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People Still Buying Lots of SUVs and Crossovers, Sales Numbers Show

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  • Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, and Mazda all finished January 2021 with gains, even though the auto industry overall saw a year-over-year decline last month.
  • SUV and crossover lineups were largely the reason these companies did so well.
  • Since sales fell off a cliff last spring, the market has been on a steady upswing, and that trend is continuing into 2021.

    The auto industry’s march toward positive sales results has been unrelenting since the spring of 2020, and that momentum has continued into the new year. As a whole, total new vehicle sales are expected to have fallen 3.7 percent, according to Cox Automotive, a small decline particularly when considering there was one less selling day this past January as compared to last year.

    Several of the monthly-reporting automakers beat the estimated industry average, including Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, and Mazda, all of which

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    2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Sales Pick Up Stateside Over Imminent Discontinuation

    What started out as a utilitarian 4×4 evolved into a comfort-oriented overlander in the 1960s. Fast forward to the present day, and the Land Cruiser is the most expensive Toyota available to order in the U.S.
    $85,565 excluding destination charge is a lot of money for a full-size SUV if you compare the J200 series to domestic alternatives from Chevrolet and Ford, but then again, Toyota knows that it’s worth every dollar. In addition to a quad-cam V8 engine that won’t leave you stranded on the side of the road, the Land Cruiser is luxurious in the proper sense of the word. Also worthy of note, the gentle giant is over-the-top capable off-road.

    Another explanation for the asking price comes in the guise of the options list. To be more specific, there are no extras other than a rear-seat entertainment system and the Heritage Edition. The Land Cruiser is loaded

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    Tata Nexon EV sales close on 3,000 mark



    a car parked in a parking lot: Tata Nexon EV sales close on 3,000 mark


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    Tata Nexon EV sales close on 3,000 mark

    The Tata Nexon EV, which is currently India’s best-selling electric passenger vehicle and celebrating its one-year anniversary today, is approaching the 3,000-unit sales milestone. Launched on January 28, 2020, the eco-friendly compact SUV has seen rapid consumer acceptance.

    • Nexon EV sales crossed the 2,500 mark at the end of December 2020
    • Tata claims a 64 percent market share in the EV segment

    Sales of the Nexon EV had crossed the 1,000 mark on August 18 – seven months after rollout – and crossed the 2,000-unit sales mark in 10 months on December 2, 2020. Nexon EV sales are now racing towards 3,000-unit sales.

    As per our sister publication, Autocar Professional’s statistics, the Nexon EV has sold a total of 2,530 units from launch till end-December 2020. The Nexon family together – petrol, diesel and electric – has

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    Tata Altroz sales cross 50,000 milestone in a year



    a car parked in a parking lot: Tata Altroz sales cross 50,000 milestone in a year


    © Ajit Dalvi
    Tata Altroz sales cross 50,000 milestone in a year

    At the launch of the Tata Altroz iTurbo, the carmaker announced that it has sold over 50,000 units of its premium hatchback. The Altroz has now been on sale for exactly one year – Tata had introduced the rival to the Hyundai i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza and Volkswagen Polo on January 22, 2020.

    • Altroz sales cross 50,000 mark in 1 year
    • Altroz petrol accounts for over 90 percent of total sales

    Tata Altroz sales

    As per our sister publication, Autocar Professional’s analysis, total sales of the Altroz from January 2020 through to end-December 2020 were 47,076 units, comprising 44,427 petrol and 2,649 diesel. This translates into average monthly sales of nearly 4,000 units, and in turn means the 50,000-unit sales milestone has been crossed within a year of launch.

    At the event where the

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    Tata Altroz crosses 50,000 sales milestone

    At the launch of the Tata Altroz iTurbo, the carmaker announced that it has sold over 50,000 units of its premium hatchback. The Altroz has now been on sale for exactly one year – Tata had introduced the rival to the Hyundai i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza and Volkswagen Polo on January 22, 2020.

    • Altroz sales cross 50,000 mark in 1 year
    • Altroz petrol accounts for over 90 percent of total sales

    Tata Altroz sales

    As per our sister publication, Autocar Professional’s analysis, total sales of the Altroz from January 2020 through to end-December 2020 were 47,076 units, comprising 44,427 petrol and 2,649 diesel. This translates into average monthly sales of nearly 4,000 units, and in turn means the 50,000-unit sales milestone has been crossed within a year of launch.

    At the event where the Altroz turbo-petrol was unveiled, Tata had said that they expect the

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    Maruti Suzuki True Value crosses 4-million pre-owned car sales milestone

    Used car sales have got a fillip given the renewed push for social distancing and personal mobility in a post-Covid world. Maruti Suzuki True Value, one of the largest pre-owned car brands in India, crossed the 4 million sales milestone.

    In an interaction with Autocar Professional about the used car demand in the current scenario, Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India said, “Physical distancing norms and the increased concerns regarding safety and hygiene have given an impetus to the personal mobility business. The Covid-19 pandemic has shifted customers’ buying preference towards personal mobility. Demand for used cars has gone up substantiallyand this is reflected in the enquiry levels, which are up 15-18 percent year-on-year in a market (for new cars) that has declined by 18 percent so far this fiscal. However, the problem in the used car market is not of demand but of supply.”

    Given

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