The SUV segments of the Indian car market have been growing at a fast pace. Thanks to the bold design and rugged nature of these models, most SUVs that are being sold in the country come kitted out with diesel engines, with the high torque output helping them tackle the challenging terrains. Here is a list of best diesel SUVs in India 2019-
The first model in our list here is the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, which is one of the highest selling SUV cars in India. Powering the Vitara Brezza is a 1.3-litre diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 90 PS and a peak torque of 200 Nm. The motor comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard and a 5-speed AMT as optional. This compact SUV has an ARAI-rated mileage of 24 kmpl.
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The second model on our list is the latest generation of the Ford Endeavour, which is a large-size SUV that impresses with its butch looks, great handling both on-road and off-road, powerful engine options and easy maintenance. The Endeavour comes feature-packed with several top-notch safety and comfort-enhancing features and is among the best diesel SUVs in India.
The Ford EcoSport is currently the oldest model in its segment but the compact SUV continues to impress with its butch looks, a wide range of powerful engine options, decent dynamics and low maintenance costs. The Maruti Vitara Brezza-rival even comes with a handful of safety-enhancing features, which make sit among the safest models in its price bracket.
Even the next model on our list is a Maruti Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Venue rival that scores highly on the safety front. The Tata Nexon comes with a set of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines that are even available with optional AMTs. The Nexon even looks quite modern and offers many segment-best features. All these traits make this sub-4-metre offering a good option for both new and used car buyers.
Mahindra XUV500 has been one of the most popular models in its segment, with the mid-size SUV having enjoyed several years of numero-uno status in its class. While the SUV has finally come under the heat of its fresher rivals, it continues to be a well-sorted vehicle that offers a long list of features, a rugged image, powerful petrol and diesel engines and optional AWD.
Like the Mahindra XUV500, the Hyundai Creta is an erstwhile segment-leader that has been now outsold by fresher rivals. However, it is still a pretty decent product that offers powerful 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engine options, which offer a good mix of performance and fuel efficiency. Its cabin feels sufficiently premium, while even the maintenance isn’t too high.
The next car on our list of Best Diesel SUVs in India 2019 is the Jeep Compass, which impresses with its Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre diesel engine that produces 170 bhp and 350 Nm. The Compass offers an ARAI-rated mileage of 17.1 kmpl, which is pretty high fuel efficiency for a vehicle of this class. Also, the Compass has a pretty upmarket cabin that is sufficiently feature-laden.
The Honda CR- V is the most expensive SUV from the Indian subsidiary of its Japanese carmaker. The SUV impresses with its butch looks, refined 1.6-litre diesel engine, decent ride and handling characteristics and a feature-laden cabin.
The Renault Duster has been around for a while now and has already undergone a couple of facelifts. In recent years, however, its popularity has taken a hit fresher models like the Hyundai Creta. That said, the only SUV in its carmaker’s portfolio is a pretty capable offering that offers a 1.5-litre diesel engine, which is available with both manual transmission and AMT options. It also offers an optional AWD, which makes it quite capable off the road.
The last model on our list of Best Diesel SUVs in India 2019 is the latest generation is the Toyota Fortuner, which has already impressed many with its macho design, great ride comfort, highly reliable powertrains and a feature-laden cabin. All these factors make the Fortuner equally popular in both new and second-hand car markets of the country.
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