In India the craziness of people for SUV (large cars) cars are not so more as for Sedan and Hatchback (small cars). But, from near past peoples are likely wish to buy SUV/MUV as well sedan and Hatchbacks. So, we brought a list of top 10 SUVs/MUVs of Indian roads in 2017-18 which may you wish to buy.

10. Maruti S-Cross (Rs. 8.62-11.33 lakhs)

Maruti Suzuki had introduced their first crossover SUV, the S-Cross, in India back in 2014. The first Maruti to be launched with the first 1.6-litre Multijet engine, the S-Cross managed to hang on to its wings in a segment that prefers macho styling. With its mid-life update in 2017, the S-Cross has gained some visual brawn but lost its bite – the 1.6-litre diesel.

The S-Cross still carries forward the crossover looks, but the meek front grille has been replaced by an aggressive vertically slatted one. The headlamps also have become aggressive with the blacked out bodies and LED DRLs. The front bumpers have been tweaked to match the aggression. The profile retains the same crossover hatchback look and the tail design has also been carried forward almost identically.

The 2017 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is offered only with the 90bhp 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine that develops 89bhp of power. The larger 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel that gave the S-Cross its character has been given a miss due to lack of demand. Instead, Maruti Suzuki has been developing a 1.5-litre diesel based on the Multijet platform and it might debut with the S-Cross in 2018.

The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, with its smaller engine, now seems to be more of a competitor to the Vitara Brezza, Ford Ecosport, Honda WR-V and Tata Nexon rather than the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.

Specification

  1. Engine  –                     1.6L Diesel Engine
  2. Displacements  –       1248 cc
  3. Maximum Power –   89bhp @ 4000rpm
  4. Maximum Torque – 200 NM@1750rpm
  5. Fuel Type –                Diesel
  6. Fuel Tank –                48L
  7. Fuel Effiiency –         25.10 kmpl
  8. Transmission –          Manual
  9. No. of Cylinders –      4
  10. No. Of Gears –            5 Speed
  11. ABS –                            YES
  12. Parking Sensor –        YES
  13. EBD –                            YES
  14. Drive Train –               2WD
  15. Wheel Type –               Alloy wheels

9. Toyota Innova Crysta (Rs. 13.52-22.15 lakhs)

Toyota is offering exciting year-end offers on the Innova Crysta on retails made until December 31, 2017. Additionally, prices of the Innova Crysta are expected to go up next year as Toyota has announced price hike across its range by up to 3 per cent.

Toyota has confirmed the waiting period for the Innova Crysta currently ranges between 4-6 weeks, even with its production plant working at 95 per cent of its capacity.

Toyota recently added a 6-speed manual in the base diesel variant of the Innova Touring Sport along with a few new goodies in its entire lineup.

The Innova Crysta includes a host of upmarket features such as a 4.2-inch TFT screen, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and lounge lighting. The Innova Crysta gets both petrol and diesel engines. The three engines on offer in the Crysta are – 2.4-litre and 2.8-litre diesel and a 2.7-litre Dual VVT-i petrol.

Specifications

  1. Engine  –                     1-GD FTV Engine
  2. Displacements  –       2755 cc
  3. Maximum Power –   171.5bhp @ 3400rpm
  4. Maximum Torque – 360 NM@1200-3400rpm
  5. Fuel Type –                Diesel
  6. Fuel Tank –                55L
  7. Fuel Effiiency –         11.36 kmpl
  8. Transmission –          Automatic
  9. No. of Cylinders –      4
  10. No. Of Gears –            6 Speed
  11. ABS –                            YES
  12. Parking Sensor –        YES
  13. Dimensions  –             4735*1830*1795 mm
  14. Seating Capacity –      7
  15. Top Speed –                 179 kmph
  16. Wheel –                         Alloy Wheel 16inch
  17. Tyre Size –                    205/65 R16
  18. EBD –                            YES
  19. Drive Train –               2WD
  20. Wheel Type –               Alloy Wheels

8. Jeep Compass (Rs. 17.29-24.47 lakhs)

Jeep Compass, the American car manufacturer’s most affordable SUV, was launched in India by the end of July 2017. The SUV has instantly emerged as a strong player against other D-segment cars in the country. Jeep Compass has been designed to look like a baby Grand Cherokee with influences from the Jeep Renegade. It gets the typical vertically slatted wide grille, high mounted headlamps and the macho front bumper with the blacked out bash plate. The side profile gets a prominent shoulder line, squared wheel arches and a thick D-pillar to complete the twin-cab five seater SUV look. The clear lens tail lamps in the back look sporty complementing the decked up tailgate and large bumper.

