Each 6 and seven seat SUVs you should purchase below Rs 25 lakh | Autocar India

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Ample cabin house and good floor clearance are among the advantages that come together with a three-row SUV.

Printed On Sep 03, 2022 07:30:00 AM

Three-row SUVs, with their further seating and higher cabin house, are perfect for household highway journeys. For these behind the wheel, the ample floor clearance and better driving place that these SUVs provide is an additional benefit. Whether or not you’re searching for added house or good second-row consolation, here’s a listing of three-row SUVs that you would be able to purchase below Rs 25 lakh.

1. Mahindra Bolero

Worth: Rs 9.32 lakh-Rs 10.26 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Regardless of its two-decade classic, the rugged Bolero continues to be a scorching vendor for Mahindra. One of many main causes for its recognition, particularly in smaller cities, is its robust picture. The body-on-frame, sub-4m SUV is a seven seater, with a bench seat within the center and two soar seats within the third row. It is powered by a 75hp, 1.5-litre, three cylinder m-Hawk diesel engine, which is paired to a 5-speed handbook transmission sending energy to the rear wheels solely. 

The venerable Bolero sits on the entry-level of Mahindra SUVs. 

2. Mahindra Bolero Neo

Worth: Rs 9.29 lakh-Rs 11.00 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

The Bolero Neo is one other body-on-frame and seven-seat, sub-4m SUV that you would be able to purchase in the present day and is the extra upmarket different to the Bolero. Like the usual Bolero, the Neo additionally will get soar seats within the third row and a bench format within the second row.

It will get a extra highly effective model of the Bolero’s 1.5-litre, 3-cyl diesel engine, making 100hp, and is paired with a 5-speed handbook gearbox. There is no such thing as a computerized choice, and the ability is barely despatched to the rear wheels.

The Bolero Neo is constructed robust and is right to tackle unhealthy roads, because of its body-on-frame development and abuse-friendly suspension. The Neo can be very drivable with a responsive engine, quick gear ratios and a light-weight clutch. Nevertheless, it is not as properly outfitted or polished as extra mainstream compact SUVs just like the Kia Sonet and Tata Nexon.

For extra on how the Bolero Neo performs, examine our assessment of the Bolero Neo right here, or watch our video.

3. Mahindra Scorpio Basic

Worth: Rs 11.99 lakh-Rs 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India)


Mahindra not too long ago launched the Scorpio Basic as a rebranded model of the second-gen Scorpio. It sits beneath the Scorpio N and, in comparison with the older Scorpio, it will get an up to date 132hp, 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine, a tweaked suspension set-up, revised exteriors and interiors and extra tools like a brand new 9-inch touchscreen.

The Scorpio Basic is offered in three seating layouts – one 7-seater will get captain seats within the second row and a bench within the third; one other 7-seater model will get a bench within the second row and two soar seats within the again; a 9-seater will get a bench within the second row and soar seats for 4 within the rear.

4. Mahindra Scorpio N

Worth: Rs 11.99 lakh-Rs 23.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India)

The Scorpio N is powered by a 203hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, and a 2.2-litre diesel engine in two states of tune – 132hp and 175hp. Its gearbox choices embody a 6-speed handbook and a 6-speed computerized; and 4WD is offered on the higher-spec diesel engine solely. 

The Scorpio N will get both a 6-seat or a 7-seat choice, however captain seats within the center row within the 6-seater is barely accessible with the top-spec Z8L trim. The Z8L with 4WD, in the meantime, is barely accessible within the bench seat format.

The Scorpio N is a serious enchancment over its predecessor and is decidedly extra premium than earlier than. It is also higher outfitted and comes with clean and robust powertrains. Regardless of being extra rounded than earlier than, it nonetheless retains the toughness related to the Scorpio model. Some negatives of the brand new Scorpio N embody restricted boot house and a good third-row. 

You possibly can examine our assessment of the Scorpio N by clicking right here, or watch our video.

5. Mahindra XUV700

Worth: Rs 13.18 lakh-Rs 24.58 lakh (ex-showroom, India)

The Mahindra XUV700 can be accessible with an choice of simply two rows of seats. Nevertheless, a five-seat format is barely reserved for the decrease MX variants, whereas the upper AX variants get a seven-seat choice. The XUV700, nonetheless, doesn’t get an choice of a captain seats.

Powering Mahindra’s flagship SUV are two engines  a 200hp, 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 2.2-litre diesel engine in two states of tune – 155hp for the MX variants and 185hp for the AX variants. Gearbox choices embody a 6-speed handbook and a 6-speed computerized, relying on the selection of the engine. 

Mahindra has thrown every part they might at their flagship SUV. It’s fashionable, comes with potent engines, is loaded with tools and boasts of a 5-star International NCAP ranking. The infotainment system, nonetheless, might have been extra intuitive to make use of and the final row just isn’t as spacious because the rivals. Additionally, at the moment, the XUV700 instructions a protracted ready interval. 

Right here is our textual content assessment and the video assessment of the XUV700. 

6. Tata Safari

Worth: Rs 15.35 lakh-Rs 22.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

The Tata Safari is the three-row model of the Harrier and, as such, it’s based mostly on the Omega-ARC platform and carries ahead the 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine. Gearbox choices embody a 6-speed handbook as customary and an elective Hyundai-sourced, 6-speed computerized.

The SUV comes with a six-seater format with captain seats within the center row on greater variants, whereas the decrease variants do with bench seats within the center row. The Safari is offered in a number of editions, together with the not too long ago launched Jet Version.

With a monocoque development and front-wheel drive, the brand new Safari is way faraway from the unique mannequin. However the brand new Safari impresses with its experience high quality, a cushty second-row and a comparatively spacious third-row. Nevertheless, for many, the Safari tag requires 4WD which isn’t accessible with the brand new SUV. For our assessment of the Safari, click on right here.

7. Hyundai Alcazar

Worth: Rs 15.89 lakh-Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

The Alcazar is principally a three-row model of Hyundai’s standard Creta midsize SUV with a 150mm longer wheelbase. Powering the SUV is a 159hp, 2.0-litre petrol engine, and a 115hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine. Hyundai additionally affords the Alcazar with two gearbox choices – a 6-speed handbook and a 6-speed computerized.

Apart from the bottom Status Government and the Platinum trims, others are supplied an choice of a 6- or 7-seat format.

We love the Alcazar for it affords a protracted tools listing, has a cushty experience and is less complicated to reside with than different, greater SUVs. The engines are refined however the diesel, whereas satisfactory for cruising, feels strained below load. We additionally discovered the final row of the Alcazar a bit tight in comparison with a few of its rivals. 

For an in depth assessment of the Alcazar click on right here or watch our video.

8. MG Hector Plus

Worth: Rs 17.45 lakh-Rs 20.75 lakh (ex-showroom, India)

Positioned above the Hector, the Hector Plus additionally comes with 6- and 7-seat format choices, with captain seats supplied on the previous. The Hector Plus will get the identical powertrain choices as the usual Hector – a 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine, and a 143hp, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine that is additionally accessible with the 48V mild-hybrid system.

The Hector Plus ticks all of the containers as a cushty household SUV and in addition comes throughout as value-for-money product. Nevertheless, we discovered that the third row is greatest just for occassional use and the petrol engine might do with extra punch. 

You possibly can examine our assessment of the Hector Plus right here.

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