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Top Three SUVs this festive season

Festive season is here already and some big ticket SUV launches are scheduled for this Diwali.
Force One SUV Force One SUV: One of the most anticipated SUVs this season

The fuming competition will witness three major SUV cars hitting the Indian market at a very short gap of days.

The most anticipated SUV cars in this festival season:

1. Tata Storme: Rs 9-12 lakhs
2. Mahindra Rexton: Rs 16-18 lakhs
3. Force One SUV: Rs 11-12 lakhs

The Ganpati Visarjan has marked the launch of much anticipated festive season in India that will continue till year end. This period of time stays favourite for the automobile industry to boost their sales in one of world's largest car markets.

Here are top three SUVs that will be launched this festive season:

Tata Safari Storme

Expected launch Date : Oct 2012
Expected price : 9-12 lakhs

The much delayed SUV from Tata Motors is expected to finally hit the Indian market in this festive season. It is believed that the company intentionally kept on delaying the launch to observe the market reaction and analyse competition accordingly.

The diesel engine holds the capacity up to 2.21 L and produces 138 bhp peak power. Tata has devoted a lot of time in imparting charm to the look and feel of the car.The interior finishing has been done in wood, and the wheels are designed with innovative arcs that enhance the car's beauty.

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton

Expected launch Date : Nov 2012
Estimated Price : 16-18 lakhs

Mahindra and Mahindra acquired South Korean company Ssangyong last year. Rexton will be the first car by Ssangyong post its acquisition. The launch is scheduled for Diwali this year, thus expecting the car to enter showrooms by Oct end.

The car has a 2.7L in line 5 cylinder diesel engine that generates 165bhp power. Its features lag way behind than its competitors in the market. Also the cost price of the car is expected up to 18 lakhs; near about double of Tata Storme that provides better features. Mahindra and Mahindra is expected to enhance the features or reduce the price.

Force One SUV 4x4
Expected launch Date : Oct 2012
Estimated Price : Rs 11-12 lakhs

Force One received accolades at the Auto Expo held earlier this year in Delhi. Force Motors had committed a 4WD, a promise which it fulfilled with this innovative car. The car has an amazing 'shift to fly' feature that transforms the drive mode from 2WD to 4WD in a span of few seconds.

Another talked about feature about this car is the ABS that enhances the vehicle's capacity to drive off road on difficult areas. The car runs smoothly overpowering the rocky terrain. The three different modes in this car are 4x2 hi, 4x4 lo and 4x4 hi.

The car is considered as the best bet by experts and is expected to cost around 11-12 lakhs.