SUVs or Sports Utility Vehicles have seen an immense growth over the years not just in the international market but in India too. And that is why most of the carmakers are bringing in more products in this particular segment. There was a time when having an SUV was a bit difficult due to the high price and maintenance cost, but things have changed now and most of the automobile companies are making SUVs at affordable prices. Here is the list of top 5 most affordable SUV in India in 2018.
Maruti Suzuki VitaraBrezza
Maruti Suzuki VitaraBrezza is one of the most compact Sports Utility Vehicle that you will get packed with a spacious interior, bulky exterior and a tested powerful engine. The car made its first appearance at the 2016 Auto Expo in India, and since then it has not looked back. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza price starts with Rs 7.26 lakh to Rs 9.70 lakh and offers a 1.3-litre diesel engine, which is capable of producing a maximum power of 89 bhp and a peak torque of 200 Nm. Apart from this, the car also packs a bunch of advanced features which are rarely seen in cars belonging to this particular segment. All these factors have made it the most affordable SUV in India.
With the launch of Hyundai Creta, the company has not just gained fortunes in the segment but has also played a significant role in making the SUVs a mainstream vehicle category in India. In a span of eights years after the launch, the Creta has been sold over one million units only in the domestic market. This itself speaks about the popularity and craze among the buyers. All the advanced features and premium cabin inside make it an affordable car in the price range of Rs 9.28 and Rs 14.63 lakhs.
In the range of Rs 7.18 lakh and Rs 10.43 lakh, Ford EcoSport seems to be one of the most affordable SUV in the Indian market with better styling, enhanced drivability, powerful engines and advanced features. It might be one of the oldest subcompact SUV, but EcoSport still manages to give tough competition to its rivals. With good looks and sorted driving dynamics, the SUV from the American carmaker makes for a highly likeable car and also a fun to drive.
Renault Duster Facelift
The facelifted version of Renault Duster arrived last year with a bunch of cosmetic changes that brought some uniqueness to the model. Already the manufacturer has found success with the first model of Duster, the facelifted version only added more to the revenues. Also, it is one of the few SUVs that come with the AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) system, making it more fuel efficient than the others in the segment. You can avail this car for a price of Rs 8.5 lakh and Rs 13.85 lakh for the top end trim.
Mahindra Scorpio has been the hot favourite of this segment ever since it was launched in 2002. The major advantage of this SUV, unlike the others, is that it is capable of accommodating 7-8 occupants with much comfort. Scorpio is not just affordable in terms of pricing but also promises to offer some exciting features and better drivability on off-roads.
There was a time when SUVs were considered a costly affair, but not only they are affordable now, but are as popular as the mainstream segments like the hatchbacks and sedans.
All the above-mentioned SUVs offer a brilliant design along with great comfort and drivability apart from the advanced features. You can read the specifications in detail of these SUVs at Autoportal.com for a better understanding.