The SUV segment in the country is fast expanding with consumer’s inclination towards bigger cars. All major car manufacturers are introducing new models in the subcompact, compact, and SUV segment to woo the prospect consumers. The increasing number of models in the segment has surely added to the consumer’s confusion.
In India, most of the buyers go for vehicles that offer the best mileage in the class. To ease out some perplexity, here are top 5 fuel efficient vehicles in the SUV segment in the country. The list includes top 5 crossovers that offer maximum fuel efficiency in different terrains in India.
Ford’s compact SUV Ecosport
Ford was the first car manufacturer to endeavour into the compact SUV segment and boost the SUV trend in India. The updated Ford Ecosport, launched a few months back, offers an impressive mileage of 23 kmpl.
The Ford Ecosport facelift now comes with a freshly updated cabin and a brand new petrol engine. It is the 1.5-litre diesel engine that offers the mileage of 23 kmpl.
Maruti Suzuki’s crossover S-Cross
Largest car manufacturer of India, Maruti Suzuki’s crossover the S-Cross offers a mileage of 23.65 kmpl which is more than the Ford Ecosport. The S-Cross facelift offers features like idle start/stop and brake energy regeneration assists in addition to the refresh exterior design and cabin.
Tata’s subcompact SUV – Nexon
Tata Motors’ newly launched compact SUV Nexon comes with a fresh new design in the segment. The Tata Nexon gets a tech-laden cabin and offers a high mileage of 23.97 kmpl. Tata’s new 1.5-litre Revotorq diesel engine has been specially tuned for the Nexon to delivers such an impressive mileage.
It’s not just the mileage and design that makes the Tata Nexon impressive but its price is one of the major catch for the Nexon diesel. This subcompact SUV from Tata is the most affordable vehicle in the segment.
Maruti Suzuki’s compact SUV Vitara Brezza
Just one place short of the title, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is the most selling compact SUV in the country. Brezza from Maruti Suzuki stable offers the second best mileage of 24.3 kmpl in the segment. Maruti’s Brezza comes with the only engine option of a 1.3-litre diesel engine. Maruti Suzuki has sold over 2 lakh units of the Vitara Brezza in less than 2 years of the launch. With an updated variant of the Vitara Brezza likely to be launched soon by the automaker, there is a chance that the Brezza will get updated mileage as well.
Honda’s efficient crossover WR-V
Believe it or not, but the title for the most fuel efficient SUV/Crossover in India goes to the Honda W-RV. Honda cars have always been considered as the extremely fuel efficient vehicles. Almost all the vehicles by Honda, including the compact sedan Amaze, premium hatchback Jazz and even the mid-size sedan Honda City, offer great mileage.
Honda’s crossover W-RV, is the latest car by Honda to join the wagon. Based on the Jazz hatchback, with a 1.5-litre iDTEC diesel engine, the Honda W-RV delivers an incredible mileage of 25.5 kmpl.
Source: News 18