The Jeep Compass is available in petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel variant gets a 2.0-litre MultiJet II engine that generates 170bhp of power and 350Nm of torque, while the petrol version is powered by a 1.4-litre Multiair engine that generates 160bhp of power and 250Nm of torque. The Sport variant is limited to a six-speed manual transmission in petrol as well as diesel variant. The Longitude variant is limited to a diesel engine that comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The top of the line Limited variant is available in a six-speed diesel and the petrol variant gets a seven-speed DDCT transmission as standard.

It competes against the Hyundai Tucson, the Honda CR-V and the Skoda Yeti amongst the five-seater premium SUVs. Also, the lower trims rival against the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the Nissan Terrano.

Specifications

  1. Engine  –                     2.0L 4Cyl Multijet !! Engine
  2. Displacement  –         1956 cc
  3. Maximum Power –   170bhp @ 3750rpm
  4. Maximum Torque – 350 NM@1750-2500rpm
  5. Fuel Type –                Diesel
  6. Fuel Tank –                60L
  7. Fuel Effiiency –         17.1 kmpl
  8. Transmission –          Manual
  9. No. of Cylinders –      4
  10. No. Of Gears –            6 Speed
  11. ABS –                            YES
  12. Boot Space –               408L
  13. Dimensions  –             4395*1818*1640 mm
  14. Seating Capacity –      5
  15. Tyre Type –                  Radial, Tubeless
  16. Airbags –                      Driver and Passenger
  17. Wheel Type –               Alloy Wheels 17inch
  18. Drive Type –                 4*2

7. Tata Nexon (Rs. 6.42-10.60 lakhs)

Tata had successfully worked their way to achieve their goal of Tata 2.0 – the aim of becoming a modern and aspirational carmaker. After the Tiago, the Hexa and the Tigor, Tata Motors introduced their first ever compact SUV, the Nexon. The Nexon is Tata’s first sub-four metre SUV and has been visually built around the design cues of the Zest and Bolt while retaining the dimensional strengths of the present segment contenders like the EcoSport and TUV300. The Nexon flaunts Tata’s new IMPACT design philosophy. The high stance, flared wheel arches and a large imposing grille gives it the required brawn despite its curvy body lines. There are dual tone body paint available as well which gives the Nexon a stylish stance. The rear is bit of an overkill, but goes well with the overall appearance of the crossocer.

On the inside, the Tata Nexon starts with the ConnectNext touchscreen infotainment system from Harmann nested in the centre console. The interior gets a three-tone layout with exterior colour highlights. It gets automatic climate control, electrically operated wing mirrors and fabric upholstery along with steering mounted audio controls. For safety, dual front airbags and ABS with EBD is standard across the range. The Tata Nexon gets a brand new 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine that develops 108bhp of power and comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. You also have a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine option with exactly same power figures but of course lower torque output than the diesel. Tata will introduce AMT options for both the engine options in near future. The Nexon competes with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the Honda WR-V, Mahindra TUV300and the recently updated Ford Ecosport.

Specifications

  1. Engine  –                     1.5L/1.2L Turbocharged Revotron Engine
  2. Displacement  –         1497/1198 cc
  3. Maximum Power –   110bhp @ 3750/5000rpm
  4. Maximum Torque – 260/170 NM@2750-4000rpm
  5. Fuel Type –                Diesel/Petrol
  6. Fuel Tank –                44L
  7. Fuel Effiiency –         21.5 kmpl
  8. Transmission –          Manual
  9. No. of Cylinders –      4
  10. No. Of Gears –            6 Speed
  11. ABS –                            YES
  12. Seating Capacity –      5
  13. Drive Modes –            Multi Drive Modes
  14. Dimensions –             3994*1811*1607 mm
  15. Boot Space –              350L

