5 best SUV(Sports Utility Vehicle) in 2010 in India

By Mayuri, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) has always been in the top list for car lovers due to its spacious interior and sturdy exterior. In India, SUV cars have gained popularity over-time. In today’s market SUV vehicles have created waves in the automobile sector. SUV cars are characterized by top speed, comfort, fit, heavy mileage, outstanding engine, superior finish and reliability. These vehicles are a great combination of style, comfort and performance. SUV vehicles are designed to accommodate passenger and cargo simultaneously. No wonder, in India SUV cars have become a rage and why not? Where can you get such a car that emphasizes on both, quality and utility?

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Read on to know the top 5 SUVs reviving Indian roads today.

1. Tata Safari 4X2 EX DiCOR 2.2 VTT

TATA Safari DICOR

Launched almost a decade ago, Tata Safari is still one of the most sought-after SUV’s in India. Its elegant built with the subtle bulge and comfortable interiors have made it the family car of choice for most young middle-class urban elite Indians. The two drive configurations and the amazing fuel economy of 9/13 km/l (city/highway) that makes Tata Safari probably one of the best SUVs in India.

Technical Specifications

Capacity : 65 liter (fuel tank)
Seating Capacity : 7
Engine Details :

  1. No. of Cylinder - 4
  2. Power - 140PS@4000rpm
  3. Valves per Cylinder - 4
  4. Valve Mechanism - DOHC
  5. Fuel Type - Diesel

Performance : 152km/h top speed
Fuel Economy :

Mileage City (KM/Liter) - 10.7
Mileage Highway (KM/Liter) - 14.4
Mileage Overall (KM/Liter) - 11.44

Transmission :

No. Of Gears/Speeds - 5 Gears
Transmission Type - Manual

Wheels : Steel of Size 6.5Jx16
No. of Doors : 5

Detailed Features :

Exterior

Tubeless Tyres
Elegant Front and Tail gate Scuff Plates
Rear Spoiler with brake-lamp
Stylized Roof Rails
Handsome Grey With Chrome Front Grill
Front Fog Lights

Interior

Folding Rear-Seat
CD Player
Two tone Beige interiors
Beige fabric Seats
Graphic Instrument Cluster (Special illumination with White Band)
Cubic printed Central Console finish

Additional Features :

Comfort

Power steering
HVAC (Heating, ventilation and AC)
Roof Mounted Rear A/C
Power windows at front & rear with Express down feature
Electrically adjustable side Rear view mirrors
Electrically operated remote fuel flap
Key less Entry with # Parking lot car-locator
On board entertainment - CD MP3 Player
Height adjustable Driver’s seat
3 Position Lumbar support for Front seats
Arm rest on Driver and Co-driver side
60:40 split and completely folding Middle row seats
Digital Outside Temperature indicator

Safety & Security

Immobilizer
Child Safety Locks
Side Impact Bars
Clear Lens Fog lamps

Colors

This model comes in 10 new attractive colors like mountain green, cycus grey, stel blue, quartz black, minearl red, passion red, light gold, arctic silver, pearl white, and arctic white.

Price : Rs 9,36,770

2. Maruti-Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 MT

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

In SUV class cars Maruti Grand Vitara runs perfect on both city as well as rough roads. With lighter weight and smoother drive it seems to be quite friendly to lower middle class people. The Grand Vitara is Maruti’s entry into the luxury SUV segment. This SUV is stylishly designed with imposing front grills that lends audacity to the imposing forward stance. The petrol variant of Grand Vitara targets the middle class consumer with Maruti SUVs between rupees fifteen and seventeen lakhs.

