When it comes to India’s most prestigious carmakers, Mahindra & Mahindra is a name that can never be ignored. Established in 1945, Mahindra as a brand has come a long way. While other carmakers try to dive into every segment in a bid to rule over the market, what makes Mahindra different is its SUV-focused approach. For almost eight decades, Mahindra has aced the art of making SUVs. With an inventory comprising ten SUVs, almost every Mahindra car is a best-seller in its segment. Much like every month, the festive month of October 2023 proved to be another great run for Mahindra, where the brand stood 4th in overall sales with a market share of 11.2%. Here’s a complete list of the best-selling Mahindra Cars in October 2023.
Units Sold in October 2023
Units Sold in October 2022
When it comes to true blue SUVs, the Mahindra Scorpio is an absolute cult. Equipped enough to tackle all kinds of terrains without breaking a sweat, the big daddy of SUVs boasts a rich legacy of over two decades. Ever since the new Scorpio N made its debut, both the classic Mahindra Scorpio as well as the Scorpio N have together uplifted the carmakers’ position in the Indian market. Both Scorpios together managed to dominate the peak festive season by selling 13,578 units, with a mammoth year-on-year growth of 85%, which goes on to show the sheer scale of the SUVs’ undying popularity, and the immense love the Scorpio N has received. With this, the Scorpio also became the best-selling Tata car of the month along with being the best-selling SUV for the month, surpassing the Hyundai Creta.
Talking about the powertrain, the Scorpio comes mated to a sole 2.2-litre diesel unit paired to a six-speed manual, while the Scorpio N on the other hand offers a 2.0-litre turbo petrol unit in addition to the 2.2-litre diesel engine, both of which come mated to a six-speed manual or AMT onboard. Both SUVs together are worthy choices in the segment, with a tough, built-to-last bodyline and true-blue SUV performance.
While there are a lot of modern-day and feature-oriented SUV options on the table, the Mahindra Bolero still shines like a diamond when it comes to buying an SUV that is truly practical, highly spacious, and immensely tough and rugged. Built to last long, the Mahindra Bolero portfolio offers not just the classic, tough Bolero but also the new-age, urban Bolero Neo, both of which are extremely reliable. Together as a whole, both SUVs managed to sell 9,647 units, with a good year-on-year growth of about 10% over the 8,772 units the SUV sold in the same month last year. This made the Bolero the fifth-best-selling SUV and the second-best-selling Tata car of the month,
What makes the Bolero badging an unmatched success across the nation, is its tough and rugged build quality, great driving dynamics and ample space that can seat up to seven passengers. In terms of engine, both the Bolero Neo as well as the Bolero come powered by a 1.5-litre diesel unit mated to a five-speed manual transmission, with the Neo offering more power and torque. Mileage on offer goes up to 17.29 km/l making the Bolero a perfect city pick.
Back in October 2021, when the XUV700 made its debut, it created ripples across the market with its never-seen-before technology and impressive segment-first features. Fast forward to October 2023, the Mahindra XUV700 proudly stands tall as one of India’s most iconic SUVs. Selling 6,512 units, the XUV700 capitalised on the festive demand to become the second best-selling 7-seater car of the month with an impressive 60% year-on-year growth over the 5,815 units it sold in the same month last year.
With its premium interiors, absolute comfort, power-packed drivetrain and a perfect 5-star safety rating, the XUV700 dominated 45.89% of the market last year; a feat that has seldom been achieved by any other SUV. Equipped with the most powerful turbocharged engines in its class along with an AWD drivetrain on offer, the XUV700 comes with a 2-litre turbo-petrol and a 2.2-litre diesel engine both mated to a six-speed manual/AT.
The cult with a glorious legacy of over two decades, the Mahindra Thar was and continues to be revered as the only compact SUV that is capable enough to tackle all kinds of roads, The Mahindra Thar is an undisputed leader in every sense. Highly popular among the masses, the Thar has time and again proved its worth, with October being no exception. Selling 5,593 units in October 2023, the Thar registered a good 53% year-on-year growth becoming the eighth best-selling compact SUV of the month in addition to being the the fourth best-selling Mahindra car of the month. And with the 5-door version of the Mahindra Thar slated to be launched next year, the SUV is sure to witness new heights of popularity very soon.
With a choice of both all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive up for grabs, the Thar is powered by either a 2-litre turbo-petrol or a 2.2-litre diesel engine for the AWD trims and a smaller 1.5-litre diesel engine for the RWD models. Transmission duties are handled by a six-speed manual or torque converter automatic for the 2 and 2.2-litre engines, and a sole six-speed manual for the smaller engine.
Topped with the best-in-segment torque figures across all engines, the Mahindra XUV300 offers impeccable ride and handling along with exciting driving dynamics that make it one of the most popular compact SUVs in the segment. Selling 4,865 units in the festive month of October 2023, the XUV300 despite registering a 23% decline in terms of year-on-year growth still managed to close in as the fifth best-selling Mahindra car of the month.
What makes the XUV300 a worthy choice other than its solid performance is its robust build quality, and top-notch features including the largest-in-segment sunroof and first-in-segment dual-zone auto AC, along with a perfect 5-star safety rating. Powered by three turbocharged engines that include a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol unit, a 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine and a new 1.2-litre TGDI turbo-petrol engine. All engines come paired with a six-speed manual and an optional six-speed AMT.
Mahindra’s entry into the EV segment, the Mahindra XUV400 is a banger in every sense. With premium features, spacious interiors, and a purely electric powertrain, the Mahindra XUV400 EV offers an unmatched driving experience that makes the electric SUV the next big thing in the EV space. Boasting the fastest acceleration in the segment, best-in-class boot space and the highest functional safety, the XUV400 is simply awesome. Selling 639 units in October 2023, the electric SUV performed fairly well in its ninth month, proving to be a big threat to the reign of the ever-popular Nexon EV. With this, the XUV400 finished as the sixth best-selling Mahindra car and one of the best-selling e-SUVs in India.
Powered by two battery packs that include a 34.5 kWh unit and a 39.4 kWh unit, both packs come paired with a single electric motor. While the smaller battery returns a range of 375 km, the bigger one impresses with a range of 456 km.
A capable MUV in every sense, the Mahindra Marazzo is an underdog that is worth every penny. A package that offers great value for money along with a highly spacious cabin, balanced driving dynamics and a 4-star safety rating, the Marazzo matches up to what the competitors offer, despite its declining popularity. Managing to sell only 89 units in October 2023, the Marazzo despite its appealing seven and eight-seater configurations, is sadly still struggling to gain traction.
Powered by a sole 1.5-litre Diesel Engine mated to a 6-speed Manual returning up to 17.3 km/l of mileage, what the MUV needs now is a thorough facelift/update that can help it match up to the hype of modern-day competitors as well the appeal of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. But until that happens, the Marazzo still is one of Mahindra’s best-sellers. However, this does not negate the fact that the MUV is in dire need of an upgrade.