The SUV segment in India has seen a massive rise in popularity in the past couple of years. Buyers are spoilt for choice when it comes to the options SUVs to choose from through every automotive manufacturer presently in India. What is also noticeable is the increase in demand for SUVs which offer the performance that can put supercars to shame.
So we have TopGear mag India has done our detailed research and curated a list of the top 5 performance SUVs sold in India presently. The list includes the SUVs that produce the most power and most torque and can do the 0 to 100 km/h stint in under 5 seconds.
Powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the Urus produces 641bhp and 850Nm, making it the most powerful SUV on sale in India. Lamborghini claims a 0-100kph time of 3.6 seconds and tops out at 305km/h.
BMW X5 M
The X5 M is the most potent M car sold in India and comes with a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 617bhp and 750Nm. 0-100 claimed figures of 3.8 seconds and is electronically limited top speed of 250km/h.
While the RSQ8 has the same engine as the Urus, the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 produces 591bhp and 800Nm, which is 50bhp and 50Nm lesser than its sibling. The RSQ8 claims to have a 0-100kph time of 3.8 seconds and reaches a restricted top speed of 250km/h.
The OG gangster mobile is powered by a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 producing 577bhp and 850Nm. Mercedes states the 0-100km/h is 4.5 seconds, and the top speed is 220km/h which is the lowest on this list.
Range Rover Sport SVR
The SVR has a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 which makes 567bhp and 700Nm of torque. This is the only supercharged vehicle on the list and goes from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds and hits a top speed of 283km/h.