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Indians and their ever-growing love for SUV is world known, that is why manufacturers are coming up with more SUVs than sedans or hatchbacks. According to SIAM, the sales of SUVs have skyrocketed in the last year, seeing an increase of 39% from the previous year’s 20%. But Before bringing your new prized possession home, here is the list of 5 Best SUV Under 15 Lakhs In 2020 worth considering to help you decide before making a worthy purchase.
5 Best SUV Under 15 Lakhs
5. Tata Nexon
Long gone is the time when TATA was associated with niggles and issues in their cars. The Indian automobile manufacturer has completely revamped its portfolio and now offers some of the best selling cars.
One such car is the new ‘Nexon’. A strong contender in this list, Nexon, is a compact SUV that comes well equipped with a long list of features and gizmos. Built on the new Impact Design 2.0, the Nexon manages to steal the limelight.
Nexon has gone on to become one of the safest SUVs in India, with the car receiving 5-star safety rating in the Global-NCAP Test. Tata is also planning to launch an Electronic Version of Nexon called as the “Nexon EV’.
Powered by a 1.2-lite Petrol and 1.5-litre Diesel engine, the Nexon is available in both Manual and automatic transmissions. Nexon is a good SUV for the price it is offered at and this makes it one of the best SUV under 15 lakhs.
Ex-Showroom Price: ₹6.63 lakhs – ₹10.9 lakhs
4. Kia Seltos
A subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors is the new entrant in the Indian automotive market. Just like Hyundai, Kia has offered the best of everything in Seltos, the first car from Kia’s portfolio for India.
With good looks, a long list of features and good on-road performance, the Seltos has managed to mark its territory in the already competitive segment of SUV.
The SUV has managed to garner the interest of Indian customers with the bookings for the car skyrocketing since its launch in the country. Till now the car has managed to get 10,000+ advance bookings.
Ex-showroom Price: ₹9.69 lakhs – ₹17 lakhs
3. Maruti Suzuki Brezza
Brezza was Maruti’s answer to Hyundai’s Creta, and indeed, the underdog was able to take over a good amount of market share from Creta’s grasp.
Currently available only with a diesel engine, Maruti ditched the petrol engine in the car because of the not so good fuel efficiency figures, since SUVs are always assumed to be gas guzzlers.
However, this will change after the 31st of March 2020 when Maruti Suzuki will only sell petrol cars abiding by the BS6 norms.
A facelift of Brezza is currently in the work and is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020. The new Brezza will be powered by a 1.5-litre BS-VI petrol engine that currently powers the facelifted Ciaz and Ertiga.
Maruti’s brand name along with good pricing, engine and features makes Brezza is one of top SUV in India under 15 lakhs, and a worthy investment in the long run.
Ex-showroom price: ₹7.73 lakhs – ₹9.94 lakhs
2. TATA Harrier
TATA’s strategy to enter the highly competitive segment of compact SUV was a hit. The Brand played on ‘Premiumness’ and ‘Luxury’, that is why Harrier shares a lot of similarities with its sibling the Land Rover.
Harrier is based on the OmegaArc platform which is a re-engineered version of the Jaguar Land Rover D8 platform.
A good list of features, premiumness all over, sense of luxury, good engine and references to the luxury brand JLR helped the Harrier in making an imposing mark in this segment.
No doubt, the sales figures speak the same, the car is giving a tough competition to the Creta and for sure is one of the 5 best SUV under 15 lakhs in 2020.
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Ex-showroom Price: ₹13 lakhs – ₹16.8 lakhs
1. Creta – best SUV under 15 lakhs in 2020
Back in the time, it were cars like Innova and Scorpio that held a fair amount of market share in the SUV segment. During this time the compact SUV segment was in its infancy stage when Hyundai came out with the Creta, nobody thought that the underdog would one day become the undefeated leader of this segment.
The Creta still reigns on as the ‘segment leader’ and the sales figures say the same. With the Indian automotive sector experiencing a slowdown it is the Creta that is still selling in huge numbers.
With an array of features, stylish looks, big cabin space, performing engines, Hyundai’s brand value and trust factor, the Creta stands way above other cars in the compact SUV segment and is undoubtedly the best SUV under 15 lakhs in 2020.
Ex-showroom Price: ₹10 lakhs – ₹15.7 lakhs