Maruti Brezza and Hyundai Venue were sold in these entry-level SUVs. But what are the reasons due to which Indian car customers are leaving small hatchbacks and turning to SUVs. So let us tell you what are the reasons behind this.
economical and comfy
The premium hatchback and the entry-level compact SUV have almost the same price band. But when it comes to entry-level compact SUVs, customers go for the same price tag as they offer a bigger boot space and a better package at a better price. Apart from this, it remains more comfortable than hatchbacks.
The meaning of SUV is Sport Utility Vehicle. Along with utility in name, it is a quality that SUVs fulfill very well. Be it the extra room or the ability to better tackle rough roads, SUVs have always been a better option. Many hatchback owners who have upgraded to compact SUVs have a similar opinion, as they are more practical.
high ground clearance
Ground clearance is an essential feature when it comes to Indian roads. New roads are built in India, but already built roads are not repaired. With the construction and related projects of subways, railway tracks and flyovers across the country, you get to see a lot of patch work on the roads which require adequate ground clearance.
In this case the SUV never lets you down and offers enough ground clearance to tackle the rough roads. Unlike hatchbacks, it goes through speed bumps smoothly without affecting the cabin much. They are also more challenging and can withstand more than smaller hatchbacks.
Cars are much more than a means of transport in India and are also seen as a status symbol. In such a situation, the bigger the car you have, the better your position in society will be. SUVs complement this feature with excellent road presence. SUVs like the Thar and Scorpio or Harrier make you feel like the king of the road.
SUVs are known to be more powerful and sporty and they have more powerful engines and power than smaller hatchbacks. These compact SUVs have at least 100 Bhp of power, which increases with the turbo variant, while the diesel variant gets more torque. For all these reasons, compact SUVs are considered a better deal than hatchbacks.