In the past few years, SUVs have become very popular globally. This is mainly because of the road presence that these vehicles offer. The person sits higher than other vehicles, giving him or her a good view of what is ahead. SUVs are also quite practical and more spacious than other body styles, mainly because of their size.
In the Indian market, the demand for SUVs has increased significantly. Now, most of the manufacturers have a SUV in their line-up. There are several SUVs that one can get for under ₹15 lakh. Here are 12 SUVs that one can consider buying in India for under ₹15 lakh.
The Seltos is a mid-size SUV that helped Kia in establishing itself in the Indian market. It shares the platform with the Hyundai Creta and is one of the most feature-equipped SUVs that one can buy. The Seltos is due for a facelift which is expected to arrive in India soon. The prices of the Seltos start at ₹10.69 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Kushaq is the first vehicle that was launched under the INDIA 2.0 project of the Volkswagen Group. This project has helped the manufacturer in increasing their sales and capture market share. The Kushaq is offered with two petrol engines, there is a 1.0-litre unit and a 1.5-litre unit. The price of the Kushaq starts at ₹11.59 lakh (ex-showroom).
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
The Grand Vitara is the first mid-size SUV from Maruti Suzuki. It is co-developed with Toyota so the strong hybrid powertrain is sourced from Toyota. The price of the Grand Vitara starts at ₹10.45 lakh whereas the strong hybrid variants start at ₹17.99 lakh. Both prices are (ex-showroom).
Mahindra Scorpio Classic
Mahindra brought back the previous-gen Scorpio as the ‘Scorpio Classic’. The brand made several mechanical changes to improve the Scorpio Classic over the previous-gen Scorpio. It starts at ₹12.64 lakh (ex-showroom).
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder
Toyota co-developed the Urban Cruiser Hyryder with Maruti Suzuki. It shares its underpinnings with the Grand Vitara. The SUV is offered in mild-hybrid as well as strong hybrid powertrains. The mild hybrids start at ₹10.48 lakh and the strong hybrid starts at ₹19.49 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom.
Where Skoda has the Kushaq, the Volkswagen has the Tiagun. Both SUVs share the same underpinnings. However, the looks of both SUVs are quite different. The price of the Volkswagen Taigun starts at ₹11.56 lakh (ex-showroom). Just like the Kushaq, Taigun is also offered in two petrol engine options.
The new-gen Thar was launched back in 2020 and became an instant hit in the Indian market. It is still one of the most successful products to come out of Mahindra’s stable. The manufacturer recently launched the more affordable RWD version of the Thar. So, now, the prices start at ₹9.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
Mahindra Scorpio N
The Scorpio N is the new-gen Scorpio. It is for people who want a body-on-frame SUV but still want it comfortable enough for city duties. The SUV is very well equipped in terms of features and gets powerful engines with a 4×4 powertrain on offer as well. The price of the Scorpio N starts at ₹12.74 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Creta is an SUV that needs no introduction. It is the segment leader of mid-size SUVs and has been capturing the market since it was first launched in India. Hyundai Creta starts at ₹10.64 lakh (ex-showroom).
The XUV700 replaced the XUV500 in the line-up but it is priced higher because it is quite a mature product than its predecessor. The SUV still has a very high waiting period. The XUV700 starts at ₹13.45 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Hector helped MG Motor in establishing itself in the Indian market. It is one of the most feature-equipped SUVs and was refreshed recently. The prices now start at ₹14.73 lakh.
First Published Date: 18 Feb 2023, 14:13 PM IST