Know India’s 10 most affordable and high-performing SUVs. This list includes all the best SUVs in India that are worth purchasing in the year 2021.
SUVs are getting popular day by day and many potential buyers are also looking into this segment to see how they can get the most out of their money. Take a look at the 10 best SUVs in India and decide which one will suit your style and requirements in the best way.
- 2020 Mahindra Thar
The older versions of the Thar were already quite popular among the Indian consumers but Mahindra stunned the enthusiasts and critics alike with the new 2020 Thar. The next-generation Thar now looks more sophisticated and inline with the mainstream SUVs.
For the first time ever, the butch SUV gets both petrol and diesel engine options along with an automatic transmission. It also gets a factory fitted hardtop version this time. The off-roader has gone wider and comes with the option of four and six seats. The prices have also taken a leap and now fall in the range of Rs 9.80 – 13.75 lakh (ex-showroom).
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Hyundai has launched the second-gen model of the Creta in the Indian market, which is based on the manufacturer’s ix25 sold in China. Including BS6-compliant 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines, the car has also received revamped styling and feature updates. The next-generation Creta is a complete departure from its predecessor in terms of looks. It is priced between Rs. 9.99 – 17.2 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
3. Hyundai Venue
Priced between Rs. 6.70 lakh to Rs. 11.51 lakh (ex-showroom, India), the model was launched a few months back and since then it has been receiving an overwhelming response from the auto enthusiasts. As it is the Korean brand’s first compact-SUV in the country, it is gaining more popularity because of the trust the brand has earned with its fabulous range of cars. It is available in three engine options, two petrol and one diesel.
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4. Kia Seltos
Kia Seltos is the brand’s first product in the Indian market and is priced between Rs. 9.89 lakh to 17.34 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Since the day it was launched, the SUV hardly took any time to dominate the mid-size SUV segment in India and even overtook its competition in the very first month. Kia Seltos comes with a host of features, mixed with incredible performance; making it an attractive offering in the auto-market.
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5. Maruti Vitara Brezza
One of the most popular SUVs in the Indian market that definitely deserves a mention on this list is Maruti Vitara Brezza. With only a diesel engine on offer, the SUV is aimed to be a compact and practical utility vehicle for the Indian SUV lovers. It is under four meters in length but that doesn’t stop it from offering ample space and raised comfort levels. It currently costs between Rs. 7.34 – Rs. 11.41 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
6. Mahindra XUV 300
The latest entrant to the sub-four-metre compact SUV segment in the Indian market, the new Mahindra XUV300 offers a stylish new design borrowed from its larger siblings, plenty of segment-first features and powerful engine options. The SUV includes 1.5-litre petrol and diesel units mated to a manual gearbox along with plenty of cabin space; assuring a perfect balance between performance and daily usability. You can buy this one between Rs. 8.30 – 12.69 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
7. Tata Harrier
Looking for the most value-for-money product in India’s five-seater SUV market? The answer would be Tata Harrier. Its OMEGA architecture is derived from Land Rover’s proven D8 platform and the SUV comes with many first-in-class comfort and safety equipment including Terrain Response drive modes, Brake Disc Wiping, Hill Descent Control and many more.
8. Mahindra XUV 500
Another most popular product from the India born automotive brand, Mahindra is the XUV 500. This SUV has undergone through three updates and the latest version brings a lot of new improvements over the previous models. From its wide range of variants, you can consider the one that is most appropriate for you. Currently, the price of the SUV falls between Rs. 12.37 lakh – 19.78 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
9. Tata Nexon
There’s no doubt that Tata Nexon is one of the strongest contenders in the compact-SUV market. Due to funky looks and impactful design, it has generated quite an appreciation from the younger masses. It is available in a petrol or diesel format mated to either a manual or AMT gearbox. As the carmaker has now launched its updated version that comes with a sunroof and many more features, it will definitely attract a lot more people now.
10. Jeep Compass
This powerful compact SUV definitely has a lot of fans in India and is also considered as the most affordable product from the iconic American automotive company. This five-seater comes with an excellent build quality compared to its rivals, along with exceptional performance. It has also got a four-wheel-drive powertrain in its top variant and some neat-looking design elements including Jeep’s iconic seven-slat grille.