We have discussed the segment LMPV and small hatchback, then we come to the segment that can be said the most popular in 2017, the SUV. The recent market tendency to admire the formidable figure of the SUV does make the manufacturer race the product in this segment, or even dressed non-SUV products in order to crossover look or SUV look.
What about the performance of the SUV itself in Indonesia? Quoted from Gaikindo’s wholesales data in the last 11 months, there are three SUV products that have a striking sales performance, but that does not mean other SUVs outside of these three are not sold well, but indeed the third SUV has a sales figure far above its competitors. These three SUVs are Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Honda CR-V. Yep, despite being berated because he felt his opinion was not heard by APM Toyota; in fact consumers still put the Toyota Fortuner as top in terms of sales.
Toyota Fortuner managed to record 22,188 units from the beginning of 2017 until November yesterday. The second position is the eternal setter that is Mitsubishi Pajer Sport, who managed to record wholesale numbers 17,102 units. For the third position is the Honda CR-V, which in this year getting a fairly massive update, namely the replacement of the old 2.400cc engine unit with a new turbo engine filled 1.500cc. Cars that have the power to penetrate the number 190 PS were successfully sold 13,893 units, of course the combination with the model that was sold before. Then what about the position outside the top three of this SUV? Who is entrenched in the next position?
Compatriot of Honda CR-V Honda-V is the Honda who occupies the fourth position with sales figures 5,361 units. While Nissan this time can smile, because their SUV is Nissan X-Trail is in fifth position with sales of 2,445 units. Practically, the sixth and subsequent positions could not sell its products above 1,000 units, because in the sixth position filled by Lexus RX200 which sold 959 units, and the next Mitsubishi Outlander with 887 units. Mazda still has not managed to raise the position of the Mazda CX-5 which recorded 700 units, although the latest model has been released in the middle of last year.
Isuzu MUX is next positioned with 690 units, followed by Chevrolet Captiva with 249 units, Hyundai Tucson with 228 units, Hyundai Santa Fe with 159 units and Suzuki Grand Vitara with 66 units. From these data, although people have a tendency to like SUV cars, but in fact, SUV sales alone was decreased by 0.46 percent over the same period last year. So, how do you think the SUV sales war in this country? Come to your opinion buddy. After knowing the conclusion, will you still wait for the new Toyota Fortuner 2018 car release dates?