Buying a Sub 4-meter SUV or a Compact SUV makes a lot of sense, especially in the Indian scenario. There are valid reasons why one should consider the compact SUV first while buying a mid size car for themselves:
  1. Taller seating: For that great view of the road
  2. Rugged: Ability to take on the potholes with ease
  3. Road presence: Looks more intimidating than the hatchbacks or compact sedans
  4. Ground Clearance with 4X4 option: Off road capabilities
  5. No compromise on safety at high speeds; unlike some larger SUV’s
The taller sitting stance offers a great view when driving and inspires great confidence even at three digit speeds. Cities and towns all over India suffer from a pandemic of potholes. You never know when the car will hit a pothole and the ground below will hit the car’s vital parts! The low ground clearance of cars (except Zest from TATA) will make you pay a hefty sum for repairing the damage caused due to potholes. Cars like Volkswagen Vento/polo or Datsun GO/Go Plus, Old Honda City are very vulnerable to getting hit by the ground below or scraping the high speed breaker surface. To be on a safer side, it is better to buy a compact SUV in India. Even if it is a sub 4-meter vehicle, the compact SUV’s like Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza, Honda WRV have enough passenger and boot space. Their road presence gives people another reason to go for it. Another big advantage now is that these compact SUV’s are coming in 4X4 wheel drive, making them very capable off roaders. The Mahindra Thar is the most economical 4X4 SUV in this segment and you have an option of a soft or a hard top. The Maruti Vitara Brezza is amongst the top 10 selling cars in India. It sells between 13000 to 13200 units a month. If we have to take an account of the highest selling compact SUV’s in India, then it will be as below:
  1. Maruti Vitara Brezza
  2. Ford EcoSport
  3. Honda WRV
  4. Tata Nexon
The Ford Ecosport is the only product that established Ford in India. Its success was an inspiration to major automobile manufacturers like Maruti Suzuki,Tata, Honda, etc. to launch their compact SUV’s. The Tata Nexon is the best value for money and one of the safest compact cars (SUV). These compact SUV’s are now available in automatic transmission and that makes this segment even more attractive. Such is the impact of this segment of automobiles, that even the American automaker Jeep will be launching a sub-4-metre SUV. Another SUV to be launched in this segment, which would be the most economical one, is the Datsun Go Cross. This segment of automobiles is sure to have a high growth with the passing time. Have A Happy Drive Maitraway…!


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