With the increasing desire to buy bigger and powerful machines has led to the gradual increase in the level of competition amongst SUV in India. SUVs have become quite popular and most wanted amongst the individuals of age group in late 20s and 30s who are no more interested in buying a small family car or even a sedan.
Although there is a huge demand for SUVs in the market, the car makers are finding it bit difficult to manufacture these vehicles with enhanced performance while keeping the mileage intact. This has given rise to a new segment of vehicles called ‘Mini SUVs’ to deal with this issue.
Here we are going to analyze Mahindra XUV500 with Tata Safari Storme in terms of performance, features, pricing and many more.
The Mahindra XUV 500 has already gained admiration in the Indian market with its precision styling, impressive looks featured with heavy wheel arches and a enormous bumper. Gaining its inspiration from the Indian “Cheetah” this SUV surely remains at top with its unique elements including design. Tata Safari Storme, created a buzz in the domain of SUVs when it was first revealed in 2012. This SUV, with its big size and power, was the actual SUV of India.
The looks and the design of Mahindra XUV500 is accurately proportioned still the details are not so clear and overall build quality is affected. It is available with various features specifically in its top end W8 model and currently spotted Sportz models. It comes with a 2.2 litre engine with a capacity to generate 140 BHP and with 6-speed manual transmission option.
Tata Safari has been on the Indian roads for quite some time now, over 17 years. The new Storme, although old, has been worked upon by Tata in the areas of exterior shape and design where it still resembles the old one. Storme is a completely new offering by Tata as it is been based on the smaller version of the tubular frame chassis. It is available with a powerful 2.2 litre DiCor turbo diesel engine that is capable to churn out approximately 140BHP and torque of 320 NM. Its top variants are quite good.
Analysis on the basis of Performance
As a known fact, Mahindra XUV 500 is having a 4 cylinder, 2.2 litre “mHAWK” turbo diesel motor which can generate a power of 140 BHP and 330 Nm. This car assures a fuel efficiency of over 15.1 Kmpl as per the figures quoted by ARAI and this is a significant for any car of this size.
Tata Safari Storme, having an enormous body weighing 2.650 Kg delivers 13.6 kmpl. It is fitted with a 2.2 litre VariCOR diesel engine that generates maximum of 140 PS power and a maximum torque of 320 Nm.
Analysis of the Dynamics
The Mahindra XUV 500 is quite comfortable for a slow drive since with the alteration in speed, it begins to lose its balance causing loads of vertical movements. It fails to give comfort on the sharp bumpers as they are felt inside the car also.
On the other hand, Safari Storme maintains its composure even on the bends and in spite of its large size it manages to ensure optimum comfort on steep bends as well.
XUV500 Image Source: Team-Bhp