In recent years, SUVs have become very popular among Indian customers. This includes front-wheel-drive vehicles or 2WD crossovers. Cars with AWD options (Toyota Hyryder, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, etc) are very popular as well. There is also a huge demand for off-roaders with 4×4 configurations. However, these SUVs come with a higher price tag. Also, there is not a wide range of options in the Indian market. In this article, let’s take a look at the most affordable 4X4 cars that can be purchased in India.
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Mahindra Thar 4×4
Mahindra Thar is one of the most popular cars in the Indian market. Along with a style symbol, it can easily handle rough terrain and off-roading. The 4×4 SUV comes with a starting price of Rs 13.87 lakh (ex-showroom). The top-end variant comes at Rs 16.78 lakh (ex-showroom). The current generation model comes in both petrol and diesel engine options. Both the 2.0-litre mStallion turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.2-litre mHawk turbocharged diesel engine come with a 4×4 system.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny
The next model on our list of cheapest 4×4 cars in India 2023 is already in huge demand. It will be available with a price tag of Rs 12.74 lakh – Rs 15.05 lakh (ex-showroom). The petrol version of the car comes with a 4×4 configuration. The 4×4 SUV is powered by a K15B series petrol engine that offers 103 Bhp of max power and 134 Nm of max torque. It can be paired with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Mahindra Scorpio N
The popular SUV is not an off-road-specific vehicle. However, the higher models come with a 4×4 system. The Mahindra Scorpio N 4×4 is powered by a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine that can be paired with both manual and automatic transmission options. The all-new Scorpio N comes with a starting price of Rs 17.69 lakh. The top-end model costs Rs 24.52 lakh (ex-showroom). The company offers the Mahindra Scorpio N with 4×4 and 4Xplore features.
Isuzu D Max V Cross
The lifestyle pickup is powered by a 1.9-litre turbocharged diesel engine that offers 160 Bhp of peak power and 360 Nm of max torque. The Isuzu D Max V Cross features a dual-cab pickup design. It comes with a starting price of Rs 23.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The top-end model costs Rs 27 lakh (ex-showroom). This has to be among the most aspiration vehicles in this list of cheapest 4×4 cars in India 2023.
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The Force Gurkha is also a great choice for off-roading. However, it lags behind its competitors in terms of interiors. The huge SUV is powered by a 2.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine that offers 90 Ps of peak power and 250 Nm of max torque. It only comes with a manual transmission option. Additional highlights include a snorkel from the factory. The Force Gurkha SUV comes with a starting price of Rs 15.10 lakh (ex-showroom).