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Top SUVs Between 10-15 Lakhs In India

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The Indian automobile sector has seen a shift in the consumer’s preferences towards SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles). To keep up with the growing demand, several automakers have started investing heavily in the SUV segment of the industry over the past 12-18 months, with plenty more to come. If you want to know more about the best SUVs under Rs. 15 lakh, you’re at the right place…let’s check these babies out.

1. Hyundai Creta – Average Ex-Showroom price 10 lakhs

 

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The Hyundai Creta is one of the top-selling SUVs in India and just like its sibling, the Kia Seltos, the Creta is also available in both diesel and petrol engine options. Hyundai gave the new Creta a massive facelift and now offers a total of 17 trims for the Creta with pricing starting at Rs 9.81 Lakhs (ex-showroom), going up to Rs 17.31 Lakhs (ex-showroom) for the top model. The Hyundai Creta is available in three engine options, 1.5L MPi petrol, 1.5L U2 CRDi diesel, and 1.4L Kappa turbocharged petrol.

Key Features of the Hyundai Creta – Paddle Shifters, Trio Beam LED Headlamps, Signature Cascading Grille, Twin Tip Exhaust, Front Row Ventilated Seats, 17.78 cm Supervision Cluster with Digital Display and a 26.03 cm HD Infotainment System.

2. Skoda Kushaq – Average Ex-Showroom price 10.51 lakhs

 

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The new Skoda Kushaq marks the beginning of a new journey for the German carmaker in our market and will rival some of the well-established models in its segment like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Renault Duster. Under the hood, the Skoda Kushaq SUV is offered with a choice of two petrol engines – a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI.

Key features of the Skoda Kushaq – a 10-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and wireless MirrorLink, ventilated front seats, AC vents at the rear, MID instrument console, cruise control, ambient lighting, a seven-speaker music system and a two-spoke steering wheel.

3. Tata Harrier – Average Ex-Showroom price 14.30 lakhs

 

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The Tata Harrier was launched in 2019 and instantly became one of the most talked-about cars in the town due to its advanced tech-friendly features and over-the-top design and styling. In many ways, it was the lift and revamp that Tata Motors needed to stamp their authority in a cluttered market. You can get the entry-level trims for the price of 15 lakhs with the vehicle powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel from Fiat that also powers the Jeep Compass.

Key features of the Tata Harrier – Outer Mirrors with Logo Projection, 6 Airbags, Electronic Stability Programme, Reverse Parking Camera, Acoustics Tuned by JBL, Steering Wheel with Controls, Voice Recognition & Alerts, Panoramic Sunroof and a 6 Way Power Adjustable Driver Seat with Adjustable Lumbar Support.

4. Kia Seltos – Average Ex-Showroom price 10 lakhs

 

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Kia is the newest entrant in the Indian Automobile industry but they’ve already made a huge dent in the market with the Seltos, their first offering in India. Kia’s Seltos is available in both petrol and diesel engine options with a total of 8 trims to choose from and prices in India starting at Rs 9.89 Lakhs INR (Ex-Showroom). The Kia Seltos is available in three engine options, a 1.5 L petrol, 1.5 L diesel and a 1.4 L turbocharged petrol.

Key features of the Kia Seltos – Crown Jewel LED Headlamp, Electric Power Steering, All Door Power Windows, Ambient Mood Lighting, 8 Way Driver Power Seat and Multi-Drive Mode and Traction Control Mode.

5. Mahindra Thar – Average Ex-Showroom price 12.8 lakhs

 

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After an enormous gap of a decade, Mahindra introduced the all-new, second-generation Thar in October 2020. This iconic all-new off-road vehicle is bigger, better and modern. The off-roader is available in two powertrains: 150PS 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and 130PS 2.2-litre diesel unit. Both engines will be offered with a choice of 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission and will be offered with a 4×4 drivetrain with a low range transfer case as standard.

Key Features of Mahindra Thar – a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment that features off-road stats, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, roof-mounted speakers, electronic air conditioner, steering mounted audio controls, a multi-info display, power windows and keyless entry.

6. Ford EcoSport – Average Ex-Showroom price 8.5 lakhs

 

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The Ford Ecosport is one of the most popular SUV cars under 15 lakhs in India. The Ecosport is offered in 7 trims with a petrol engine and 7 trims with a diesel engine and also comes with the option of an automatic transmission. The price of Ford Ecosport in India starts at Rs 8.19 Lakhs and goes up to Rs 11.73 Lakhs for the flagship model.

Key Features of Ford Ecosport – Automatic Air Conditioning with Heater, Adjustable Driver Seat height, Electronic Adjustable ORVM, 9 Inch Touchscreen Infotainment System, Cruise Control with Adjustable Speed Limiter Device and Safe Clutch Start.

7. Renault Duster – Average Ex-Showroom price 9.9 lakhs

 

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Finally, the Renault Duster manages to hit our list. It is one of the best selling compact SUVs in the Indian market and now has been updated with a BS6 engine. The diesel engine variant has been discontinued by Renault and currently, the Duster is only available with a petrol offering. The Renault Duster in India starts at Rs. 8.59 Lakhs and goes up to Rs 13.59 Lakhs for the top-end trim. The Duster is available in two petrol engine options, a 1.5L 4-cylinder petrol and a 1.3L Turbo 4-cylinder petrol.

Key Features of Renault Duster – Hill Start Assist, Electronic Stability Program, Remote Precooling, Reverse Parking Sensor, Cruise Control, Eco Guide and Reverse Parking Camera with Guidelines.

 

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