Although the EcoSport was the biggest gainer of the month, it was still not as popular as the XUV300

  • Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza dominates segment with over 14,000 units sold.
  • Nexon stays steady in second with a sales figure of over 5,600 units.
  • Mahindra XUV300 stays third most popular in March 2019 with over 4,700 units sold.
  • Ford EcoSport was the biggest gainer, over 34 per cent month-on-month growth.

March 2019 seems to have been a positive one for most car segments, including sub-4 metre SUVs. Maruti’s Brezza continued to dominate with over 47 per cent of the current segment share while new Mahindra XUV300 continued to be more popular than the Ford EcoSport. Here’s what the numbers say:

March 2019 February 2019 MoM Growth Segment share current(%) Segment share (% last year) YoY mkt share (%) Average sales (6 months)
Maruti Vitara Brezza 14181 11613 22.11 47.32 50.03 -2.71 13141
Tata Nexon 5616 5263 6.7 18.74 16.76 1.98 4867
Mahindra XUV300 4742 4484 5.75 15.82 0 15.82 1538
Ford EcoSport 4241 3156 34.37 14.15 20.33 -6.18 3477
Mahindra TUV300 1187 1057 12.29 3.96 12.85 -8.89 1321
Total 29967 25573 17.18 99.99


Brezza in a different league: The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza bounced back to take a commanding lead in the segment with a 22 per cent month-on-month growth. Over 14,000 units of the Brezza sub-4m SUV were shipped during March 2019, which is nearly three times more than the runner-up rival.

Nexon holds strong in second: Tata’s offering in this segment climbed the ranks and continued to be the second most popular car in this segment in March 2019. More than 5,600 units of the Nexon were shipped in this period, which translates to a month-on-month growth of more than 6 per cent.

XUV300 on the rise: As the most recent entry, the XUV300 maintained its popularity in March 2019 with over 4,700 units shipped. The 5.75 per cent month-on-month growth kept it in the third spot and ahead of its Ford rival.

Ecosport on the rebound: Ford’s sub-compact SUV was the biggest gainer in March 2019, registering a month-on-month growth of over 34 per cent. More than 4,200 units were shipped, which makes it slightly behind the XUV300 in terms of popularity.

TUV300 still has fans: Despite being at the last spot in this segment, the TUV300 didn’t fair all that bad with around 1200 units shipped in March 2019. With a body-on-frame setup that makes it heavy, only diesel engine on offer and no features to write home about, it’s probably the tough looks that are doing the trick for this subcompact Mahindra SUV.

Future segment growth expected: While the sub-4 metre SUV segment did see a month-on-month growth of 17 per cent in March 2019, expect it to grow even more after the launch of the Hyundai Venue in May 2019.

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