MUV’s are popular in the Indian car market as they offer spacious cabins, large boots and, comfortable seating for long hauls. There are a lot of MUV’s on sale in India from manufacturers around the world.
Here’s a list of top performing MUV’s in India
1. Toyota Innova Crysta
Toyota Innova aims to continue its reign in the seven-seater segment. With its launch in the year 2003, Innova has very well managed to position itself in the top slots of this segment. Buying a Toyota Innova comes with other attributes like reliability, practicality, spacious and comfortable interiors and efficient powertrains. The MUV comes with two different capacity engines. The three petrol variants come equipped with a 2.0 Litre 4-inline cylinder petrol engine with electronic fuel injection and the diesel variants come with a 2.5 Litre 2KD-FTV CRDi diesel engine with turbocharger. Toyota Innova Crysta is priced between 13.44 Lac to 20.94 Lac.
2. Honda Mobilio
One can afford a Honda Mobilio under Rs.12 Lac for the top end V (o) trim. The better version of Mobilio, RS (O), offers besides all the features of the V (O) variant a unique body kit which does make the Mobilio stand out in its segment. Honda Mobilio is available in petrol and diesel engine option. The 1.5 Litre i-VTEC is the base petrol engine. It churns out 118bhp @ 6600rpm. The 1.5 Litre i-DTEC is the base diesel engine which can dish out 99bhp @ 3600rpm. Honda Mobilio can return 24.5kmpl mileage which makes it the most fuel efficient in its segment.
3. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Ertiga is the MUV in the price of a C-segment sedan. Ertiga has been a strong seller as Maruti stuck to the basics of a mechanically sound affordable car formula with its MUV. Ertiga come in petrol, diesel and, CNG option. Maruti Suzuki ErtigaLxi is the base petrol model powered by 1373cc K-seies petrol engine with VVT engine which churns out 94bhp @ 6000rpm. Maruti Suzuki LDi is the base diesel model which is powered by 1248cc DDiS diesel engine. It can produce 89bhp @ 4000rpm. Ertiga offers a mileage of 20.77kmpl. Ertiga prices in India starts at Rs.5.80 Lac.
4. Renault Lodgy
Renault Lodgy is another mileage vehicle with rich specifications and features. Based on the platform of Duster, Lodgy impresses with its high speed stability and ride quality on highways. It is available in various diesel engine options. Renault Lodgy 85ps STD is the base model packed with 1461cc dCi diesel with Fixed Geometry Turbo engine. Renault Lodgy 110ps RXZ 7 STR is the top diesel model powered by the same 1461cc dCi diesel with VGT engine. It makes 108bhp @ 4000rpm power and 245nm @ 1750rpm torque.
5. Datsun Go Plus
Datsun Go Plus was unveiled at the Indonesia International motor show in the year 2013. Thought the Datsun Go Plus looks like the stretched version of the Go hatchback, it is 1.6 meters wide, 1.4 meters high and, more importantly 3.95 meters long qualifying it for the concessions available under the sub four-meter rule in India. It makes use of the 1.2 Litre three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 67bhp and 104nm of torque. Datsun Go Plus price ranges between Rs.5.7 lac to Rs.7.5 Lac.
6. Mahindra Xylo
Mahindra Xylo is the ragged and masculine entry in the list. The Xylo is loaded with features like cruise control, follow me home headlamps, Bluetooth telephony, leather seats, parking assist and more. Mahindra Xylo H4 BS IV is the best model available with the mileage of 14.02kmpl. It is powered by a 2179cc mHAWK engine and makes 120bhp @ 4000rpm power and 280nm @ 2400rpm torque. Xylo D2 BS-III is powered by 2489cc 4-cylinder mDICRDe diesel engine. This churns out 95bhp @ 3600rpm power and 220nm @ 1400rpm torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox with an assured mileage of 13.9kmpl.
7. Chevrolet Tavera
Chevrolet Tavera is rather more robust and solid with a pretty bulky unit. Tavera has a simple design with a no-nonsense architecture featuring a metal exterior and a bold grille with the Chevrolet bowtie. The engine powering this MUV is pretty powerful and has a displacement of 2499cc which helps it deliver a power level of 72bhp and maximum torque of 17nm. Tavera is a solid vehicle with a highly stable ride quality. The diesel variant delivers a fuel efficiency of 12kmpl in the city.
8. Nissan Evalia
Nissan Evalia offers space like no other competitor in the market. There is just way too much space in the perfectly cubical cabin with its total storage capacity of 2900 Litres after the second and third rows are folded flat. Powering the Evalia is the 1.5 Litre dCi diesel engine which returns 19.3kmpl of mileage. The Evalia is also easy to drive due to its light controls and good visibility off the driver’s seat.
9. Chevrolet Enjoy
Chevrolet Enjoy caters to the budget end of the segment. The Enjoy in top LTZ trim costs just Rs.8.63 Lac. With the ubiquitous Fiat sourced 1.3 Litre multijet engine under its hood, Enjoy is a reliable commuter. The diesel engine pumps up 77.5ps making it comparatively underpowered as compared to its competitors. Enjoy comes with alloy wheels, power windows, two airbags, ABS with EBD, leather seats and audio system.
10. Maruti Suzuki Eeco
Eeco is the Maruti Suzuki’s replacement of the Versa. It is as spacious as the car it replaces with sliding rear doors and the engine positioned in the middle of the car to improve the handling and weight balance of the MUV. All the variants of the Eeco are powered by a 1.2 Litre petrol engine which gives a power output of 73bhp @ 6000rpm and a torque of 101nm. It offers a fuel efficiency of 15.1kmpl for the petrol engine.
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