Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta and MG Hector emerged as the leaders of the compact SUV segment for the month of October 2019. The top spot was held by Seltos with 12,850 unit sales during the aforementioned month and making Kia the fifth-largest carmaker in India. So far, Kia has sold 25,000 units of the Seltos in our country. The company has recieved more than 60,000 bookings for this compact SUV so far. Prices of the Kia Seltos falls in-between Rs 9.69 lakh to Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
On the other hand, the Hyundai Creta clocked 7,269 unit sales during the month of October 2019. Earlier, it was the Creta which used to rule the compact SUV segment. However, the Seltos, which is essentially based on the same platform, took no time in overtaking the same. Hyundai is soon going to launch the next-generation iteration of the Creta in India. It will use the same engine line-up as that of the Seltos. At the moment, the prices of the Hyundai Creta falls in the range of Rs 10.00 lakh to Rs 15.67 lakh (ex-showroom).
For the month of October 2019, MG Motors India sold 3,556 units of the Hector in the Indian market. With these figures, the Hector continues to lead the compact SUV segment in India for the fourth consecutive month. Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and Jeep Compass, segment rivals for the Hector, sold 1,251 units, 1,378 units and 854 units respectively during October 2019. MG Hector was introduced in the Indian market during the month of July this year. It currently retails at a starting price of Rs 12.48 lakh with its top-end variant commanding a price of Rs 17.28 lakh (ex-showroom).
Within a month of its launch, the Hector recieved 28,000 bookings. With a monthly production capacity of just 2,500 units, MG Motors India decided to temporarily halt the bookings for this compact SUV in August. Bookings were re-opened during the last week of September in lieu of commencement of second shift at MG's plant in November. And within 8-9 days, the booking roster swelled by 8,000 new entries.