Here is a list of few of the most commonly seen under Rs. 15lakhs 4×4 adventure sports utility vehicles in India. The most affordable Sports Utility Vehicle that are available in the country featuring an AWD (All Wheel Drive) or a 4WD (4 Wheel Drive) and other technical and innovative specifications.
Mahindra Scorpio Diesel S10
One of the most commonly seen drivers vehicle as well as a perfect companion for fun and adventure passionate drivers. The first ever 4×4 drive vehicle from the 2015 Scorpio series, with a new face lifted look and mighty features and components the S10 is one of its kind drivers car. The unmatched power and handling of the vehicle is one such stunning feature which makes it the ultimate road car. A typical SUV design with curved yet edgy corners with sturdy side pillars and an aggressive looking front design of the vehicle makes it a perfect drive. Design and styling of the new Scorpio from Mahindra is a combination of stunning elements. Right from the front Grill to the rear section the vehicle follows a masterpiece of design.
From the front section, the sturdy looking front grills co-operated with chrome rails with a 3D brand logo mounted on to the chrome panel. At the top of the hood is an open air vent for extra in and out of air during high performance. Body colour side rear view mirrors leading the perfectly designed side lines to a strong and sturdy side pillars. Though the side panels of the vehicle looks pretty similar to that of the older version in the series, an entirely distinctive and dynamic rear design of the vehicle is a noticeable change over.
The brand new S10 comes with a 2179cc mHawk 4-cylinder Engine, Variable Geometry Turbocharger With Inter-cooler, 4-Valve Per Cylinder with a capacity to produce 120 Bhp of maximum power at the rate of 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 280 Nm at the rate of 1800-2800 rpm. With a fuel tank capacity of 60 litres, the Diesel engine of the vehicle renders pretty good fuel efficiency around 16 kmpl. The 5-speed manual transmission system of the vehicle lets the driver to shift through the gears swiftly to gain maximum speed limits. Braking system equips ABS as a standard option for this vehicle.
Price of the Mahindra Scorpio S10 Diesel 4x4 in India starts from Rs. 12,32,000 (ex-showroom).
Maruti Suzuki Gypsy
Maruti Suzuki Gypsy is one of the most commonly used Adventure Sports Utility Vehicle from its very launch. Over a decade of time this dirt boy had been playing the role of one of the best adventure utility vehicle from among its kind. The typical box design and style of the Gypsy makes it a bit odd from other adventure utility vehicles, yet the number of units sold out covered up the design structure of the vehicle. Though the typical shape of the vehicle seems to be odd, the design of the Gypsy is one of the most helping features which makes it easy to handle rough surfaces.
Equipping itself with a powerful 1298cc G13BB MPFI 16 Valve Gasoline which can produce a maximum power and torque ratio of 80Bhp at the rate of 6000 rpm and 103 Nm at the rate of 4500 rpm respectively. A five-speed transmission system allows the driver to shift the gears easily to gain high performance. Though the vehicle offers only a little fuel efficiency the volume of fuel tank available is 40 litres. Though the sturdy vehicle may break your bones while driving through rough surfaces, the drive is made pretty smooth by adding on a front Leaf spring with Double action damper with Booster and a rear Leaf spring with Double action damper with Booster suspension system.
Price of the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy starts from Rs. 6,10,000 (ex-showroom).
Mahindra Thar CRDe 4×4 AC
Inspired from the ancestor version of the 4 wheel king in India, the Mahindra Thar, is an inspirational design from the Mahindra Jeep. Winning over the design and styling of the vehicle is the number of colour options the vehicle is made available in. A total of five to six colour options are made available to the customers of the Thar across the country. Muscular design of the vehicle with edgy design elements and stunning Jeep elements, the Thar is one of its kind vehicle from among the other rivals in the same segment. A perfect adventure vehicle, as from both design and performance viewpoint, the Thar scores the highest among its rivals.
