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Posted by Royal Sundaram on 14 Sep 2015
At a time when increasing cost of transportation is hitting the pockets of the average Indian, every current or aspiring car owner wants a vehicle that not only packs a punch in performance but can also cater to the whole family. This is something that multi-utility-vehicles (MUVs) excel at, so here are the top 5 MUVS in India that are suitable fits for you, with your tiny tots, folks et. al!
Mahindra XUV 500
The new Mahindra flagship, the XUV aims to go one above the usual Scorpios and Taveras. This car breaks the perception of MUVs being economically inefficient. Beyond the facelift, this new generation XUV has undergone a hefty mechanical upgrade. Its ESP 9 system eliminates the need for cranking the wheel, providing for smoother cornering ability. The 330 NM torque ensures that the wheels keep running no matter what. A mileage of 16 KM/L is certainly customer-friendly. Although engine statistics remain unchanged across variants, the higher-end models boast of features such as alloy wheels and added road assistance. Thus, even as prices remain largely unchanged, the XUV makes a serious claim to provide you your money’s worth.
If space is important for you, then the Toyota Fortuner is a good bet. The wide body and seating in the new-generation model adds some style to functionality, such as wooden varnishing. Priced in the mid-level segment, it is well-suited for drivers who place substance over design but still expect comfort. With navigation systems and cruise control, this MUV takes care of all aspects when on a road trip with the whole family!
Audiences have lapped up this car as a choice that combines both quirky looks and style with a powerful base that can tackle most Indian roads. The new variant improves driving quality on bad roads, with the handling much smoother this time. The engine, while not tweaked much, continues to be dependable. With the three driving modes of Lock (AWD), 2WD and Auto (RWD as required), the Duster is well equipped to toggle power distribution as and when necessary. Despite already being stylish, add-ons such as touched-up headlamps only complement its suave look. Thus, it is perfect for a family based in urban centres but which hits the long road every now and then.
The quintessential family car, this vehicle has been adopted by both family men and transport groups alike for its sheer size and for being the ultimate multi-seater. The latest model keeps things competitive with a mileage of 13 Km/L, while added upgrades such as the gritty 100 BHP keep the vehicle mechanically and cosmetically attractive to drivers. Other softer features like climate control and touch-screen entertainment systems ensure that the big ol’ Innova is a touched-up successor of its former ancestors.
There you have it, the most dependable vehicles to take care of all those family needs from time to time. Remember to thoroughly complete all important formalities and ensure for fail-safes, such as Royal Sundaram’s Car Insurance that keeps you and your ride prepared for every kind of eventuality!
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