It’s no secret that Sports Utility Vehicles are aspirational for many Indians. The spacious cabin, practicality, and robust body make it ideal for Indians who wish to drive a sophisticated car with an imposing road presence. It’s also a practical choice for anyone who wishes to upgrade from a small car. With so many features and models, Indians have a lot of options to choose from. When it comes to SUVs, there are a few models that you should not miss researching before buying your own car. Here are the popular SUV models available in the Indian market -
1. Vitara Brezza by Maruti - this model is powered by a 1.5 litre K-Series petrol engine that produces 103bhp and 138Nm of torque. It has a five-speed manual transmission and an automatic transmission with Smart Hybrid technology. It’s available in three different colours - Torque Blue, Oven Red, and Autumn Orange. Other features of this model include 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, LED tail lights, rear bumper, and grille. It also has auto-dimming IRVMs and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The price of this model starts from Rs 7.39 lakh and goes upto Rs 11.4 lakh. There are around 9 variations of this model from Maruti.
2. Venue by Hyundai - the petrol version of this model is available in the 1 litre Kappa turbo GDi and 1.2 litres Kappa trims. The diesel version, on the other hand, has a 1.4 litre U2 CRDi engine. Other common features include an electric sunroof, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, AC with automatic climate control. From the point of view of safety concerns, this model provides six airbags, rear parking sensors with camera, electronic stability control, hill launch assist and a lot more. It comes in seven colours. There are around 19 variants in this model for you to choose from. The price starts from Rs 6.87 lakh and goes upto Rs 11.67 lakh.
3. XUV 300 by Mahindra - this model has a 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine that produces 121bhp/300Nm. It has a flared wheel design and gets LED tail lights which give a very European look. The five-spoke 17-inch designer wheels go well with the overall look and feel of the model. It has a dual-tone cabin with black and aluminum silver elements all over the place. From the point of view of safety, this model has 7 airbags. It also has a sunroof, dual-zone climate control, and disc brakes (all of the 4 wheels)
4. Nissan - this model has a 1.0 litre GDi turbo petrol engine. It produces 100bhp/140N. Other features include red highlight, LED headlamps, and L-shaped LED DRLs. There are dual-tone alloy wheels. The prices start from Rs 5.48 lakh and go up to Rs 9.59 lakh. There are sound 20 variants of this model
Apart from the popular models, here are a few more SUVs that you can consider - Renault Kiger, Jeep Subcompact SUV, Citroen C21, MG Subcompact SUV, Honda Subcompact SUV, etc.