Equipped itself with a 2498cc NEF TCI- CRDe engine capable of producing a massive 103.5 Bhp of power at 3800 rpm and a net torque of 247 Nm at 1800-2000 rpm. An NGT 530R V4 5-speed manual transmission system is installed within the vehicle to shift through the gears. The overall fuel efficiency from the Diesel engine numbers to around 17 kmpl which is pretty good for an adventure utility vehicle. Braking system of the Thar is assisted with a pair of Hydraulic with Tandem Master Cylinder with LCRV Disc and Drum brakes in the front and rear wheels respectively. Thar does conquer much of all terrain and climate conditions its been taken to, yet the vehicle assures great mobility and stability with a front loaded IFS With Torsion Bar And Stabilizer Bar and a rear Semi Elliptical Leaf Spring suspension system.
Price of the Mahindra Thar CRDe 4×4 in India starts from Rs. 7,20,600 (ex-showroom).
Tata Safari Storme VX 4×4 BS
Next gen Tata Safari was introduced with the tag name Safari Storme. A promising big boy with fat muscular built and aggressive looks. The all new Tata Safari Storme VX 4×4 BS is an all new four wheel driving experiment from the company. A wise move contributing in both design and performance output of the vehicle helped the company to produce this mighty machine. With an all new chrome finish on the front grill, side rear view mirrors and the rear tail section, the Safari Storme gets a premium stunning appeal. The dynamic front head lights and hood has undergone much change from that of the older version. Not compromising on the side panels, Tata have managed to change the look of the vehicle by increasing the height of the side lines and the pillars. This makes the vehicle more tall and spacious.
The all new Safari Storme VX equips with a 2179cc 2.2L VariCOR 4-cylinder engine. Having an overall capacity to produce a maximum power output of 140 PS at the rate of 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 320 Nm at the rate of 1700-2700 rpm. The fuel system comes with a common-rail injection system. A 5-speed manual transmission system assists the gearbox of the vehicle. An overall 15 kmpl of fuel efficiency is available in the vehicle from the mighty 55 litre fuel tank. A silky smooth drive experience is maintained by a front Independent Double Wishbone Type with Coil Spring Over Shock Absorber and a rear Five Link Suspension with Coil Spring suspension system of the vehicle. Vacuum-Assisted Independent Hydraulic front and Ventilated rear disc braking system of the vehicle helps the driver to apply the brakes easily and swiftly.
Price of the Tata Safari Storme VX 4×4 BS in India starts from Rs. 14,11,500 (ex-showroom).
Renault Duster Diesel AWD RxZ
One of the most commonly on road and off road utility vehicle these days. Scoring a high sales ratio of its units across the country due to the design, performance and a very budgeted rate, the Renault Duster is one of the most preferred vehicle from its segment. Introducing an all new Diesel variant to the Duster series, a tough and tight competition is put up between the 4 wheel drive vehicles in the segment. Unique and dynamic design of the Renault Duster makes it distinct from the other vehicles in its class. A soft yet muscular edgy design element of the vehicle can be noticed from each corner of this vehicle. The All Wheel Drive (AWD) variant of the Renault Duster is the first one from its series to hit the terrain roads. Rating it high among other vehicle is not only its design and variety of colour options made available, but also the volume of power and performance delivered from this machine.
The all new Renault Duster AWD RxZ comes with a pre loaded bunch of technology and machinery. With best in class technology and innovation, the Renault Duster AWD is all set to score to the peak. A huge 50 litre fuel tank space of the vehicle lets huge volume of fuel. With a 6-speed manual transmission system attached to the 1461cc 4-cylinder in-line 4-valve DOHC, 1.5 dCI K9K THP Diesel engine, the vehicle reduces the fuel consumption and delivers an overall mileage of 20kmpl which is the best in class mileage for a Sports Utility Vehicle. The high performance engine of the AWD Duster is capable of producing a maximum power output of 108 Bhp at the rate of 3800 rpm and a net torque of 248 Nm at the rate of 2250 rpm. Suspension system of the vehicle is equipped with a set of front Independent Mac-Pherson strut with coil springs & anti-roll bar and a rear Torsion beam axle with coil springs & anti-roll bar technology. Assisting with the braking system of the vehicle is a standard option of both Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and an Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) accompanied by a front disc and rear drum brake calipers.
