If you love traveling a lot with your family and friends, an SUV should be the right vehicle to own instead of the hatchbacks and sedans. Apart from providing larger seating capacity and storage space, the SUVs come with sturdier bodies and higher ground clearance. Choosing the ideal SUV can be a challenge because of the exciting range of options on offer. Here are the top five SUVs that should suit first-time buyers.
MG Hector – An Intelligent SUV That You can Converse with
Ask any car enthusiast to name his/her favorite SUV, and the name MG Hector should be amongst the first ones you hear. The bold and rugged MG Hector exteriors comprise of automatic LED headlamps with DRLs, fog lamps, and 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels.
The MG Hector interior reveals a spacious car with impressive PU leather seats, 6-way adjustable driver seats, electric hand brake, and a 7-inch MID display.
The highlight of this SUV is the Smart Connectivity technology that allows you to communicate with the car using the Voice Assistant and do activities like open the sunroof and navigate the vehicle around. Accessing the internet and controlling the car via remote is also possible.
MG Hector comes with either a 1.5L petrol or a 2.0L diesel engine. The petrol engine pairs with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and a 48v mild hybrid system. The MG Hector price range is between Rs 12.48 to 17.28 lakhs.
Kia Seltos – The Latest Kid on the Blocks
Kia Seltos is one of the latest SUVs to enter the Indian market. However, it has made a name for itself in this short period. The Kia Seltos interiors reveal a comfortable cabin with luxurious features. The 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with UVO connectivity has excellent smart features such as ARKAMYS sound system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
The Kia Seltos exterior hosts a tiger-nose front grille, sweeping LED lamps, and vertically placed fog lamps. The crystal-cut alloy wheels and roofline increase the SUV appeal. Kia Seltos is one of the first SUVs to feature a BS IV-compliant engine. The SUV comes with two petrol and one diesel engine option.
Priced in the attractive range of Rs 9.69 to 15.99 lakhs, Kia Seltos compares favorably with MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta, and the Mahindra XUV500.
Hyundai Creta – The Largest-selling SUV in India
Hyundai Creta, along with Hyundai Venue, is one of the largest selling SUVs in India. The Hyundai Creta comes with three powerful engine options, 1.6L petrol and diesel, and the 1.4L diesel unit. The 6-speed automatic and manual transmission options make driving the Hyundai Creta, an absolute dream.
Hyundai Creta comes with safety features like six airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP, and Hill Assist Control, among others. Sharp headlamps with projector LEDs give the Hyundai Creta exterior a formidable appearance. The Hyundai Creta interior comprises of the latest technology that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
The Hyundai Creta mileage is its USP with the SUV delivering 21.38 kmpl with the 1.4L CRDi engine. The Hyundai Creta pricing range of Rs 10 to Rs 15.67 lakhs makes it an attractive buy.
Ford Endeavour – Excellent Off-road Driving Capability
When you think of adventure, the Ford Endeavour should be among the first SUVs to come to mind. The highlight of the Ford Endeavour design is that it comes with an all-wheel-drive option.
The 3.2L diesel engine is a powerful one capable of delivering 197bhp power and 470Nm peak torque. The 6-speed automatic transmission system coupled with the three driving modes makes driving through the toughest terrain a pleasure.
High-Intensity Discharge headlights, alloy wheels, chrome side indicators, and LED DRLs to make the Ford Endeavour exterior one of the most endearing in its segment. The Ford Endeavour interiors match the exteriors perfectly to deliver the highest degree of comfort and convenience. It is amongst the most secure vehicles on the Indian roads, as well today.
Available in the price range of Rs 28.20 lakhs to Rs 33.70 lakhs, the Ford Endeavour is a sure buy anytime.
Mahindra Scorpio – An Imposing Appearance
The Mahindra Scorpio is a symbol of power because one always sees politicians and people in power traveling in this SUV. However, it is an excellent vehicle to go on long drives on country roads. This 7-seater SUV has one of the most muscular bodies among all the other SUVs on display here.
Available in both two and four-wheel drive options, there are three engine trims on offer in the Mahindra Scorpio. The range-topping S11 diesel mHawk engine can deliver a maximum power of 140bhp and a peak torque of 320Nm. The Scorpio engine mates with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission system.
The Mahindra Scorpio exterior is the highlight of this SUV with its edgy bumpers, air dams, the mesh design, and the large front wheel arches. Faux leather upholstery and extremely comfortable seats make up the Mahindra Scorpio interiors.
The Mahindra Scorpio price range of Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 16.63 lakhs makes it one of the most affordable SUVs.