SUVs Under 30 Lakhs in India

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By - Sarika Tyagi
February 8, 2024

In India, a premium SUV is seen widely as a reliable, utility vehicle and is among some of the most desirable cars in the current Indian market. They are so versatile that they check out most boxes a car buyer looks for in terms of power-packed performance, safety norms, comfort, utility and a lot more. 

There are several options out there offered by various manufacturers which leaves you spoilt for choice, and when you have a budget of around 30 lakhs, you are sure to invest in an SUV that will offer the best of everything you are looking for. There are several great options in the market currently under Rs. 30 lakhs which could be your next purchase for your garage.

List Of SUVs Under 30 Lakhs

CarEngineMileageEx-Showroom Price
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder1.5L petrol, 1.5L CNG27.97 kmpl for petrol, 26.6 km/kg for CNGRs. 10.48–19.49 lakh
Kia Seltos1.5L petrol, 1.5L diesel16.8 kmpl for petrol, 20.8 kmpl for dieselRs. 10.69–19.15 lakh
Skoda Kushaq1.0L petrol, 1.5L petrol18.09 kmpl to 18.86 kmplRs. 11.89–20.49 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio N2.2L diesel, 2L turbo-petrol16.23 kmpl for petrol, 18.57 for dieselRs. 12.74–24.05 lakh
Mahindra XUV7002.0L turbo petrol, 2.2L diesel15 kmpl for petrol, 17 kmpl for dieselRs. 13.45–25.48 lakh
MG Hector1.5L turbo petrol, 2L diesel13.79 kmpl for petrol, 15.58 for dieselRs. 15–22.09 lakh
Tata Harrier2.0L diesel16.35 kmplRs. 15–24.07 lakh
Tata Safari2.0L diesel16.14 kmplRs. 15.65–25.02 lakh
Toyota Innova Hycross2.0L petrol16.13 kmplRs. 18.92–30.68 lakh
Jeep Compass1.4L turbo petrol, 2.0L diesel 14.1 kmpl for petrol, 17.73 kmpl for dieselRs. 21.09–31.29 lakh

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

A strong contender in the mid-size SUV segment, the Hyryder is part of a strategic move in order to strengthen its respective portfolio in the Indian market. It looks thoroughly modern and exudes a rugged appeal, it does all the basics right on top of offering a solid performance on the road.

Being a hybrid, the Hyryder delivers impeccable fuel efficiency of upto 27.97 kmpl, which makes it the most fuel-efficient cars in its segment. It is even available in CNG trims, which offer an efficiency of upto 26 km/kg. Starting at just Rs. 10.48 lakhs, it is one of the most affordable SUVs in this list and makes great all round value.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder specifications:

  • Engine: 1.5L mild-hybrid system/1.5L string-hybrid system
  • Transmission: 5-speed Manual/ 6-speed automatic/ e-CVT
  • Mileage: 27.97 kmpl/26.6 km/kg
  • Airbags: Up to 6
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: SUV 

Kia Seltos

Kia-Seltos
Kia Seltos

The cousin to the Creta, the Seltos has been the mainstay in Kia’s stable, becoming one of the hottest selling cars in the midsize SUV segment. As expected, it shares the same powertrain as seen in the Creta, but manages to come in a distinct package. 

The revamped Seltos is even more special with its improved handling and driving characteristics, certainly putting the ‘Sport’ in SUV. It is worthy of the Kia badge and should rightfully be on your shortlist if you are looking for a premium SUV with all the bells and whistles. Starting at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 10.69 lakh, it is well within your budget and it makes a great proposition.

Kia Seltos specifications:

  • Engine: 1.5L petrol/1.5L diesel
  • Transmission: 6-speed Manual
  • Mileage: 16.8 kmpl/20.8 kmpl
  • Airbags: Up to 6
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: SUV 

Skoda Kushaq

Spinny Assured Skoda Kushaq
Skoda Kushaq

The Kushaq has been quietly performing well in the compact SUV segment for a while and does a lot of things right. It looks premium, has refined engine options and a good repertoire of safety equipment. Even base variants get impressive features such as 7-inch touch screen, ESC, multi-collision braking and a lot more.

It delivers an ARAI claimed 18.86 kmpl which makes it one of the most efficient vehicles in its segment. Beyond equipment and comfort, the Kushaq shines when performance, driving dynamics and safety top your list. It can be yours at a price range of Rs. 11.89–20.49 lakhs.

Skoda Kushaq specifications:

  • Engine: 1.0L Petrol, 1.5L Petrol
  • Transmission: 6-speed Manual
  • Mileage: 18.86 kmpl
  • Airbags: 2
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: SUV 

Mahindra Scorpio N

Scorpio Classic vs. Scorpio N
Mahindra Scorpio N

The Scorpio N is the third generation of the iconic SUV and is now bigger, plusher and way more advanced, packed with all the goodies you could wish for. It’s a big step-up for the Scorpio tag which now has made a palpable shift to a cleaner, more premium look and finish, whilst retaining the classic road presence customers expect.  

The biggest advancements have been made under the skin, with the cabin feeling like a segment above with its premium fit, finish and material quality. The 2-litre turbo petrol makes 203 bhp and 380 Nm which delivers a decent 16.23 kmpl, making it a solid SUV at this price bracket for car buyers.

Mahindra Scorpio N specifications:

  • Engine: 2L Petrol, 2.2L Diesel
  • Transmission: 6-speed Manual, 6-speed AMT
  • Mileage: 16.23 kmpl/18.57 kmpl
  • Airbags: Up to 4
  • Seating Capacity: 6 & 7
  • Body Type: SUV 

Mahindra XUV700

Spinny Assured Mahindra XUV700 exterior

The Mahindra XUV700 has been dominant for several years now, and when you factor in the knockout prices, it’s clear that Mahindra is here for the kill. It is undoubtedly one of the best SUVs in India with its premium interiors, powerful drivetrain, new age technology, all fit in an affordable package as well.

