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Best SUVs to Take For Your Long Drives This Summer

Posted by Royal Sundaram on 06 May 2013

SUVs today are a popular choice amongst the everyday drivers in India. The several factors that lead to its popularity include –

  • It is more practical to use for grocery shopping, long drives with family, ferrying guests and friends




  • It has a strong road presence
  • Runs on affordable fuel diesel
  • Better ground clearance
  • Great boot space
  • Ample leg space and capacity to carry up to 7 passengers

The Indian automobile market displays a range of SUVs each more electrifying than the other. Find out which of them are the most popular amongst car lovers

Mahindra Bolero –

This luxurious yet powerful SUV achieved a magnificent sale of 20,712 units in the first two months of 2013 and made it to the top of the SUV bestsellers’ list of India this year. This is enough evidence for the popularity this car enjoys. Its extra ordinary off-roading capabilities and power-packed engines have made it a prominent SUV in the rural areas of the country. The car is equipped with a 2.5-litre, 63bhp, DI turbo diesel engine and a 2.6-litre, 62.1bhp, M2DiCR diesel engine.

Renault Duster –

Since its launch, Renault Duster has been a top seller, featuring on sales charts for net sales of 9,144 units this year. Priced at a competitive cost of Rs 7.69 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi), there’s really no competition to challenge this car. It is available in both petrol and diesel variants. It offers a 1.6-litre, 102.6bhp, 4-cylinder, In-line motor for the petrol range along with a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, K9K engine for the diesel range that comes with dual power options – 85PS and 110PS.

Mahindra Scorpio –

A popular SUV from a long time, Mahindra Scorpio continues to lure car enthusiasts with the performance-driven engineering it exudes. The sturdy and classy exterior of the car encloses powerful engines and upmarket features at just Rs 7.81 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). It is a great deal for car buyers, that’s why the SUV has registered a total sale of 8,368 units over the past months. The car is powered by a 2.5-litre, 74bhp, 4-cylinder, m2DiCR In-line mill and a 2.6-litre, 115bhp, turbocharged engine besides a 2.2-litre, 120bhp, mHawk, CRDe In-line motor.

Ford Endeavour –

Ford Endeavor is one of the most popular SUVs in India. The car is a wonderful package of stylish look, top class luxuries, advanced safety features and a powerful engine. The 2.5L CRDi engine generates 143bhp at 3500 rpm and a whooping torque of 330Nm at 1800rpm. The classic look of this SUV is embellished with an aggressive front grille alon, muscular bumpers and new chrome covered fog lamps.

Toyota Fortuner

This SUV is one of the most dynamic Sports Utilities in the Indian automobile market. To add to the power the machine already exuded, the manufacturer has now introduced a 5-speed automatic transmission gearbox in its line-up. The new addition has boosted the sales to 3,020 units over the first two months of 2013. Apart from the 5-speed manual transmission gearbox, the car also offers a powerful 3.0-litre, 169bhp, 4-cylinder, In-line diesel engines.

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