The Toyota Fortuner has been one of the best-selling models in this segment for a while now, doing an average of 2000 units a month. However it still faces strong competition and here are 5 models the rival the Fortuner.
The Toyota Fortuner is one of the most popular models in the full-size 7-seater SUV space, and it has been the best-selling model in this segment for a while now, doing an average of 2000 units a month. Earlier this year, the SUV received a mid-life facelift in India and saw the introduction of a new special variant as well, the Fortuner Legendar. The SUV gets both petrol and diesel powertrains – a 2.7-litre motor and a 2.8-litre oil burner respectively. Transmission options will include a 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) and a 6-speed automatic torque converter unit. The Fortuner is priced from ₹ 30.34 lakh to ₹ 38.30 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and here are 5 models the rival the SUV.
The Ford Endeavour is the closest rival to the Fortuner in India, and the competition has always been at its peak. However, unlike the Fortuner, the Endeavour is only offered with one 2.0-litre diesel engine mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox as standard. The Endeavour is currently priced at ₹ 33.80 lakh to ₹ 36.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The MG Gloster is the biggest of the lot and possibly the most features rich as well. In fact, it’s the only vehicle in this segment to get an Advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS), 64 colours advanced ambient light system and a fully connected car system. The MG Gloster comes with a choice of two diesel engines – a 2.0-litre turbo diesel and a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel, both mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard. The Gloster range starts from ₹ 29.98 lakh, going up to ₹ 36.88 lakh.
Mahindra Alturas G4
The Mahindra Alturas G4 is the company’s flagship SUV and ticks all the right boxes for anyone looking for a full-size 7-seater SUV. In terms of features, it’s at par with the Fortuner, however, it only comes with a diesel engine on offer, a 2.2-litre engine mated to a 7-speed automatic torque converter as standard. It’s priced at ₹ 28.77 lakh to ₹ 31.77 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The updated 2021 Isuzu MU-X was launched in India earlier this year, however, India still gets the old-gen model, while the newer version is already on sale globally. Having said that, the SUV now gets a new 1.9-litre diesel engine that is paired with a 6-speed automatic as standard. Plus, it also gets a bunch of decent features. It’s priced at ₹ 33.23 lakh to ₹ 35.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
We know, the Kia Carnival is not an SUV, its size, pricing and features, certainly make it a strong contender in this space. It is a good alternative if a larger, premium family vehicle is what you need, but not an SUV necessarily. In fact, the Carnival offers 8 and 9-seater options as well. The Kia Carnival MPV comes powered by a BS6-compliant 2.2-litre VGT diesel engine paired with 8-speed Sportmatic transmission. Prices start from ₹ 24.95 lakh, going up to ₹ 33.95 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom India).