India witnessed 36 SUV launches in half a decade, higher demands fuelling growth

SUVs are finding an increasing footprint in India just like the rest of the world. A skyrocketing demand fuelling the growth of the SUVs in the country like never before. This has prompted various automakers to launch 36 SUVs in the country over the last five years, claims a report by PTI. Such is the craze for SUVs at present that waiting periods for some of the most popular models are stretching to more than two years. Despite that, fresh orders are still flowing in, claims the report.

By: HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 17 Jul 2022, 17:41 PM
Follow us on:
Follow us on:
Tata Nexon is one of the bestselling SUVs in India.
Tata Nexon is one of the bestselling SUVs in India.

Also Read : Audi says luxury car market in India remains suppressed due to high taxes

Fuelled by the pandemic-related disruptions, consumers across the country are focusing on their private mode of travel. This is fuelling the growth of personal vehicle sales. On the other hand, large and tough cars like SUVs are gaining more attraction from buyers due to their practicality in Indian road conditions. Not only that, top-end variants with high-end features are gaining the most traction. The features like a sunroof and connected technologies are especially witnessing more demand from buyers. The rise of SUVs is crushing the market share of hatchbacks and sedans.

Maruti Suzuki India Senior Executive Director (Sales and Marketing) Shashank Srivastava said that the SUV segment has seen major growth in the last few years. "The SUV segment's contribution, which was around 19 per cent of the industry, has now gone up to 40 per cent in 2021-22 and we see it growing further," he said.

Also check these Cars

Find more Cars
Maruti Suzuki Brezza (HT Auto photo)
₹ 8.29 - 14.14 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Explore your Vehicle
Tata Nexon (HT Auto photo)
₹ 8.10 - 13 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Maruti Suzuki Ytb (HT Auto photo)
₹ 7 - 11 Lakhs* *Expected Price
View Details
Maruti Suzuki Baleno (HT Auto photo)
₹ 6.61 - 9.88 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Maruti Suzuki Dzire (HT Auto photo)
₹ 6.51 - 9.39 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Maruti Suzuki Xl6 (HT Auto photo)
₹ 9.85 - 11.87 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers

The report also claims that compact SUVs or entry-level SUVs are witnessing the highest demand in the entire segment. The report claims that out of 30.68 lakh units sold last year, the entry-level SUVs' share stood at 6.52 lakh units.

First Published Date: 17 Jul 2022, 17:40 PM IST
TAGS: cars
Shopping Bag Shop Now
74% OFF
Microfiber Car Cleaning Soft Brush Ideal as Mop Duster, Washing Brush with Long Handle, Dust Cleaner Car Wash Brush with Handle, Soft Brush Scratch Free, Cleaning Dashboard Curved Design - Grey
Rs. 389 Rs. 1,499
64% OFF
Antson Portable High Power 2 in 1 Car Vacuum Cleaner | USB Rechargeable Wireless Handheld Car Vacuum Cleaner Traveling, Camping Reusable and Sustainable, Portable,Rechargeable Vacuum (2 in 1)
Rs. 699 Rs. 1,939
1% OFF
GOODAIR Clear Car Windshield Enhancer | Classic |12 Tablets
Rs. 295 Rs. 299
SHAYONAM Dent Removal Kit - Powerful Car Dent Repair Kit - Suction Cup Dent Puller Handle Lifter and Dent Repair Puller for Car Body Dent, Glass, Tiles and Mirror (Plastic)
Rs. 399

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
Powered by: Acko Logo
Please be noted that any information provided herein above will be received by Acko General Insurance Limited (“Acko”). By mentioning the above information, you agree to provide these details and information to Acko.
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.