The automotive world is no stranger to dynamic shifts in consumer preferences, and September 2023 has proven to be another testament to this fact. With evolving designs, advanced technology, and more sustainable options on the horizon, the full-size SUV segment continues to grip consumer attention. Here’s an insight into the sale of some leading full-size SUVs for the month, showcasing the market’s top contenders and notable changes.

Toyota Fortuner: Retaining the Crown

The Toyota Fortuner once again established its dominance in the market, securing the top spot on the sales chart with an impressive 2,874 units sold. This remarkable figure came even in the face of a 2% dip in sales when compared to September 2022. What’s more intriguing is that this reigning champion is set to undergo a significant transformation. Slated to debut a new generation in the upcoming year, the Fortuner is expected to flaunt a design reminiscent of the recent Tacoma pickup. Furthermore, the anticipated hybrid diesel engine option will likely cater to the rising demand for sustainable driving solutions.

Toyota Fortuner
Toyota Fortuner

MG Gloster: Holding its Ground

The MG Gloster clinched the second spot, albeit with a decline in numbers. Clocking in at 201 units, the vehicle saw a 35% fall compared to its sales in the previous year. While the reason for this drop warrants further investigation, it does highlight the volatile nature of consumer demand in this segment.

Skoda Kodiaq: A Resounding Comeback

The Skoda Kodiaq made heads turn with its astonishing growth in sales. Having sold 191 units in September 2023, the vehicle witnessed a whopping 169% surge in comparison to the same period last year. This surge could be attributed to various factors such as marketing strategies, improved features, or regional demands.

Volkswagen Tiguan: Steady Ascent

Treading closely on the Kodiaq’s heels, the Volkswagen Tiguan also recorded a significant increase in sales. With 191 units off the shelves, it marked a 55% growth from the previous year. This rise emphasizes the Tiguan’s consistent appeal to the masses.

Jeep Meridian: A Downward Trend

In contrast to its competitors, the Jeep Meridian struggled to keep pace. With 90 units sold, it faced a steep 82% decline when matched against last year’s figures for the same period. It remains to be seen if this decline is a temporary blip or a more lasting trend.

The Future of the Full-Size SUV Segment

The horizon seems bright and transformative for the full-size SUV market. With models like the Fortuner, Kodiaq, and Tiguan set to roll out newer versions, consumers are in for an automotive treat. Notably, the upcoming Tiguan and Kodiaq are rumored to be underpinned by the enhanced MQB-EVIO platform. They may also house a 2.0L TSI four-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 200 bhp and 320 Nm of torque. Complemented by a 7-speed DCT transmission, these vehicles are likely to offer an unmatched driving experience.

While September 2023 showcased a mixed bag of results for full-size SUV sales, the potential for growth and transformation remains undeniable. As manufacturers gear up to introduce newer models and technologically advanced options, the future promises exciting times for both the industry and its consumers.


– The Toyota Fortuner topped the full-size SUV sales chart in September 2023 with 2,874 units sold, despite a 2% decrease compared to the same period last year.
– The Fortuner is expected to launch a new generation globally next year, with a design similar to the latest Tacoma pickup truck and a hybrid diesel engine option.
– The MG Gloster ranked second in the sales chart with 201 units sold, experiencing a 35% decrease compared to the previous year.
– The Skoda Kodiaq saw a significant increase in sales, with 191 units sold in September 2023, marking a 169% increase compared to the same period last year.
– The Volkswagen Tiguan also experienced growth in sales, with 191 units sold, a 55% increase compared to the previous year.
– The Jeep Meridian ranked fifth in the sales chart with 90 units sold, experiencing an 82% decrease compared to the same period last year.
– The full-size SUV segment is expected to see a transformation in the near future, with the introduction of new models such as the Fortuner, Kodiaq, and Tiguan.
– The upcoming Tiguan and Kodiaq models will be based on the updated MQB-EVIO platform and may feature a 2.0L TSI four-cylinder petrol engine producing 200 bhp and 320 Nm of torque, paired with a 7-speed DCT transmission.

Sonu Roy is originally a resident of Samastipur district of Bihar, has been working as a writer in digital journalism for the last 4 years. In his career of 4 years, he has good experience from politics, automobile, motivation, sports to technology field.