The SUV segment has performed exceedingly well last year in the domestic market, and this year too, it is expected to do the same with a number of new cars lined-up in this particular segment. The buyers, especially the young ones, are giving more preference to the small and big SUV cars, considering the affordable price range. Seeing the insane craze, the manufacturers are bringing in new models, while some are just upgrading the ongoing models to keep themselves alive in the competition.
To name a few, Tata Nexon AMT, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, 2018 Mahindra Scorpio, etc, should be on top of the list if you are looking forward to buying an SUV this year. While the Mahindra Scorpio price starts at Rs 9.29 lakh, the Tata Nexon AMT could be availed at a price of Rs 6-7 lakh for the base model.
Here is the list of five SUVs that you should invest in this year.
Tata Nexon AMT
Tata Nexon AMT will be showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 and would go up on sale soon after the show. It will come powered by the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine, which is already serving its duty in the ongoing version of Tata Nexon. Unlike its predecessor, the new Tata Nexon will offers multi-drive modes, making it a more fuel-efficient car. You can buy this new SUV car at a price range of Rs 6-7 lakhs.
2018 Mahindra Scorpio
Mahindra & Mahindra has recently launched the face-lifted version of Scorpio at a price hike of up to three percent. The new price ranges from Rs 9.97 lakh and goes up to Rs 16.01 lakh for the top-end variant. The updated model gets a minor change in design along with a few additional features that make the car more exciting. 2018 Mahindra Scorpio is available in the market in six variants with three different powertrains such as 2.2-litre with 5-speed manual, 2.2-litre with 6-speed manual and 2.5-litre with a 5-speed manual.
Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic
Jeep Compass is already up on sale at a price range of Rs 15.16 lakh to Rs 21.37 lakh. You will get both the diesel as well as petrol engine options alongside two gearboxes. The SUV has garnered a lot of attention with its all-around performance, styling and advanced features. If you are planning to buy an SUV this year, Jeep Compass is one of the best options to consider.
2018 Hyundai Creta
One of the most popular car in the SUV segment that has taken the Indian automobile market by storm is definitely the Hyundai Creta. With its great performance and an excellent design, this car has been the most favourite among the Indian customers. Now, the company is giving a makeover to the existing model in a more definite shape and features. The 2018 Hyundai Creta is expected to be priced between Rs 9-14 lakh.
Renault Duster is a popular SUV, not just in India but worldwide. The car happens to be the best selling car for the company registering total sales of more than 1 million sales globally. The 2018 Renault Duster is going to add more to the manufacturer’s success. As far as the design of the new model is concerned, there would be some changes to attract more and more customers.
While the Duster, Scorpio and Creta are the established players, the Nexon and Compass are the recent entrants, yet made a mark for themselves. If you are looking to buy a premium SUV, the Jeep Compass could be the ultimate choice. Whereas, if you are looking to buy an entry-level SUV, you can compare the rest of them side-by-side on Autoportal.com to decide which one suits your requirements the best.