Mid SUV Sales for December 2020 – Hector outsells Scorpio!

Almost 60% of the segment volumes come from the Creta & Seltos duo. While Creta has reestablished its dominance in the segment; Seltos has strongly held the second spot.

The Mid SUV segment recorded a growth of 18% YoY and >28k Mid SUVs were sold in December 2020.

  • Hyundai’s Creta has taken the clear lead in the segment and it crossed 10.5k sales in Dec’20! The New Creta has been accepted well in the market and has also become one of the best seller in Hyundai’s portfolio.
  • Seltos volumes took a fall in terms of Month-on-Month figures; but still managed to hold the 2nd spot. Both the siblings (Creta+Seltos) contributed near to 60% of the segment’s volumes!
  • Hector could rise up to the No.3 spot by superseding Scorpio’s volumes in Dec’20.
  • Harrier volumes have shot up significantly. Do note that while Hector sales grew by 14% YoY (including Hector Plus volumes); Harrier numbers have shot up 52% YoY! Gravitas alias Safari launch will even strengthen Harrier sales.
  • Scorpio was the only model in the Top 5 to record a YoY fall in volumes. The New Scorpio is awaited and may be a reason for slowing sales.
  • Duster sales have been disappointing. Even after the launch of well priced Duster Turbo variant; falling sales is not a good sign for Renault.




MG Gloster manages to pip Ford Endeavour in just second month of its launch

MG Gloster registered sales of 458 units in its second month of launch. With this, it became the second bestselling premium SUV in the country.

  • Fortuner was the top selling premium SUV in December 2020 with sales of 584 units. However, YoY sales was down by -5%, as compared to 612 units sold in November 2020. The launch of Fortuner facelift is slated in January 2021 and will spice up Fortuner volumes this year.
  • Ford Endeavour with dispatches of 447 units sold in December 2020 ranked third in the table. However; YoY sales was up by 71%, as compared to 261 units sold in December last year.
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace ranked fourth with 247 units shipped in December. YoY sales are down -24%, as compared to 324 units sold in December last year. Next is Hyundai Tucson with 80 units sold in December. Sales was down by 13%, as compared to 92 units sold in December last year.

Hyundai India Sales Analysis – December 2020

Hyundai dispatched 47,400 units in December 2020 and registered a YoY growth of 25% & MoM volumes fell by -3%. This is the highest volumes Hyundai has recorded in any December till date!

Model Year-on-Year Comparo Month-on-Month Comparo
Dec’20 Dec’19 Growth (%) Dec’20 Nov’20 Growth (%)
VENUE 12,313 9,521 29% 12,313 9,265 33%
Creta 10,592 6,713 58% 10,592 12,017 -12%
i10 Grand 10,263 7,598 35% 10,263 10,936 -6%
i20 Elite 8,004 7,740 3% 8,004 9,096 -12%
Aura 3,113 1,139 173% 3,113 3,063 2%
SANTRO 1,960 3,820 -49% 1,960 2,822 -31%
Verna 1,036 1,295 -20% 1,036 1,487 -30%
Tucson 80 92 -13% 80 76 5%
KONA 24 12 100% 24 0
Elantra 15 23 -35% 15 38 -61%
TOTAL 47,400 37,953 25% 47,400 48,800 -3%
  • Hyundai saw 24.89% increase in its domestic car sales to 47,400 units in December 2020. The company had sold 37,953 units in December 2019.
  • Hyundai India also set a new record of highest production in a single month since inception with 71,178 units in December 2020!
  • Do note that the Top 2 selling Hyundai’s were SUVs in December 2020. Hyundai has been able to rapidly enhance its Market Share in SUV space and is getting significant share from the segment.
  • Venue was Hyundai’s best selling model and India’s No.1 SUV in Dec’20. It registered dispatches of 12,313 units and grew 29% YoY.
  • Creta came in second and sold 10,592 units with a YoY increase of 58%.

Top 10 Selling Cars of December 2020 – Alto Tops the list!

The Top 10 Selling Cars of December 2020 contributed to around 52% cars sold in India for the month! It included 7 models from Maruti and 3 from Hyundai.

The List of Top 10 Selling Cars for December 2020 –





YoY Performance of the Top 10 Selling Cars of December 2020 – 

Rank OEM Model Dec-20 Dec-19 Growth (%)
1 Maruti Alto 18,140 15,489 17%
2 Maruti Swift 18,131 14,749 23%
3 Maruti Nexa Baleno 18,030 18,464 -2%
4 Maruti Wagon R 17,684 10,781 64%
5 Maruti DZIRE 13,868 15,286 -9%
6 Hyundai Venue 12,313 9,521 29%
7 Maruti Vitara Brezza 12,251 13,658 -10%
8 Maruti Eeco 11,215 7,634 47%
9 Hyundai Creta 10,592 6,713 58%
10 Hyundai i10 Grand 10,263 7,598 35%
  • Only 2 OEMs had their offerings in the Top 10 list – Maruti & Hyundai. While Alto was the nation’s best selling model; Venue was the highest selling Hyundai for December 2020.
  • There was only 1 Sedan (Dzire) in the Top 10 selling cars. Do note that the list included 5 hatchbacks, 3 SUVs & 1 Van too.
  •  Venue emerged as the best selling SUV for December 2020. It outsold the likes of Brezza & Creta to claim the Top Spot.

Tata Motors Sales Analysis for December 2020 – Nexon became the best selling Tata model for the month!

Tata Motors sold 23,546 passenger cars in December 2020 and registered a YoY growth of massive 84% & MoM increase of 9%. It retained the position of India’s 3rd biggest OEM in Dec’20.

Model Year-on-Year Comparo Month-on-Month Comparo
Dec’20 Dec’19 Growth (%) Dec’20 Nov’20 Growth (%)
Nexon 6,835 4,350 57% 6,835 6,021 14%
ALTROZ 6,600 0 6,600 6,260 5%
Tiago 6,066 4,558 33% 6,066 5,890 3%
HARRIER 2,223 1,458 52% 2,223 2,210 1%
TIGOR 1,822 1,487 23% 1,822 1,259 45%
Bolt 0 32 0
Zest 0 520 0
Safari+Storme 0 63 0
Hexa 0 317 0
TOTAL 23,546 12,785 84% 23,546 21,640 9%
  • Nexon was the best selling Tata and 6,835 units were shipped in December 2020. The model grew 57% YoY and 14% MoM.
  • Altroz was the second best seller for Tata Motors and 6.6k units were dispatched to the dealers in Dec’20. Altroz has been able to pick up volumes really well and is consistently faring in the top 2 models for Tata Motors.
  • Tiago was pushed to the third spot and over 6k wholesales happened in Dec’20. The model saw a rise in sales by 33% YoY and had a flat growth when compared to Nov’20.
  • Harrier managed to sell 2,223 units and could record 52% YoY growth and 1% MoM. Harrier’s Dec’20 sales was its lifetime’s  third highest monthly volume!