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Five most affordable 4×4 SUVs in Nepal

Although four-wheel drive vehicles are heavier, more costly, and less fuel-efficient than their two-wheel drive counterparts, Nepalis often prefer 4×4 models for their powerful engine, better traction and grip, and added convenience and safety features. The four-wheel drive system can have many variations (such as 4×2, 4×4, and even 2×2) and such vehicles (with automatic transmission) come with an automatic switch that allows an easy transition from 2WD to 4WD, depending on the road conditions.

Here are the five most-affordable 4×4 SUV models available in Nepal. 

Mahindra Scorpio

Mahindra’s Scorpio is one of the iconic SUVs in Nepal. The SUV is the most successful model in the Mahindra lineup largely due to its practicality and off-roading capability. And the vehicle comes at an affordable price too. 

The Scorpio is powered by a 2.0-litre mHawk diesel engine that generates a power of 120 bhp at 4000 rpm and a torque of 280 Nm at 1800-2800 rpm. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

The SUV is offered with a shift-on-fly four-wheel drive system. Among the vehicle’s notable features are its automatic temperature control, cruise control, dual airbags, ABS, panic brake indicator, 6-inch touchscreen infotainment system, reverse parking camera with dynamic assist, and rain and light sensors, depending on the variant.

Specifications

Engine2.0L mHawk, turbocharger
with intercooler, BS-IV
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement (cc)1997
Max power (bhp)120 at 4000 rpm
Max torque (Nm)280 at 1800-2800 rpm
Transmission5-speed manual
Drive systemFour-wheel drive
(with shift-on-fly feature)
Fuel tank capacity (L)60
Seating capacity7/8/9
Ground clearance (mm)180
Gross vehicle weight (kg)2610

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Mahindra Scorpio 4WD price in Nepal

Scorpio variantsPrice in Nepal
S5 4WDRs 59.90 lakh
S11 4WDRs 75.75 lakh

Force Gurkha

Powering the Gurkha is a Mercedes-derived 2.6L CR CD engine (BSVI-compliant) that generates a power of 67 kW (91 hp) at 3200 rpm and a torque of 250 Nm @ 1400-2400 rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

The vehicle comes with a 4x4x4 drive system, which means the vehicle gets 4×4 high and 4×4 low levers for driving on low-traction roads and on extreme terrains (it has 35-degree gradeability), respectively. 

Specifications

EngineFM 2.6 CR CD (BSVI compliant)
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement (cc)2596 
Transmission5-speed manual
Drive system4 WD
Fuel tank capacity (L)63
Mileage (km/l)12.4
Seating capacity3+D
Boot space (L)500
Ground clearance (mm)205
Water-wading ability (mm)700

Force Gurkha price in Nepal

Force modelPrice in Nepal 
Force GurkhaRs 78.99 lakh

Mahindra XUV 500

The XUV 500 has been Mahindra’s flagship SUV since its debut in 2011. Later in 2018, the seven-seater SUV was upgraded to the XUV 500 Plush. The XUV 500 is powered by a 2.2L turbocharged mHawk engine mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The SUV offers 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrain configurations.

The SUV comes with notable features such as an electric sunroof with an anti-pinch feature, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, push-button start/stop, rain-sensing wipers, 6- or 8-way adjustable driver seat, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, ABS with EBD, ESP with roll-over mitigation, and reverse parking camera, depending on the variant.

Specifications

EnginemHawk 2.2L turbocharged
Fuel typePetrol
Displacement (cc)2179
Transmission6 MT or 6 AT
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive
Fuel tank capacity (l)70
ARAI Mileage (kmpl)16
Seating capacity7
Ground clearance (mm)200
Boot space (l)93

Mahindra XUV500 price in Nepal

XUV500 modelsPrice in Nepal
W11 (AWD) Rs 86.00 lakh

MG GS 

MG Motors debuted in Nepal by launching the GS with two petrol-engine options: a 1.5L and a 2.0L variant. The SUV powered by the 2.0-litre engine generates 217 of power and a torque of 350 Nm. The engine is mated to a six-speed DCT and it comes with an all-wheel drive system.

Among the SUV’s notable features are its sunroof with anti-trap feature, automatic AC with rear vents, cruise control, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, ABS with EBD, ESP, anti-rolling program, reverse parking sensors, and rear view camera, among others. 

Specifications

Engine2.0L turbocharged
Fuel typePetrol
Displacement (cc)1995
Transmission6-speed DCT
Drive systemAWD
Fuel tank capacity (L)55
Mileage (km/l)10.41
Seating capacity5
Boot space (L)483 (expandable to 1336)
Ground clearance (mm)160

MG GS price in Nepal

MG GS modelPrice in Nepal
MG GS AWDRs 81.50 lakh

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Proton X70

The Proton X70 is the company’s flagship model in Nepal. The SUV is powered by a 1.5 turbo engine–mated to a seven-speed DCT–that generates 174 hp power and a torque of 255 Nm. The vehicle comes in four variants, and only the Executive variant has been offered in a four-wheel drive option.

The SUV comes with some notable features such as a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, air purifier, cruise control, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, reverse camera, 360-camera, traction control system, hill-descent assist with auto-hold feature, six airbags, and parking sensors (front and rear).

Specifications

Engine1.5 turbo
Fuel typePetrol
Displacement (cc)1477
Transmission7-speed DCT
Drive systemAWD
Fuel tank capacity (L)60 
Mileage (km/l)15 
Seating capacity5
Boot space (L)515
Ground clearance (mm)200

Proton X70 price in Nepal

X70 variantPrice in Nepal
Executive AWDRs 96.99 lakh

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