All of us know how subcompact SUVs are now ruling the Indian market. You can get a subcompact SUV in any budget for real! By this, we mean that if you are planning to spend 10 Lakhs, you can easily go for a hatchback and at the same time, you can go for a subcompact SUV! Yes, considering the latest launches like the Nissan Magnite and the Renault Kiger, you can definitely say that you can get yourself a subcompact SUV for the price of a hatchback. In today’s featured, we will have a look at how these small SUVs have taken over the hatchback market.

  1. More Space

    8 Reasons Why Nissan Magnite Can Take On The Rivals
    8 Reasons Why Nissan Magnite Can Take On The Rivals

    You already know that the Nissan Magnite has a very competitive price if compared to other subcompact SUVs. If we take others into consideration too, you will find a hatchback in the exact same price segment. Talking about Maruti Suzuki Baleno or the Hyundai i20, the range easily goes over 10 Lakhs for the top-trim. If you explore the market, you can easily get your hands on an SUV!

  2. Higher Ground Clearance

    Kia Sonet side profile
    Kia Sonet side profile

    Another advantage that a subcompact SUV will provide you over a hatchback is high ground clearance. You don’t know where you might go on your next road trip right? Also, you can be sure of the fact that in cities too, high ground clearance will help you get over obstacles and speed breakers easily. Therefore, higher ground clearance is definitely an advantage that subcompact SUVs deliver over hatchbacks.

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  3. Road Presence

    Kushaq’s exteriors: based on the Vision In concept.

    Although hatchbacks can help you sail through the traffic easily, subcompact SUVs deliver better road presence. In the present time, where SUVs are definitely in red, you will get noticed even if you own a subcompact SUV. The engine options are either same or better than hatchbacks so subcompact SUVs can be a really good choice if you are looking to buy a new car and considering hatchbacks.

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  4. Features

    Hyundai Venue IMT Turbo Interior
    Hyundai Venue IMT Turbo Interior

    We know hatchbacks have almost all the features on offer that are available in a subcompact SUV but just imagine, in the same price range, of a hatchback you can get a car that can deliver much more on other aspects where features are more or less the same. Infotainment, ventilated seats, electronic/voice control, all the subcompact SUVs have got the features which you will get with a hatchback in a similar price range.

  5. More Comfort

    The well-layed out dashboard of Kushaq
    The well-layed out dashboard of Kushaq

    All of us know how Indian roads are. For such road conditions, it is very important to have a good suspension. If that’s paired with high ground clearance, you can get no better combo! If you are travelling in a hatchback on a bumpy road, you can make your experience better by trying the same road out with a subcompact SUV.

As we are already in the SUV era now, people have shifted focus towards SUVs. Do you think it is a good decision to buy an SUV over a hatch? Well, while EcoSport remains to be the trendsetter, Kushaq is the latest entry in town. The ‘SUVish’ design is in trend so much so that even hatchbacks have begun to look like SUVs. Be it S-Presso or the upcoming Tata HBX, SUV seems to be the future for sure! What do you think? Do let us know in the comments below!

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