It has brilliant engine options which are easy to drive and live with, a long feature list and tech to back it up. The 2-litre turbo petrol engine generates an impressive 200 PS and at a starting price range of just Rs. 13.45 lakhs, it clearly is one of the best SUVs you could buy in this segment.

Mahindra XUV700 specifications:

  • Engine: 2.0L turbo petrol engine/2.2L diesel
  • Transmission: 6-speed Manual
  • Mileage: 16.00 kmpl
  • Airbags: Upto 7
  • Seating Capacity: 5/7
  • Body Type: SUV

MG Hector

Spinny Assured MG Hector
MG Hector

With refreshed looks, a revamped interior and more bells and whistles, the MG Hector proves to be one of the best premium SUVs in India. The new exterior features a large diamond mesh grille, and a LED connected blade tail lamp, which makes it more assertive and stylish. It has a comfortable and spacious cabin, comes with ADAS features and has improved interior quality.

Equipped with two engines that include a 1.5 litre petrol unit and a 2-litre diesel unit, the MG Hector is a well-rounded SUV which can seat up to seven passengers with utmost ease. At a price range of 15–22.09 lakhs, it makes a compelling case if you are looking for a refined SUV that is big on features and comfort.

MG Hector specifications:

  • Engine: 1.5L Turbo Petrol/2L diesel
  • Transmission: 6-speed Manual/8-speed CVT
  • Mileage: 13.79 kmpl/15.58 kmpl
  • Airbags: Upto 6
  • Seating Capacity: 5/6/7
  • Body Type: SUV

Tata Harrier

Tata Harrier. New Car Facelifts Launched in 2023
2023 Tata Harrier Facelift

Tata launched the muscular, commanding SUV back in 2019 and since then, has always been on high demand in the premium SUV segment. The new, updated 2023 version has made sure that Tata has eradicated its previous errors. 

The Harrier now has taken a huge leap in terms of tech, has a lighter and easy steering. The interior boasts of more premium quality. What sets it apart from its competition is its beautifully laid out cabin with a panoramic sunroof, front ventilated seats, 360 degree camera and a lot more gizmos. Loaded with a punchy 2.0L diesel engine producing 167 bhp, the Harrier is available at an aggressive starting price of Rs. 15.00 lakhs.

Tata Harrier specifications:

  • Engine: 2.0L Diesel
  • Transmission: 6-speed Manual
  • Mileage: 16.35 kmpl
  • Airbags: Upto 6
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: SUV

Tata Safari

Tata Safari. New Car Facelifts Launched in 2023

A cult hero which boasts a legacy of over 24 years, the Tata Safari is still going strong, now standing as a modern-day SUV which caters to the entire family. Tata has worked hard on the changes, ensuring that the Safari has its own identity, and isn’t just an extended SUV with a third row.

It now gets a completely new look, refreshed interior with modern tech and mechanical changes. Sharing its powertrain with the Harrier, the Safari comes with a 2-litre diesel engine coupled with multiple drive modes for maximum utility. At a starting price of Rs. 15.65 lakhs, the Safari offers exciting performance with incredible value.

Tata Safari specifications:

  • Engine: 2.0L diesel engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed Manual
  • Mileage: 16.14 kmpl
  • Airbags: Upto 6
  • Seating Capacity: 6/7
  • Body Type: SUV

Toyota Innova Hycross

Toyota Innova Hycross driving

Toyota has decided to re-enter the Innova flagship into the market, now in an all-new avatar. Now branded as the Hycross, Toyota took its game to the next level – by making it larger in size, building it on a new platform and stuffed it to the brim with uber premium features.

The cabin features lush front, ventilated seats and captain rear seats with ottomans for business class comfort levels, topped with a panoramic sunroof. It is offered as a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 2.0-litre hybrid, both ensuring high fuel efficiency levels. All in all, the Hycross impresses by elevating the experience with its luxuriousness, now in a more desirable SUV-ish persona.

Toyota Innova Hycross specifications:

  • Engine: 2.0L Petrol
  • Transmission: 6-speed Manual
  • Mileage: 16.13 kmpl
  • Airbags: Upto 6
  • Seating Capacity: 7,8
  • Body Type: SUV

Jeep Compass

Spinny Assured Jeep Compass

The American brand ventured into the Indian market with the premium Compass SUV. It boasts of great build quality and is filled to the brim with features, such as ventilated seats, wireless charging, dual pane panoramic sunroof, dual zone automatic AC and much more. 

It is available in both petrol and diesel variants, and offers a capable 4×4 drivetrain which comes with three driving modes. The latest version comes with a revised pricing, which gives the Compass better segment coverage. With a price range of Rs. 21.09 to 31.29 lakhs, the Jeep Compass is a great choice for those looking for a premium package.

Jeep Compass specifications:

  • Engine: 1.4L turbo petrol engine/2.0L diesel
  • Transmission: 6-speed Manual
  • Mileage: 14.1 kmpl/17.3 kmpl
  • Airbags: Upto 6
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: SUV

Summary

The SUV segment in India not just keeps changing, but it drastically evolves over time. This article covers SUVs offered by several manufacturers, which come with their own personality and appeal, and would be a great addition to your garage. 

You are paying a premium price to buy your dream SUV, so it is advised to list out your priorities before making a choice, as the market is flooded with varied options as seen in this article. With a good budget of around Rs. 30 lakh, you should be able to find a well-rounded package which suits your needs in terms of styling, performance, utility and several other deciding factors.

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