New Delhi, Aug. 3 -- Hyundai Motor India Ltd - country's second largest vehicle manufacturer- has taken over Maruti Suzuki India Ltd as the leading manufacturer of utility vehicles in the July, as a result of the overwhelming response received for Venue, the South Korean company's first compact sport utility vehicle.

Hyundai first tasted success in the utility vehicle market with Creta, which was launched in 2015 and the company continues to sell around 8000 units on an average every month.

Now with the increasing bookings for Venue, after the launch in the domestic market, Hyundai's share in the utility vehicle space has been further bolstered.

In July, Hyundai's total utility vehicle despatches stood at 16,234 units compared to 15,178 ...