The SUV segment in India is gaining popularity with each passing month. While there are many SUV options to choose from in the Indian market, there are only a few that show signs of solid build quality. Here are ten such solidly built affordable SUVs from the Indian market.
Starts at Rs. 6.16 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi
Tata launched their first-ever sub-4-meter compact SUV in the Indian market in the form of Nexon and the car has become a big hit on the sales chart. Just like most Tata cars, the Nexon too shows the signs of being a solidly built car. The Nexon feels planted on the highways as well as exhibits a solid build with its door shutting thud. The Nexon also offers a good ride and handling and a set of powerful petrol and diesel engines. The Nexon is the only car in the segment to offer AMT automatic with both petrol and diesel engine options.
Starts at Rs. 7.82 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi
The Ford EcoSport made the sub-4-meter compact SUV popular in India. It is still quite popular and is preferred by the enthusiasts for its solid build quality. The EcoSport offers a good level of NVH (Noise, Vibration and Handling) with high-quality interiors. It is also the only car in the segment to offer 6 airbags and also comes with safety features like emergency calling that can call the emergency services in case of an accident.
Starts at Rs. 7.95 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi
The Renault Duster became a very successful car in the Indian market soon after its launch. However, the stiff competition took a hit on the sales of the compact SUV. Nonetheless, the Duster is known for its solid build quality in the Indian market and has many buyers who appreciate the build of a car. The Duster’s level of equipment and interior may look out-of-date but the car sure is solidly built. We will see the all-new version of the Renault Duster in the Indian market soon.
Starts at Rs. 7.78 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi
The Honda WR-V is the first sub-4-meter compact SUV from the Japanese brand in the Indian market. It is also the most successful ‘R-V’ model in the Indian market. The WR-V gets a solid build quality with good stability at high speed on the highways. The WR-V offers a rugged exterior and features like a sunroof and Honda DigiPad 2.0 on the inside.
Tata Safari Storme
Starts at Rs. 10.42 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi
Tata Safari Storme is built like a tank. The Safari moniker has been around in the market for quite some time now and has a good following in the market. The Safari Storme is a heavily built ladder-on-frame SUV that is quite capable too. The SUV is now officially used by the Indian Army and shows every sign of being a well-built vehicle.
Starts at Rs. 15.35 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi
Jeep launched their most affordable vehicle in the Indian market and it has become a mega-hit for the brand in the Indian market. Jeep Compass is a solid SUV and is exported to many foreign countries from the Indian market. The Compass is manufactured in India through high tech laser weldings to add strength to the vehicle’s body. The Compass also shows no sign of rattles and gets high-quality material in the interior too.
Mahindra XUV 500
Starts at Rs. 12.39 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi
The Mahindra XUV 500 is extremely popular in the Indian market due to its looks and the long list of features that it comes with. Even though the XUV 500 may show electrical niggles or some rattles over the years, the vehicle is solidly built. Even though it is a monocoque build, the XUV 500 feels very rugged and is very stable on the highways.
Isuzu D-Max V-Cross
Starts at Rs. 14.32 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi
The rough and rugged Isuzu D-Max V-Cross has gained quite an attention in the Indian market. The lifestyle pickup truck is extremely rugged and comes with a solid build quality that shows when the doors are shut or when it goes over the rough roads. The V-Cross is very capable and can survive years of hardcore off-roading.
Starts at Rs. 18 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi
Hyundai Tucson is currently the most expensive car from the brand in India. The 5-seater SUV has a solid build quality that many other misses out. The Tucson gets high-quality interiors and shows no signs of rattling even on the roughest roads. The cars come to India as a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) unit and are assembled in the market. The Hyundai Tucson comes loaded with features and includes safety features like 6 airbags.
Starts at Rs. 26.2 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi
The best-selling SUV in the segment is also very well built. The Toyota Fortuner can last for a lifetime and is built is a solid way. The SUV offers a bullet-proof reliability, which makes it a trusted SUV in the segment. The exterior build quality of the Fortuner is complemented by the D4D diesel engine, which is one of the most reliable diesel engines in the world.