The term Utility Vehicle is used to demonstrate a vehicle that is designed for a specific task. In other words, it is a vehicle, contrived to travel on rough ground. Built on rigid and sturdy body platform, these vehicles are competent to be driven on all types of terrain conditions. Utility vehicles are further classified into two categories commonly known as Sports-utility vehicles (SUVs) and Multi-utility...
The term Utility Vehicle is used to demonstrate a vehicle that is designed for a specific task. In other words, it is a vehicle, contrived to travel on rough ground. Built on rigid and sturdy body platform, these vehicles are competent to be driven on all types of terrain conditions. Utility vehicles are further classified into two categories commonly known as Sports-utility vehicles (SUVs) and Multi-utility vehicles (MUVs). While SUVs are used to meet off-road conditions, MUVs are given some extra qualities so as to use for carriage and commercial purposes along with off-roader travelling.
Due to poor Indian road-conditions and pitiable transportation, Utility vehicles have emerged as the new hot category in India. With the diverse conditions spreading across the country, these vehicles are the best attuned choices. India being most flourishing market in entire world has been a top choice for automakers to introduce their variety of products here. Therefore both domestic and international auto-giants are not only keen to launch small cars and luxury sedans in India but also stunning SUVs and MUVs.
Here are few popular Utility vehicles mentioned below, which with their muscular style and sturdy performance have forced Indian populace to greatly fall in love with them.
XUV 500 – This is a cheetah like SUV, introduced by Mahindra in 2011.With its agility and quickness XUV 500 has embarked M&M on global platform.
Renault Duster – It is tagged as country’s most price competitive SUV. Since its launch in July 2012, car has been creating lot of buzz in market due to its aggressive style and power.
Maruti Ertiga – Maruti’s first ever Multi utility vehicle Ertiga is given a tag of great Indian family car. With its robust branding and low maintenance, Ertiga has hit on the Indian MPV market.
New Toyota Fortuner – It was launched in January 2012. With its impressive power and muscular body designs, Fortuner has been successful in winning laurels in India.
Mahindra Scorpio – It was the first SUV from M&M built for international market. Since its launch, the flagship model of Mahindra has been offering an out and out off-roading experience to the SUV fans across the country.
Apart from these utility vehicles, Premier Rio, Mahindra Bolero, Tata Safari, Force One and Mitsubishi Pajero are also giving their comfortable rides to Indian customers. Well UV market in India is going to face heated up rivalry in coming months as few more cars like Mahindra Quanto, Ford EcoSport are ready to bang on Indian shores.
The reasons behind exponential rise in the offerings of UV segment in India are listed below.
Indian economy is blooming due to increase in buying power of younger generations.
India has the highest percentage of the population who are below 35 years in that 70% are potential buyers.
And last but not the least Indian buyers are gravitating towards more sophisticated vehicles like premium cars and SUVs.
Presently India has a strong hunger for SUVs and MUVs. As per reports, the Rs 6 lakh-Rs 1 crore UV segment has been growing progressively. Such utility vehicles grew highest in the Indian market and clocked a growth of 16%. According to experts, this segment is expected to grow by 15% to 20% over the next five years. So with the SUVs & MUVs war heating up in India, world is surely going to witness bright future for these vehicles here.
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