Maruti Suzuki is the largest carmaker in India by sales volume, dominating every monthly passenger car sales chart for more than three decades. Last month, the Indo-Japanese auto manufacturer topped the sales chart as well, and with a comfortable lead over all rival auto manufacturers.
Maruti Suzuki managed to sell over 10,000 units on eight different models in May 2022, which is an exceptionally impressive achievement. These hot-selling cars were Wagon-R (16,814 units), Swift (14,133 units), Baleno (13,970 units), Alto (12,933 units), Ertiga (12,226 units), Dzire (11,603 units), Eeco (10,482 units), and Vitara Brezza (10,312 units).
Tata and Hyundai, the second- and third-largest car brands in India by sales volume in May 2022, only had a few models that sold over 10,000 units. These were Tata Nexon (14,614 units), Hyundai Creta (10,973 units), and Tata Punch (10,241 units).
Maruti Suzuki intends to capitalize on the recent rise in SUV demand by updating its SUV lineup in order to entice more buyers. As the demand for small cars (hatchbacks and sedans) shrinks in favor of utility vehicles (SUVs and MPVs), this seems like a sensible plan.
The next-generation Vitara Brezza (expected to be called simply ‘Brezza’ at launch) will debut on the domestic market on June 30. In addition, the ageing S-Cross will be replaced with a brand-new model. As per speculations, this forthcoming C-segment SUV could be unveiled as soon as next month, with the launch following in later months.
In the near future, the manufacturer also plans to introduce a second compact SUV in the Indian market, based on the Baleno hatchback. A new three-row SUV is also reported to be in the pipeline, along with a new electric SUV. Some of these upcoming SUVs are being made in partnership with Toyota, which is planning to launch these models under its own brand.