5 Best Compact SUV of 2014
Compact SUVs in India have a special like from the customers who prefer to ride with safety and comfort. The Indian road conditions and small family norms make the SUVs a perfect family vehicle choice. Large ground clearance, high safety features, enough passenger and luggage space are the main attractions for affordable SUVs in India. In the last year we have seen the overwhelmed response for the Renault Duster, Ford Ecosport and others. Here we can have a look at the upcoming hot and Best 5 Compact SUV for 2014. The price and technical specifications given are expected, have chances to differ from the original at the time of launch.
List of Best 5 Compact SUV for 2014
- Hyudai ix35
- Mahindra Compact SUV
- Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha SUV
- Chevrolet Trax
- Kia Sportage
The range of variants includes entry-level S model, mid-range SE model and SE Nav model. The two top variants of Hyudai ix35 called ‘Premium’ and ‘Premium Panorama’. 1.7-litre CRDi model features 1.7-litre CRDi) option for better response and easiness. 135bhp power out put produced by the 2.0-litre engine. The engine of Hyudai ix35 mated with six-speed automatic transmission. The engine is reaaly fuel efficient and offers mileage of 17.6kmpl on ride. Safety and comfort ensured with the Tyre pressure monitoring system, upgraded audio and navigation system, dual amplitude selective dampers, side-load springs etc.
Hyudai ix35 Expected Price in India: Rs. 16, 73200 – to 27, 32549/-
Mahindra Compact SUV
Mahindra is going to join the hottest SUV segment with the introduction of its Compact SUV. The sketch about the compact SUV points towards it is named as the S102 project. Other Rumors spreading earlier in web that it will be the 2014 Mahindra S101 which has already spotted in India for testing. The entry level model will be an alternative for the B-segment hatchback buyers. Powering this muscular SUV is a 1.5 Liters turbo diesel engine. There is also a petrol engine option of 1.2 Liters.
In interior it is packed with a five seat configuration for passengers. S102 will be made under influences from the SIV 1 concept. The sub 4 meter compact SUV features monocoque chassis, distinctive grille, high ground clearance, Daytime Running Lights and clean sheet design. In top variants the vehicle offer 4WD and an automatic transmission feature.
Mahindra Compact SUV Expected Price in India: Rs. 6 – 9 lakh
Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha SUV
Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha is another hot SUV for 2014. The giant powered by a 1.3 Litre Multijet engine which is the same one using in Fiat. Another 1.2 Litre K-Series 4-cylinder petrol engine also going to power its variants. The vehicle features new and comfortable interior and exterior.
We can expect some similarities with the Suzuki SJ (Gypsy in India) series for Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha SUV. The main rivals includes Ford Ecosport and New Honda MPV. The car is appealing with its large chunky wheels and a wide stance. With a wider network macros the county hope the company can do good from this.
Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha SUV Expected Price in India: Rs. 7 – 10 Lakhs
Chevrolet Trax is another hot launch expected to hit the market in the April 2014. This compact utility vehicle with high ground clearance and monocoque chassis really good option for the Indian roads. Chevrolet Trax already launched in Europe in early 2013. In terms of measurement the Trax may have 4.2 meters in length and looks typical with the Chevy styling by flared wheels arches. Chevrolet Trax is a crossover comes in two petrol engine option, one is the 1.4-litre turbocharged with 138bhp and second engine option is the 1.6-litre naturally aspirated mill offers 130bhp.
You have another option for diesel engine with 1.7-litre with 128bhp. The engine mated with manual gearboxes except for the 1.7 litre diesel, it features automatic option and all-wheel drive option. 1.4 petrol engine powered variant may also get all-wheel drive option. In interior the Chevrolet Trax features five persons seating capacity, electronic stability control and Hill Descent Control, small cubby holes etc. It need to face tough competition with the Renault Duster, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra Quanto.
Chevrolet Trax Expected Price in India: Rs. 8.00 – 15.00 lakhs
Kia Sportage SUV is another aggressive looking model going to launch soon in Indian market to compete with the Skoda Yeti and Mahindra XUV 500. The design is really appealing with ‘tiger’ face’, signature grille design and lower and wider in dimensions. The 2014 Kia Sportage packed with the 1975cc, DOHC diesel engine offers 142 Bhp @ 6000 rpm power and 84 Nm @ 4500 rpm torque on ride. Engine mated with 5 Manual gears. This cool five seater may comes with Front Disk, Rear Drum brakes, 195.00 mm ground clearance, Alloys, tilt Steering etc.
For safety it may equipped with 2 airbag, parking sensors, fog lamp, EBD, ABS etc. Interior will be furnished with comfort and convenient features like AC, Power Windows, Central Locking, Rear Wiper, Rear Defogger, Dash Integrated Music System, Optional Leather Seats, Folding Rear Seats, Buttons/Controls on Steering etc. The SUV will be offered in LX, EX and SX trim levels.