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have test driven all the 2007 suv in the 15 to 20 lak range . any good suggestions of new models to be launched .sort of made my my mind on the honda crv 07 model .does anybody have any idea when the 2l eng version will be launched . thanks in advance

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along with the pajero, you can also check out the Nissan X-Trail (lowest var priced just above 20L), the Hyundai Tucson (around 18L), or the Ford Endeavor ( 15-16L). The CR-V also is a great option.

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Nissan Xtrail is in CRV category, its not a true off roader and it doesn't deserve that hefty price tag, better off buying CRV in that case. Same goes for Grand Vitara, excellent vehicle, not a true off roader.

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Well all time 4X4 means its for serious offroading Gurkha.

 

4X4 offorading for sure , but some features and carectaristics should suit , the Crv and vitara are Soft Offroader , serious offroaders is a bit different

 

regards,

priya

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think that, grand vitara would be more of an off roader than CRV... and you can save couple of lakhs too... i am not sure, if maruti is planning to launch a diesel vitara or not.. but hink that it wont be too hard for mauti to launch it,  since vitara comes in the CBU route...

but i feel it is better to wait for Chevy Captiva... with diesel option

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Well all time 4X4 means its for serious offroading Gurkha.

Not really, true off roaders like G Wagen, Toyota FJ and Gurkha all are part time and feature lockable front and rear diff along with huge amounts of ground clearance and long travel suspension.

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There's a difference between offroader and SUV most of the cars you have mentioned are offroader derived Suv's .Remember speed utility vehicle so in 20 lakhs you only get Suv's except outdated Pajero.

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SUV=Sport Utility Vehicle

A sport utility vehicle, or SUV, is a passenger vehicle which combines the towing capacity of a pickup truck with the passenger-carrying space of a minivan or station wagon together with on or off road ability. Most SUVs are designed with a roughly square cross-section, an engine compartment, a combined passenger and cargo compartment, and no dedicated trunk. Most mid-size and full-size SUVs have three rows of seats with a cargo area directly behind the last row of seats. Compact SUVs and mini SUVs, such as the Toyota RAV4, may have five or fewer seats.

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http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=21549

Mitsubishi Pajero is a winner off-road or on, writes DAVID MORLEY.

Smart choice still has pulling power

You've got to wonder when the four-wheel-drive phenomenon will run out of legs. Sales of big sports utility vehicles have slowed lately but the mid-sized market is still doing good business.

Vehicles such as Toyota's Prado and Kluger, the Nissan Pathfinder and the Mitsubishi Pajero all have something to offer in off-road ability and their capacity as commuter-friendly family vehicles. Of that lot, the Pajero has been around the longest.

After its launch in the 1980s, the Pajero was soon recognised as a smart choice for those who sought genuine off-road ability without the mass, bulk or fuel use of the big-hitters - the likes of the Toyota LandCruiser or Nissan Patrol.

A new Pajero has just been launched but the superseded vehicle that arrived here in 2003 introduced new body styling that lifted the car's showroom pulling power. The prominent front wheel arch blisters and wide stance gave it a look that sat well with anyone in the market for an SUV, it seems.

Another facelift in 2004 brought in a new, 3.8-litre (up from 3.5) V6 petrol engine alongside a 3.2-litre turbo-diesel. Transmission choices were a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic, with Mitsubishi's built-in fuzzy logic that made the automatic transmission one of the smarter ones around.

In an age when diesel is so prominent, many buyers will be attracted to that engine. However, the petrol V6 is a smoother unit with adequate mid-range torque, making it a fairly relaxed performer.

The catch, however, is that only automatic versions of the Pajero got the bigger engine, with manual models sticking to the 3.5-litre version.

The all-wheel-drive system was Mitsubishi's proven Super Select arrangement that allowed drive selection on the move and a set of proper low-ratio gears for crawling over rocks and trees. The rear limited-slip differential disappeared, rendered unnecessary by the '04 model's active traction control.

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YEa overall think Grand vitara and CRV are goood , but for serious off roading think you should spend more and go for the Landcruiser or the Mits Montero

 

regards,

Priya

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