Hyundai Creta has emerged as the most popular SUV on the used market. Around 3.5 years old Creta, is one of the most popular options for a 5-seater SUV between Rs. 11 and 12 lakhs.
Then there's the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the most popular compact SUV among those looking for a used car priced between Rs. 8 and 9 lakhs. The Toyota Fortuner, around 4.5 years old, comes to mind if we're talking about the most popular seven-seater SUV.
The used car market is robust in India for a variety of reasons. Many sellers now provide a warranty with the car or refund in case of any defect. It increases the buyer's confidence when purchasing a used car. The coronavirus is also another reason. People prefer to commute in their cars to avoid public transportation. Therefore, buyers prefer to buy a used car over a new one.
Used Hyundai Creta
Since its launch in India, the Hyundai Creta has been a highly popular SUV. However, the price of the SUV has gone up since then. The lower models of mid-size SUVs don't come with much equipment, so customers are choosing a well-maintained used one, with all the features to save money.
Creta comes in a variety of trims and three engine options. A 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine delivers a maximum of 115 PS and a peak torque of 144 Nm. It comes with a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission. 1.5-liter diesel engine delivers a maximum of 115 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm. It offers a six-speed manual or a torque converter automatic transmission.
For those searching for a Creta with sportiness, a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine is also available. It generates a maximum of 140 PS and a peak torque of 242 Nm coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Since its debut, Brezza has led the compact SUV market. Maruti Suzuki replaced the Brezza's 1.3-litre diesel engine with a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine last year. The diesel engine was well-known for its minimal maintenance requirements and high fuel efficiency. As a result, consumers are still searching for a Vitara Brezza equipped with a diesel engine. Maruti Suzuki also offers the best service network in India and low-cost replacement parts.
Toyota Fortuner is the oldest seven-seater SUV available in India. However, it's still the best-selling. The SUV has low-maintenance costs and is reliable. Its muscular looks and strong road presence make it a popular choice among buyers in the used car market.