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Ford Endeavor 27 33.75%
Honda CRv 37 46.25%
Hyundai Tuscon 16 20.00%
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Old 8th May 2005, 14:00   #1
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Default The 10-15 Lac - Upper Crust SUV shoot out !

the tuscon being launched here has opened up the fight for the 10-15 lac segment SUV again....the other contenders...

1) Ford Endeavor - looks huge and butch, the most proper SUV type amongst the 3, its a Ford , an old design, not exactly a performance SUV, the SUV you would take off roading, looks dated compared to the competition.

2) Honda CRv - the soft roader SUV - perfect for the urbanite , its a honda , the only petrol engine here , fastest of the lot, looks good, has good interiors too.

3) Hyundai Tuscon - A little bit of both , a smashing CRDI engine, mean and tough looks , looks better than the Honda, can do more offroading than the Honda, pretty good interiors,the best A.S.S of the 3 here, priced similar to the Honda, performance as good as the Honda.

Your pick ?

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Old 8th May 2005, 14:02   #2
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Just heard from one hyundai official that the price of the tuscon has been increased to about 16 lakhs and theyve dispatched only a few vehicles.
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Old 8th May 2005, 14:09   #3
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The Endeavor all the way. even though it looks a bit out-dated it still looks like a full-fledge SUV. Had driven the Ende at the Great Ford Drive in Bandra. And there are no doubts about its off-road capability. It may not be a good performer on the road, but there are hardly any roads here where you can exploit all thoise 122 horses. What say?
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Save the butch looks. i'll have the powerful, refined, slick shifting CR-V. I'm not the offroading type and the Ford doesn't appeal to me.

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i shall reserve my comments till the safari crd-i and the fortuner is launched... but i might prefer the latter, if it comes with the D-4D 3.0 litre 165 bhp engine; and market indications are that it will be priced in the 11-13 lac range. and then, we can have a proper shootout.

if the fortuner comes with a 125 bhp engine, i would prefer the safari crd-i.

but as of now, given the choices between the endeavour, cr-v and the tucson, i prefer the endeavour, as the others aren't full-fledged suvs, but capable soft-roaders. the endeavour is the only one in the pack that can do some serious damage in an off-roading scenario.... and suvs are meant to be capable off-roaders, along with other factors....
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For now it has to be the CRV, but iam waiting for the Fortuner to be launched, it looks like a perfect SUV in that price range.
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Strangely, i like the new CR-V in comparison to the others. 3 factors really count here.

1. Its now got 16 inch alloys, instead of 15. Does raise the ride height a bit, making it ideal for some slush work.

2. Real-time AWD. Now thats something i reallly appreciate.

3. How can i forget, that stonking 152 hp engine.

The Endeavour is great. Even if it looks dated. Sadly though, for its range and price its a bit cramped (truck chassis, whaddya expect) and a bit underpowered. 10-15 hp more and i'd probably consider it.

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I would surely go for Honda CRV
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Has to be the endeavour - turbodiesel (though a bit anaemic) , ladder frame chassis and based on a pickup , part time 4x4 with low and high ratios , and the looks which make it look like a 4x4 - and better ground clearance...and the road presence.
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The Endeavour any day. Not a big fan of soft-roaders here. The Ford's styling may seem dated to many, but I guess it's classic SUV styling. Big, butch and lots of presence. Make mine in black.

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the tuscon should be better as the smashing CRDi is better than the than he Endy's slyuggish diesel and the CR-V's thirsty petron the ground clearance is better oo but you pay a lot for it.
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BTW, isn't the Hyundai called the Tucson and not the Tuscon. Tuscan sounds better with TVR attached to it. What say!!! LOL

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BTW, isn't the Hyundai called the Tucson and not the Tuscon. Tuscan sounds better with TVR attached to it. What say!!! LOL

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Mmmmm......speaking of raw, hairy-chested Brit power. BTW, the name (Tucson) comes from a place in Arizona, US.

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Factually, an SUV is a car built for off roading.
However, most of the SUVs in the 10L-15L are soft roaders more suited to the ground.
I have always been fascinated by SUVs and it is my dream to buy one.
For me its the endeavour all the way for its macho looks, off road talent, space, a torquey engine.
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Just saw a parked Tucson. Am still wondering if it was a scaled down model or the real thing. The thing is TINY! You could fit a whole one inside the Endeavour's cabin space. Seriously, the Getz seems to have more rear legroom.

All the options on the poll run weak next to two words...

Subaru Forester.
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