SUVs are regarded as status symbols of rich and powerful in India. Many prefer SUVs to other cars as they have more space to accommodate, can be used on difficult Indian roads, have higher seating and it is easy to drive them in chaotic traffic and bad roads. SUV in India has a large market base, and the demand is growing exponentially with time. Crossover SUV vehicles are making great waves presently in the automobile scenario.
The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), had revealed that in the fiscal, April 2009 to March 2010, the sales of SUVs noticed 20.88 percent rise. A total of 272,733 units were sold against 225,621 units in the same period a year ago. Official figures reveal, India has 14 million cars and three million SUVs. Currently the SUV market segment is dominated by Mahindra and Mahindra, the largest SUV producer in the country, Tata Motors and Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Fiat India, Ford Motors, Force Motors, General Motors, Hyundai Motors, Nissan, Porsche, etc. are some of the most well known ones.
Here is the list of most popular SUV models in the Indian automobile market Tata Safari, Mahindra Scorpio, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Chevrolet Captiva, Ford Endeavour, and Mitsubishi Outlander. Porsche Cayenne, Honda CR-V, Mitsubishi Pajero, and Audi Q7 are few of the new SUV vehicles that are also hugely favored by Indian car consumers.
Besides the ongoing high growth momentum in the Indian automobile market, the leading luxury car makers are struggling to meet the demand for luxury cars in the country and the waiting period for most of the cars is reached up to six months. So, the automakers have to fill this gap to deliver high satisfaction for the customer.