It seems like Maruti Grand Vitara is more capable of being a rival, with its market share reaching up to 20% in October. The good news is that it was placed 3rd on the list, trailing only Seltos and Creta. If this momentum continues, Maruti could be looking at dislodging both from their dominant positions. CNG version could further boost sales of Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara that has already raced to third spot in the list of best selling compact SUVs
Maruti Grand Vitara CNG
The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara can be the first SUV to get a CNG option. Brezza CNG is also expected soon, but it might not be available as soon as Vitara CNG. It will likely come after Toyota releases its pricing for Hyryder CNG.
Toyota is offering consumers a CNG option for the high-end 2020 Toyota Hyryder CNG SUV, however, it may not be so readily available for the 2019 Grand Vitara SUV. For example, one of these variants may only have an offer available with a base-spec trim on the dashboard. This variant features a mild-hybrid powertrain and starts at just Rs 10.45 lakh, while another variant would cost around Rs 75k to Rs 95k.
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The competition for the new compact SUV segment is expected to be fierce. However, carmakers may not get into the business of producing CNG variants for other models that are also popular in this competitive segment anytime soon unless Grand Vitara CNG and Hyryder CNG are a hit with consumers.
CNG version to boost sales
Taken together, GTA and HYR sales have already raced past SUVs, while trailing Creta by a small margin. With the CNG option expected to be launched soon for both GTA and HYR, it could work as the final push to reach the top spot in the compact SUV segment.
The latest sales numbers for October show that Grand Vitara and Hyryder haven't impacted Creta in any way. To the contrary, Creta saw an impressive increase of 84.04% YoY sales because of these new models. Search engines found other SUV models such as Seltos, Taigun and Kushaq to experience negative sales growth following the introduction of these new SUVs.
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