May 2023 Cars Sales Analysis - C-Segment SUV YoY, MoM Change, 6-Month Trend | V3Cars

In this May 2023 car sales analysis article, we’ll look at the YoY and MoM change in sales figures of all C-segment SUVs in India. Where applicable, we’ll also include our observations based on the sales data and possible reasons behind a massive increase or drop in sales. Lastly, the table with monthly sales of all C-segment SUVs for the last 6 months will give you an idea about the 6-month sales trend.

C-Segment SUV

C-Segment SUV May 2023 Car Sales - YoY Change

  • Among the high-volume cars from the category, the Creta was the top-selling SUV in the segment in May. About 14,500 units of the Creta were sold in May 2023 compared to just about 11,000 units in May 2022, which is a growth of 31.68%.
  • The other two notable gainers were MG ZS EV and Volkswagen Tiguan, with 362% and 217% YoY gains in May comparison.
  • MG ZS EV was the top gainer in the category in YoY comparison analysis for May.
  • The top-losing car was MG Astor with a 70.72% drop in YoY comparison, closely followed by Jeep Compass with 66% YoY drop in May 2023 comparison analysis.
  • Next in line in the top list of losers was Kia Seltos, with a 31.72% YoY drop. It was followed by Hyundai Alcazar with a 25.48% decline in YoY comparison..
  • Nissan Kicks and Maruti S-Cross have been discontinued by their respective manufacturers in the past 12 months.

C-SEGMENT SUV MAY 2023 CAR SALES

YOY CHANGE

S.No.

Brand

Model

Segment

May 2023

May 2022

Change

%Change

Trend

1

Hyundai

Creta

C1

14,449

10,973

3,476

31.68%

2

Maruti Nexa

Grand Vitara

C1

8,877

-

8,877

-

-

3

Kia

Seltos

C1

4,065

5,953

-1,888

-31.72%

4

Toyota

Hyryder

C1

3,090

-

3,090

-

-

5

Hyundai

Alcazar

C2

2,443

1,947

496

25.48%

6

Tata

Harrier

C2

2,303

2,794

-491

-17.57%

7

Skoda

Kushaq

C1

1,685

1,806

-121

-6.7%

8

Volkswagen

Taigun

C1

1,484

1,268

216

17.03%

9

MG

ZS EV

C1

1,397

302

1,095

362.58%

10

MG

Astor

C1

592

2,022

-1,430

-70.72%

11

Jeep

Compass

C2

316

928

-612

-65.95%

12

Volkswagen

Tiguan

C2

171

54

117

216.67%

13

Hyundai

Kona

C1

84

64

20

31.25%

14

Citroen

C5 Aircross

C2

6

24

-18

-75%

15

Maruti Suzuki

S-Cross

C1

-

1,428

-1,428

-100%

-

16

Nissan

Kicks

C1

-

211

-211

-100%

-

C-Segment SUV May 2023 Car Sales - MoM Change

  • 5 cars out of 14 reported a drop in MoM comparison in the May comparison analysis, which were Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Tata Harrier, MG Astor and Kia Seltos.
  • Kia Seltos was the top MoM loser, with a 43.64% drop in sales over April 2023.
  • Skoda Kushaq reported a drop of 22% in MoM comparison for May over April
  • Speaking of MoM gainers in May comparison, MG ZS EV reported 200%+ gain, which was the steepest rise in monthly dispatches, ignoring the numbers for Tiguan, of which only 31 units were dispatched in April.
  • MG ZS EV was followed by Hyundai Alcazar with a 20% rise, Toyota Hyryder and Jeep Compass with 18-19% MoM rise in numbers.
  • Hyundai Kona reported zero dispatches till April. However, in May, 84 units of the EV were dispatched by Hyundai.

C-SEGMENT SUV MAY 2023 CAR SALES

MOM CHANGE

S.No.

Brand

Model

Segment

May 2023

Apr 2023

Change

%Change

Trend

1

Hyundai

Creta

C1

14,449

14,186

263

1.85%

2

Maruti Nexa

Grand Vitara

C1

8,877

7,742

1,135

14.66%

3

Kia

Seltos

C1

4,065

7,213

-3,148

-43.64%

4

Toyota

Hyryder

C1

3,090

2,616

474

18.12%

5

Hyundai

Alcazar

C2

2,443

2,037

406

19.93%

6

Tata

Harrier

C2

2,303

2,783

-480

-17.25%

7

Skoda

Kushaq

C1

1,685

2,162

-477

-22.06%

8

Volkswagen

Taigun

C1

1,484

1,520

-36

-2.37%

9

MG

ZS EV

C1

1,397

463

934

201.73%

10

MG

Astor

C1

592

704

-112

-15.91%

11

Jeep

Compass

C2

316

266

50

18.8%

12

Volkswagen

Tiguan

C2

171

31

140

451.61%

13

Hyundai

Kona

C1

84

0

84

-

-

14

Citroen

C5 Aircross

C2

6

10

-4

-40%

C-Segment SUV — 6-Month Sales Trend (Dec 2022 - May 2023)

C-SEGMENT SUV 6 MONTH SALES TREND

DEC 2022 - MAY 2023

Brand

Model

Segment

Dec 2022

Jan 2023

Feb 2023

Mar 2023

Apr 2023

May 2023

6 Month Avg

Hyundai

Alcazar

C2

1,478

1,537

1,559

2,519

2,037

2,443

1,929

MG

Astor

C1

1,687

958

1,020

1,511

704

592

1,079

Citroen

C5 Aircross

C2

19

16

4

52

10

6

18

Jeep

Compass

C2

484

485

406

395

266

316

392

Hyundai

Creta

C1

10,205

15,037

10,421

14,026

14,186

14,449

13,054

Maruti Nexa

Grand Vitara

C1

6,171

8,662

9,183

10,045

7,742

8,877

8,447

Tata

Harrier

C2

2,128

1,572

2,054

2,561

2,783

2,303

2,234

Toyota

Hyryder

C1

4,201

4,194

3,307

3,474

2,616

3,090

3,480

Hyundai

Kona

C1

120

40

0

0

0

84

41

Skoda

Kushaq

C1

2,186

2,013

1,783

2,252

2,162

1,685

2,014

Kia

Seltos

C1

5,995

10,470

8,012

6,554

7,213

4,065

7,052

Volkswagen

Taigun

C1

2,691

1,455

1,657

1,976

1,520

1,484

1,797

Volkswagen

Tiguan

C2

130

72

93

132

31

171

105

MG

ZS EV

C1

526

471

514

548

463

1,397

653

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Prathu Sharma

Engineer by upbringing, artist by passion, motorhead because ,why not! Likes to know about everything related to technology, switches between american muscle and german innovation depending on the day. Wants to own 69' Mustang Mach 1 and to drive BMW M3 87'someday.

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