Top 10 SUVs in IndiaTop 10 SUVs in India
It’s muscular, it’s powerful, it’s fun. It’s an SUV! Despite other segments garnering sales for manufacturers, it’s the SUV segment that bears a company’s flag and keeps many an enthusiast hooked. Here is a look at 10 of these mean machines in India.
1.) Maruti Suzuki: Brezza When India’s most popular automaker enters the country’s fastest growing segment, the result is a customer’s delight. Powered by a 1.3-litre diesel mill, the car is available in six variants and a plethora of dual-tone designs. Within a month or so of its launch, the car has already outsold its fiercest rivals.
2.) Renault Duster: The Duster was a game changer for Renault as it found its feet in India a few years back. After a minor phase of anonymity, the SUV came back strong with in a facelifted (and AWD) avatar recently. It is available in three engine options, going up till 2000cc worth of displacement.
3.) Mahindra Scorpio: It won’t be wrong to say that the Mahindra Scorpio set the tone for the SUV segment in India. First launched in 2002, the popular SUV currently comes in its third-gen avatar; with powertrain options ranging from 2.2-litre 2WD to 2.6-litre 4WD.
4.) Honda BR-V: The Honda BR-V is the newest kid on the block. The crossover SUV has got the highest ground-clearance in its segment, according to the Japanese manufacturer. Launched earlier this month, the BR-V offers both 1.5-litre diesel and petrol choices.
5.) Mahindra XUV500: The first monocoque chassis-based car by Mahindra, the XUV500 has garnered plenty of attention in the Indian markets with its Cheetah-inspired design. Launched first in 2010, the mid-sized SUV currently comes equipped with a 2.2-litre engine, similar to the one on the Scorpio.
6.) Ford Endeavour: The Endeavour is popular among the country’s SUV-lovers for its feature-loaded, plush nature that helps it stand out against competition. Another USP is the wide range of powertrain options that stretches up to the brawny 3.2-litre pot.
7.) Mercedes-Benz GLA: Flaunting an attractive design, the GLA is a proven head-turner. As for performance, petrolheads would give anything to sit behind the wheel of the 45 AMG avatar of the GLA that churns out an incredible 360PS of power.
8.) BMW X1: The compact crossover is the most affordable beamer on offer in this segment. Into its second generation, the X1 is available in both rear-wheel-drive (sDrive) and all-wheel-drive (xDrive) configurations with 2.0-litre and 3.0-litre engines to choose from.
9.) Range Rover Evoque: The compact luxury crossover is one of the most coveted SUVs in the country. Lauded for retaining the features, amenities and off-road capabilities of a traditional Range Rover in a smaller package, the Evoque is propelled by a 2.2-litre powerplant.
10 Audi Q7 Sharing its platform with the likes of the Porsche Cayenne, the full-size luxury crossover is the German manufacturer’s flagship SUV offering in India. Featuring Audi’s new design language and a 3.0-litre mill under the hood, the Q7 seals our list of the top 10 SUVs in the country.