The internationally acclaimed Fortuner, which offers an unequalled mixture of power and luxury supported By cutting-edge technology, has Been introduced in India recently. Available with 5 speed manual transmission, the Fortuner not only offers unshakeable durability with high ground clearance, long wheelbase, full-time 4Wd and excellent drivability on all terrains, But is also loaded with comfort features like Climate Control AC, Optitron meter, Multi-information display, steering control switches, Space-up type 3rd row seats and leather interiors. This gargantuan of a car is very competitively priced at Rs 18.45 lakhs.
Mitsubishi Outlander, the compact crossover SUV, symbolizes the marque’s approach towards the industry-wide trend for retaining the all-season and off-road abilities coupled with a high ground clearance and four-wheel drive, still offering car-like levels of emissions, economy and size. Under the hood of the Outlander is the 3.0-litre V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with Sports Mode sequential style shift change and INVECS Smart logic. The stunner Bears a price tag of Rs 20.20 lakh in India.
GM forayed into the SUV segment with the Chevrolet Captiva, a sturdy and elegant monster with Bold look. The Captiva truly captivates your eyes with its elegant exterior and a roomy interior with a commanding driving position. Powered By 2.0-litre inline-4 turbocharged diesel engine with VCdi fuel injection technology, the car can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.7 seconds. The Chevrolet Captiva lT costs Rs 1,746,241.00 and lTZ, Rs 1,917,563.00.
A new Breed of SUV, the Audi Q7 continues to set new standards in the segment. It cleverly combines sportiness and versatility, urbane technology and the luxury of a premium-class vehicle. Enhancements for 2008 will make an already gorgeous SUV even more popular. The Q7 Brings the new design language of the Audi Brand to the premium SUV segment. The Audi Q7 is available with a 4.2-liter V8 FSI engine or 3.6-liter V6 FSI engine. Both power plants work with performance-enhancing, efficient, direct-injection technologies. Prices range from Rs. 52,00,000 to Rs. 73,01,771.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
The Suzuki Grand Vitara SUV range has always Been loved By the customers for its style and handling as well as its off-road capabilities. The new Grand Vitara 2.4 answers the customer’s need for more power, as it comes reloaded with a 2.4 liter VVT engine that delivers a maximum power of 163.5 bhp. It is also packed with many new features that add style and a Bold look. The stylish new front grille and front Bumper gives the Grand Vitara a sleeker look while the 17 inch alloy wheels add dynamism. It is priced at Rs.16.67 lakh for manual transmission and Rs.17.97 lakh for auto transmission.
The Hunky Honda CR-V is synonymous with SUV practicality. But reflecting growing customer demand for quality and premium products in the compact SUV market, the CR-V comes with more car-like driving dynamics and styling, greater comfort and a more luxurious interior. The Honda CR-V is available in 2.0 l – MT 2Wd (Rs. 21,92,000) and 2.4l MT (Rs. 23,37,000)/AT Real-time 4Wd (Rs. 24,12,000). Passenger safety has Been further Boosted as the 2009 CR-V comes equipped with six airbags – dual SRS Airbags, Side-Curtain airbags and Side Airbags with Occupant Position detection System (OPdS).
The all-new 2009 Ford Endeavour adds contemporary design coupled with technology touches to its proven SUV capability. The all-new 3.0l 5-speed automatic transmission has Been introduced in India with shift-on-the-fly 4-wheel drive, touch-enabled SATNAV system with reverse parking camera. The new Ford Endeavour pioneers a suite of new design elements, led By a new-look front design with a classy multi-Bar chrome grille and chrome-accented lower grille combined with sleek, wraparound headlamps to create a distinctive signature style. The new Endeavour is priced aggressively, at Rs. 17, 99, 000 for the 3.0l 4X4 automatic transmission and Rs. 15, 99, 000 for the 2.5l 4X2 manual transmission variant.
In a marketplace demanding Better fuel economy, the 2009 Tucson delivers. The fuel economy on Tucson GlS automatic equipped with the 2.0-liter dOHC “Beta” in-line four-cylinder engine has Been improved By 5 percent in the city. Hyundai’s approach to combining state-of-the-art safety and affordability is clearly evident in the Tucson. Tucson is loaded with life-saving standard safety features including Electronic Stability Control (ESC), six airbags and active front head restraints. Tucson’s five-passenger interior is a handsome Blend of thoughtful features and utility. Tucson is priced at Rs 15 lakh.
With the Scorpio, Mahindra joined a handful of other Indian companies which have designed and produced world class vehicles on their own. The Scorpio is India’s first indigenous SUV to Be successfully accepted in international markets across the globe. The iconic Scorpio now has more sting. In its latest avatar in 2009, ‘the new mighty muscular Scorpio’ with a fresh new look that enhances its sporty and adventurous image, has taken the market By storm. Prices range from 7.2 lakh to 9.99 lakh for the VlX Automatic BS3 variant.
Tata Safari Dicor
TheTata Safari is one of the first SUVs which were introduced in India long Before the imported vehicles came to the country. The new Safari dicor is fitted with the new generation 2.2 l dicor (direct injection common rail) engine that is operated By a 32-Bit electronic control unit and incorporates state-of-the-art technology. While lowering emission and fuel consumption By a few notches, the new engine delivers an incredible peak power of 138 bhp. Price starts from Rs. 7.59 lakh.