Top 10 Off-Road Cars in India in 2021


    The Indian and international automobile industry offers a variety of cars with amazing off-road performances. To keep up with the adventure enthusiasts these cars are designed as to be able to drive off the pavement, with higher ground clearance as to not get hung up on obstacles, and keep their wheels or tracks on the ground so as not to lose traction.

    CarJasoos’ list of top10 off-road cars in the current Indian market will help you decide better!

    Get your hands on the best off-road car that matches your style as well as your need from this list!

    1. Tata Safari

    Tata Safari

    Tata Safari is a 7-seater, mid-size crossover SUV based on the D8 platform and houses a 2.0-litre I4 turbocharged diesel engine. This engine is mated to six-speed manual and automatic transmission options, Additionally, it comes with various features like panoramic sunroof, reclining second row seats, ambient mood lighting, rear AC vents, multi drive modes among others.

    2. Mahindra XUV700


    Mahindra XUV700

    Mahindra XUV700 is the latest SUV introduction from the India-bound carmaker. The car can be called a highly advanced and premium model avatar of the XU500. However, Mahindra does have plans to introduce the XUV500, but the latest premium XUV700 way much advance on various fronts. The car sports a mHawk and mStallion engine that produce 200 PS and 185 PS of power outputs respectively. It additionally gets most innovative features such as adaptive cruise control, ADAS high beam assist, traffic sign recognition, front collision warning, ESP, skyroof, intelligent cockpit, smart door handles, etc.

    3. Mahindra Thar

    Mahindra Thar comes with options of both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine is a new 2.0-litre turbocharged engine (150PS/up to 320Nm) and the diesel is a 2.2-litre unit (130PS/300Nm). Both are connected with a 6-speed manual as standard and an optional 6-speed automatic. A 4×4 drivetrain is standard for both powertrains.

    Moreover, the SUV is also equipped with cruise control, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, halogen headlamps with LED DRLs, electrically operated AC, steering-mounted controls, and a digital MID in the instrument cluster, washable interiors and removable roof panels.

    4. Renault Duster

    Renault Duster is considered the most powerful SUV in its segment with two engine options. One is a 1.5-litre petrol unit (106PS and 142Nm), paired with a 5-speed MT and the other is a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol motor (156PS and 254Nm), with a 6-speed MT and an optional 7-step CVT. Duster has a fantastic ride quality over bad roads.

    5. Force Gurkha

    The new Force Gurkha will be launched on September 27

    Force Motors’ New Gurkha is a compact crossover SUV and is driven by a 90PS, BS6 compliant 2.6-litre diesel engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The two-door is obviously not a family-friendly car but has amazing handling on difficult terrains. Considered as the only rival to Mahindra Thar, the Gurkha certainly ensures impeccable driving experience off the roads with its purely off-road compatible features and characteristics.

    Also Read: Mahindra Thar New vs Old: What’s Better in the New Next-Gen Thar?

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    6. Toyota Fortuner

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    This Legender-based GR Sport model of Toyota is only available with a 2.8-litre diesel engine and a 4WD. The engine offers 450Nm torque and up to 174BHP power when coupled with the 6-speed automatic transmission. The pick-up truck like car is great on all terrains, driving across with ease and comes with a load of features like, two-tone leather seats, JBL sound system, and a set of Toyota Safety Sense active safety systems.

    7. Ford Endeavour

    Ford Endeavour

    With a powerful 2.0l ECOBLUE BS6 Compliant diesel engine, Endeavour lets you conquer any terrain and lets you explore your adventurous self. It competes with Toyota’s Fortuner on every level. Sadly, this terrrain conquerer SUV is available in the used car market and very limited stocks of its new units are currently available post the announcement of Ford’s exit from India.

    8. Hyundai Creta

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    This Korean off-road SUV comes with 2 engine variants: a 1.4-litre GDi turbo petrol and a 115PS 1.5-litre diesel engine. A 6-speed manual gearbox is offered as standard with the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. The petrol motor has CVT as an option, while the diesel engine gets an optional 6-speed torque converter. The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol comes with a 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch automatic) only. Creta is available in six different trims for the buyers to choose from.

    9. Tata Harrier

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    Tata Harrier has a 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine that produces 168bhp and 350Nm of torque. It comes mated to a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission. There is no AWD version, but it comes with selectable modes for different conditions – normal, wet, and rough.

    10. Kia Seltos

    Kia Seltos 2021 On-Road Prices

    One of the most sought-after off-road cars in India, Seltos is a mid-sized SUV with BS6 compliant 1.5L petrol, 1.4L turbocharged petrol and 1.5L diesel engines. In the domestic car market, the Seltos has gained enormous success in a very short time and it rivals Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier and MG Hector.

    Compare the prices and specifications of all these off-road cars here:

    Models Ex-showroom Starting Price Engine Displacement Mileage Approx Ground Clearance Seating Capacity Transmission
    Tata Safari Rs 14.99 Lakh 1956 cc 16 kmpl 205 mm 7 6-speed manual & automatic
    Mahindra XUV700 Rs 12.49 Lakh 2197 cc 17 kmpl 200 mm 7 6-speed manual & automatic
    Mahindra Thar Rs 12.78 Lakh 2184 cc 15 kmpl 226 mm 7 6-speed manual & automatic
    Renault Duster Rs 9.86 Lakh 1498 cc 16 kmpl 205 mm 5 5 & 6-speed manual and continuous variable transmission
    Force Gurkha Rs 13.59 Lakh 2596 cc 17 kmpl 210 mm 7 6-speed manual & automatic
    Toyota Fortuner Rs 30.73 Lakh 2755 cc 12 kmpl 221 mm 7 6-speed manual & automatic
    Ford Endeavour Rs 33.81 Lakh 3198 cc 11 kmpl 225 mm 7 10-speed automatic
    Hyundai Creta Rs 10.16 Lakh 1497 cc 21 kmpl 190 mm 7  6-speed manual, 6 and 7-speed automatic and continuous variable transmission
    Tata Harrier Rs 14.39 Lakh 1956 cc 17 kmpl 205 mm 5 6-speed manual & automatic
    Kia Seltos Rs 9.95 Lakh 1493cc, 1497 cc and 1353 cc 20 kmpl 190 mm 5 6-speed manual, 6 and 7-speed automatic and continuous variable transmission

























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