The SUV segments of the Indian car market have been growing at a fast pace. Thanks to the bold design and rugged nature of these models, most SUVs that are being sold in the country come kitted out with diesel engines, with the high torque output helping them tackle the challenging terrains. Here is a list of best diesel SUVs in India 2022. Here’s the list of India’s most powerful diesel SUVs you can buy under Rs 25 lakhs.
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|Powerful Diesel SUVs||Power|
|Mahindra XUV700 Diesel||185 Bhp|
|Jeep Compass Diesel||173 Bhp|
|Tata Harrier/Safari Diesel||170 Bhp|
|MG Hector/ Hector Plus Diesel||170 Bhp|
|Isuzu V Cross||161 Bhp|
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1. Mahindra XUV700 Diesel – 185 Bhp | Rs 12.49 – Rs 23.79 Lakh
The XUV700 from Mahindra is the most powerful diesel SUV under Rs 25 lakh. The model is powered by a 2.2L mHawk turbocharged oil burner with two tuning options: 155bhp with 360Nm for the base model and 185bhp for the AX models. It comes with a manual or automatic transmission. There are four drive modes available on the Mahindra XUV700 AX diesel models: Zip, Zap, Zoom, and Custom. The diesel variants of the SUV are currently priced between Rs 12.49 lakh and Rs 23.79 lakh (all, ex-showroom).
2. Jeep Compass Diesel – 173 Bhp | Rs 19.49 – Rs 29.34 Lakh
The upgraded Jeep Compass was released in January 2021, followed by the new Jeep Compass Trailhawk in February 2022. The SUV is powered by a 2.0L diesel engine that produces 173 horsepower. The oil burner has a four-wheel drive system and a nine-speed torque converter automated transmission. Six diesel models are available, ranging in price from Rs 19.49 lakh to Rs 29.34 lakh (all, ex-showroom).
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3. Tata Harrier/Safari Diesel – 170 Bhp | Rs 14.49 – Rs 21.70 Lakh & Rs 14.99 – Rs 23.29 Lakh
Tata’s popular SUVs, the Harrier and Safari, are among the country’s most powerful diesel SUVs. Both variants are powered by a 2.0L Kryotec turbo diesel engine that produces 170bhp and 350Nm of torque. Both manual and automatic transmissions are available. The Tata SUVs are built on the Omega architecture, which was inspired by Land Rover and is compatible with both 4WD and electric powertrains. The Tata Harrier diesel is priced between Rs 14.49 lakh and Rs 21.70 lakh, while the Tata Safari diesel is priced between Rs 14.99 lakh and Rs 23.29 lakh (all, ex-showroom).
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4. MG Hector/ Hector Plus Diesel – 170 Bhp | Rs 15.48 – Rs 19.90 Lakh & Rs 15.49 – Rs 20.49 Lakh
In February 2021, MG Motor India introduced the Hector and Hector Plus facelifts. Both SUVs are powered by a 2.0L diesel engine that produces 170bhp and 350Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox has been combined with the oil burner. The MG Hector diesel is priced from Rs 15.48 lakh to Rs 19.90 lakh, while the MG Hector Plus diesel is priced from Rs 15.49 lakh to Rs 20.49 lakh (all, ex-showroom).
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5. Isuzu V Cross – 161 Bhp | Rs 11.96 – Rs 21.00 Lakh
Isuzu India released the upgraded pick-up in three models in May 2021: S Cab, Hi-Lander, and V-Cross 4X2 Z. All three variants are driven by a 1.9L 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that produces 161bhp and 360Nm of torque, according to the manufacturer. The V-Cross trims are only available with a 4WD system and a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The model is priced between Rs 11.96 lakh to Rs 21.00 lakh (all, ex-showroom).