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Check These Top Selling SUVs in India

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With the change in taste and preferences of the customers, a new trend can be seen among Indian car buyers, i.e., switching to SUV cars. Consequently, most Indian automakers have started including SUV models in their lines. But, with this ever-changing boundary between an ‘SUV’ and a ‘normal car,’ it’s getting harder for people to choose amongst them.

So, if you are also an SUV fan, let’s delve into some more specifics about top selling SUV cars in India that help you make your decision.

Highest Selling SUV in India

Here are several excellent models to consider based on features, transmission, mileage, pricing, and other factors.

1) Maruti Vitara Brezza

Maruti Vitara Brezza’s lead in the sub-compact SUV sector, with 10,760 units sold last month. The powerful Vitara Brezza has an irrepressible expression that comes with the majority of the luxury amenities at a reasonable price. Moreover, as per the source, this year, Brezza will be offered a new 6-speed automatic gearbox to comply with the impending CAFÉ 2 (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) requirements, which will be implemented from April 2022.

Key Specification

Price(Ex-showroom) ₹ 7.68 Lakh -11.33 Lakh 
Engine 1462 cc
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Tank Capacity  48 L
Fuel Efficiency  18.76 kmpl – 24.3 kmpl
Variants VXi AT SHVS/ZXi Plus/ ZXi Plus Dual Tone/ ZXi AT SHVS/ ZXi Plus AT SHVS/ ZXi Plus AT Dual Tone
Color Options New Dual Tone Color Options- Sizzling Red with midnight Black roof, Torque Blue with midnight Black roof, and Granite Grey with Autumn Orange roof
Transmission Manual/ Automatic Torque Converter 
Seating Capacity 5 Seater
Emission Standard K 15B ISG
Airbags Driver/Passenger
Central Locking System/ABS/Fog Lights Yes

 

Key Highlights

  • Advanced smart hybrid technology
  • New-age smart play studio 
  • Vehicle tracking system
  • Emergency alerts with notifications and GPS coordinates 
  • Fuel efficiency report 

2) Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta is ranked second on this list, maintaining its status as one of the highest selling compact SUVs in India. It offers a huge sunroof, plush seats, and other unique features that appeal to its customers. In addition, the All-new CRETA has been designed to command respect with its impressively attractive and edgy look that sets it apart from other SUVs in the market.

Key Specification

Price(Ex-showroom) ₹10.22 Lakh – ₹17.93 Lakh
Engine 1353-1497 cc
Fuel Type Petrol/ Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity  50 L
Mileage  16.8 kmpl
Variants E 1.5/EX 1.5/S 1.5/SX 1.5/SX (O)/SX 1.4 Turbo 7 DCT/ SX (O) 1.5/ SX (O) 1.4 Turbo 7 DCT Dual Tone
Color Options Typhoon Silver/Polar White/Red Mulberry/Phantom Black/Titan Grey/Polar White+ Phantom Black (Double Tone)
Transmission Manual/ Automatic Torque Converter/ Automatic CVT
Seating Capacity 5 Seater
Emission Standard BS 6
Airbags Driver/Passenger
Central Locking System/ABS/Fog Lights Yes

 

Key Highlights

  • Auto healthy air purifier
  • Vehicle tracking, notification, and immobilization system
  • Monthly car health report
  • Voice operated open/close sunroof
  • Strong market value

3) Tata Nexon

If you value safety above all while buying a car, the Tata Nexon might be the one for you. It comes with fuel-efficient engines, excellent off-road performance, and a spacious interior. Because of its great driving dynamics and high levels of safety, the Tata Nexon surpassed its competition in terms of comfort and style. The Nexon sold 10,006 units last year, which is a remarkable 93 percent rise.

Key Specification

Price(Ex-showroom) ₹7.39 Lakh – ₹12.69 Lakh
Engine 1199 -1497 cc
Fuel Type Petrol/ Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity  44 L
Mileage  16.35-22.07 kmpl
Variants XE/XM/XM (S)/XMA/XMA (S)/XZ/ XZ+/ XZA + (O)/ XZ + (O)/ XZA +/ XZA + (O)/XZA+ (S)
Color Options Atlas Black/Foliage Green/ Flame Red/ Pure Silver/ Daytona Grey/ Calgary White/ Dark Rules
Transmission Manual/ Automatic AMT
Seating Capacity 5 Seater
Emission Standard BS 6
Airbags Driver/Passenger
Central Locking System/ABS/Fog Lights Yes

 

Key Highlights

  • ISOFIX child seat mounts to ensure protection 
  • Remote vehicle control through smartphone
  • Driving analytics to improve the driving experience 
  • Tracking the live location of the car is easy
  • 350l boot space to make sure nothing important is left behind

4) Kia Seltos

Kia Seltos is also a top-selling SUV in India, with 10,557 units sold in March 2021. This compact SUV has been a hit on the runway and is ideal for city driving. Its engine is smooth and powerful, which complements those looking for dynamic driving. Moreover, its aesthetic style and sporty look make it irresistible for car enthusiasts.