6. Mahindra Scorpio

Mahindra Scorpio is expected to get costlier from next year as the carmaker has announced a price hike across its model line-up by up to 3 per cent. Mahindra recently launched the Scorpio facelift with prices ranging between Rs 9.97 lakh and Rs 16.01 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). It is available in a total of six variants – S3, S5, S7 (two variants) and S11 (two variants) – and three powertrain options – 2.5-litre (75PS/200Nm, 5-speed manual), 2.2-litre (119PS/280Nm, 5-speed manual) and 2.2-litre (140PS/320Nm, 6-speed manual) diesel engines. A 4WD drivetrain option is available with the 140PS 2.2-litre diesel motor. This engine, borrowed from the XUV500, is a new addition to the Scorpio facelift. Besides this, the updated model gets subtle aesthetic changes along with a few additional features and a new upholstery. The Tata Safari Storme remains its arch-rival as before, along with other compact SUVs such as the Renault Duster, Captur, Honda BR-V and the Hyundai Creta.

Specifications

  1. Engine  –                     3 Types of Engines used in scorpio models
  2. Displacement  –         2179 cc
  3. Maximum Power –   140bhp @ 3750rpm
  4. Maximum Torque – 320 NM@1500-2800rpm
  5. Fuel Type –                Diesel
  6. Fuel Tank –                60L
  7. Fuel Effiiency –         16.36 kmpl
  8. Transmission –          Manual
  9. Varients –                   8
  10. No. Of Gears –            6 Speed
  11. ABS –                            YES
  12. Seating Capacity –      7
  13. Front Tyre Size –       P235/65 R17
  14. Drive Type –                 2WD

5. Renault Duster (Rs. 9.07-15.16 lakhs)

The Renault Duster will be remembered as a revolutionary product in India. Developed and designed by Renault’s Romanian subsidiary, Dacia, its arrival opened up a new segment of crossover SUVs since its launch in July 2012. Renault Duster ruled the space until Ford got the EcoSport – a smaller and cheaper car but with the same appeal. And then came the Hyundai Creta and the once market leader is now trailing. Renault has updated the Duster in 2016 to lend it a new lease of life.

All variants of the Renault Duster SUV are pretty much feature-laden and full of the expected technical specs. Duster Diesel engine specification include an engine of 1461cc, which musters up a torque measuring to 245Nm@1750rpm and maximum power of 108.45bhp@4000rpm. Duster top model coughs out an average or giving an overall mileage of around 16.7 kmpl, with a fuel efficiency within a city of 13.6 kmpl and on highways the mileage stands out as 19.87 kmpl. Renault Duster Automatic comes in diesel & petrol engine options.

Specifications

  1. Engine  –                     1.5L 16v dci THP Engine
  2. Displacement  –         1461 cc
  3. Maximum Power –   108.5bhp @ 4000rpm
  4. Maximum Torque – 245 NM@1750rpm
  5. Fuel Type –                Petrol/Diesel
  6. Fuel Tank –                50L
  7. Fuel Effiiency –         14.19/19.87 kmpl
  8. Transmission –          Manual
  9. No. Of Gears –            6 Speed
  10. ABS –                            YES
  11. Dimensions  –             4315*1822*1695 mm
  12. Top Speed –                168 kmph
  13. Low Fuel War. Light YES
  14. Parking Sensor –        YES
  15. Wheel Type –               Alloy Wheels 16inch
  16. Drive Type –                 AWD

4. Isuzu MU-X (Rs. 29.07-31.37 lakhs)

Isuzu has been operating in India since 2012 and has slowly expanded its base in the country, state by state. The Japanese car maker has launched its flagship SUV, the MU-X in May 2017 and has replaced its current luxury SUV, the MU7. The MU-X is a rather plusher version of the MU7 and competes in the full-size SUV space in the country.

The front of the MU-X gets a horizontally-slatted two-piece grille with a large Isuzu badging. The headlights sits firmly on the edge of the bonnet giving it a muscular stance along with bumper mounted LED daytime running lamps. The SUV also has a darker shaded lower portion to give it the floating appearance. The side profile is typical SUV with three visible rows, a high roofline and sharply raked front windscreen and flared wheel arches. The roof rails and 18-inch alloy wheels are standard across all variants. The rear of the Isuzu gets typical SUV design with sharp wraparound tail lights. The overall design philosophy is very similar to that of the Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Specifications

