Now that crossovers are the be-all, end-all segment in the market, there are plenty of small and compact models to choose from if you feel like moving on from compact hatchbacks or even wagons. Take the Nissan Qashqai, for example; a sales leader last year throughout Europe. It’s one of the best equipped, practical and enjoyable models in its class, although if you put it next to a Renault Kadjar or a Ford Kuga, you might find that they’re all very similar out in front. In fact, according to Carwow, there isn’t much between them when it comes to cabin quality. You actually need to move to the backseat in order to realize that the Qashqai isn’t as spacious as the Renault Kadjar (both for passenger and boot space), despite both being based on the same underpinnings. On the road, there’s hardly anything between the Qashqai and the Kadjar, yet the latter is a bit better at going over bumps, although you might hear a bit more tire roar. As for the Kuga, … [Read more...] about Qashqai vs Kadjar vs Kuga: Which Is The Best Compact SUV?
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Toyota is all set to badge engineer the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza sub-4 meter compact SUV next year. The SUV with the Toyota badge is expected to be priced close to the Vitara Brezza. Apart from refreshed exterior styling, the Vitara Brezza wearing the Toyota badge is also expected to have the same mechanical attributes and features as the one branded as a Maruti Suzuki. Meanwhile, here are a few new renders that show what the badge engineered Vitara Brezza will look like in multiple, interesting colours. As the renders reveal, the Toyota badged Vitara Brezza will have a major stylistic makeover, which will give it a distinct look. Badge engineered vehicles have traditionally done poorly in India. It remains to be seen if the Toyota badge and restyling job is enough for the badge engineered Vitara Brezza to buck the trend. Considering the fact that Maruti Suzuki will soon introduce a new, 1.5 liter turbocharged diesel engine developed in-house by Suzuki on various cars, it remains to … [Read more...] about Toyota Vitara Brezza compact SUV: What it’ll look like, in new colours
Gallery Skoda Karoq compact SUV shares the larger Kodiaq'’s elegant styling but doesn’t feel much smaller inside. Picture: Skoda Skoda Skoda’s new Yeti-replacing Karoq SUV has loads going for it when it comes to practical, spacious and affordable family transport, says motoring editor Andy Russell. Skoda Karoq is more rewarding to drive than the Yeti it replaces. Picture: Skoda It’s not enough for Skoda’s new Karoq compact SUV to be good. This much-anticipated model needs to be very good, not only to make its mark in this hugely-attractive market but to replace the Yeti crossover – a big hit with buyers, both new and used. Sharing its underpinnings with the Volkswagen Tiguan and SEAT Ateca, the Volkswagen Group stablemates have been clever to give each model its own character and selling points rather than just churning out clones. Looks and image Name is derived from native words for car and arrow on an island off Alaska. Picture: Skoda The … [Read more...] about Skoda’s cracking Karoq compact SUV built for comfort
Tata Motors has just released the first TV commercial for its latest offering, the Nexon AMT. Marketed as the Nexon HyprDrive, the new variants of the compact SUV will be launched in a few days from now, before the 2018 IPL season concludes. Here’s the first TVC of the upcoming compact SUV. The Nexon AMT will be available in both petrol and diesel engine trims, making it the only sub-4 meter compact SUV in the country to get automatic options on both engines. The Nexon AMT is also expected to be the least priced automatic compact SUV in its segment, undercutting the Ford EcoSport Petrol AT and the Mahindra TUV300 Diesel AMT. Prices of the Nexon AMT will be announced soon and bookings are already open. The Nexon AMT’s petrol variants will use a 1.2-litre turbocharged engine with 110 PS and 170 Nm, with the torque number being a segment-leading output. The diesel motor is a 1.5-litre turbocharged unit with 110 PS and 260 Nm, both figures being segment-leading outputs. The … [Read more...] about Tata Nexon AMT Compact SUV: First TVC released [Video]
The Tata Nexon is one of the sponsor’s for this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) 20-20 cricket tournament. Tata Motors has released two new ads with the Nexon in it. These ads will be played during IPL matches, and Tata Motors hopes to attract more buyers through these ads. As the cricket tournament progresses, we expect Tata to release more ads. For now, watch the two released ads. The Nexon is one Tata Motors’ second best selling car in the Indian market after the Tiago. The sub-4 meter compact SUV competes with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra TUV300 in India’s highly competitive entry-level SUV market. Tata Motors is selling 4,000+ units of the Nexon each month. The SUV is built at the Tata-Fiat factory in Ranjangaon, near Pune. The Nexon is very well priced, and offers a lot of features that its competitors don’t. It’s also a class leader in terms of engine outputs. The Nexon is currently sold with two engine … [Read more...] about Tata Nexon compact SUV: Watch two new ads released for IPL
