India is a SUV dominated market, without doubt. People love the presence and the high ground clearance that comes with the SUVs. Keeping that in mind, here are 10 SUVs that you can get for the price of a brand-new Wagon R Lxi (costs Rs 4.5 lakh on road in Delhi).
The Gypsy is the most basic and affordable SUV that is on offer in the Indian market. It has been on sale for a really long time, that too without much changes. The vehicle continues to have the same G13b engine which is a 1.3 liter unit making 80 Bhp and 103 Nm. It also comes with 4wd. The main advantage is that the Gypsy is very light and nimble, making it easy to drive on trails.
We found a lot of examples on sale ranging from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh, based on the model year being looked for. This was among the newer ones we found for Rs 4 lakh here: Link. More cars can be found here: Link.
The Pajero is the SUV most of us have grown up to admire. In the olden days, if you had a Pajero, it means you had arrived in life. The vehicle has a lot of heritage to the name, being used by a lot of movie stars and celebrities back in the day. The vehicle we found was the 2.8 liter SFX version which produces 118 Bhp and 292 Nm. The best part about the Pajero is the comfort and the off-roading capability it offers. We found one for Rs 4.5 lakh here: Link
Over a decade ago, Hyundai introduced the Tucson for the first time in the Indian market. The vehicle was a soft roader and took on the likes of the CR-V. Sadly, the company withdrew the model and we now have the all-new Tucson on sale. The older version was powered by a 2.0 liter diesel engine making 122 Bhp and 245 Nm. It was available in manual gearbox only. We found one for Rs 3.79 lakh here: Link
Maruti Grand Vitara
The Grand Vitara was Maruti’s first take on the premium SUV segment. While the vehicle was very capable, it didn’t set the sales charts on fire. It was on offer in both 2.0 liter and 2.4 liter petrol engines and also came with the option of a 4wd. We found a 2.0 liter version which produces 120 Bhp and 170 Nm for Rs 4.40 lakh here: Link. The best part about the GV is the fact that there are a lot of aftermarket parts available for the vehicle to make it more rugged.
The CR-V started the compact SUV craze in the Indian market. When it was first introduced, the CR-V was so much in demand that waiting lists shot up and people even resorted to going to other states just to get one. The CR-V is now available for really low prices in the used car market. You can get one for as little as Rs 1.7 lakh. Here are a few options that we found for cheap: Link. The CR-V was on offer in both 2.0 liter and 2.4 liter engine options and initially only came in automatic transmission. The only downside to the CR-V is the fuel economy figures.