Maruti grabs pole position in newer segments

Company tops in compact SUVs, premium hatchbacks and cross-overs, displaces established models of Ford and Hyundai

Maruti Baleno

Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest car maker, has grabbed pole position in three of the four new segments it entered after sustained efforts of raising production and continued marketing push. The Delhi-based company has come out tops in the compact sports utility vehicle (SUV), premium hatchback, and cross-over segments, displacing the established models of Ford and Hyundai. Maruti's Vitara Brezza (SUV), Baleno (premium hatchback), and S-Cross (cross-over) outsold Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Elite i20, and Hyundai i20 Active in the respective segments in April. This marks a ...