There aren’t many options available to adrenaline junkies looking for an off-road adventure in India. Here is a list of every product currently on the market, although there are only a few that fall under the 20 lakh price range. Prices are all “ex-showroom,” Mumbai.
Mahindra Thar CRDe / DI (4×4) (INR 7,12,675 – 9,14,294)
These are the two Thar variations that offer a 44 experience at a reasonable cost. Diesel 2.5-liter engines are offered for both models. Nonetheless, the CRDe generates 105 horsepower and 257 Nm of torque, while the DI generates 63 horsepower and 195 Nm. With a 5-speed manual transmission, these engines deliver 13.6 km/l fuel mileage. While the less expensive DI variant only has a basic 44 transfer case and a stabilizer bar made of semi-elliptical leaf springs, the more expensive CRDe variant features both an independent front suspension and a BorgWarner transfer case.
Mahindra Scorpio Getaway / Scorpio S11 (4×4) (INR 11,84,897 – 15,90,093)
A 2.2-liter mHawk diesel engine powers the Scorpio Getaway, providing 120 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque for the pickup and 140 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque for the SUV. The Pickup features a 5-speed manual stick, while the SUV’s engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The SUV has multi-link coil springs with anti-roll bars at the back and an independent front suspension. With a 16.36 km/l for the SUV and 11 km/l for the truck, these Scorpios are among the most durable and cost-effective solutions because they can handle any terrain with ease.
Mahindra Bolero LX (4×4) (INR 8.47 Lakh)
The Bolero LX 44 is a basic SUV designed to handle obstacles in rural locations. The Bolero’s 44 model is powered by a 2.5-liter m2DiCR diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 62 bhp and 195 Nm, making it for a long period India’s best-selling UV. The Bolero can drive long distances where fuel bunks are few and few in between thanks to its 60-liter gasoline tank and 15.96 km/l company-certified mpg.
Tata Hexa XT (4×4) (INR 18.36 Lakh)
The most cutting-edge, adventure-ready vehicle in this market is the Tata Hexa. It is propelled by a 2.2-liter Varicor diesel engine that generates 400 Nm of torque and 156 horsepower. The Hexa has coil spring type 5 link rigid axle suspension at the back and double wishbone coil springs up front, both of which are available with a 6-speed manual transmission for the all-wheel-drive XT model. The Hexa is a fantastic option on lengthy travels that involve harsh detours thanks to its enormous 60-litre fuel tank.
Tata Xenon LT (4×4) (INR 10.9 Lakh)
The 2.2-liter DICOR diesel engine that powers the Xenon pickup can provide 140 horsepower and Nm of torque. The 5-speed manual gearbox that this engine is connected to. It has a torsion bar and double wishbone front suspension, as well as parabolic leaf springs in the back. It can travel 13.49 kilometers per liter of fuel and has a 65-liter fuel tank. This car has greater power than the Scorpio Getaway and the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, which are its rivals.
Tata Safari Storme VX(4×4) (INR 16.02 Lakh)
The 2.2-liter Varicor diesel engine in the Safari Storme generates the same 156 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque as the Hexa. Using the same suspension as the Hexa, but a hydraulic steering system, this engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Safari Storme is one of the oldest and most well-known 4x4s on the market, with a gasoline tank capacity of 63 liters and an average mileage of 14.1 km/l.
Isuzu D-Max V-Cross (4×4) (INR 15.29 Lakh)
A 2.5-liter diesel engine that generates 134 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque and is coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission powers the D-Max V-Cross. The D-Max is the quickest pickup truck in this category with a top speed of 175 km/h. The V-Cross has a shift-on-the-fly 4WD system with 4 high and 2 low modes that can be altered up to 100 kph. Moreover, it has a 52-liter fuel tank and is capable of 12.4 kilometers per gallon.
Force Gurkha (INR 9.9 – 12.99 Lakh)
Three variations of the tough Gurkha are offered: Explore, Expedition, and Extreme. The Extreme, the newest model to enter the Gurkha collection, comes equipped with a 2.2-litre engine from Mercedes-Benz that produces 140 PS and 321 Nm of torque. It has manual transfer case with 44 High and Low settings as well as Live stiff axles with diff locking at the front and back.