Key Specification

Price(Ex-showroom) ₹9.95 Lakh – ₹18.19 Lakh
Engine 1353 – 1497cc
Fuel Type Petrol/ Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity  50 L
Mileage  16-21 kmpl
Variants HTE 1.5/ HTK 1.5/ HTK Plus 1.5/ HTK Plus 1.5 iMT/HTX 1.5 CVT/GTX (O)1.4/ HTX Plus 1.5/ GTX Plus 1.4/ GTX Plus 1.4 DCT/X Line 1.5
Color Options Intense Red/ Glacier White Pearl/ Steel Silver/ Gravity Gray/ Aurora Black Pearl/ Intelligency Blue/ Punchy Orange/ Dual Tone- Grey with Black/ Silver with Black/ Intense Red with Aurora Black Pearl
Transmission Manual/ Clutchless Manual/ Automatic (Torque Converter)/ Automatic (CVT) & Automatic (Dual Clutch)
Seating Capacity 5 Seater
Emission Standard BS 6
Airbags Driver/Passenger
Central Locking System/ABS/Fog Lights Yes

 

Key Highlights

  • Advanced UVO connects with 58 smart features for a safe and seamless driving experience
  • Front and rear parking sensors are helpful while parking in a congested area
  • High strength steel body enhanced safety
  • Real-time tire pressure information and alerts to avoid pressure falls
  • Easy availability of Kia Care network and spare parts 

5) Tata Harrier

The Harrier is a roomy and sturdy mid-size SUV that excels on highways and can also handle rugged terrain. It comes with a long list of features at a reasonable price. With significant sales volume in its particular segment, it has already developed a strong customer base in the market. Its appealing offering and well-rounded package make it a top-selling SUV in India.

 

Key Specification

Price(Ex-showroom) ₹14.49 Lakh – ₹21.34 Lakh
Engine 1956 cc
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity  50 L
Mileage  15-16 kmpl
Variants XE/ XM/XT/XMA AT/XT plus/XT plus Dark Edition/XZ/XZ Dual Tone/XTA Plus/XTA Plus Dark Edition AT/XZ Plus/XZA AT/XZ Plus Dual Tone/XZ Dual Tone AT/XZ Plus Dark Edition/XZA Plus AT/XZA Plus Dual Tone AT/XZA Plus Dark Edition AT
Color Options Calypso Red/Atlas Black-# Dark/Sparkle Cocoa/Orcus White/Telesto Grey
Transmission Manual/ Automatic AT
Seating Capacity 5 Seater
Emission Standard BS 6
Airbags Driver/Passenger
Central Locking System/ABS/Fog Lights Yes

 

Key Highlights

  • All-new 6 speed automatic transmission for seamless driving experience 
  • Excellent connectivity and infotainment system 
  • Stunning exterior and comfortable interiors allow enjoying the comfort at its best
  • Advanced ESP with 14 additional functionalities elevate a sense of safety 
  • Adaptable to all kinds of road conditions

6) Tata Punch

The Tata Punch is a cost-effective option for those looking for smaller cars with an SUV attitude on a tight budget. This vehicle achieves high safety ratings while also delivering impressive on-road and off-road performance. Despite the lack of a sunroof and a driver’s armrest, Tata has sold 8,008 units of Punch so far. Its interior space and technology keep passengers entertained and provide comfort as a compact SUV.

Key Specification

Price(Ex-showroom) ₹5.64 Lakh – ₹8.68 Lakh
Engine 1199 cc
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Tank Capacity  37 L
Mileage  19 kmpl
Variants Pure/Adventure/Adventure AMT/Accomplished/Accomplished AMT/Creative/Creative AMT
Color Options Meteor Bronze/Atomic Orange/Tornado Blue/Tropical Mist/Orcus White and Daytona Grey/ Calypso Red
Transmission Manual/ Automatic AMT
Seating Capacity 5 Seater
Emission Standard BS 6
Airbags Driver/Passenger
Central Locking System/ABS/Fog Lights Yes

 

Key Highlights

  • Top selling SUV in India with 5-star safety rating by Global NCAP
  • 90 degrees doors for easy entry and exit
  • Automatic climate control feature to adjusts the temperature 
  • Live vehicle diagnosis to view car’s health dashboard
  • Offer more convenience with 25 utility spaces and roomy boot space 

7) Mahindra XUV700

Mahindra has been known for being one of the best car brands in India. Hence, the list of top-selling SUV in India cannot complete without mentioning Mahindra XUV700. The brand has already sold 3,207 units since its launch and has taken 75,000 bookings by the end of 2021. With that said, the Global NCAP has given it five stars in both frontal and side crash testing. It also features the highest torque in both the petrol and diesel segments. Therefore, this vehicle stands out as a compact SUV with cutting-edge technology that improves performance and handling.

