The year 2019 has seen launches of a wide variety of automobile, ranging from salon to sedans and from hatchbacks to SUVs. In the SUV segment, various sub-segment launches were witnessed like Compact SUV, Sub-compact SUV and Mini SUV, to name a few. Currently ruling the chart as top 3 petrol SUVs are the Hyundai Creta, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300.

Let us review their key features and engine displacement.

Mahindra XUV300

Mahindra XUV300 Petrol incorporates a sturdy, compact-SUV design, with impressive length and width, emphasized aptly with its narrow grille and headlamps. It is based on the X100 platform of the SsangYong Tivoli, the Korean brand of Mahindra.

XUV300 Key Features:

  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Dynamic Parking Line Assistance
  • Automatic (Sensor-based) Headlamps and Wipers
  • 7.0 Inch Touchscreen Panel (with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support)
  • Twin-pod Instrument Cluster (with 3.5-inch screen)
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Keyless Entry
  • Foldable Rear Seat
  • Leather Upholstery

Safety Features in XUV300:

  • Dual Front Airbags
  • Side and Knee Airbags
  • ABS
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
  • Hill-Hold Functionality

Front and Reverse Parking Sensors

The Mahindra XUV300 Petrol packs a 1.2 litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged engine. Coupled with 6-speed manual transmission gearbox, the engine facilitates in generating 110 BHP of power alongside 200 Nm of peak torque. This well-tuned engine boasts of fuel-efficiency of 17 KMPL.

So, if you are looking forward to buying a petrol SUV, then you know which one you need to go for.

Hyundai Creta

This popular selling SUV from Hyundai has recently been updated with improved safety and comfort features. The Hyundai Creta 2019 gets a new, top-spec variant named SX(O) Executive, taking the Creta’s overall trims to six. The variant is now available with LED tail-lights and ventilated seats. In addition, a smart key band is also available with this variant.

All the variants of Creta are now available with an eco-coating for HVAC system, seatbelt reminder, speed alert system and rear parking sensors. All these are now in line with the latest regulation put forth by the government.

The Creta is available with three engine options as under.

  • 1.6L Petrol; 123PS Max Power; 151Nm Peak Torque
  • 1.6L Diesel; 128PS Max Power; 260Nm Peak Torque
  • 1.4L Diesel; 90PS Max Power; 220Nm Peak Torque

The above engines are mated with manual as well as automatic transmissions.

Tata Nexon

Nexon is a sub-compact SUV offered by Tata Motors. This 4-metre long offering by Tata comes with a stylish body and a new design approach for the interior.

Tata Nexon features a 1.2L, 3-cylinder, turbocharged Revotron Petrol engine, which is also found in it its siblings Tata Tiago and Tata Tigor. The engine is tuned to churn out max power of 108bhp at 5000rpm and peak torque of 170Nm between 2000rpm and 4000rpm. In addition, Tata Nexon is also available with a 1.5L diesel engine generating 108bhp power and 260Nm torque. Both the engines are available in manual as well as automatic transmissions.

Nexon is now also available with a new variant, XT+, which gets more features like DRLs, 8-speaker sound system, project headlamps, adjustable driver’s seat, fog lamps in the front and rear AC vents.