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The closest rivals of BMW X1

Last updated on: December 27, 2010 13:03 IST

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During the launch of the X1, BMW India head Andreas Schaaf pointed out the car's India version will be slightly different.

The India specific features will include different air filter, higher ground clearance and different suspension setup.

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The deliveries of the new X1 have started and the vehicle has already sold several units in many parts of India.

So far BMW has managed to register 1,000 pre-orders for the X1.

He informed the press that the plant capacity will be increased from current 5,400 units to 8,000 units per year to match the growing demand.

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Schaff also hinted at the arrival of the new BMW 6 Series during the first or second quarter of 2011 but said that there were no further updates on the Mini brand for India.

While the limelight is still on the newly launched BMW X1 let's take a look at what competition is the car up against.

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Toyota Fortuner

It comes equipped with a 2982 cc Common Rail Diesel Engine that churns out 163 PS(160 BHP) of power and 35 kgm of torque, aided by a Variable Geometry Turbocharger(VGT).

The choice of transmission is limited to a four-speed auto and a five speed manual transmission.

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The suspension is stiff but it soaks up the jerks and bumps very easily without rattling your bones.

The ride and handling is at par with competition.

The Fortuner is a true blue SUV unlike most of its counterparts, which are soft-roaders and offer a car like feel.

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The huge tyres (Bridgestone Dueler HT 265/65 - R17) offer a decent grip on the road and should offer good off road capability to the giant.

Safety features haven't been compromised with ESP, EBD and traction control on offer.

The car is priced at Rs 19,64,320 - Rs 19,64,320 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Ford Endeavour

It comes with two different capacity engines - 2.5L Duratorq and 3.0L Duratorq diesel units.

Ford Endeavour is available in three variants of which two have 2.5L, 2499cc, Duratorq TDCi diesel engine with Direct Injection Common Rail fuel injection system and five speed manual transmission gearbox.

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This engine is packed with VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger) that enhances the overall engine performance with fuel efficiency.

It delivers 143PS of maximum power at 3500rpm with maximum torque of 330Nm at 1800rpm.

The car is priced at Rs 16,25,000 - Rs 18,69,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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The third variant (Thunder+) is equipped with the 3.0L, 2953cc Duratorq TDCi diesel engine with Direct Injection Common Rail fuel injection system and with five speed manual transmission gearbox.

This variant produces 156PS of maximum power at 3200rpm and 380Nm of maximum torque at 2500rpm that results great performance with excellent acceleration.

This variant comes with 4WD (Four Wheel Drive) option.

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Honda CRV

The car is available in 2.4L i-vtec and 2.0L i-vtec petrol engines with a max power of 161 PS at 5800 rpm and max torque of 218 Nm at 4200 rpm and max power of 143 PS at 6000 rpm and max torque of 190 Nm at 4200 rpm respectively.

The CR-V comes in three trims: the LX, the EX and the EX-L and offers both front and four-wheel drive options.

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There are multiple safety features including front seat airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, front and rear seat side air curtains, front seat active head restraints, antilock brakes, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution and Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control.

The car is priced at Rs 22,20,000 - Rs 24,40,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Mitsubishi Outlander

It comes with a 2.4 MIVEC engine and has a jet-fighter front grill, bulged rear bumper, silver-color roof rails and HID Head Lamp with AFS function.

The Mitsubishi Outlander has wheel control system, superior handling, centrally located dial system, three drive modes (2WD, 4WD Auto and 4WD Locked), Anti-lock braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), theft protection device, alloy brakes and clutch control.

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The 2010 Outlander has a new Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS), a new grille with chrome accents, new front bumpers, redesigned front fenders, mirror mounted turn indicators, new door and dash trims, USB port, AUX-IN port, aluminum pedals, leather covered instrument panel, roof rails, new combination meter and auto-folding Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs).

The car is priced at Rs 19,95,000 - Rs 19,95,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Hyundai Santa Fe

The Indian car market got two versions of the Hyundai Santa Fe - the 4X2 (two wheel drive) version that has been priced at Rs 20.95 lakh and the 4x4 (four wheel drive) version priced at Rs 22.95 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

It comes with the benefit of a CRDI (Common Rail Direct Injection) fuel system that is bound to deliver excellent engine performance and a better fuel efficiency thanx to the Euro V engine.

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The car has 4 cylinders and 16 valves with DOHC (Double Over Head Camshafts), which is already a success.

The 2.2L engine is teamed with a six-speed manual transmission gearbox that produces an impressive power of 197 PS, peak power at 3800 rpm and belts out 420Nm of torque between 1800-2500 rpm.

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Nissan X Trail

The car comes with a 2.2 litre dci diesel engine with 16 valves four in each cylinder.

It has a Double Overhead Cam Shaft (DOHC) and a direct injection common rail fuel injection system.

It can deliver a maximum power of 136 PS or 100kw at the rate of 4000 rpm and a torque of 314Nm or 32kgm at 2000 rpm.

It is priced between Rs 20,81,000 - Rs 25,08,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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