SUVs are getting more and more popular around the world since some time now. They are known for their ability to travel through the toughest of terrains. Also, more and more manufacturers are now focusing on the on-road performance of these SUVs too since that’s where most of them are used for most of their lifetimes. So today, let’s take a look at the fastest accelerating SUVs in India that are priced under Rs 25 lakhs.
0-100 km/h – 9.4 seconds
The Tucson is the fastest accelerating SUV priced under Rs 25 lakhs in India. The Tucson was reintroduced into India in 2017 and is offered in both petrol and diesel guises.
The 2.0-litre turbo diesel Tucson is quite rapid and takes just 9.4 seconds to hit 100km/h from standstill. The engine cranks outs 182 Bhp and 400 Nm of torque and comes paired to either a 6-speed manual or an automatic gearbox.
Kia Seltos 1.4 Turbo DCT
0-100 km/h – 9.7 seconds
The recently launched Kia Seltos is the second-fastest SUV on this list. The compact SUV was launched last month in India and has since made its way to the top of sales charts. The 1.4 Turbo DCT variant of the Seltos has an official 0-100 time of 9.7 seconds, which is pretty quick. This version is powered by a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine that churns out 140 Bhp of power along with 242 Nm of torque and comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed twin-clutch automatic gearbox.
0-100 km/h – 10.5 seconds
The Jeep Compass petrol is the third-fastest SUV on this list with a 0-110km/h time of 10.5 seconds. The Compass is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine that produces 160 Bhp and 250 Nm of torque. The petrol Compass is offered with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. If you want quick acceleration, the automatic variant is the one to buy.
0-100 km/h – 10.73 seconds
Following the Jeep Compass is the MG Hector, an SUV that uses the same Fiat multijet engine that is used by the Compass. This big SUV was also launched this year and despite its heft, the Hector manages to do the 0-100 km/h in 10.73 seconds according to independent tests and reports. The 2.0-litre diesel engine here produces a maximum power of 170 Bhp and a peak torque of 350 Nm. MG Motors offers only a 6-speed transmission with this engine as of now.
0-100 km/h – 10.8 seconds
The Hyundai Creta offers customers a mix of good looks and features along with performance and frugality. The Creta is offered with three engines – one petrol and two diesels. It is the larger 1.6-litre oil burner that achieved the 10.8 seconds 0-100km/h time when paired to the 6-speed manual gearbox. The Creta’s 1.6-litre diesel engine produces 126 Bhp and 265 Nm of torque and is also offered with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
0-100 km/h – 10.84 seconds
The Tata Harrier is one of the best looking mid-size SUVs on sale in India right now. What’s better is that it has got the power to match the looks. The Harrier can accelerate from o km/hh to 100 km/h in just 10.84 seconds according to independent tests and reports when the car is driven in sports mode. Powering the Harrier is again the 2.0 litre Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engine, which here churns out 138 Bhp of power along with 350 Nm of torque and comes mated to a manual gearbox.
0-100 km/h – 10.8 seconds
The Hyundai Venue is proving itself to be anther successful vehicle from the South Korean manufacturer. The Venue is already the top-selling vehicle of its segment after a few months from launch. The 1.0 Turbo DCT variant of this vehicle is prety\ty quick too, as it can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in around 10.8 seconds according to independent tests and reports. This variant is powered by a 1.0 litre, 3 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that puts out 118 Bhp of power along with 172 Nm of torque. As for the gearbox option, it gets a choice between either a 7-speed DCT unit or the 6-speed manual unit
Ford EcoSport S
0-100 km/h – 11.5 seconds
Ford launched the facelifted Ecosport in India earlier this year, and the 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine powered S variant is the fastest of the cars on offer with a 0-100km/h sprint time of 11.5 seconds. The EcoSport is also offered with a new 1.5-litre petrol engine and retains the old 1.5-litre diesel unit.
0-100 km/h – 11.51 seconds
The Mahindra XUV500 sports a monocoque chassis and is offered with both petrol and diesel engines along with manual and automatic gearbox options. The diesel Mahindra XUV500 recorded a 0-100 time of 11.51 seconds when tested by Motorbeam. Te diesel XUV500 is powered by a 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine with 140 Bhp and 300 Nm of torque on offer.
Mahindra Scorpio 140 Bhp
0-100 km/h – 11.83 seconds
The Mahindra Scorpio got a major power upgrade last year when its 2.2-litre diesel engine was upgraded to the XUV500’s spec of 140 Bhp and 300 Nm of torque. The Scorpio is offered with both manual and automatic transmissions.