People these days are living for their passion, be it for anything. One such passion is off-roading. The off roading enthusiasts are increasing day by day at a great speed. So are you looking for the perfect 4X4 drive suitable for off-roading?
In India, there are very few options available for the hard-core off-roading lovers. There are a few 4X4 cars that can be considered as an off road vehicle. Given below are the options that are available for you and their brief descriptions.
Maruti Suzuki Gypsy King
Maruti Suzuki Gypsy King – The Maruti Suzuki Gypsy King is worth its name. Launched in 1985, it has been ruling over the Indian Market since the moment it came on road. The latest variant was launched with 1.3L MPFI (multi point fuel injection) technology and is one of most trusted and cheapest off road car. But unfortunately, its production has been discontinued in 2018 as the government has made EBD and ABS compulsory. So hopefully, Maruti Suzuki might come up with Jimny by the end of 2019 but the King is the King! Gypsy will still be terribly missed.
Mahindra Thar – Mahindra Thar is more of a new age vehicle. It comes with 2498 CC engine and 105 bhp @ 3800 rpm. It houses all the standard fitments like air conditioner, power steering, etc. offering a very comfortable ride and an amazing off road outlook. This is also one of the best off road vehicles available in India. Since its launch in 2010, the best 4X4 SUV remained unchanged but as they say, with the changing times, one has to change. Mahindra has planned to relaunch it with some mechanical changes. Although nothing has been officially claimed yet, it is expected to be seen on road, with a facelift, in March 2020.
Force Gurkha – Force Gurkha is also one of the best off road SUVs in the Indian market. It combines amazong off-roading and on-roading capabilities. It comes with 2149 CC and 2596 CC variants. The off roader SUV is available in both soft-top and hardtop variants. Force made some changes in its looks in the recent years and the SUV now looks like the replica of Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon. Even the SUVs power comes from the Mercedes OM 616 sourced 2.6 L diesel engine. It is the maker’s shining star because of its tremendous off road capabilities.
Isuzu D Max V C
Isuzu d max v cross –Launched in 2016, Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross has 2499 CC Diesel Engine. It has an excellent stability and control, both on road and off road. It has an incredible road presence and is very robust. Its build quality is one of the best among all the 4X4 pickups available in the Indian Market.
Tata Xenon – The Tata Xenon XT is a pick-up with a 2.2 L aluminium engine. It can produce up to 320Nm torque and up to 4500 rpm. Though the vehicle doesn’t sport any safety feature like ABS or airbags but is one of the smooth 4X4 vehicle to ride. The pickup has vacuum-assisted hydraulic brakes which help in good control over the off-roader.
Best Off-Roading Car Conclusion
Though these options available are not cheap when we look for off road vehicles but they all are very good in their segments. But when we consider the value for money, the off-road capabilities and power to weight ratio, Maruti Gypsy King takes the lead even after lacking some of the necessary features available in other off roaders. As Gypsy’s production has been stopped by MSIL, you can easily get less driven, well maintained, used Gypsy King in the market at a good price or you can also opt for the vehicles auctioned by Army and other forces.