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Don’t Leave any Stone Unturned - SUVs in your Budget!- Part 1

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In the last few years, the SUV segment has gained massive popularity. The section has grown to a large extent and year after year we are seeing new concepts and cars which are gaining more popularity and beginning to join the bandwagon.

This list is a comprehensive list of a couple SUVs which fall under the 12 lakh bracket and is currently active in the market:

1. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Maruti gained entry into the sub 4 meter segment with their new model the Vitara Brezza. The Brezza was developed in-house by the automaker and it also debuted in the global market in the Auto Expo 2016. The best part about this car is that it is 98% locally made. With a plan to export in the future, the automaker first plans to cater to local demand. Beating its rivals, the Brezza offers a whopping 24.3 km/l.

Engine

1.3L DDiS

Engine mill

1248cc

Power

89bhp @ 4000rpm

Torque

200Nm @ 1750rpm

Transmission

5-speed manual

Fuel type

Diesel

Variants

5

Fuel efficiency

24.3km/l

Price

INR 7 – 10 lakh

Mauti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

2. Hyundai Creta

A well-proportioned body and modern design, it’s safe to say that with cars like Creta entering the Indian market, the SUV is highly evolving. Always trying to be ahead of their game, Hyundai launched this model right in the nick of time and based it on their bestseller the i20. The Creta is a perfectly sized car for driving in the city and ideal for long drives on the highway with family or friends.

Engine

1.4 CRDi L

(Diesel) / 1.4 CRDi S (Diesel) / 1.4 CRDi S Plus (Diesel)

1.6 CRDi SX (Diesel) / 1.6 CRDi SX Plus (Diesel) / 1.6 CRDi SX Option (Diesel) / 1.6 CRDi AT SX Plus (Diesel)

1.6 VTVT L (Petrol) / 1.6 VTVT S (Petrol) / 1.6 VTVT SX Plus (Petrol) / 1.6 VTVT AT SX Plus (Petrol)

Engine mill

1396cc

1582cc

1591cc

Power

88.7bhp @4000rpm

126.2bhp @4000rpm

121bhp @6400rpm

 

Torque

220Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

260Nm@1900-2750rpm

151Nm@4850rpm

Transmission

5-speed

6-speed (Manual+ automatic)

6-speed

Fuel type

Diesel

Diesel

Petrol

Variants

3

4

4

Fuel efficiency (city/highway)

18.3kmpl /

 21.38kmpl

15.6kmpl / 19.67kmpl ; 15.6kmpl / 19.67kmpl ;

15.6kmpl / 19.67kmpl; 14.0kmpl / 17.01kmpl

11.2kmpl / 15.29kmpl; 11.2kmpl / 15.29kmpl ; 11.2kmpl / 15.29kmpl; 10.0kmpl / 13.0kmpl

Price

INR 10 – 13 lakh

INR 12- 15

INR 9 – 12.8 lakh

Hyundai Creta

3. Ford EcoSport

One of Ford’s top-selling SUVs, it has been performing successfully ever since its launch. This product was the one which changed the face of the crossover SUV in the Indian market. Since its launch in 2013, it has dominated the market and Ford has offered various facelifts and Special Edition models of the EcoSport to engage auto enthusiasts’. All in all, the EcoSport is a super model to look at from the exterior and comfortable from the inside as well.

Engine

1.5-litre petrol

1.0-litre Ecoboost

1.5-litre diesel

Engine mill

1499cc

999cc

1498cc

Power

110bhp @6300rpm

123bhp @6000rpm

98bhp @3750rpm

Torque

140Nm@4400rpm

170Nm@1400-4500rpm

205Nm @ 1750-3250rpm

Transmission

6-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Fuel type

Petrol

Petrol

Diesel

Variants

4

4

10

Fuel efficiency (City/Highway)

15.8 km/l

15.83km/l, 18.88 km/l

22.7 km/l

Price

INR 6 – 10.25 lakh

INR 6- 10.25 lakh

INR 6 – 10.25 lakh

Ford Ecosport

4. Renault Duster Facelift

The recently launched Renault Duster Facelift has amped up its looks and is much more appealing now. Although, mechanically it looks the same, the majority of the changes have been made to the interior and exterior (front bumper etc.). With the intention of driving your traffic hassles away, there is also an automatic version available.

Engine

85PS Diesel STD (Diesel)/ 85PS Diesel RxE (Diesel)/ 85PS Diesel RxL (Diesel)/ 85PS Diesel RxS (Diesel)/ 110PS Diesel RxL (Diesel)/ 85PS Diesel RxZ (Diesel)/ 85PS Diesel STD (Diesel)

110PS Diesel RxL AMT/ 110PS Diesel RxZ (Diesel)/ 110PS Diesel RxZ AMT/ 110PS Diesel RxZ AWD/

Petrol RxE (Petrol)/ Petrol RxL (Petrol)

Engine mill

1461cc

1461cc

1598 cc

Power

84bhp @3750rpm

108bhp @4000rpm

98bhp @3750rpm

Torque

200Nm@1750rpm

245Nm@1750rpm

205Nm @ 1750-3250rpm

Transmission

5-speed

6-speed

5-speed

Fuel type

Diesel

Diesel

Petrol

Variants

7

4

2

Fuel efficiency (City/Highway)

16.1 km/l ; 19.87 km/l

16.1kmpl / 19.72kmpl

10.4 km/l ; 13.06 km/l

Price

INR 6 – 10.25 lakh

INR 11- 14 lakh

INR 8 – 9 lakh

 Renault Duster


Your list of next cars is right here - Your next SUV is available at arm’s length!

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