0 Comments New look for the Honda CR-V – the world’s best-selling SUV BelfastTelegraph.co.uk This is the all-new Honda CR-V – unveiled with a fanfare ahead of the Geneva Motor Show. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/cars/new-look-for-the-honda-crv-the-worlds-bestselling-suv-36658583.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36658568.ece/fed84/AUTOCROP/h342/front_3_4_asimp_Rtv4.jpg Email This is the all-new Honda CR-V – unveiled with a fanfare ahead of the Geneva Motor Show. With a version already on sale in the US, the new version of the compact SUV is the European model, the one you will see on our roads just after the end of this summer. It features a new petrol-electric hybrid version – a first in this model - and there will be a seven seat option along later, which is likely to be a hit with families. The development is a major step for Honda: the CR-V is billed by the company as the “world’s best-selling … [Read more...] about New look for the Honda CR-V – the world’s best-selling SUV
The compact SUV segment is booming. The segment is filled with products from various manufacturers, and there are powerful choices for the enthusiasts too. However, what if you want to add more juice to the engine? Here are five remapped examples in the compact SUV segment to give you some ideas. Maruti Vitara Brezza The best selling UV in India has many examples of visual modifications, however, the car powered by 1.3-litre diesel engine may feel less on power for a few. To overcome that, many go for remaps. The 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine of the Brezza produces a maximum of 89 Bhp – 200 Nm. Pete’s, a well-known provider of tuning chips in India offers a remap that takes the output to 115 Bhp – 255 Nm. It is 25% bumper over the stock output and makes the compact SUV much more fun to drive. Hyundai Creta The Creta diesel quite powerful even in the stock form. But there are a few enthusiasts who love more power under the bonnet. The stock 1.6-litre diesel engine in … [Read more...] about High performance mods of compact SUVs: Maruti Suzuki Brezza to Hyundai Creta!
The SUV is here to stay, and the compact crossover segment is the fastest-growing sub-species, with almost every manufacturer either competing in the class, or planning to.On the whole, it's not a dynamically gifted class, with top complaints about iffy rides and stodgy handling stemming from the rufty-tufty raised hatchbacks' higher suspension and centres of gravity. But here we have the ten best compact crossovers money can buy. 1. Seat AronaTop of the pack in the burgeoning crossover segment is an accolade, but a staid interior and bland handling underpin a roomy supermini-SUV with admirable refinement.As the segment leader it hushes the flaws of its competitors enough to sit atop the pack, but entrants keep coming thick and fast, so there's plenty of competition to fend off. In a class pitched for style and perceived practicality, the Seat Arona does it better than all others, with slightly higher pricing than the class average offset by top-notch infotainment and solidity. … [Read more...] about Top 10 best compact crossovers 2018
In 2018, around one in three registrations in the UK and Europe will be SUVs. It's a segment that has been growing steadily for years but has only now started to pick up real pace, prompting manufacturers to build entire ranges of high-riders.These are just below average on the size chart but are the most popular, with the segment housing several brands' best-selling SUVs. Customers expect Tardis-like space on the inside and a commanding driving position, combined with the compactness of an average family hatchback to keep palms unsweaty in town and on narrow lanes. 1. Volkswagen TiguanThe Tiguan is Volkswagen's third-best-selling model after the Golf and Polo hatchbacks. It's flexible, spacious, solidly built, comfortable and refined. With just a little more driver engagement, it would be a formidable package.It's still the best in this class, though, despite coming second to the Ford Kuga in terms of driver engagement. It's a pricey option and its interior … [Read more...] about Top 10 best compact SUVs 2018
Known to offer the best of both worlds, compact SUVs prove to be a compelling proposition for buyers because of their dominative stance backed by affordable prices. For many manufacturers in the market, these pseudo SUVs have become a sure shot way of success in the past few years. It’s survival of the fittest out there and the introduction of rivals has definitely tensed up the game. We compare the compact SUV sales chart combined for the year 2017 to draw a clearer picture of the developments in this rapidly-growing segment.Topping the sales chart is the Maruti Vitara Brezza clocking sales of 1,40,945 units during the year. Maintaining consistent 5-digit sales numbers for most part of the year, the Brezza has a lead of close to 1 lakh units and accounts for 45% of segment sales single-handedly. The ‘Maruti Suzuki’ badge also has a role to play in its success but we cannot ignore its jack-of-all-trades package as well. The next spot is held by the Ford EcoSport with … [Read more...] about Compact SUV Sales In 2017, Vitara Brezza Unstoppable