compared to last year.

  • When comparing the MoM figures, the S-Cross witnessed the highest growth of over 56 per cent.

  • Renault could only ship 18 units of the Captur making it the worst-affected SUV.

  • Overall, the compact SUV segment witnessed a growth of almost 17 per cent in September 2019.

Kia Seltos was launched in India on August 22 and since then it has taken the market by storm. With the highest market share in the compact SUV segment, it takes the top spot in September 2019 sales.

Here is a detailed look at how each compact SUV performed in terms of sales and demand in September:

Sept 2019

August 2019

MoM Growth

Market share current(%)

Market share (% last year)

YoY mkt share (%)

Average sales (6 months)

Hyundai Creta

6641

6001

10.66

33.53

58.43

-24.9

8652

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

1040

666

56.15

5.25

15.96

-10.71

1462

Renault Duster

544

967

-43.74

2.74

3.27

-0.53

848

Renault Captur

18

32

-43.75

0.09

1.39

-1.3

117

Kia Seltos

7754

6236

24.34

39.15

0

37.76

39.15

Nissan Kicks

204

172

18.6

1.03

0

1.03

252

Mahindra Scorpio

3600

2862

25.78

18.18

20.93

-2.75

3606

Total

19801

16936

16.91

99.97

Takeaways

Hyundai Creta: With a market share of over 33 per cent, the Creta ranks second in terms of the number of units shipped in September. However, when comparing the year-on-year market share, it witnessed a decline by almost 25 per cent.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross: The S-Cross boasts of the highest MoM numbers yet Maruti could not sell more than 1,000-odd units of the compact crossover. Its market share is going down with each passing year and now stands at a little over 5 per cent.

Renault Duster: Even though Renault launched the facelifted Duster in India, nothing much seems to have changed when considering its sales figures. In fact, it is the second-worst affected car in the segment with a decline of over 43 per cent when comparing its MoM figures.

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Renault Captur: Another offering from Renault in the compact SUV segment, the Captur, continues to fail in its performance. It is the worst-hit SUV with its market share as low as 0.09 per cent.

Kia Seltos: Holding the largest market share at over 39 per cent, the Seltos is clearly the segment leader as Kia managed to sell over 7,000 units of the SUV. It is one of the two cars to witness a positive growth when comparing the YoY market share figures.

Nissan Kicks: Nissan managed to ship 200-odd units of the Kicks in September. However, it is the only car other than the Seltos to witness a positive growth when comparing the YoY market share of all the SUVs.

Mahindra Scorpio: The Scorpio witnessed a growth of almost 26 per cent when comparing its MoM numbers. Mahindra sold 3,600 units of the Scorpio, which almost equals its average six-month figure.

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