If you are looking to buy a premium SUV under Rs. 30 Lacs, loads of options available in the market might confuse you. Fortuner’s reliability or Trailblazer’s power? To help you decide what vehicle is best for you, we have compiled a list of 5 most prominent premium SUV’s in our market.
Price – Rs. 24.2 - 27.0 Lacs
Fortuner has been an outright success for Toyota in our market. Owing to its butch looks and a frugal diesel power plant, the SUV has been leading the premium SUV segment for quite some time now. Fortuner got updated cosmetically in 2015 with the addition of matter black alloys and smoked headlamps and taillights. This Japanese utility vehicle is very comfortable and spacious from the inside and comes with a very potent 3.0-litre diesel engine that produces 168 Bhp of power along with 360 Nm of torque. Toyota’s have always been known for their reliability and fuss-free ownership is the main USP of this vehicle.
Price- Rs. 11.5 - 16.4 Lacs
The XUV 5OO was the first SUV from Mahindra which featured a monocoque-chassis. Cheetah inspired looks and a featured loaded cabin have together contributed in this SUV’s success. Features like a large 7-inch multimedia screen, dynamic parking assist program, tyre-pressure monitoring system, voice-activated controls, sunroof, and cruise control make this SUV a very attractive proposition. XUV 5OO is powered by a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel motor which produces 140 Bhp of power along with 330 Nm of torque.
Price- Rs. 26.4 Lacs
Chevrolet’s all new offering in the premium SUV segment replaces the Captiva. It is the biggest and the most powerful vehicle in this segment. If space is what you are looking for, this is the right car for you. However, this car will only come as a CBU which might affect the maintenance costs later on. Powering this beast is a 2.8-litre Duramax engine that produces 200Bhp of power along with 500 Nm of torque.
Price- Rs. 21.1 - 25.1 Lacs
Honda gave the CR-V a midlife update which overhauled the SUV cosmetically. It comes with a choice of two engine options, a 2-litre mill which comes with automatic/manual choice in 2WD setup and a 2.4-litre unit with automatic transmission in a AWD setup. The 2-litre i-VTEC unit produces 154 Bhp of power along with 190Nm of torque whereas the 2.4-litre i-VTEC mill churns out 187 Bhp of power along with 226Nm of torque. This vehicle has been facing low sales figures mainly due to the absence of a diesel engine. If Honda plonks in a turbocharged diesel engine in the CR-V, it can be a very good proposition.
Price- Rs. 27.1 – 30.4 Lacs
Hyundai has always been known for its aerodynamic designs mainly because of its fluidic design philosophy. With a potent 2.2-litre engine that produces 194 Bhp of power along with 436Nm of torque, this SUV has been crunching good numbers for Hyundai and is the direct rival for Toyota Fortuner in the premium SUV segment.