The fastest growing segment in the Indian Car market is that of the compact SUV models. The trend has hit the buyers and sellers to a huge extent. Now, almost every car maker has one of the kind in their lineup. Top 10 Best SUV in India 2018 are listed below.
Top 10 Best SUV in india 2018
1. Maruti Suzuki Vitara
Maruti Suzuki is one of the most popular car makers in India. Maruti Suzuki has come up with a new model Vitara, which is expected to be launched in January 2018. Maruti Suzuki Vitara shares the same platform concept wise as that of XA Alpha which was showcased at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo.
The engine used in Suzuki Vitara is from Suzuki H engine series which ranges from 2.0 to 2.7 Litre in displacement. It is all aluminium engine with dual overhead cams, 24 valves and multi-port fuel injection. It was co developed with Mazda but it mainly deviates with the latter with alternative induction technology and smaller engine sizes.
The Vitara comes with a stylish yet extremely solid build up. With a powerful engine of 2736 cc, it has a beautiful interior compared with other SUVs. Large luggage carrying space has been added for the travelling comfort. Expected price is Rs. 22 Lakh. Due to its economic attributes and stylish features, it will top the Top 10 Best SUV in India 2018 list.
2. Tata Q501
Showing the enthusiasm with the launch of Zest and Bolt, Tata Motors is ready to rock the market with their new SUV, Tata Q501. All new Tata Q501 will essentially be a 5 seater SUV with some amazing features. Features such as projector lights, day time running LED strips along with LED Tail lights. It also will have a option with 7 seater.
Tata Q501 will be powered by a 2.0 litre Fiat multijet engine mated with a standard 5-speed manual transmission. The expected BHP is 170. And the maximum torque at optimum RPM is expected to be 350 Nm. Estimated to be priced between Rs 15 and 25 Lakhs with different variants. The Tata Q501 will compete with other SUVs such as Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.
3. Mahindra XUV300
The latest SUV in the portfolio of Mahindra is XUV300. It will slot below SUV500. The Mahindra XUV300 is a front wheel drive SUV which is expected to be more expensive than TUV300.
Looks wise, XUV300 follows the footsteps of the XUV500. Though the interiors of XUV300 will offer a double toned black beige interiors. Expected to be launched in January 2018, Mahindra XUV300 will be priced in between Rs. 8 and 11 Lakhs.
4. BMW X7
If we talk about top 10 SUVs in India 2018, the list will be incomplete without mentioning a model by BMW. X series of BMW have seen enormous success in the whole world. They are best known for their innovative technology, luxury and high performance factors. The latest on the line in this X series is the BMW X7.
BMW X7 is regarded as the biggest SUV, the german carmaker has ever built. From inside, it will look similar like other SUVs from X Series. The BMW X7 mileage could range at 10kmpl in the 3.0 litre version and 8.8kmpl in the 4.4 litre version. Expected to be launched in February 2018, BMW X7 would be a class leading SUV with magnificent on road image and high speed performance factors.
For affluent people, this will be their blindfold choice. And no doubt in topping the Top 10 Best SUV in India 2018 list.
5. Maserati Levante
Maserati launched the Levante in the global market in 2016. The Levante was their first ever SUV. Considered as one of the most beautiful cars in the whole world, Maserati is expected to launch Levante in Indian market in 2018.
Coming with a very stylish design, Levante is very attractive look wise. Best part about its styliing is the nose section which shows off the aggressively styled head lights that are angled along the bonnet line and meet the huge vertical slat grille. Maserati Levante wil be sourced from a 3.0 litre engine of Petrol and Diesel. Expected price of the SUV is 1.8 Cr. – 2.0 Crore.
6. Skoda Karoq
A new benchmark has been set by the Skoda Auto India company in the compact SUV segment with the launch of its Yeti Model. Expected to be released before March 2018, Skoda Karoq is the new SUV from Czech automaker and will replace the long selling SUV Yeti.
Look wise, most of the design is similar to that of the larger Skoda Kodiaq. The new SUV receives the spotlight because of its high dimensional features. New LED headlights, stylish body contours and new 19″ alloy wheels. Mileage of the SUV is expected to be of 20kmpl for petrol engine version and 20 to 22kmpl in Diesel version. Expected price is Rs. 22 – 25 Lakh.
To say, this will hit the top of all other SUV list is not only overly exaggerated but overly vehement thing. This will manage mid rank in Top 10 Best SUV in India 2018 list.
7. Ford Kuga
Following the Renault Duster’s SUV Storm, Ford Ecosport was the one which introduced the concept of a sub four metre SUV. After the huge success of Ford Endeavour, the company has been looking to leave their mark in the SUV industry by launching new SUV model, Ford Kuga. It is expected to be released in early to mid 2018.
Ford Kuga comes powered by a 2.0 litre TCDi Engine and a 1.6 litre EcoBoost engine. The interior seems to be dark and the dashboard layout is marked in kinetic design language. It is expected to be launched soon at a price of Rs. 10 to 18 Lakh. Ford Kuga will be competing with some best SUVs in India, such as Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano.
8. Vokswagen Taigun
Volkswagen is there in the car market for more than a decade now. New concept of SUV is coming from the company in 2018 named as Taigun. The Volkswagen Taigun concept is a compact four seater SUV that is set to compete with likes of the Ford Ecosport and Fiat Panda Trekking.
Taigun is Incorporated with a 2.0 litre TDI diesel engine with 7 speed Automatic DSG transmission. The expected mileage of the model is to be almost 18 kmpl. Volkswagen will be launching this SUV in late 2018 priced between 11 Lakhs and 25 Lakhs with different variants
9. Nissan Kicks
Nissan Kicks was first revealed at the 2014 Sao Paulo International Auto Show in the concept form. In Indian market, Nissan will be launching it in compact version. Nissan Kicks comes with an engine of 1.5 Litre and K9K Diesel powertrain. It is expected that mileage would be taken care of and it would deliver decent fuel economy.
In India, the new compact SUV, Nissan Kicks will compete with other SUVs such as Ford Ecosport and Hyundai Creta. Nissan Kicks is expected to be priced between 8 Lakhs and 15 Lakhs. Expected launch will be January-March 2018.
10. Maruti Suzuki Jimny
With the huge success in market of UK, Maruti Suzuki India has been thinking of bringing the SUV in the country for quite some time now. The Suzuki Jimny now has been in the international market for a long time with 20,000 above loyal owners in British market.
The Suzuki Jimny will be available in two variants in the Indian market. Variants would include Jimny JLX MPi and Jimny JLX Ddi. Jimny comes with a powerful engine of 1.3 litre that benefits from variable valve timing. This will help in a strong fuel economy and mileage. To ensure maximum safety of passengers, Jimny has been blessed with some advanced features of safety. This includes ABS with EBD. Expected price of this model lies between mark of 5 Lakh and 10 Lakh.
All in all, Indian future market of SUV segment is rich and filled with lots of choices for customer to pick it according to their requirement and budget. If one don’t look at the budget then, of course, the winner will be, as expected, BMW. Not only because of the brand name but also the features it will incorporate with the upcoming launch will make you awestruck. The similar opinion will also be with Maserati Levante. To put it to the end, as a customer, I would want to save few bucks and only go with Maruti Suzuki Vitara. And it sums up Top 10 Best SUV in India 2018 list.
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