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Best Compact SUVs to Buy this Festive Season

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The festive season is around the corner and is bringing many festivities along with it. One popular festivity in India is to ornament the home with a new automotive member. Just like every year, carmakers in India are offering discounts, however, it’s worth noting, recently many manufacturers have hiked the prices of their cars. Adding to this, the waiting periods of many of the recently launched cars have increased due to the semiconductor shortage in the world. Nonetheless, if you find these adversities manageable for celebrating Indian festivals the Indian way and would like to bring a car home during the auspicious string of festivals, here are the best options before you from the ever popular Compact SUV segment.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara BrezzaMaruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Owning a Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza shall add a fuel-efficient and stylishly compact reason of celebration during the festive season. Packed to the rafters with features, the Indo-Japanese car is fairly comfortable due to its well-crafted upholstery garbed in an amply spacious cabin. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza looks sleek and offers a pocket-friendly mileage, a couple of primary reasons that always keep Vitara Brezza on the top-seller list.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza used to be powered by a 1.3L turbocharged diesel engine and facelifted in 2020 with a 1.5L petrol engine. The facelift also brought in some design changes to keep the Vitara Brezza feeling fresh. The old Maruti Vitara Brezza is a hot-selling product in the used car market.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is powered by a 1.5L petrol engine that comes mated with either a 5-Speed manual transmission or a 4-Speed automatic.

Features of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Push-button start/stop
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Cruise control
  • Dual front airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Rear parking sensors

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

New car price (Ex Showroom)

Used car price (starting)

₹7.61 – 11.19 Lakhs

₹5.45 Lakhs

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has recently received a price hike of ₹10,000. This October, Maruti Suzuki is offering ₹5,000 of consumer discount, ₹10,000 of exchange bonus, and up to ₹2,500 of corporate discount on Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

Hyundai CretaHyundai Creta

Brimming with tech features to magnify the convenience, Hyundai Creta is Hyundai’s flagship for the modern age. Apart from the glaring wealth of features, the set of highly refined engines have contributed to the Hyundai Creta’s success. The awesome ride quality due to refined engines becomes absolutely marvellous with a soft yet reliable suspension.

Ever since its arrival, Hyundai Creta has been a ground-breaking product from Hyundai. 2020 saw the launch of the completely redesigned Creta that maintained the hallmark of style and features. After the facelift, everything became slightly bigger including the panoramic sunroof giving the SUV a contemporary touch and replacing all its engines.

Hyundai Creta is powered by three engines. A 1.5L petrol engine comes paired with a 6-Speed manual or CVT. A 1.5L diesel engine is mated with a 6-Speed manual or torque converter automatic. A 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine is mated with 7-Speed DCT automatic.

Features of Hyundai Creta

  • 10.25-inch infotainment system
  • Power-adjustable driver seat
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Wireless charging
  • Up to 6 airbags
  • ABS with EBD and ESC

Hyundai Creta

New car price (Ex Showroom)

Used car price (starting)

₹10.16 – 17.87 Lakhs

₹7.30 Lakhs

Hyundai Creta has recently received a price hike of up to Rs 19,600.

Tata NexonTata Nexon

Like Hyundai Creta, Tata Nexon is another big-seller in the compact SUV arena. While being the first Indian car to score five-star on the global NCAP safety test, Tata Nexon has everything to give it all-round class. The swanky yet robust infrastructure of Tata Nexon accommodates a roomy, cosy, and feature-rich cabin, along with two powerful turbocharged engines as standard. For Tata Motors, Nexon has been playing its role to perfection and is one of the flagships of the esteemed Indian automaker.

After the facelift in 2020, Tata Nexon received some exterior updates and some minor interior updates while most features are carried on from the earlier generation. Unlike the case of many other cars, BSVI emission norms couldn’t hamper the performance figures of Tata Nexon.

Tata Nexon is powered by a 1.2 L turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5 L turbocharged diesel engine. Both are paired with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed AMT transmission.

Tata Nexon features

  • 7-inch Touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Drive modes- Eco, City, Sport
  • Cruise control
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • ABS with EBD
  • Electronic Stability program
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors as standard
  • Dual Front airbags

Tata Nexon

New car price (Ex Showroom)

Used car price (starting)

₹7.28 – 13.23 Lakhs

₹8.29 Lakhs

Tata Nexon has seen no price hike. This October, Tata is offering up to ₹15,000 of exchange bonus and up to ₹5,000 of corporate discount on Tata Nexon diesel. Tata Nexon petrol is being offered with only the corporate discount of ₹3,000.