Key Specification

Price(Ex-showroom) ₹12.95 Lakh – ₹23.79 Lakh
Engine 1199/2198 cc
Fuel Type Petrol/Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity  60 L
Mileage  10-11 kmpl
Variants MX/AX3/AX5/AX7/AX7 Luxury Pack
Color Options Everest White/ Midnight black/ Dazzling Silver/Red Rage/ Electric Blue
Transmission Manual/ Automatic AT
Seating Capacity 5/7 Seater
Emission Standard BS 6
Airbags Driver/Passenger
Central Locking System/ABS/Fog Lights Yes

 

Key Highlights

  • XUV700 ranks No.1 in safety with the highest combined safety score by GNCAP
  • Exceptional technology and high-end performance
  • Super-advanced intelligence for an adrenaline rush
  • ZIP, ZAP,ZOOM and Custom driving modes for different moods
  • XUV700 excels in every category, be it spaciousness, comfort, or safety 

8) Mahindra Thar

The Mahindra Thar is a powerful SUV for millennials recognized for its durability and off-road capability. It can manage uneven highways at all speeds because of its low to medium ride quality and underlying sturdiness. In addition, its seamless, quick, and smooth gearbox easily responds to your driving needs. Thar offers everything customers need to be wowed both inside and out.

Key Specification

Price(Ex-showroom) ₹13.17 Lakh – ₹15.53 Lakh
Engine 2184 cc
Fuel Type Petrol/Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity  60 L
Mileage  15.2 kmpl
Variants AX OPT/LX
Color Options Galaxy Grey/ Rocky Beige/ Aquamarine/ Mystic Copper/ Red Rage/ Napoli Black 
Transmission Manual/ Automatic (Torque Converter)
Seating Capacity 4 Seater
Emission Standard BS 6
Airbags Driver/Passenger
Central Locking System/ABS/Fog Lights Yes

 

Key Highlights

  • Retro looks with new-edge technology
  • Wind in the hair feeling with the manual convertible top variant
  • Intended for the toughest mountain inclines 
  • Meets global crash safety standards to ensure complete safety
  • Comfortable and fun ride

9) Toyota Fortuner

Since its launch in India in 2009, the Toyota Fortuner has been the undisputed leader in the full-size SUV sector. The Toyota Fortuner’s success can be attributed to its decent qualities such as impressive design, great build, powerful performance, and a pleasant cabin. It’s no surprise that the Fortuner has remained the highest selling SUV in India over the years because of its connectivity and safety features that ensure customers’ safety and comfort. 

Key Specification

Price(Ex-showroom) ₹31.39 Lakh – ₹43.43 Lakh
Engine 2755 cc
Fuel Type Petrol/Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity  60 L
Mileage  10.01-15.04 kmpl
Variants 4×2/4×4/Legender 4×2 AT
Color Options Sparkling Black Crystal Shine/Phantom Brown/Super White/Attitude Black/Avant-Garde Bronze/Grey Metallic/White Pearl Crystal Shine/Silver Metallic
Transmission Manual/ Automatic (Torque Converter)
Seating Capacity 7 Seater
Emission Standard BS 6
Airbags Driver/Passenger
Central Locking System/ABS/Fog Lights Yes

 

Key Highlights

  • Diesel engine with extra power for more mileage
  • Conquer any terrain with efficiency and ease
  • Excellent control and serenity even at high speeds
  • 4×4 drive system provides outstanding off-road capability
  • High resale value 

10) MG Gloster

MG Gloster is the first autonomous level-1 premium SUV in India. Its massive size, opulent interiors, and a mile-long list of safety features are grabbing the eyeballs. This high-end SUV also has a lot of off-road capability and is equipped with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System), which improves the safety of the passengers. Whether in the city, on highways, or bad roads, its ease of drive contributes to its overall reliability.

Key Specification

Price(Ex-showroom) ₹30.99 Lakh – ₹38.99 Lakh
Engine 1996 cc
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity  75 L
Mileage  14.5 kmpl
Variants Super 2.0 Turbo/Smart 2.0 Turbo/Sharp 2.0 Twin Turbo/Savy 2.0 Twin Turbo
Color Options Agate Red/Metal Black/Metal Ash/Warm White
Transmission Automatic 
Seating Capacity 6/7 Seater
Emission Standard BS 6
Airbags Driver/Passenger
Central Locking System/ABS/Fog Lights Yes

 

Key Highlights

  • ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) system is useful for long drives 
  • Automatic parking assist system for assisting in typical parallel and vertical parking area
  • Intelligent four-wheel drive technology can take on and handle any terrain
  • Luxurious interior space with premium elegance and best-in-class features
  • Thoughtfully and attractively designed vehicle to enjoy rides

The above information and prices are for reference purposes only. They are subject to change based on different factors. Please refer to the company’s brochure for more details. 

Takeaway

SUVs come in various configurations, each with its own set of features, price range, and intended use. As a result, it is prudent to assess and compare them to select the best option from these top selling SUVs in India.

Furthermore, if you are a first-time buyer or simply want to change your vehicle, opting for a pre-owned SUV is a good option. In the used car market, there are a plethora of possibilities for used SUVs. So, whether it’s a new or certified pre-owned SUV, sit back and relax for riding in style with luxury.

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