The SUV is the only segment that has shown some promise this year. Whether it was the Toyota Fortuner with its imposing presence or the Ford EcoSport with its compact size, the Renault Duster with its efficient engines or the Mercedes M- class with its looks and capability, SUVS seem to be raking it in. Even homegrown SUVS like the Mahindra XUV500 started off with a bang prompting manufacturers to speed up their plans of launching new SUVS. All in all, 50 SUVS are to be launched in the next three years. Here are some of the current bestsellers from this segment, as well as some that will be seen on the roads in the next few months.
AUDI Q3 Price Rs 25 lakh- Rs 41 lakh Engines 2.0- litre petrol, 208 bhp; 2.0- litre diesel, 174 bhp
USP Cheapest option in an Audi SUV, it offers multi- engine options and good build quality
BMW X1 Price Rs 25 lakh- Rs 33 lakh Engines 2.0- litre diesel, 177 bhp
USP Compact city SUV with usual BMW features including iDrive and navigation.
Price Rs 60 lakhRs 88 lakh
Engines 3- litre diesel, 245 bhp; 4.2- litre diesel, 340 bhp.
USP Decent off- roading ability. Lots of space and features rear seat entertainment
TOYOTA FORTUNER Price Rs 22 lakh- Rs 24 lakh Engines 3.0- litre diesel, 171 bhp USP The Fortuner is a trueblue off- roader with 7- seat capacity and Toyota reliability
MERCEDES- BENZ M- CLASS Price Rs 50- Rs 60 lakh Engines 2.1- litre diesel, 203 bhp; 3- litre diesel, 255 bhp
USP Spacious and luxurious, great street presence