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Maruti Suzuki leads utility segment thanks to Ertiga & Vitara Brezza

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Maruti Suzuki has emerged as the largest utility vehicle maker in the first quarter of FY18. The company has sold 57,125 units of utility vehicles like Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and S-Cross in Q1FY18, which is an increase of 45% (39,348 units) compared to the first quarter of FY17.

Country’s popular compact SUV Vitara Brezza and compact MUV Ertiga has helped Maruti Suzuki gain leadership in the utility vehicle segment during the first quarter of 17-18, dislodging the competition.

In the B-segment, the market share of Maruti Suzuki has increased by 7.7% in the first quarter of FY18. During April-June 2017, MSIL market share in B-segment stood at 29.3% against 21.5% in the same months previous year.

The company launched compact SUV Vitara Brezza in 2016 and till date has sold over 1.45 lakh units of popular compact SUV.

Additionally country most popular compact MUV Ertiga which has sold over 3.42 lakhs units since launch and over 18,700 units in Q1 has also helped company attain leadership in UV segment. Ertiga was the first MUV in the country equipped with SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki ), Apple CarPlay etc.

Maruti Suzuki offers Compact SUV Vitara Brezza, Compact MUV Ertiga, and Premium Crossover S-Cross in UV segment.

MSIL UV sales
Month Units sold in Q1 FY18 Units sold in Q1 FY17
April 20638 16044
May 22608 13596
June 13879 9708

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Parichay Malvankar

Parichay Malvankar

Founder, owner and editor-in-chief of www.Shifting-Gears.com; a born gearhead, nothing apart from a set of wheels gets his pulse racing.