Price of the new Renault Duster Diesel AWD RxZ in India starts from Rs. 13,63,000 (ex-showroom).
Mahindra XUV 500 W8 4WD
Designed and built t match the aggressive look and structure of a wild cat, cheetah, the most mean mass drive in the SUV segment of four wheel drives, the all new Mahindra XUV 500 W8 stands dynamic. The all new Diesel variant of the XUV featuring an all new set of four-wheel drive option to its driver makes the vehicle a performance oriented adventure car in its class. Marking its success from the beginning of the XUV era, the company has sold out a huge number of units till now. With an iconic 3D logo right on top of the aluminium chrome plate on the grill of the vehicle with a three cavity rail design on both sides of the logo, gives a stunning look and feel to the overall design of the car. Placed right next to the front grill is the stunning twin LED head lights with orange turn indicators with a honey-bee-comb grill right under the lights. The blend of aluminium and metal parts fitted neatly below the front grill and the side rails enhances the high volume design of this sporty vehicle. A stunningly designed side panels with well balanced side pillars and the rear wheel high-arch gives the vehicle a muscular and sturdy appeal.
Under the hood of the all new Mahindra XUV 500 W8 is a massive 2179cc mHawk140, Direct injection diesel engine 5th generation Variable Geometry Turbo charger (VGT) engine with an overall capacity of rendering a maximum power output of 140 Bhp at the rate of 3750 rpm and a net torque of 330 Nm at 1600-2800 rpm. A six-speed Synchromesh Manual transmission system incorporated in the massive engine delivers quick and easy gear shift. An average of 16 kmpl of fuel efficiency is earned from the vehicle, well it is not a lossy figure after all the vehicle provides the driver with a huge 70 litre fuel tank capacity. Braking system of the all new XUV is engaged with a standard option for Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), an Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) system and an Electronic Stability Program (ESP), which allows to reduce damping at high performance and maintain the rigidity and stability of the vehicle in hard and rough terrain surfaces. A front and rear Multi-link type with anti-roll bar suspension system of the vehicle helps to deliver a smooth and stable drive experience.
Price of the Mahindra XUV 500 W8 4WD in India starts from Rs. 14,78,100 (ex-showroom).
Force Motor Gurkha
Tagged itself as the Extreme Offroader Vehicle, the Force Gurkha is a 4×4×4 drive vehicle, first of its kind to be launched in India. The vehicle does come with a four wheel drive compatibility for all terrain drive and a fuel efficient Mercedes OM616 derived engine. Design of the Force Gurkha appears similar to that of the Mahindra Bolero and to some extent a design inspired from the mighty G-Wagon from the iconic car making company, the Mercedes-Benz. The vehicle is available in a five seat passenger open top mode and a full body cover five seater mode.
Equipping itself with a proven fuel efficient 2.2L TD 2650 FTI BS-III Turbo : (Metal Top) Charged Inter-cooled engine from the Mercedes with a displacement capacity of 2596cc, which is the best in class power and performance engine, deliver an overall fuel efficiency of 18 kmpl with a fuel tank capacity of 63 litres. A maximum power and torque output of 60 kW (82 PS) and 230 Nm at the rate of 3200 rpm and 2000 rpm respectively are delivered from the massive engine of the vehicle. A front Independent with Solid Torsion Bar & Hydraulic Telescopic Shock Absorber & Anti roll bar and a rear Semi Elliptical Leaf Spring with Hydraulic Telescopic Shock Absorber & Anti roll bar suspension system helps the vehicle to gain balance and stability of drive. Braking system of the vehicle comes with a front and rear Dual Circuit Hydraulic Vacuum Assisted with auto wear adjuster & LCRV isc and Drum brake calipers respectively.
Price of the all new Force Motors Gurkha in India starts from Rs. 8,55,530 (ex-showroom).
Best 4x4 Adventure Sports Utility Vehicles in India under Rs. 15Lakhs
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