Planning to buy an SUV? Worried about the price of petrol? Relax because the Indian market has several diesel-engine-equipped SUVs on offer
A bigger car means a bigger engine and thus, the consumption of fuel is greater. Considering the surge in the price of petrol, it is understandable that affording a car with a petrol engine is not everyone’s cup of tea. Therefore, here’s a list of the SUVs one can purchase under INR 15 lakh with diesel engines.
Since its arrival, the Nexon has been a hot favourite of the Indian youth with its dual-paint scheme and sport looks. It’s an SUV that carries several elements of a sports car. The diesel version of the Nexon is equipped with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out 110PS of power and a peak torque of 260Nm. What’s better about the Nexon is that it is available in an AMT variant and in an MT variant. The Nexon begins at a price-tag of INR 9 lakhs and goes up to 13 lakhs for the top of the trim variant.
The XUV300 is a sub-compact SUV from Mahindra and is one of the most powerful SUVs in this segment. Armed with a 1.5-litre diesel engine, the XUV300 generates a peak power of 115PS and a massive torque figure of 300Nm. Similar to the Nexon, the XUV 300 is offered in an AMT and MT variant. At INR 12 lakhs, the XUV300 is a lucrative deal.
Well, writing about SUVs and not mentioning the Scorpio is a sin. In India, Scorpio from Mahindra is the most loved SUV for it is an outstanding performer and is a pocket-friendly product. The 2.5L M2DICR diesel engine of the Scorpio can spawn 75PS of power and a peak torque of 200Nm. The Mahindra Scorpio begins at a price-tag of INR 12 lakhs.
We believe that one luxury manufacturer must be included in the article and thus; we have added the elegant Hector from MG. The Hector is equipped with a 2.0-litre diesel engine that offers a peak power of 170PS and torque output of 350Nm. In India, the starting price of the Hector is INR 12.73 lakhs.
Sonet is the newest member to join the Indian automobile family. The Sonet is decorated with a 1,493cc engine that can generate 98.63hp of power and a torque of 240Nm. Along with the Hector, the Sonnet is also a premium SUV that retails at INR 9.99 lakhs in India.