Know about the best budget SUVs in India available under ₹10 lakh.
The SUV market share has surged by leaps and bound in the country in the last couple of years. Due to high demand, nearly every carmaker in India now has an SUV in its portfolio. These brawny vehicles offer good practicality and better endurance against any road surface. When you think of buying an SUV a price tag in excess of Rs 10 Lakh lingers in your mind. However, you will be amazed to know that even under this budget price label there are prominent SUV choices you can make.
We have listed the best budget SUVs that fall under the price bracket of Rs 10 Lakh. And these not only include the sub 4-metre ones, but also mid-size ones. Read on to know more.
(All prices mentioned are of ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Price: Rs. 6.7 – 11.58 Lakh
Engine Choices: 1.2L (Petrol) – 83PS and 114Nm, 1.5L (Diesel) – 100PS and 240Nm & 1.0L (Petrol) – 120PS and 171Nm
The hot-seller in the compact SUV segment, Hyundai Venue price starts from Rs 6.7 Lakh and ends at Rs 11.58 Lakh. However, there are 11 variants to choose from that can be found under your budget of Rs 10 Lakh. The variants include petrol, diesel as well as the coveted turbo petrol and iMT trim. In addition to the plethora of engine options, the class-leading Venue comes with some fascinating features inside and outside. And these include auto climate control, rear AC vents, wireless mobile charging, cruise control, push-button start/stop, 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system, and more.
Price: Rs.6.99 – 12.7 Lakh
Engine Choices: 1.2L (Petrol) – 120PS and 170Nm, 1.5L (Diesel) – 110PS and 260Nm
Tata Motors’ phenomenal presentation in the compact SUV category is none other than the Nexon SUV. Known for its bold and contemporary styling, the Tata SUV offers more value in the Rs 10 Lakh capping. Besides the regular XE, XM petrol and diesel trim it gives you the liberty to even choose the AMT variant. And the good thing is it’s not only petrol AMT, but you also get diesel AMT priced at Rs 9.80 Lakh. It gets refined diesel and peppy petrol powertrain that offers fine power and torque numbers alongside best-in-class fuel efficiency figures.
Maruti Vitara Brezza
Price: Rs.7.34 – 11.4 Lakh
Engine Choices: 1.5L (Petrol) – 105PS and 138Nm
One of the best-sellers since its launch in the Indian market, the Maruti Vitara Brezza is known for suave and glamorous persona. Topped with the high fuel efficiency aspect and backed by Maruti Suzuki’s reliability, there are six variants to choose from. The all-petrol lineup Vitara Brezza gets AMT and dual-tone ZXi Plus variant in your budget. The features that make it stand out include LED fog lamps, LED tail lamps, dual-LED projector headlamps auto-dimming IRVM, 7-inch SmartPlay Studio infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and others.
Price: Rs.8.0 – 9.01 Lakh
Engine Choices: 1.5L (Diesel) – 76PS and 210Nm
The rugged and robust SUV that shares dimensions above 4-metres is a synonym to a tough-built vehicle in India. The go-anywhere SUV gets you three variants in its line-up, which share BS6 compliant powertrain under the hood. The 7-seater true SUV features a 2WD system and 5-speed MT gearbox. Some of its key features include power steering, keyless entry, digital instrument cluster, manual AC, Bluetooth-enabled music system, AUX/USB connectivity and others.
Price: Rs.7.94 – 12.29 Lakh
Engine Choices: 1.2L (Petrol) 110PS and 200Nm, 1.5L (Diesel) 117PS and 300Nm
The suave offering by Mahindra in the sub-4-metre segment, XUV300 brings you five variants in your budget of Rs 10 Lakh. These consist of W4 (petrol and diesel), W6 (petrol and diesel) and W8 (petrol). Although there is no AMT in your budget, however, if your pocket allows you can have W6 diesel AMT at Rs 10.19 Lakh. Stated as one of the safest compact SUV it has received 5-star rating under crash test safety. Its exciting feature list includes attributes such as sunroof, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, reverse parking camera, auto AC and many more.
Price: Rs.8.17 – 11.71 Lakh
Engine Choices: 1.5L (Petrol) 122PS and 149Nm, 1.5L (Diesel) 100PS and 215Nm
One of the first compact SUVs to hit the Indian market, Ford Ecosport with its constant upgrades can be easily regarded as the most practical and polished vehicle. The macho urban SUV lets you pick from the 6 variants falling under the budget slab of Rs 10 Lakh. There are 3 petrol and as many diesel variants to choose from. However, none of them is AMT powered, all six feature a 5-speed MT gearbox. The highlights comprise of 8/9 inch SYNC3 touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, auto climate control, auto projector headlamps, push-button start, and others.
Price: Rs.8.49 – 13.59 Lakh
Engine Choices: 1.5L (Petrol) 106PS and 142Nm, 1.3L (Turbo Petrol) 156PS and 254Nm
Another proper SUV in the listing after Mahindra Bolero is the Renault Duster. With its BS6 upgrade, it’s now all-petrol line-up. Starting with RXE trim at Rs 8.49 Lakh you can even get RXS (mid) and RXZ (top-end). There is a normal petrol engine as well as turbo petrol engine on offer; however, in your budget turbo may not be possible. But, if you stretch a bit and spend 50K more RXE base turbo variant can be yours. The features on the Duster list include projector headlamps with DRLs, and LED tail lamps, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, auto climate control, rear AC vents, are some of the other features onboard.
The likes of Hyundai Creta (Rs.9.99 – 17.2 Lakh), Kia Seltos (Rs.9.89 – 17.34 Lakh), Nissan Kicks (Rs.9.49 – 14.14 Lakh), etc. could not make to the listing as their prices start around Rs 10 Lakh, which lets you only choose the base model.