Top 5 Compact SUVs in the Nepalese Market 2021

The compact SUV segment is booming with the best SUVs entering Nepal. The Nepalese market saw a wide variety of best of the best compact SUVs entering each year and the acceptance from the consumers is clearly visible. There is no space for doubt on the acceptance, as automaker giants are constantly working on improving the segment.

The compact SUV segment hosts a number of competitive models with a spacious cabin, better mileage, better safety equipment, and dashing-looking designs. No wonder, the craze among the youth has only been increased. 

The consumers having to choose one model from the competitive segment can result in being a little overwhelming. To avoid the possible dwell to choose what is best for you, we have gathered the best options with their major details.

Tata Nexon in Nepal

Starting price: Rs 39.95 Lakh (Petrol)/ Rs 41.99 Lakh (Diesel)

The bookings for the Tata Nexon were announced sometime earlier by Sipradi Trading, the sole authorized distributor of Tata Motors Ltd for Nepal. Initially, the XM (S) variant of the Tata Nexon was seen in the showroom, followed by the remaining variants XE, XM, XZ, XZ+, XZ+ (S).

Tata offers Nexon 2021 with a 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine producing 10hp more than before, 120hp at 5500 rpm, and 170 Nm of torque at 1750 to 4000 rpm. The engine is mated to a  6-speed manual gearbox or AMT automatics. 

The overall design of the Tata Nexon showcases a sporty character along with a feeling of wider space as you enter the cabin. The interior uses a black and white treatment which looks beautiful and it features best-in-class technical equipment.

Dimension3994mm x 1811mm x 1607mm
Wheelbase2498 mm
Fuel tank capacity44 liters
Mileage 17.88 kmpl
Ground clearance 209mm

Ford EcoSport in Nepal

Starting price: Rs 36.90 Lakh (Petrol)/ Rs 39.99 Lakh (Diesel)

The 2021 Ford EcoSport was announced with the same price tag (for a limited period of time) as the 2020-make model by G.O. Automobiles Pvt. Ltd. (GO FORD), an authorized dealer for Ford vehicles in Nepal. The EcoSport from Ford has been successful to entertain consumers since it received a major upgrade with the introduction of the Dragon Series Engine in 2017.

Ford offers EcoSport with the latest three-cylinder 1.5-liter Ti-VCT petrol engine that delivers segment-best 122 PS of power & 149 Nm of torque mated to a five-speed manual transmission and six-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, the diesel option features a BSVI compliant 1.5l TDCi diesel engine delivering 100 PS power and 215 Nm of torque mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

The EcoSport comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, six airbags for safety purposes, and push-start button among others.

Dimension3999 x 1765 x 1708 mm
Fuel tank capacity52 liters
Mileage 17 kmpl
Ground clearance200 mm

Renault Duster in Nepal

Starting price: Rs 43.90 Lakh (Petrol)/ Rs 46.99 Lakh (Diesel)

The Renault Duster from the French automaker is one of the few models that managed to gain massive popularity in a short period of time in Nepal. Thanks to the bold and stylish look along with off-road capabilities, and advanced safety features, Renault has invested in the Duster.

The Duster offers a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 5 seating capacity, 2 airbags for safety purposes, and many more.  

The Renault Duster is available in 3 variants in Nepal – RXS (Petrol) while RXS DSL and RxZ AWD are diesel variants. The base variant gets a 1.5-liter engine which is good to generate 104.55 bhp of max power at 5600 rpm and 142Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission option. 

Dimension4360 x 1822 x 1695 mm
Wheelbase2673 mm
Fuel tank capacity50 liters
Mileage 16.42 kmpl
Ground clearance205 mm

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza in Nepal

Starting price: Rs 41.69 Lakh 

CG Motocorp, the official distributor of Suzuki cars in Nepal, offers 3 variants of Vitara Brezza in the Nepalese market – VXI, ZXI and ZXI+ Dual. The Vitara Brezza, with its alluring look, has successfully made its mark in the Nepalese market.

The 5-seater compact SUV gets a 1.5-liter K15B petrol engine which generates 105 hp of max power and 138 Nm of torque. Transmission duties will be handled by a 5-speed manual transmission.

The Vitara Brezza features an all-black interior that gives a premium feel, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and has a fuel tank capacity of 48 liters.

Dimension3995 x 1790 x 1640 mm
Wheelbase2500 mm
Fuel tank capacity48 liters
Mileage 18.76 kmpl
Ground clearance198 mm

Nissan Magnite in Nepal

Starting price: Rs 29.99 Lakh

The Nissan Magnite, currently is the most hyped SUV in the Nepalese market. The affordable pricing of the car, the dynamic outlook, and the high-tech features offered by Nissan have led to convincing the majority of the SUV fanatics in the Nepalese market.

The Magnite uses a 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine which generates 98.63 bhp of power and 160 Nm of torque. A 1.0-liter naturally aspirated petrol unit churns out 71.02 bhp and 96 Nm of torque. The engines are mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

The Nissan Magnite’s popularity is also boosted by a sunroof offered at such an affordable price. It features a dual-tone theme with stitched-fabric seats,  a fully digital 7-inch TFT instrument cluster, an 8-inch full flush touchscreen system, dual airbags among others.

Dimension3997 x 1758 x 1572 mm
Wheelbase2500 mm
Fuel tank capacity40 liters
Mileage 18.75 kmpl
Ground clearance205 mm
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