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    Battleground: India's compact SUVs fight it out for top spot

    Compact SUV war in India heats up
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    Compact SUV war in India heats up

    Text: TNN, indianautosblog.com

    Big is better but compact can be classy too. Best solution? Compact SUVs!

    Take a look at the top 4 compact SUVs in the country:

    Nissan Terrano
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    Nissan Terrano

    Highlights: Contemporary looks, Premium feel

    Price: Rs 9.99 Lakh (Petrol ex-showroom)

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    Nissan Terrano specs
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    Nissan Terrano specs

    The Terrano is available with the same set of engines as the Duster. Which means that it has a single 1.6-liter petrol engine option putting out 104PS which Nissan will offer it in a single ‘XL’ variant, equipped with safety features such as ABS, EBD and brake assist.

    The 1.5-liter Renault-sourced K9K diesel engine will be available in two states of tunes of 85PS and 110PS. The 85PS diesel comes with a 5-speed manual while the 110PS version comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

    Image Source: indianautosblog.com

    Renault Duster
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    Renault Duster

    Highlights: 6-speed AMT, reworked looks

    Price: From Rs 8.47 lakh (Petrol ex-showroom)

    Image Source: indianautosblog.com

    Renault Duster specs
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    Renault Duster specs

    It comes with optional Renault Easy-R Automated Manual Transmission.

    There 2016 Renault Duster features the addition of the six-speed Renault Easy-R AMT system to the 110 PS diesel variant-lineup. The AMT version has the same gear ratios as the manual, hence the mileage claimed is the same – 19.6 km/l.

    The 1.6-litre petrol engine with five-speed manual gearbox continues to be on offer, and the same goes with the 1.5-litre diesel with six-speed manual and the 1.5-litre diesel with the 4×4 drive configuration and six-speed manual transmission.

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    Hyundai Creta
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    Hyundai Creta

    Highlights: Stylish looks, 11 versions to choose from

    Price: From Rs 9.16 lakh (Petrol ex-showroom)

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    Hyundai Creta specs
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    Hyundai Creta specs

    The Hyundai Creta comes with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol variant is driven by a 1.6-liter Dual VTVT engine that produces 123 PS and 151 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox giving a fuel efficiency of 15.29 km/l.

    The diesel variant is available with a choice of two engines; these are a 1.4-liter CRDi mill developing 90 PS / 220 Nm and a 1.6-liter CRDi unit with VGT generating 128 PS / 259 Nm of peak torque. The smaller engine can be paired only to a 6-speed manual whereas the bigger engine can also be availed with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

    ARAI-certified mileage for the 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter diesel units stand at 21.38 km/l and 19.67 km/l respectively. When equipped with the automatic gearbox, the larger diesel motor gives a reduced figure of 17.01 km/l.

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    Honda BR-V
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    Honda BR-V

    Highlights: Latest entrant, only seven seater in segment

    Price: Rs 8.75 Lakh (Petrol ex-showroom)

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    Honda BR-V specs
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    Honda BR-V specs

    The Honda BR-V petrol gets the option of a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT with paddle-shifters.

    The diesel variant of the crossover is available only with a 6-speed manual transmission however.

    The 1.5-liter diesel engine develops 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque, whereas the 1.5-liter petrol unit makes 119 PS and 145 Nm of torque.

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