Technical Specifications

Capacity : 66 liter (fuel tank)
Seating Capacity : 5
Engine Details :

  1. No. of Cylinder - 4
  2. Power - 6PS@6000rpm
  3. Valves per Cylinder - 4
  4. Valve Mechanism - DOHC
  5. Fuel Type - Petrol

Performance : 176km/h top speed
Fuel Economy :

Mileage City (KM/Liter) - 6.5
Mileage Highway (KM/Liter) - 8.7
Mileage Overall (KM/Liter) - 7.6

Transmission :

No. Of Gears/Speeds - 5 Gears
Transmission Type - Manual

Wheels : Alloy of Size 17 inch

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Detailed Features :

Exterior

Tubeless Tyres
Halogen headlights
Front & rear fog lamps
Electrically adjustable outside door mirrors
Body-coloured bumpers

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Interior

AM/FM Radio
CD Player
Reclining rear seats
Fade-out function room light (3-point)
Map lights
Day/night rearview mirror
Tilt steering column
Centre console box
Silver finish inside door opener
Silver garnish shift knob
Dark rich fabric seat upholstery
Seat height adjuster (driver’s side)

Additional Features

Comfort

Power steering
Electric windows
Central door locking
Remote controlled door lock
Auto air conditioning
4 speakers
Antenna
Power steering with tilt
Central door locking switch x 1 (driver’s side)
Remote controlled door locks with hazard lamp answerable function
Automatic climate control with pollen filter
Antenna, speaker tweeter & subwoofer

Safety & Security

SRS front dual airbags
Head impact protection structure
ABS with EBD
Brake assist
Foot protection design for brake pedal
Seat-belts with pretensioner, force limiter & height adjuster

Colors

This luxorious model comes in 6 exciting colors lke Nocturnal blue metallic, Bluish Black Metallic, Pearl Twinlight Purpce, Phoenix red pearl, Silky Silver Metallic, Clear Beige Metallic and Pearl White.

Problems

Plastic interiors

Price: Rs 16,93,349 to Rs 17,51,789

3. Ford Endeavour 2.5L 4×2

Ford Endeavour

The new Ford Endeavour is a perfect Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) to discover the amazing experience of outings with family and friends. The cutting edge ‘Duratorq’ (trade mark of Ford Motor Company) engine technology makes Endeavour a responsive and fuel efficient SUV compatible with tough terrains. WIth plush and delightful interiors and stunning exteriors that SUV exhibits a commanding persence on the roads. However, the big-wheel SUV looks overwhelming for narrow Indian roads.

Technical Specifications

Capacity : 71 liter (fuel tank)
Seating Capacity : 7
Engine Details :

  1. No. of Cylinder - 4
  2. Power - 143PS @3500rpm
  3. Valves per Cylinder - 4
  4. Valve Mechanism - DOHC
  5. Fuel Type - Diesel

Performance : 176km/h top speed
Fuel Economy :

Mileage Overall (KM/Liter) - 16

Transmission :

No. Of Gears/Speeds - 5 Gears
Transmission Type - Manual

Wheels : Alloy of Size 16 inch

Detailed Features :

Exterior

Alloy Wheels
Tubeless Tyres
All new clear headlamps
Bold full chrome radiator grille
Silver wheel-arch mouldings
Rear spoiler with stop lamp

Interior

Tachometer
Leather Seats
AM/FM Radio
CD Player
Titanium finish on IP
Leather wrap steering wheel & gear knob
2nd Row seat - 50:50 split, reclining and double folding
3rd Row seat - folding and removable

Additional Features

Comfort

Power Windows
Tilt adjustable steering
Electric adjustable exterior mirrors
Rear wiper and washer
Tachometer
Instrument panel light adjustment
Low fuel warning
Clutch foot rest

Safety & Security

Driver and co-driver airbags
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
Engine Immobilizer
Front Fog Lamps

Problems

Very big for Indian Roads
Airbags not optional in base model

Price: Rs.16,48,970 (insurance, road and other taxes/charges extra)

4. Chevrolet Captiva 2.0 LT MT

Chevrolet Captiva

Chevrolet Captiva is a top-class SUV by world’s leading auto manufacturer General Motors. Chevy Captiva in the segment with loads of eye-catching characteristics that would take care of its riders comfort and safety. With its captivating features that may be a tough call for other players in the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment.