  1. Engine  –                     2.5L
  2. Displacement  –         2999 cc
  3. Maximum Power –   134bhp @ 3400rpm
  4. Maximum Torque – 320 NM@2800rpm
  5. Fuel Type –                Diesel
  6. Fuel Tank –                65L
  7. Fuel Effiiency –         13.8 kmpl
  8. System –                     Dual Manual with Rear Control
  9. No. of Cylinders –     4
  10. No. of Valves –          16
  11. No. Of Gears –           5 Gears
  12. Seating Capacity –    7 Person
  13. Dimensions  –            4825*1860*1825 mm
  14. Transmission –         Automatic
  15. Drive Ststem –          FWD

3. Ford Ecosport (Rs. 8.61-13.11 lakhs)

Ford has launched the EcoSport facelift at a starting price of Rs 7.31 lakh for the base petrol and Rs 8.01 lakh for the base diesel (ex-showroom New Delhi).

The Ford EcoSport facelift is available in five variants – Ambiente, Trend, Trend+, Titanium, and Titanium+ – as before. To know what each variant offers, check out the Ford EcoSport Variants Explained story.

It is powered by a newly introduced 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine mated to a new 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters, along with the familiar 1.5-litre diesel unit. The Ford EcoSport delivers a claimed mileage of 17kmpl for the petrol manual, 14.8kmpl for the petrol auto and 23kmpl for the diesel variants. Watch the Ford EcoSport video review to find out what it feels like to drive.

The Ford EcoSport facelift has a ground clearance of 200mm (unladen). The boot space of the Ford EcoSport is rated at 352 litres which is bigger than that of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon, its prime competitors.

Specifications

  1. Engine  –                     4 inline cylinders
  2. Displacement  –         1498 cc
  3. Maximum Power –   73.8kw @ 3750rpm
  4. Maximum Torque – 205 NM@1750-3250rpm
  5. Fuel Type –                Petrol/Diesel
  6. Fuel Tank –                52L
  7. Fuel Effiiency –         23 kmpl
  8. Transmission –          Manual
  9. No. of Cylinders –      4
  10. No. Of Gears –            5 Gears
  11. Boot Space –               352L
  12. Dimensions  –             3998*1765*1647 mm
  13. Chasis Type –              Monocoque

2. Toyota Fortuner (Rs. 26.2-31.99 lakhs)

Toyota the Japanese Automaker had launched the new generation Fortuner SUV in indian car market in 2016 in 7 varients. The Toyota Fortuner 2018 model is also available in TRD Sportivo Avatar, which has recently been launched in the country. This new model gets sharp look, power engine and specious cabin, and gets premium over the previous model. It is based on all new platform that provide more rigidity for a better ride and handling package.

Specifications

  1. Engine  –                     4Cyl Inline Diesel Engine
  2. Displacement  –         2755 cc
  3. Maximum Power –   174bhp @ 3400rpm
  4. Maximum Torque – 450 NM@1600rpm
  5. Fuel Tank –                80L
  6. Fuel Effiiency –         12.9 kmpl
  7. Transmission –          Automatic
  8. No. of Cylinders –      4
  9. No. Of Gears –            6 Speed
  10. ABS –                            YES
  11. Air Bags –                     7 Airbags
  12. Seating Capacity –      7
  13. Wheel Type –               Alloy Wheels
  14. Drive Type –                 Rear Wheel Drive
  15. Air conditioner –         Automatic Climate Control
  16. Valve System –             4, DOHC

  1. Maruti Vitara Brezza (Rs. 7.24 – 9.91 lakhs)

    (India’s Best Selling Crossover)

There is lot to discover when it comes to feature-packed Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Itdelivers a knockout punch with the sheer list of available features – cruise control, push start, smart play, infotainment system, Auto Headlights, Rain Sensing Auto Wipers. The Vitara Brezza provides a relaxing drive with low noise and vibration entering the cabin.  Safety always comes at Maruti Suzuki and this mantra is characterised in the all new vitara brezza with dual airbags, ABS with EBD and the suzuki TECT.

Specifications

  1. Engine  –                     DDiS 200
  2. Valve System –          DOHS
  3. Bore Stroke –             69.6*82 mm
  4. Displacement  –         1248cc
  5. Maximum Power –   66kw @ 4000rpm
  6. Maximum Torque – 200 NM@1750rpm
  7. Fuel Tank –                48L
  8. Fuel Effiiency –         24.3 kmpl
  9. Emmission Standard – BSIV