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Luxury Compact SUVs: Compass vs Harrier vs Hector vs Seltos



There is no denying that almost everybody wants to own an SUV. Since full-size SUVs are big and expensive, it gave birth to the segment, 'Compact SUV'. But the entry-level compact SUVs like the Ford Ecosport, Maruti-Suzuki Brezza, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Creta and so one although are great cars they lack the "premium-ness" that a full-size SUV provides. Therefore, the demand for luxury compact SUVs is increasing in the market and manufacturers are battling to have a piece of that pie. There might be several such vehicles in the market but here are entry models of four such vehicles that have grabbed quite a lot of attention in the market.

1. Jeep Compass Sport: 

  • Engine: 2.0L Multijet Diesel and 1.4L Multiair Petrol
  • Power & Torque: 
              Diesel: 173ps@3750 RPM and 350NM@1750-2500
              Petrol: 163ps@5500 RPM and 250NM@2500-4000
  • Transmission: 6 Speed MT
  • Safety: Dual Airbags, ABS, EBD, Electronic Stability Control, All-speed Traction control System, 4 Disc Brakes, Hill Start Assist
  • Comfort: Acoustic windshield, gearshift indicator, capless fuel filter, electrically adjustable ORVMs
  • Entertainment: 12.7cm Touch Screen infotainment unit with 4 speakers, built in compass, Bluetooth Audio streaming
  • Fuel Efficiency: 17.1kmpl (diesel) and 14.3kmpl (petrol)
  • Price: INR 15,60,000 (Petrol) and INR 16,61,000 (Diesel) Ex-showroom, Guwahati.

2. Tata Harrier XE:
   
  • Engine: 2.0L Turbo Charged Diesel
  • Power & Torque: 140ps@3750RPM and 350NM@1750-2500
  • Transmission: 6 Speed MT
  • Safety: Dual Airbags, ABS, EBD.
  • Comfort: Temperature control with HVAC, Electric Tailgate release, Rear AC vents, umbrella holder.
  • Entertainment: 22.35cm Touch screen infotainment unit with 4 speakers, 4 tweeters, and 1 sub-woofer from JBL with amplifier, Voice recognition and alerts.
  • Fuel Efficiency: NA
  • Price: INR 13,20,745 Ex-showroom, Guwahati.
3. MG Hector Style: 

  • Engine: 
              Petrol: 1.5L Turbo Charged Inter-cooled
              Diesel: 2.0L Turbo Charged
  • Power & Torque: 
              Petrol: 143PS@5000RPM and 250NM@1600-3600RPM
              Diesel: 170PS@3750RPM and 350NM@1750-2500RPM
  • Transmission: 
             Petrol: 6 Speed MT/DCT
             Diesel: 6 Speed MT
  • Safety: Dual Airbags, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Program, Traction Control System, 4 disc brakes, Hill Hold control
  • Comfort: Electrically adjustable ORVMs, Rear AC Vents, Cooled Glove Box, 2nd row seat recline, flat floor
  • Entertainment: 10.4 inch Touchscreen infotainment unit, 4 speakers
  • Fuel Efficiency:
             Petrol: 14.16kmpl (MT) and 13.96kmpl (DCT)
             Diesel:17.41 kmpl

  • Price:
             Petrol MT: INR 12,18,000
             Diesel MT: INR 13,18,000

4. KIA Seltos:

Since the KIA Seltos has not been launched yet therefore, variant wise features availability would not be possible to discuss. But, the things that we will be able to see in a Seltos are:
  • Engine: BS6 Compliant with 'Normal', 'Eco', and 'Sport' modes
  • Power & Torque: NA
  • Transmission: NA
  • Safety: 6 Airbags, ABS, ESC, HAC, VSM, 4 Disc Brakes, Tyre pressure monitor
  • Comfort: Heads Up Display, ventilated power seats, air purifier
  • Entertainment: 10.25cm Touch screen infotainment unit with 8 Bose speakers
  • Fuel Efficiency: NA
  • Price: NA

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