Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Creta, and more: Best SUVs under ₹10 lakh | Part 2
Buying an SUV in India makes a lot of sense, even if you go for sub-compact vehicles that aren't heavy on the pocket, are compact to manoeuvre, and provide the key benefits of an SUV -- high ground clearance. In fact, this is the main reason why smaller SUVs are selling more than bigger vehicles and the Indian auto market is flooded with them. So, if you have a budget of over ₹7 lakh, these are the top five SUVs you can consider.
Best SUVs under ₹10 lakh | Part 1
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is one of the most popular sub-compact SUVs in the country even though it is available with a petrol engine only. It is a 1.5-litre unit that puts out 103 bhp and 138 Nm of peak torque and can be had with a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic transmission. The Vitara Brezza comes with provisions like a seven-inch Smartplay studio that supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, automatic headlamps, steering mounted controls, automatic LED headlamps with DRLs, rain-sensing wipers, automatic climate control system, key-less entry, cruise control, and push-button start/stop.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza performance figures: 103 bhp, 138 Nm
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza price in India: ₹7.39 lakh - ₹11.4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Mahindra XUV300 is the safest sub-compact SUV in the country, having scored maximum in Global NCAP's safety crash test. It is available with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that puts out 109 bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque. There's also a 1.5-litre diesel engine that makes 115 bhp and 300 Nm. Both these powerplants are available with a choice between six-speed manual gearbox and AMT automatic transmission. The XUV300 comes with provisions like an electric sunroof, cruise control, electric tailgate release, a seven-inch touchscreen with Bluesense Plus connectivity suite, dual-zone climate control system, push-button start/stop, tyre pressure monitoring system, rain-sensing wipers, etc. The safety features on this SUV include seven airbags, ABS, EBD, electronic stability program with roll-over mitigation, cornering brake control, hill hold assist, etc.
Mahindra XUV300 petrol performance figures: 109 bhp, 200 Nm
Mahindra XUV300 diesel performance figures: 115 bhp, 300 Nm
Mahindra XUV300 price in India: ₹7.95 lakh - ₹11.12 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
If you want an SUV that offers exciting performance with precise handling, and of course, do not have any budget constraints then you can consider the EcoSport. It is available with a choice between 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. The petrol powerplant generates a maximum power of 120 bhp with 149 Nm of peak torque while the diesel engine puts out 99 bhp with 215 Nm. Both the powerplants are available with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard but the petrol engine can be had with a six-speed automatic gearbox as well.
Ford EcoSport comes with provisions like a nine-inch infotainment system with Fordpass interface (for Trend and Titanium variants), an eight-inch touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and SYNC3 (higher variants only), paddle shifters, automatic AC, sunroof, rear-view camera, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, tyre puncture repair kit (SE variant), etc.
Ford EcoSport petrol performance figures: 109 bhp, 200 Nm
Ford EcoSport diesel performance figures: 115 bhp, 300 Nm
Ford EcoSport price in India: ₹7.99 lakh - ₹11.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)