Renault KigerRenault Kiger

Launched in March 2021, Renault Kiger while being the new kid on the block is rapidly climbing the popularity tree. The French SUV drips with style and its pocket-friendly mileage and price tag make it a lucrative deal. However, affordability doesn’t stop Renault Kiger from offering a fabulous ride quality and its feature-laden, comfortable and convenient cabin does the rest of the job of making it a perfect cruiser on Indian roads.

Renault Kiger is equipped with two engines. A 1L petrol engine is paired with 5-Speed manual transmission or automatic. A 1L turbocharged petrol engine comes with 5-Speed manual transmission or CVT automatic.

This October Renault is offering 15,000 accessories on Renault Kiger Rxt Turbocharged with manual transmission.

Renault Kiger features

  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • LED headlights
  • Wireless Charging
  • Automatic climate control
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • PM2.5 Air filter
  • Up to 4 airbags
  • ABS and EBD
  • Rear parking sensors

Skoda KushaqSkoda Kushaq

Just like Renault Kiger, Skoda Kushaq is another new member of the compact SUV line-up in India. While wearing the ‘Skoda’ badge of honour, Kushaq doesn’t really need to compete with any rival to prove its class. From performance to safety, rims to roof rails, and looks to convenience, everything is top-notch in the case of Skoda Kushaq. While being offered with two highly refined turbocharged petrol engines and relatively more safety features as standard, Skoda Kushaq is a major stand-out and fairly justifies its price tag. The Czech SUV was launched just around three months back and has earned many admirers already.

Skoda Kushaq is powered by two turbocharged petrol engines. A 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine is mated with 6-Speed manual transmission and a 6-Speed torque converter. A 1.5L turbocharged petrol engine is paired with 6-Speed manual transmission and 7-Speed DSG automatic.

Skoda Kushaq features

  • Two spoke steering wheel same as Skoda Octavia
  • 10.25-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Leather seats, and ventilated front seats
  • Wireless Charger
  • Sunroof
  • Ambient lighting
  • Up to 6 airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Electronic Stability control
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Hill assist
  • Automatic Headlights

Kia SonetKia Sonet

Ever since the launch, Kia Sonet has come across as a tough competition for every rival, especially its homeland cousin Hyundai Creta. The phenomenal wealth of features and classy performance for its price bracket are the key cornerstones of Kia Sonet’s massive popularity. The Korean SUV looks very attractive with its chic silhouette and elegantly curved panels and the aggregation of these looks with smooth performance has kept Kia Sonet one of the top-sellers ever since it was launched.

Kia Sonet is powered by three engines. A 1L turbocharged petrol engine is paired with 6-Speed iMT and 7-Speed DCT. A 1.2L petrol engine is mated with 5-Speed manual transmission. A diesel engine is paired with a 6-Speed manual or automatic transmission.

Kia Sonet features

  • 10.25-inch touch infotainment system and a 4.2 inch digital MID
  • Front Ventilated Seats
  • Smart Air Purifier with Virus Shield
  • Multiple Drive and Traction Modes
  • Remote engine start
  • Bose 7 speaker premium sound system
  • Up to six airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • ESC and Vehicle stability management

With the festive season on its way, many people are pondering over a new or a used car purchase. Doubtlessly, there is a pride in owning a new car, however, sales statistics of used cars state that millions have already started preferring pre-owned cars to the new ones. Affordability, warranty, guarantee, and considerable reliability are the reasons behind used cars shining through the odds. So, following the conventional way via bringing home a new car or following a modern way via bringing a pre-owned one, it’s for you to decide. All the same, we wish you a very joyous and blissful festive season.

FAQs

Does Renault Kiger have a sunroof?

No, the Renault Kiger doesn't have a sunroof.

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Among Skoda Kushaq and Hyundai Creta, which one is more powerful?

Skoda Kushaq is more powerful than Hyundai Creta. Hyundai Creta has three engines. The 1.5L petrol engine produces 115PS, the 1.5L diesel engine produces 115PS, and the 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine produces 140PS. Skoda Kushaq has two turbocharged engines. A 1L turbocharged petrol engine produces 115PS and a 1.5L turbocharged engine produce 150PS

Which is the most selling Hyundai SUV?

In India, Hyundai Creta is the most selling SUV of Hyundai.

Does Tata Nexon have ambient lighting?

No, Tata Nexon does not have ambient lighting.

Does the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza have a sunroof?

No, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza doesn't have a sunroof.

Should I buy a car on Dhanteras?

It’s entirely your choice. Since festive discounts are unlikely this year, prices of cars are expected to remain the same. Given the global shortage of semiconductors, waiting periods for many cars have increased, so you must check the delivery timing before booking any car.

 

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