The craze for compact SUVs in India is increasing and almost every auto manufacturer is already in this rat race. Along with the macho looks and commanding driving position, there are some other advantages which truly justifies the growth of this segment in India!
High ground clearance
Most of the cars in the segment have a ground clearance of about 200mm (or even more) which is quite suitable for our Indian roads. The high ground clearance really comes in handy in tricky situations where many of the small cars and sedans are bound to scrape their belly.
Great cruising capabilities
All these cars come with powerful motors, relatively fatter set of rubber(mostly 215 sections), comfotable seats, reasonable boot space which makes them ideal for long distance journeys.
Again the high ground clearance comes into play when sometimes we visit places where there is no concept of 'roads'!
I know I have already mentioned about the powerful engines but I have to mention it again as cars like the Nexon and XUV3OO can rival cars from one or two segment above with their class leading numbers! Even the least powerful car in the segment (the brezza) becomes a lion after the 2000 rpm mark!
Never-ending list of features
I mean I really don't have to say anything! With every new launch, the feature list is just getting longer and longer and longer!
And last but not the least, SAFETY! Of late, Safety of the car is becoming a important aspect for the Indian consumers and thankfully, even the manufacturers are paying attention to the same. As a result,all the compact SUVs (the best selling ones) score high in this aspect.
Few examples of the NCAP ratings-
Tata Nexon-5 stars
MS Vitara Brezza-4 stars
Ford EcoSport-4 stars
Fasbeamers,feel free to add your points in the comment section:)