It is no secret that Indian car owners love SUVs which is quite evident from the fact that the SUV has captured a staggering 25% of the Indian car market.
This trend can also be witnessed from seeing the success of many SUVs like Tata Sumo, Tata Safari, Toyota Fortuner in the past. There are many reasons to fall for SUV’s. The trademark of SUV cars is a high ground clearance that gives it better water fording capabilities on flooded streets.
Also, the high seating position helps the driver to get a better view ofthe road ahead that enables quick lane changing decisions.
From this, it can be concluded from the fact that SUV’s are a hot favorite segment when compared to other car types. This is well known to not just top automakers in the Indian car market but also to other carmakers who are trying to take a slice out of the Indian car market. This is the reason that new automakers launch SUV as their first car product in India.
In short, the SUV segment is booming in India and the car manufacturers are trying to attract car buyers with their new car models. Among the latest car launches are Hyundai Venue, MG Hector, Hyundai Kona Electric, Mahindra XUV300, Mahindra Scorpio.
These cars had created a lot of buzz in their launches. Lets us find out more about their features that will impress the Indian car buyers.
MG Motor India entered the Indian car market with their first SUV car the MG Hector. The car is being promoted as India’s first Internet SUV car. The Hector features over 50 different connectivity features via the iSmart system. Since its launch, the car revived and overwhelming response and till now the car has received over 28K booking from the date of its launch. MG Hector specification include a 2.0-liter diesel engine that churns out 168bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. The car is also the first one to get an embedded SIM along with an IPv6 that makes the SUV 5G Ready or in other terms ready for future. The SUV offers other features like Real-Time Navigation, Remote Location, Geo-Fencing, Emergency Response and much more.
The MG Hector on road price starts from Rs. 13.88 Lacs which is the price for its base model also known as Style variant and goes up to Rs. 19.09 Lacs for the top model named Sharp.
Hyundai Venue is counted as one of the most successful car launches of the year 2019. The Hyundai has received more than 45K booking for Venue since its launch. Hyundai Venue specification includes 3 engine options in total. The petrol engines are available with 1.2 L and 1-Litre that produces 120 bhp and 83bhp of power respectively and the 1.4L diesel engine that pumps out 90bhp of power. The petrol variant comes with 5-speed, 6 speed and 7 -speed dual-clutch transmission while the diesel variant offers a 6-speed manual transmission. The petrol variant gives a fuel efficiency of 18km/l while the diesel variant gives a fuel efficiency of 23km/l.
Hyundai Venue on road price starts from Rs. 8.85 Lacs for its base model and goes up to Rs. 12.64 Lacs for its top model.
The futuristic car from Hyundai has received more than 120 bookings since its launch in July 2019. The Hyundai Kona Electric has received a good response that the carmaker has pushed the waiting period to 3-4 months. The car is claimed to have a range of over 450km from its 39.2kWh battery pack. The car looks futuristic from the design perspective but also has interiors that feel modern. The Hyundai Kona Electric specification includes 100kW electric motor produces 36PS of power and 395Nm of torque. The Hyundai Kona Electric on-road price starts from Rs. 27.14 Lacs for its base model and goes up to Rs. 27.35 Lacs.
Mahindra XUV 300:
Barely after its recent launch in early this year, Mahindra XUV 300 has climbed to the 3rd position in the top-selling SUV’s. The Mahindra XUV 300 specification includes petrol and diesel variants that produces a torque of 200N-m and 300 N-m respectively.
The car has some advanced features like Airbags, ABS, Disc Brakes on all four wheels, 6 Speed Transmission, LED tail lamps, all 4 Power windows.
The Mahindra XUV 300 on road price starts from Rs. 9.94 Lacs to Rs. 13.65 Lacs.
Mahindra Scorpio has a new variant under its flag also known as Mahindra Scorpio S9 SUV. The S9 variant is about ₹ 1.4 lakh cheaper than the S11 version, and about ₹ 60,000 more expensive than the S7 trim variant.
The Mahindra Scorpio specification includes the 2.2-litre m-Hawk diesel engine that churns out 140 bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The Mahindra Scorpio on road price for the S9 variant is Rs. 16.49 Lacs.