Technical Specifications

Capacity : 71 liter (fuel tank)
Seating Capacity : 7
Engine Details :

  1. No. of Cylinder - 4
  2. Power - 143PS @3500rpm
  3. Valves per Cylinder - 4
  4. Valve Mechanism - SOHC
  5. Fuel Type - Diesel

Performance : 112mph top speed
Fuel Economy :

Mileage City (KM/Liter) - 13
Mileage Highway (KM/Liter) - 9.5
Mileage Overall (KM/Liter) - 10.2

Transmission :

No. Of Gears/Speeds - 5 Gears
Transmission Type - Manual

Wheels : Alloy of Size 7J x 17 inch

No. of Doors 5

Detailed Features :

Exterior
Alloy Wheels
Tubeless Tyres
Projection headlamps
Bold full chrome radiator grille

Interior

Tachometer
Leather Seats
AM/FM Radio
CD Player
Beige Interior
Leather Upholstery
5+2 Flexi Seating

Additional Features

Comfort

Automatic Climate Control
Cooled Glove Box
8 Way Power Adjustable Driver Seat
Power Folding OSRVM’s
Flats Fold Co-driver Seats

Safety & Security

Automatic Level Ride Control
Seat Belt Pretensioner and Load Limiter
Seatbelt Load Limiter
Engine Immobilizer

Problems

Requires high maintenance
Not so spacious
Expensive

Price: Rs .18,09,648(approx)

5. Honda CR-V 2.0L WD MT

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The new Honda CRV presents a premium Sports Utility Vehicle loaded with the dynamic blend of versatility, style and sporty drive. Honda CRV highlights new-age body line, smoother handling, cutting edge i-VTEC engine technology, plush interiors and high-end security system making CRV unmatchable SUV in its class.

Technical Specifications

Capacity : 58 liter (fuel tank)
Seating Capacity : 5
Engine Details :

No. of Cylinder - 4

Power - 143PS@6000rpm

Valves per Cylinder - 4

Valve Mechanism - DOHC

Fuel Type - Petrol

Fuel Economy :

Mileage City (KM/Liter) - 8.2
Mileage Highway (KM/Liter) - 11
Mileage Overall (KM/Liter) - 8.76

Transmission :

No. Of Gears/Speeds - 6 Gears
Transmission Type - Manual

Wheels : Steel of Size 6.5Jx17
No. of Doors : 5


Detailed Features :

Exterior -

Tubeless Tyres
Front fog lights
Double Front Grille
17″ Alloy Wheels (7 Spoke)
Body Colored with Side Turn Indicators Outer Door Mirrors

Interior -

Folding Rear-Seat
CD Player
Two tone Beige interiors
Leather Seats
Tachometer
Rear Wash Wiper

Additional Features :

Comfort

Independent Auto AC
Speakers (2 Front + 2 Rear + 2 Tweeter) with Aux-in Jack
Clutch Foot Rest
Double Deck Cargo

Safety & Security

Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Dual SRS Airbags
Security Alarm & Immobilizer

Problems

  • Overall high price
  • Fuel economy is not good

The information on the price and other features may vary. SUV vehicles are popular all around the world. Do you own anyone of the above or still dreaming to own one. Feel free to share your views with us. Your experiences on any one of the above cars will highly be appreciated.

Price: Rs 22,77,100(approx)

Discussion

Gears Manufacturers
October 7, 2010: 5:26 am

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varun dangat
October 3, 2010: 6:10 am

i want to take a car which is expensive suv in mercedez , audi ,volkswagen,bmw please help me


Gp
October 3, 2010: 4:53 am

Where is Mahindra Scorpio mite….I hope it would be really helpful if you can post the details for scorpio also.

cheers/gp


New Cars
August 13, 2010: 12:27 am

Really nice cars, with cool looks and with great features..

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