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Best SUVs Under 10 Lakh in India – List of Top Budget SUVs in the Country

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Here’s the list of top budget SUVs in India available under 10 lakh rupees.

Best SUVs under 10 lakh in India

In the last 5 years, the Indian automotive market has seen a gradual shift in preferences towards SUVs. The impact of SUVs in India is at such an extent, that the segment is now eating up the sales of compact hatchbacks and sedans priced below the Rs. 10 lakh mark as well.

Following is the list of six best SUVs priced under Rs. 10 lakh in India, depending upon their best-in-class virtues with respect to other options in the same segment

  1. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza – For best-in-class after sales experience and resale value

Maruti Vitara Brezza Top 5 Budget SUVs in India

When it comes to after sales service costs, number of touch points and resale value, nobody does it better than Maruti Suzuki. In the sub-compact SUV space, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has proved its mettle on all these virtues in the past with its diesel powertrain.

The Maruti Vitara Brezza, in its current second innings, is now available with a petrol engine only, which is being offered with both manual and automatic gearbox options. However, apart from excellence in after sales experience, the Maruti Vitara Brezza brings nothing new to the table, with other rivals offering better equipment levels.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Petrol
Engine 1.5-liter four cylinder petrol
Gearbox 5-speed manual / 6-speed AT
Maximum power 105 PS @ 6,000 rpm
Maximum torque 138 Nm @ 4,400 rpm
Price Rs. 7.52-11.26 lakh
  1. Kia Sonet – For best-in-class features and equipment list

Kia Sonet 2021

From the starting of its journey in the Indian car market, Kia did know that it has to go an extra mile to lure the Indian customers. Kia effectively played its features card with its debut product Seltos, and has continued the same momentum with the Sonet. The Kia Sonet offers best-in-class equipment with features like ventilated front seats, wireless charger, wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, air purifier, front parking sensors, LED headlamps and tail lamps, projector fog lamps, largest-in-class touchscreen infotainment system and electric sunroof. The Kia Sonet is also the one with the most number of engine and gearbox options in its segment, with something there for every buyer out there.

Kia Sonet Petrol Turbo-petrol Diesel
Engine 1.2-liter four cylinder petrol 1.0-liter three cylinder turbo-petrol 1.5-liter four cylinder diesel
Gearbox 5-speed 6-speed iMT / 7-speed DCT 6-speed manual
Maximum power 83 PS @ 6,000 rpm 120 PS @ 6,000 rpm 100 PS @ 4,000 rpm
Maximum torque 115 Nm @ 4,200 rpm 172 Nm @ 1,500-4,000 rpm 240 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm
Price Rs. 6.79-8.66 lakh Rs. 9.80-13.10 lakh Rs. 8.36-13.36 lakh
  1. Mahindra XUV300 – For best-in-class safety

Mahindra XUV300

While the Tata Nexon was the first product to achieve a 5-star rating in the Global NCAP crash tests, the Mahindra XUV300 scored the same rating with better scores, thus making it the current safest car made-in-India. The Mahindra XUV300, apart from its tough body, also offers segment-best list of safety features list, including seven airbags (with first-in-class driver knee airbag), front and rear parking sensors, reverse camera, steering modes, rear wheel disc brakes, ABS with EBD, ESP with rollover mitigation, hill start assist and corner braking control. There are two engine options on offer in the Mahindra XUV300 – one petrol and one diesel.

Mahindra XUV300 Turbo-petrol Diesel
Engine 1.2-liter three cylinder turbo-petrol 1.5-liter four cylinder diesel
Gearbox 6-speed manual / 6-speed AMT 6-speed manual / 6-speed AMT
Maximum power 110 PS @ 5,000 rpm 120 PS @ 3,750 rpm
Maximum torque 200 Nm @ 2,000-3,500 rpm 300 Nm @ 1,500-2,500 rpm
Price Rs. 7.96-12.28 lakh Rs. 8.97-13.09 lakh
  1. Tata Nexon – For best-in-class space

Tata Nexon Ground Clearance

Tata has had a great reputation of making family oriented cars, with all of its offerings having good space and comfort levels on the inside. The Tata Nexon is one such offering, which despite its coupe like persona towards rear, offers ample amount of headroom, in addition to best in class shoulder room, knee room and leg room. Even the boot space is quite commendable at 350 liters. Like the Mahindra XUV300, the Tata Nexon too is offered with turbocharged petrol and diesel engines.

Tata Nexon Turbo-petrol Diesel
Engine 1.2-liter three cylinder turbo-petrol 1.5-liter four cylinder diesel
Gearbox 6-speed manual / 6-speed AMT 6-speed manual / 6-speed AMT
Maximum power 120 PS @ 5,500 rpm 110 PS @ 4,000 rpm
Maximum torque 170 Nm @ 1,750-4,000 rpm 260 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm
Price Rs. 7.20-11.63 lakh Rs. 8.50-12.97 lakh
  1. Ford Ecosport – For best driving experience

Ford Ecosport

Fords have always been known being the cars which are pure driver’s delight, for their great prowess in ride and handling balance owing to best suspension setup and right steering calibration. The Ford Ecosport too manages to follow the same family tradition and is a great handler, despite its short wheelbase and high ground clearance. There is minimal body roll and the Ecosport feels planted on all kind of terrains, barring the extremely rough ones. The Ford Ecosport is one of the very few options in its segment to offer a combination of a naturally aspirated petrol engine and a diesel engine.

Ford Ecosport Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.5-liter three cylinder petrol 1.5-liter four cylinder diesel
Gearbox 5-speed manual / 6-speed AT 5-speed manual
Maximum power 122 PS @ 6,500 rpm 100 PS @ 3,750 rpm
Maximum torque 149 Nm @ 4,500 rpm 215 Nm @ 1,750-2,500 rpm
Price Rs. 8.19-11.40 lakh Rs. 8.89-11.70 lakh
  1. Renault Kiger – For best-in-class fuel efficiency (petrol)

Renault Kiger Review

If you want an SUV which is light on pocket both to buy and run, the Renault Kiger offers itself as a great choice in that direction. The Renault Kiger is currently the most affordable sub-compact SUV below Rs 10 lakh mark in the country today. The Kiger is being offered with two 1.0-liter petrol engine options – one naturally aspirated and the other being turbocharged, with the former engine option offering best-in-class fuel economy figures of up to 20 kmpl.

Renault Kiger Petrol Turbo-petrol
Engine 1.0-liter three cylinder petrol 1.0-liter three cylinder turbo-petrol
Gearbox 5-speed manual / 5-speed AMT 5-speed manual / CVT
Maximum power 72 PS @ 6,250 rpm 100 PS @ 5,000 rpm
Maximum torque 96 Nm @ 3,500 rpm 160 Nm @ 2,800-3,600 rpm
Price Rs. 5.64-8.48 lakh Rs. 7.51-10.08 lakh

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