This festive season, car enthusiasts have touched a new high indulging into a buying spree with valuables that establish their luxury quotient. Discerning customers are seen upgrading to new vehicles. Crossover/compact/midsize SUVs have gained immense popularity in recent times due to their versatile features, making them suitable for both city driving and off-road adventures.
This listicle aims to highlight some of the most popular Crossover/compact/midsize SUVs models in India, along with recommendations for the best all-terrain tyres for those planning long journeys. Whether navigating city streets or exploring off-road trails, these recommendations aim to enhance your driving experience during the festive season and beyond.
Tata Nexon: The Nexon was the top-selling SUV in India last month, with 16,887 units sold. It comes with two engine options: a 1.2-litre turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre turbo diesel. The Nexon has a ground clearance of 209 mm and a boot space of 350 litres.
Maruti Suzuki Brezza: The Brezza was the second best-selling SUV in India last month, with 16,050 units sold. It is powered by a 1.5-litre NA petrol engine that can be paired with a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Hyundai Creta: The Creta was the fifth best-selling SUV in India last month, with 13,077 units sold. It comes with two engine options: a 1.5-litre NA petrol or a 1.5-litre turbo diesel. The Creta has a ground clearance of 190 mm and a boot space of 433 litres.
For these three vehicles, the best suited tyres are Yokohama BluEarth RV. It’s perfect for both city as well as highway driving. The asymmetric pattern of the tyre provides excellent braking on both wet and dry surfaces. Its Mound profile reduces uneven wear of the tyres, which is quite common in these types of vehicle due to its high centre of gravity.
In addition to this twin power ribs and four straight grooves controls wobble. The Four straight grooves also improve the straight-line driving stability and gives excellent hydroplaning resistance. Also dimples on the tyre shoulder reduces air resistance which provides better fuel efficiency.
Mahindra Scorpio : The Scorpio was the fourth-best-selling SUV in India last month, with 13,578 units sold. It is powered by a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine that can be paired with a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The Scorpio has a ground clearance of 180 mm and a boot space of 460 litres.
The best suited tyre for the Scorpio is the Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 – the ideal all-terrain tyre, delivering a perfect blend of on- and off-road performance, capability and comfort for the driver.
The broader tread blocks provide better traction for both highway as well as off road drives. Its 3D sipes provide better stiffness on dry surface and anti-aquaplaning on wet conditions. The new overhauled shoulder design of G015 gives improved durability in off-road condition and the appearance gives an aggressive feel.