The pandemic has adversely affected our travel lifestyle. It has led more of us to switch to the more fun means of transport; road trips. We all have seen plenty of movies about terrific road trips, and it is undoubtedly fun in real life as well for touring.
Travelling by the road is a fantastic experience throughout, and it is where we do not miss out on anything. Good roads & company along with our great cars make these trips memorable. On the occasion of National Tourism Day, here we have some cars best suited for touring:
Tiago is the entry-level hatchback in Tata’s lineup with a price range from ₹5.19-7.64 lakhs. It is a safe hatchback with decent performance & fuel economy along with the essential tech excellent features with the top trims.
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It is offered in a variety of trims along with a more sporty-looking version known as the Tiago NRG with cosmetic upgrades and increased ground clearance. This practical package makes Tiago a perfect car for daily drives and even touring.
I20 has been among the people’s favourites for a significant time, with generation updates coming along. It had been the second most selling in the segment just after Baleno but beaten by Altroz last year.
It has sharp looks and the most recently launched performance variant called the N-line, which churns out 120hp & has distinct cosmetic upgrades. It has a refined ride that fulfils daily rides & long drives too.
The Honda City is a legacy on our roads and has ruled the sedan segment forever. It is a spacious package with performance, reliability & comfort. Honda’s 1.5litreV-TEC engine powers it with performance served on users tips.
It has a sleek appeal and a sporty element, making it fun to drive and suitable for long drives. It is incredible to find open roads, let the V-TEC kick in, and enjoy the ride. The City has been sitting at the top for a while; it will be fun to witness it competing with the Slavia.
SUVs have been trending for a significant time, and Seltos is among the most wanted mid-size SUVs. As Kia is known for its features, Seltos offers a comfortable ride along with a featured-packed driving experience. It lacks a bit safety-wise but is still appreciated by the people.
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Kia also launched the GT line of the same a few months back. GT stands for ‘gran Turismo’, referring to cars specially meant for long drives; Seltos’s GT version is one of the most promising cars for touring. Seltos has a waiting period of a few months that exhibits how much people love the car.
The XUV700 is one of the most hyped cars launched recently with an incredible package of power & performance. It has an extended waiting period of about ten months, accounting for how excellent the SUV is. It is the ultimate SUV totally worth the hype, with both petrol & diesel engine on offer, the former making 200hp.
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It is loaded with ADAS features and AWD for the top variants; it is perfect for almost anything you throw at it. It has a bold appeal with a vast hood & C-shaped DRLs and has a comfortable ride with the best performance and premium cabin.
The Toyota Innova is also among the legends and among the top for touring. It is the perfect family MUV that even tackles the terrains of Ladakh with its comfortable cabin. With a powerful engine & good departure angles, Innova tackles what other MUVs cannot.
The Innova Crysta has further revved things up and added more appeal & tech to the long time legend. Innova, along with Fortuner, has been the majority sales holder out of their lineup in India.
The Kia Carnival is among the premium MUVs with a luxury cabin seating upto eight people. Users can change the seat configuration to the requirements, and it is loaded with features & has a comfortable ride.
It is powered by a 2-litre diesel engine making almost 200hp. We might say it is overpriced and not easy to maintain, but indeed a good fit for weekend touring to relax through the ride and enjoy.
The Mahindra Thar is a living legend on our roads and the most popular offroader in our country. It is a dream car for many of us, with an extensive waiting period of about a year. There is no question about Thar’s capabilities; it is known to explore new spots where the terrain isn’t easy.
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Thar is one of the top picks for tours with challenging terrain, be it hills or dashing among the dunes, it is fun to drive, and the signature mHawk & mStallion engine on offer deliver fantastic performance. The latest generation update comes with many new features and a longer wheelbase; the 5-door version is expected in the coming year.