The SUV and MUV segment is a very popular one and more and more carmakers are eyeing it. The cars present in this segment have sporty looks and powerful engines that make them good off-roaders. The most searched cars in this segment, for the month of February, not only have stylish looks but are the top performers in their categories. Here is an overview of each.
This lifestyle SUV by Mahindra has been synonymous to style, adventure, luxury and performance. Mahindra Scorpio comes with a SZ 2600 plus DI diesel engine capable of generating 109 bhp power and 26 kgm torque. Scorpio’s petrol version has Renault’s 116 bhp engine. The lifestyle SUV segment is very niche in India and at a very nascent stage and Mahindra wants to leave its mark. Mahindra Scorpio offers comfortable ride, pleasing style, stable safety features coupled with decent interiors. The car is priced between Rs 7,60,000 – 10,57,340.
The car comes in both petrol and diesel engine. The 1998cc, 16-Valve DOHC WTi petrol engine produces 132PS power at 5600rpm and 181NM torque at 4000rpm. The 2494cc, 16-Valve DOHC diesel engine generates 102PS power at 3600rpm and 200NM torque at 1400 – 3400rpm. Toyota Innova‘s petrol variant is also compatible with CNG and comes with a manual selector switch that enables the driver to easily switch from gasoline to CNG and vice versa. The CNG cylinder present in the car has a capacity of 12kg and the running cost comes around Rs 1.6/km or less depending on the driving situation. Innova comes with a price tag of Rs 7,94,470 – Rs 11,72,760.
This popular SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) by one of country’s biggest car makers possesses sporty looks and advanced interior and exterior features. It is priced competitively at Rs 7,70,761 – Rs 11,65,824. Tata Safari’s 2.2L, 16V diesel engine produces 140hp at 4000 rpm and 320Nm torque. Safari comes with a day-night visibility instrumental panel, leather seats and power windows. Safety features like airbags, ABS (Antilock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) and reverse guide system are also present.
This powerful vehicle from Mahindra’s stable makes your drive easier on the bumpy roads of India. Mahindra Bolero has a 2498cc diesel engine which sets it apart from other cars. The car has a 5-speed transmission, which makes it a fuel efficient car. The car has features like antisubmarine seats, air conditioners, power steering and four speaker music system etc. Mahindra has priced Bolero between Rs 4,74,710 – Rs 5,98,350.
This car gives competition to Honda CRV and Captiva and is priced between Rs 18 to 19 lakh. It has Toyota’s most popular 3.0L diesel engine with five speed manual transmission gearbox and with 4WD (Four Wheel Drive). Toyota launched the Toyota Fortuner quite late in the Indian market. The Fortuner is impressive and powerful and flaunts a muscular body. Its sporty looks and features like Dual Front Airbags, ABS with EBD and ESP etc make it a good premium luxury car.
This C + category vehicle by Mahindra comes with a CRDe technology. The car has a diesel engine with a 2500cc displacement generating 110 bhp at 3200 rpm and 28.3 kgm torque at 1700 rpm. It has a seating capacity of eight passengers and a minimum turning radius of 5.60 mts. Mahindra Xylo has front disk breaks and rear brakes are drum type. It has a five gear manual transmission along with body colour bumpers, tachometer, alloys, ORVM indicators, climate controlled AC, power windows, remote controlled central locking, remote operated fuel filler, rear wiper and rear defogger. The car is priced at Rs 6,47,118 – Rs 8,16,262.