The SUV segment is one of India’s most competitive segment in the car market and with many companies giving their full attention to developing and producing only SUV cars this market is only going to get hotter by each day. The reason behind such craze for SUVs is the potential you can achieve by this segment like the SUV can be compact, mileage concentrated, luxurious, comfortable and even can showcase off-roading capabilities, the scope for these cars has no limit to it. To showcase SUVs’ versatility, we have prepared for you are the Top 10 SUVs currently available in India. So, let’s dive into this list with the number 1 entry.
Hyundai Creta is hands down the best SUV in all the SUV segments. Whatever you want the Hyundai Creta has you covered with top of the segment features, breathtaking design, premium interior and a powerful engine, what else do you desire? The Hyundai Creta after its recent price hike is now retailed at a starting price of Rs. 9.99 lakh and goes up till Rs. 17.70 lakh. The car is available in a total of 3 engine variants – 1.4-litre 4-cylinder kappa turbo Petrol engine, 1.5-litre MPi 4-cylinder Petrol engine and a 1.5-litre U2 CRDi 4-cylinder Diesel engine.
Hyundai Venue is the compact version of its elder sibling, the Hyundai Creta. The Hyundai Venue comes with an equally attractive design and bit underpowered engine compared to Creta which are in 3 options namely 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbo Petrol engine, 1.2-litre IVT 4-cylinder kappa Petrol engine and a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder Diesel engine. The price tag on this car starts at Rs. 6.92 lakh and goes up till Rs. 11.77 lakh.
The only Maruti SUV to be on this list is the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza which almost sells equal numbers of cars compared to that on the Hyundai Venue. Brezza is a complete Maruti package that offers you a proper value for money car in this segment. This sub-4-meter SUV is sold at a starting price of Rs. 7.51 lakh and goes up till Rs. 11.42 lakh and is offered in only a single engine option, which is a 1.5-litre K15B 4-cylinder Petrol Engine.
Kia motors or now known as Kia India only has 3 cars in its lineup and 2 of them being SUVs and interestedly both of them are on our list of Top 10 SUVs currently available in India. First is the elder sibling Kia Seltos which is quite similar to the best seller Hyundai in terms of engine specs and is even built on the same platform as Creta however, the exterior and interior designing says something else. The car is tagged at a starting price of Rs. 9.95 lakh and goes up till Rs. 17.84 lakh.
Unlike its Korean cousins, the Kia cars are also paired one after the other, the Kia sonnet is quite inspired by the Hyundai Venue and packs the same engine specs as the venue. The Sonet stays only a tiny bit behind its elder sister Kia Seltos and gets visual similarities. The Sonnet is retailed at a price tag of Rs. 6.79 lakh up to Rs. 13.35 lakh.
If you desire a car which offered in a variety then look no further the Tata Nexon has it all for you. Tata Nexon is available in a variety of 3 fuel option – 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged Revotron Petrol engine, 1.5-litre 4-cylinder Turbocharged Revotorn Diesel engine and a battery-powered option. The Tata Nexon EV is also the best-selling EV in India. As for the price range, the Nexon is sold at a starting price of Rs. 7.30 lakh till Rs. 12.96 lakh however, the Nexon EV has a separate genre of it all.
Mahindra’s sub-4-meter compact sedan Mahindra XUV300 stands tall at the 7th spot on our list with an oddly shaped design. The XUV300 can also be said as a smaller version of the XUV500 which is also at a price tag of Rs. 7.94 lakh till Rs. 12.99 lakh and is available in two powertrain options – a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder Turbo Petrol engine and a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder Diesel engine.
Ford EcoSport is the best selling car that Ford owns in India. The EcoSport is a compact sedan that is sold by the company at a starting price of Rs. 8.19 lakh and goes up till Rs. 11.69 lakh. The car is available in 2 engine options – the first being the 1.5-litre Naturally Aspirated petrol engine and the 1.5-litre diesel engine.
Mahindra Scorpio is available in a single-engine option of a 2.2-litre 4-cylinder mHawk turbocharged Diesel engine retained at a starting price of Rs. 12.32 lakh and a top-end price of Rs. 17.02 lakh.
The famous off-roader 2nd generation Mahindra Thar is at the last spot on our list owing to its long waiting period which in some parts of India extends up to 1 year. The car is retailed at a starting price of Rs. 12.12 lakh and goes up till Rs. 14.17 lakh with options of 2 powertrain – first being the 2.2-litre mHawk 4-cylinder turbocharged Diesel engine and the other one a 2.0-litre mStallion 4-cylinder turbocharged Petrol engine.