The Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) segment is growing very fast in the country. In this the role of compact and mini SUV is important. The share of SUVs in the total passenger vehicles sold in the country has increased to 38% in 2021.
The Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) segment is growing very fast in the country. (Representational Image)
Sports utility vehicles in the country ie SUV The segment is growing very fast. compact in (Compact SUV) And the role of the mini SUV is important. Total passenger vehicles sold in the country (Passenger Vehicles) The share of SUVs has increased to 38 percent in 2021. It was 18 per cent in the year 2016. The demand for utility vehicles, especially compact SUVs, has increased tremendously over the years. This is the reason why most auto companies (Auto Companies) Strengthening its SUV portfolio. While the sales of SUVs have increased in the country on one hand, on the other hand the sales of sedans and hatchbacks have decreased. This means that SUVs have reduced the demand for these cars.
In FY21, SUV sales crossed the one million units mark. This is the first time that more than 10 lakh SUVs have been sold within a year. In fact, the larger and taller size of the SUV as compared to the regular cars, gives the driver a better view of the road ahead, its higher ground clearance also helps in making the journey comfortable on rough roads.
Reasons for the rise in popularity of SUVs
It has more storage space as compared to hatchbacks and sedans. Not only this, a compact SUV of less than 4 meters is easy to drive in heavy traffic and also takes less space for parking. Apart from this, the roads in the country have also become better. All these factors are driving the popularity of SUVs. One of the reasons behind the increasing popularity of SUVs is their affordable price. Earlier the price of SUV used to be very high. At present, you can buy a compact SUV for the same price of hatchback and sedan cars.
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Engine development has made SUVs fuel efficient and eco-friendly in recent years. Their large and wide wheels make for a good driving experience in all weather conditions.
Let us tell you that the popularity of SUV is increasing rapidly in the Indian automobile market and Maruti is coming forward to capitalize on this popularity. Actually, Maruti Suzuki is planning to bring four new SUV cars in India soon. These four cars will be introduced during 2022 and 2023.
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