Just like any other automotive market, the Indian automotive industry is also flooded with numerous SUVs. Form SUVs that cost less than ₹5 lakh to ultra-luxury SUVs that comes at a premium price upwards of ₹2 Crore, everything we have in India. Now, if one wants to buy an SUV, here is a list of 7 SUVs under ₹20 Lakhs that are well-engineered. Meaning, you cannot go wrong with them. So, before further ado let’s get rolling.
The vehicle that saved Nissan’s business in India is the Magnite. The recently launched SUV did and is still doing a really deed when it comes to car sales. As the magnite is selling hotcakes, customers have to wait for long. Well, the reason behind this is the cost to features ratio.
The Japanese company offers a ton of features and a powerful engine with the Magnite. Diving into a little detail Magnite comes with features like TPMS, air purifier, premium JBL audio system, Wireless charging, Wireless smartphone connectivity and more. All these features, come at a very reasonable price when compared to its rivals.
Features and powertrain are on one side, and safety is on the other. Mahindra XUV300 is *THE* safest made in India SUV. Talking about safety, XUV300 scored a whooping 5-star rating in the Global NCAP crash test. Along with that this XUV also stored a respectable score for child safety.
Another plus about this SUV from Mahindra is that it comes with a fairly powerful engine with some unique features on the inside. The two first in class features include dual-zone climate control and heated ORVMs.
Korean carmakers in India are famous for offering a ton of features in their vehicles. But a thing to remember is that it usually is the top-end trim that comes with all the gadgets and gizmos. Because of these features along with a set of powerful engines, this Hyundai is the top-selling SUV in its segment.
Speaking of which, the new Creta gets a panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, wireless charger, and more. Next, under the hood, this compact SUV gets a super refined and powerful 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine that is capable of generating 138ps of max power and 244Nm of peak torque. The cherry on the cake is the 7-speed DCT automatic.
The latest SUV to enter the compact SUV segment is the Skoda Kushaq. With the Kushaq Skoda has tried to enter a really hot segment that has been dominated by the Koreans. So, to take a step further ahead, Skoda has packed the Kushaq with many unique features along with a couple of really powerful engines.
Stepping inside the vehicle, you’ll be greeted with the non-Skoda interior. But this interior surely looks and feel upmarket and robust. About the features, Skoda Kushaq gets ventilated seats, a wireless phone charger and India’s favourite, a sunroof. The USP of the vehicle has to be the machine under the hood. This SUV gets a couple of turbo petrol engines, a 1.0-litre and a 1.5-litre.
If off-roading is what you are after, Mahindra Thar is the cheapest vehicle to come with a 4X4 drivetrain. You are surely aware of the fact that Thar was recently given a facelift. And in this facelift, Mahindra gave the SUV top of the line features along with supreme off-road capabilities.
And not to forget, the new Mahindra under its bonnet gets a diesel engine and a brand new turbo petrol engine. Also, a plus point about the vehicle is that both the engines come with an option of an automatic as well as a manual gearbox.
Moving on to the other Indian carmaker, Tata too has a vehicle with top quality interiors and a powerful engine. It is the Harrier we are after here. The USP of this SUV has to be its platform, which is shared with the Land Rovers Discovery.
This gives the Harrier a capable chassis along with the provision of a 4X4 drivetrain. And we expect Tata to come up with the off-road version of this capable SUV.
The only American carmaker to be on this list is Jeep. And one of the well-engineered cars under ₹30-lakhs is its compact SUV Compass. If a car buyer wants a vehicle that looks rugged, drives like a rugged vehicle but the interior are luxurious, Jeep Compass is the one to choose.
Compass’s ride quality is among the best in the segment, along with super powerful petrol and a diesel engine with a 4X4 drivetrain. In addition to that, this SUV doesn’t compromise on creature comforts.