Nissan opened the ball in 2010, without anyone believing in the success of its Juke. And yet, the curious urban SUV has defied all forecasts, to the point that ten years later, no generalist manufacturer can afford to ignore this phenomenon which regularly appears in the French bestsellers. But beyond the best-seller of its kind, the Renault Captur, other manufacturers have proposals of equivalent quality, and attractive prices. Lap.
RENAULT CAPTUR: FOCUS ON LIVABILITY
Three petrol engines, two diesels, LPG and plug-in hybrid versions, four trim levels: the new Renault SUV already has 21 different versions in the catalog. The strong point of the Captur 2: its very spacious interior and a boot volume of between 422 and 536 l depending on the position of the bench. Marketed since 2020, the Captur E-tech develops 160 cumulative hp and promises 50 km of electric autonomy in the WLTP cycle thanks to a 9.8 kWh battery which takes up space and wastes 157 liters in the boot.
PEUGEOT 2008: THE MOST SOBER OF THE SMALL URBAN SUVS
The 130 hp 1.5 BlueHdi engine of the Peugeot 3008 is certainly more expensive, but also more powerful and above all more economical. It also passes under the bar 5.9 liters / 100km on the motorway while meeting demanding pollution standards. To drive with this new 4-cylinder diesel, it will be necessary to supply the Adblue tank For more visit faragomotors. This ideal companion for heavy riders also has the advantage of being compatible with the high performance 8-speed automatic gearbox (EAT8). A diesel engine which consoles by its sobriety but also its general approval.
CITROËN C3 AIRCROSS: FOCUS ON COMFORT
Small urban SUVs are still on the rise. And the Citroën C3 Aircross, which retired the C3 Picasso in 2017, is doing a very good job . Faced with serious Volkswagen T-Cross, the happy Citroën C3 Aircross appears very nice thanks to its curves and the possibility of endlessly customizing it. The size of the Citroën C3 Aircross allows it to accommodate a small family and its modularity to transport bulky objects. With its 4.15 meters long, the C3 Aircross is very comfortable in the city. And thanks to its raised ground clearance of 18 cm, it can frolic off the asphalt and fly over large stones, especially with the “Grip control” option. Engine level, the 3-cylinder Puretech 110 hp is perfect in town and sufficient on the roads. With the arrival of the restyled model of the c3 aircross , competitors have to worry.
NISSAN JUKE: FROM ORIGINALITY TO MOVING UPMARKET
The very first Juke had caused a sensation with its original but divisive look. The Nissan Juke 2 has kept a certain originality but has generally calmed down. In the cabin, on the other hand, the rough finish is forgotten. The new Nissan Juke exudes fine materials and well assembled. As for the roominess which was not the cup of tea of the first version, especially at the rear, it has improved. With a 10cm longer wheelbase, the rear seats are among the best in the segment and the 422-liter trunk is large enough. The small urban SUV offers a frugal 117 horsepower 3-cylinder gasoline engine. Difficult to consume more than 7.5 liters / 100 km even at high speed.
KONA SUV: HYUNDAI’S GOOSE THAT LAYS GOLDEN EGGS
The Kona is Hyundai’s goose that lays golden eggs in the ultra-popular urban SUV category. So, inevitably, the Korean manufacturer pampers it. The cousin of the Kia Stonic is now available in diesel, gasoline, hybrid and 100% electric. With the electric Kona , which has 400 km of range, Hyundai has launched the electric vehicle revolution in India. With its quirky styling and affordable price, the Hyundai Kona Electric is a tempting option for EV enthusiasts. Launched in summer, the all-electric SUV faces a big challenge.