Kia Seltos Becomes Best-Selling Compact SUV In October 2019

Modified On November 08, 2019 10:54 AM By Rohit Shah for Kia Seltos at CarDekho.com

Except for the Seltos, all other compact SUVs failed to cross the 10k sales figure in October

  • Seltos continues to rule the segment with sales of over 12,000 units.

  • The Creta takes the second spot as Hyundai shipped over 7,000 units.

  • Nissan Kicks is placed second to last with 313 units sold

  • The Renault Captur demands the least market share of 0.81 per cent.

  • Overall, the segment witnessed a growth of almost 38 percent.

Diwali proved to be the spark that manufacturers needed to drive up their sales figures during the worst slowdown in the Indian automotive industry. Kia entered the country in August and has taken the compact SUV segment by storm with its first offering, the Seltos. Here’s how compact SUVs performed in the month of October 2019:

 

October 2019

Sept 2019

MoM Growth

Market share current(%)

Market share (% last year)

YoY mkt share (%)

Average sales (6 months)

Hyundai Creta

7269

6641

9.45

26.66

56.72

-30.06

7850

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

1356

1040

30.38

4.97

16.08

-11.11

1232

Renault Duster

622

544

14.33

2.28

3.63

-1.35

793

Renault Captur

222

18

1133.33

0.81

1.24

-0.43

63

Kia Seltos

12854

7754

65.77

47.14

0

45.9

47.14

Nissan Kicks

313

204

53.43

1.14

0

1.14

169

Mahindra Scorpio

4628

3600

28.55

16.97

22.31

-5.34

3301

Total

27264

19801

37.69

99.97

 

 

 

Takeaways

  • The Kia Seltos ruled the compact SUV segment for the second time in a row. The South Korean carmaker managed to ship more than 5,000 units of the SUV as compared to the previous month. Clearly, the Seltos dominates the segment with a market share of over 47 percent.

  • Kia’s sibling, the Hyundai Creta, took second spot on the list. It witnessed the least growth in terms of month-on-month (MoM) figures. However, the Creta’s year-on-year (YoY) market share took the worst hit and has gone down from 56 per cent in 2018 to almost 27 per cent this year.

  • The Scorpio is Mahindra’s sole offering in this segment. Even though the Indian carmaker shipped 4,600-odd units of the Scorpio, its market share went down by more than five percent. The SUV now commands a market share of almost 17 per cent.

  • Maruti’s compact crossover, the S-Cross, managed to keep the momentum going with 1,356 units being shipped in October. The sales figures are a definite improvement when compared to the previous month and the S-Cross’ MoM figures witnessed a growth of over 30 per cent.

  • The French carmaker, Renault, is the only brand that offers two models in the compact SUV segment. The Captur’s MoM figures saw the highest growth of over 1,100 percent. Even then, its market share is the least at 0.81 percent, making it the least popular compact SUV in the country. On the other hand, Renault managed to ship over 600 units of the Duster in October.

  • The Nissan Kicks finished second to last with only 313 units being shipped during the festive month. However, its MoM figures went up by over 53 per cent.

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