This Indian SUV emerges as best-seller, beating all Japanese, Korean rivals


Indian SUV: The Tata Nexon has emerged as the best-selling SUV in India for the third consecutive year, beating its Japanese and Korean rivals in FY24. The SUV has retained its number one position despite a decline in its sales in August 2023 as the facelifted model was scheduled to launch in September 2023.

Tata Nexon recorded wholesale sales of 171,697 units in FY24, finishing ahead of models like Tata Punch, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Hyundai Creta and Mahindra Scorpio. This was the best selling SUV FY22 and FY23 At 124,130 units and 172,139 units respectively.

Tata Motors’ SUV volume Tata Punch got a big boost in the last financial year and sold 170,076 units, just behind Tata Nexon.

Direct competitor of Tata Nexon Maruti Suzuki BrezzaSales stood at 169,897 units in FY24, while the mid-size segment leader, Hyundai Creta was lagging behind at 161,653 units. Mahindra Scorpio including N and Classic recorded impressive sales of 141,462 units in FY24.

Tata Nexon is now priced between Rs 8.15 lakh and Rs 15.80 lakh (ex-showroom). This is why buyers liked this SUV high safety standardsFeature-loaded characters and multiple powertrain options.

Nexon is the third SUV from domestic auto major Tata Motors after Safari and Harrier to achieve five-star safety rating in both adult safety and child safety categories in Global NCAP.

talking about safety featuresTata Nexon comes with six airbags, 360-degree surround view system with front parking sensors, blind view monitor, electronic stability control (ESC) and tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

The SUV features bi-functional LED headlamps with sequential LED DRLs, connected LED taillamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, ventilated front seats, two-spoke steering wheel with illuminated logo, 10.25-inch with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Features like infotainment. , 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, IRA 2.0 connectivity technology, capacitive touch panel, fully automatic climate control, navigation display on the instrument cluster and voice-assisted electric sunroof.

Tata Nexon offers two engine options – Revotron 1.2-litre turbo petrol (120PS/170Nm) and Revotorq 1.5-litre diesel (115PS/260Nm). Transmission options for the petrol unit include 5-speed MT, 6-speed MT, 6-speed AMT and 7-speed DCA. The diesel unit can be mated to either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AMT.

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