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:
- Taller seating:
For that great view of the road
- Rugged: Ability
to take on the potholes with ease
- Road presence:
Looks more intimidating than the hatchbacks or compact sedans
Clearance with 4X4 option: Off road capabilities
- 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
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
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:
- Maruti Vitara Brezza
- Ford EcoSport
- Honda WRV
- 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…!