Good Morning all TAI
Looking at the remarks one thing is very much clear that people have a misconception about SUV and its defination. IMO
A butch Look (leave aside its good looking or bad)
Has the ability to navigate on most of the terrains with low end grunt to keep pulling in tricky situations (petrol+diesel)
Has sufficient Ground Clearence
May or maynot have 4x4 option
High commanding driving position
Mono or LOF that doesnt matter for a vehicle to be tagged as SUV
Duster is a SUV...
WHile talking about Torque if we calculate than Duster has the best Torque to Weight ratio for 85 BHP it has 166NM/Tonne and for 110 BHP it has 192 nm/tonne.
Which is far more than Safari and better than Scorpio.
To tap this torque and BHP we need an equally good quality of gearbox, which duster has. Will throw more light on this after a detailed TD in the coming weekend.
It has a good road presence much better than ertiga and xylo and, much better than so called FUSION and Bolero. So its a bit subjective.
See its not only FE which matters, a vehicle which can run on not so good roads, has high GC, Decent PtW and good FE is need of the hour. Equipment level is low as compared to price point. The prices should have been low by 50K or so to make it a VFM
Will be going for a TD in the coming weekend hope and pray that i'll get my camera so that i can bring some sllluurrrppyyy pics of the vehicle.