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India's 5 most sought after SUVs in July

Last updated on: August 19, 2010 14:41 IST

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Recently, Toyota Kirloskar Motors had to suspend the bookings of its sports utility vehicle -- Fortuner -- till January 2011.

The company is facing a backlog at the moment and had to suspend further booking to clear it.

With more and more Indian car buyers looking at buying SUVs, the segment is showing good momentum, enough to attract new players.

However, out of all the cars searched online there are a few names in this segment that dominate the scene.

So, here is the list of the top five and most sought after SUV/MUVs in the month of July. The result is based on online data where potential buyers research, buy and sell cars of their choice.

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Toyota Innova

The car comes in both petrol and diesel engine.

The 1998cc, 16-Valve DOHC WTi petrol engine produces 132PS power at 5600rpm and 181Nm torque at 4000rpm.

The 2494cc, 16-Valve DOHC diesel engine generates 102PS power at 3600rpm and 200Nm torque at 1400-3400rpm.

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Toyota Innova's petrol variant is also compatible with CNG and comes with a manual selector switch that enables the driver to easily switch from gasoline to CNG and vice versa.

The CNG cylinder present in the car has a capacity of 12kg and the running cost comes around Rs 1.6/km or less depending on the driving situation.

Innova comes with a price tag of   794,470 -   11,72,760.

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Mahindra Scorpio

This lifestyle SUV by Mahindra has been synonymous to style, adventure, luxury and performance.

This lifestyle SUV by Mahindra has been synonymous to style, adventure, luxury and performance.

Mahindra Scorpio comes with a 2.2 litre, 4-cylinder mHawk diesel engine that produces a whopping 120 bhp power at 4000 rpm and 290 Nm at 1800-2800 rpm.

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The lifestyle SUV segment is very niche in India and at a very nascent stage and Mahindra wants to leave its mark.

Mahindra Scorpio offers comfortable ride, pleasing style, stable safety features coupled with decent interiors.

The car is priced between   7,60,000 -   10,57,340.

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Mahindra Xylo

This C+ category vehicle by Mahindra comes with a CRDe technology.

The car has a diesel engine with a 2500cc displacement generating 112 bhp at 3800 rpm and 260 Nm torque at 1800-2200 rpm.

It has a seating capacity of eight passengers and a minimum turning radius of 5.40 meters.

Mahindra Xylo has front disk brakes and rear brakes are drum type.

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It has a five gear manual transmission along with body colour bumpers, tachometer, alloys, ORVM indicators, climate controlled AC, power windows, remote controlled central locking, remote operated fuel filler, rear wiper and rear defogger.

The car is priced at   647,118 -   816,262.

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Tata Safari

This popular SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) by one of country's biggest car makers possesses sporty looks and advanced interior and exterior features.

It is priced competitively at   7,70,761 -   11,65,824.

Tata Safari's 2.2L, 16V diesel engine produces 140hp at 4000 rpm and 320Nm torque.

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Safari comes with a day-night visibility instrumental panel, leather seats and power windows.

Safety features like airbags, ABS (Antilock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) and reverse guide system are also present.

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Mahindra Bolero

This powerful vehicle from Mahindra's stable makes your drive easier on the bumpy roads of India.

Mahindra Bolero has a 2498cc diesel engine which sets it apart from other cars.

The car has a 5-speed transmission, which makes it a fuel efficient car.

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The car has features like antisubmarine seats, air conditioners, power steering and four speaker music system etc.

Mahindra has priced Bolero between   474,710 -   598,350.

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