It looks like the Hyundai Venue's debut in India is off to a strong start. According to Rush Lane, the Venue finished second in June sales in its class behind the Maruti Brezza.
In its first full month of sales, the Hyundai Venue compact crossover has managed to clock sales of 8,763 units which is just 108 unit shy of the Brezza’s tally. Though SUVs like Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300 managed to create a niche for themselves in the promising segment, none came this close to dethroning the popular Maruti SUV.
If the Hyundai Venue continue its strong run in the subsequent months, it has a very high chance of derailing Maruti’s segment leadership in one of the Indian auto market’s most promising sub-segments. The latest kid on the block is sitting on over 35,000 bookings with waiting period extending up to six months in certain cities. In comparison, the Maruti Brezza’s sales witnessed a YoY decline of 17% last month.
Thanks to the Venue’s strong sales performance in June 2019, Hyundai India managed to mitigate the general slow down in the market. The automaker ended last month with a sales decline of 7.3% in the domestic market and things could have been worse without its newest product.