The Festival of Lights is almost upon us, and if you’re one of many who’s hoping to purchase an SUV, here are the top five options you can consider:
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Costing a little under Rs.8 lakh, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is not only an economical purchase, but is also a great vehicle to own considering the ownership experience it provides for a relatively nominal price. In addition to being mechanically sound, the SUV also has a diesel engine that has established a renowned name in recent years. The SUV is also fuel-efficient while providing quality performance. Moreover, the after-sales service network of Maruti Suzuki in addition to its low maintenance costs will ensure that your re-sale experience will be hassle-free. This diesel-powered SUV has an engine capacity of 1,248 cc and offers mileage of 24 kilometres per litre.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
The petrol version of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga costs around Rs.6.25 lakh, which makes it a fantastic purchase. The maintenance of the vehicle is also easy, which means that you will hardly spend any extra money on it. The engine capacity of the SUV is 1,373 cc and it offers a mileage of 17 kilometres per litre.
Hyundai has developed a reputation for itself over the years thanks to vehicles such as Creta that come with a number of attractive features. The company’s designs have been well-embraced by the Indian market. Priced at Rs.12 lakh, this SUV may seem a bit expensive but the features it offers make it worth the amount. The Creta runs on petrol and is one of the best SUVs you can purchase under the Rs.15 lakh category. The engine is powerful and the option of automatic transmission makes this vehicle an option definitely worth considering. It has an engine capacity of 1,591 cc and offers a mileage of 15 kilometres per litre.
Mahindra Scorpio 4WD
If you’re looking for a tough SUV for drives within the city as well as for outstation trips, the Mahindra Scorpio 4WD is worth a purchase. Priced at Rs.11.7 lakh, it is the only 7-seater vehicle that has off-road ability. The SUV also has the Intelli-Hybrid tech which aids in saving fuel. In addition, it also has features such as auto headlamps, GPS navigation, automatic wipers, tyre-tronics, cruise control and automatic climate control which make it a great option for outstation drives. The vehicle runs on diesel and has an engine capacity of 1,997 cc with a mileage of 15 kilometres per litre.
Toyota Innova Crysta
Priced at Rs.14.5 lakh, the Toyota Innova Crysta is available in both petrol as well as diesel variants. The resale value of the diesel version would be quite good even after a period of five years. The petrol version, on the other hand, will be registered for 15 years in comparison with the 10 years for the diesel version. The SUV also has automatic transmission, and the resale value it offers in addition to its reliable performance makes it an option you should consider this Diwali. The engine capacity of the vehicle is 2,694 cc and it offers a mileage of 10 kilometres per litre.