Apart from 4 wheel drive, the option of 2 wheel drive has also been given by the vehicle manufacturers in Top 5 Budget Friendly Off Road SUVs.
The segment which has expanded rapidly in the recent times in India’s car sector is the off-road SUV segment, due to the increasing demand, from Mahindra to Maruti Suzuki have launched their offroaders in this segment. If you are also fond of traveling from adventure and want to buy a good off-road SUV in a low budget, then know here the details of five budget-friendly off-road SUVs, which can become the best option for you.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny
Maruti Suzuki Jimny was recently launched by the company in India with 5 doors and this off road SUV is based on the classic Gypsy. Prices for the Jimny start at Rs 12.74 lakh (ex-showroom). The Jimny can prove to be a great option due to its light weight, good ground clearance and features like 4 wheel drive.
In the Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5 Door, the company has installed a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine. This engine generates power of 103.4 bhp and peak torque of 134.2 Nm. There is a choice of 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission with this engine.
It would not be wrong if credit is given to Mahindra Thar for popularizing the off-road segment in India as it is in high demand among adventure enthusiasts due to its performance. To make this SUV accessible to more and more customers, the company has launched its cheaper version, the starting price of which is Rs 10.55 lakh (ex-showroom).
The company has launched the low budget 2 wheel drive Mahindra Thar in the market with both petrol and diesel engine options. Both the engines are mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
There is a third option for off roading Force Gurkha which can prove to be a good option for adventure lovers. The starting price of Force Gurkha is Rs. 15.10 Lakh (Ex-showroom).
Talking about the powertrain of Force Gurkha, the company has given a 2.6-litre diesel engine in it. This engine produces 89.8 bhp power and 250 Nm peak torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox has been paired with this engine.
Mahindra Scorpio has been maintaining a strong hold in the market for the last several years which is preferred for urban and rural areas as well as off roading. Mahindra Scorpio price starts at Rs 13.05 lakh (ex-showroom). Talking about the powertrain of Mahindra Scorpio, it has been given 2.0-liter petrol and 2.2-liter diesel engine. The diesel engine of Scorpio is available with the option of 4 wheel drive.
Isuzu D Max V Cross
The last off road SUV on this list is the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross which is actually a pickup truck with off-road features. The truck has a very strong build and offers ample luggage carrying space for off-roading and long trips. It is a premium pickup truck that can be bought with a starting price of Rs 19.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
The engine found in the Isuzu D Max V Cross is a 1.9-litre diesel. This engine generates power of 161 bhp and peak torque of 360 Nm. A 6-speed manual gearbox has been paired with this engine.