Maruti moves to second position in UV segment with Ertiga


Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

Maruti Ertiga chillin' in the beachThe utility vehicle segment in India is growing leaps and bounds and India’s largest passenger car maker Maruti is one of the biggest beneficiaries.

With the launch on Ertiga, Maruti invented the mini crossover MPV segment in India and never looked back. The 7 seat people mover created such an an impact that Maruti is struggling to plug the demand-supply gap despite running at full capacity.

In the months of September and October, Maruti pushed back Toyota to become the second largest UV seller in India. However, considering the first seven months’ sales figures, Toyota is still ahead MSIL but the ever increasing demand for the Ertiga means Maruti has a fair chance of beating Toyota to the second place.

Indian UV specialist Mahindra has cemented its numero uno position owing to the strong demand for its UVs especially for the newly launched Quanto mini SUV. However, Mahindra’s market share has decreased to 47.5% from previous year’s 56.5%.

Maruti’s market share stands at 15.4% against last year’s 2.1%. During the same period, Toyota’s share declined marginally (by 0.5%) and is at 17.5%.

Robust sales of Renault Duster has placed the French manufacturer at fourth place in UV segment.

Mr. Mayank Pareek, chief operating officer (sales & marketing), Maruti Suzuki told Financial Chronicle that the company is hoping to “take the UV story beyond Ertiga in coming times”, hinting at the mini SUV based on the XA Alpha concept showcased at this year’s Delhi Auto Expo.


Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Maruti Ertiga News & Updates

2018 Maruti Ertiga profile spy shot

2018 Maruti Ertiga spied testing ahead of H2 2018 launch

2018 Maruti Ertiga spy shot rear

2018 Maruti Ertiga spotted by IAB reader

2018 Maruti Ertiga (Maruti YHA) rear three quarters spy shot

2018 Maruti Ertiga (Maruti YHA) shows its production tail lamps

2017 Suzuki Swift SHVS (2017 Maruti Swift) front three quarter Geneva Live

New Maruti Swift, Maruti Wagon R & Maruti Ertiga arriving this year – Report

2018 Maruti Ertiga rear rendered

2018 Maruti Ertiga spy picture

2018 Maruti Ertiga spied once again