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Old 4th June 2016, 11:32   #91
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Toyota, Volkswagen and Honda to enter the entry level CUV segment.

Toyota - C- HR, to rival Honda's HR-V and Jeep Renegade -2018 (Brazil)

Honda - WR-V to rival Renault's Duster and Ford's Ecosport - 2016

VW- T Cross - to rival Nissan Kicks - 2018 launch

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Thanks to a strong showing by all new launches in the compact (crossover) Utility Vehicle segment, one out of every four passenger cars sold today is an Utility Vehicle.

Since the past one year, cars such as the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra KUV100 and the Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza have performed strongly in monthly auto sales and now command healthy waiting periods in most parts of India.

In April-May of FY2016 alone, UV sales have grown over 39% to nearly 1,21,000 units. Compare this to the less than 20% market share of UVs in the last financial year.

The compact SUV segment is now regarded as a separate, full-fledged one which is growing at a much faster rate than the sedan and the hatchback segments.

Rakesh Srivastava, senior vice-president (sales & marketing) Hyundai:

It is emerging as a highly disruptive segment and is appealing to both sedan and hatchback users. In comparison to earlier SUVs, which were basic in features and rugged in looks, compact SUVs are more stylish and loaded with better features. Buyers are even willing to pay a premium over sedans and hatchbacks for compact SUVs."
The growth of UVs is not due to older larger SUVs that were seen as fuel guzzlers. The expansion of UV segment with the entry of several compact vehicles has given a push to sales. Four leading carmakers — Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Honda and Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) — have entered this space in the past one year.

Most of these new launches have clicked well with the buyers. Both Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza are doing average monthly sales of 7,500 units in domestic market. M&M’s KUV100 clocks over 4,000 units a month while TUV100 does monthly volumes of 2,000 units. These compact SUVs have emerged as a dominant segment within the UVs pointing to a rising preference among buyers for such vehicles.

With its modern style, features and attractive pricing, this segment has started appealing to a wider segment of buyers, compared to the bigger traditional SUV.

Another element of the compact SUV is a petrol option, which the earlier SUVs never had.
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The booming crossover trend worldwide - Q1 2016 report!

Almost 1.2 million B-SUV sold globally in 2016-Q1. More growth is expected. The world’s two largest car manufacturers – Volkswagen Group and Toyota – were quite down in the ranking

Small SUVs posted a 40% growth during the first quarter of this year to 1.16 million units in the whole world. This strong growth is explained by double-digit increases in all regions, except in Japan-Korea.

The volume grew by 24% in Europe, the world’s largest market for the B-SUV, and 51% in China-Taiwan, getting at only 15,000 units behind Europe. The biggest jump was recorded by North America, where the baby SUVs demand soared jumping from 49,000 units in 2015-Q1 to 113,000 units in the first quarter of this year. Japan-Korea was the sixth largest market but the volume grew by only 3% to 60,100. This market was outsold by India, where sales went up by 37%. South America’s overall drop was not an excuse to stop the SUV boom. Volume grew by 66% allowing the B-SUVs to gain share from 4.3% in 2015-Q1 to 8.9% in 2016-Q1.
winners included the Brilliance V3, Suzuki Vitara, Mazda CX-3, BAIC Senova and Fiat 500X. In the opposite side the biggest market share losers were the Ford Ecosport, Renault/Dacia Duster, Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur and Chevrolet/Holden Trax/Tracker.
Future Trend - This segment is expected to continue growing because of two main reasons: the traditional leaders will get a deep update or new generations, and more volume will hit the Indian, Russian and South American markets. Meanwhile US B-SUV market will get more players that will try to follow the Jeep Renegade and Honda HR-V success. Europe and China will still post big increases boosted by the updated Captur, 2008, the Mokka X, and by the arrival of the new generation Dacia Duster.
Growth will also come from the late arrival of VW Group in the segment with its trio VW Polo SUV, Skoda Fabia SUV and Seat Ibiza SUV.

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Sales of Crossovers are expanding exponentially worldwide.

Now Volvo set to become a 'crossover company'!

SUVs accounted for over 50% of Volvo's total sales last year with 40,261 examples of the XC90 sold.

In the first six months of this year, the new XC90 was up strongly at 51,810 units, pointing to full-year sales of more than 100,000 units
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Every single concept picture, including the one's of the Yeti which we first saw in 2008-2009, show the vehicle with massive wheels and fat tyres which exaggerate the looks and in some sense, cause a flutter in the heart, because the car simply looks so aggressively nice, with this design element.

Finally, when the car/ CUV makes it to production and on to the road, it comes in as a much weaker, much more watered down version of the concept earlier shown.

Thats lamentable in my opinion.

Saying all the above, it is indeed true that these Mini CUV vehicles are very desirable and really very cute. For years I ve loved this look, right from the days in the 1970's when we used to get the occasional super-futuristic little matchbox cars - one was called some Interplanetary/ Moon car or something and I had it and loved it. Then of course, the movie Diamonds are Forever, with the Dune Buggy Chase - I loved the Dune Buggy too and in some sense perhaps one may say the present day CUV could trace at least a portion of its DNA to the Dune Buggy.

And growing up right through the 80's one would see nice Premier Padmini Fiats, with lowered suspension, FAT Tyres, Bucket Seats, FloorShift Gears and so on - made to look far more aggressive than the stock versions.

Similarly, the richer fellows then, used to Jazz up their Maruti 800's and Dolphin Station Wagons with Fatter Tyres and a more aggressive look overall.

I guess all these things somewhere, have converged and culminated in these cute little CUV's - atleast this is how it all appears in my imagination. I have no idea if Im right, but it sure feels good to think that what Ive written here might actually be plausible.

Like right now I just LOVE that KWID. Right from the moment I first saw a pic of it and even now, when it is available in the flesh...
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