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Not only Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV), in fact Low Sport Utility Vehicle (LSUV) type cars are also in great demand by consumers in the country. Besides being able to load up to seven passengers, the reason for choosing this type of car is because it has a more eye-catching appearance.

In Indonesia, there are at least five LSUV names that are most frequently hunted. Among them, the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross, Toyota Rush, Daihatsu Terios, Suzuki XL7 and finally the Honda BR-V.

Of the five LSUV names mentioned earlier, at least each of them has advantages and disadvantages. Both in terms of design, features, engine, transmission, drive, and comfort.

In this discussion, we will build the opinion of the five.

The most eye-catching LSUV model

This year, to be precise, in early January, Suzuki launched the XL7 as the LSUV taken from the Ertiga in terms of platform. Even though it looks like its flagship MPV, the XL7 gets changes on the front view, and a little behind which looks really SUV.

Likewise Mitsubishi . Not long ago, his party introduced a special Xpander Cross edition. The Mitsubishi Xpander Cross Rockford Fosgate Black Editon gets striking changes on the exterior which now looks more ferocious thanks to the black finish on several parts of its body. The internal display also received a slight update, and the use of the Rockford Fosgate audio system.

Like areca halved, Toyota Rush and Daihatsu Terios, which were first present to enliven the national automotive scene in this segment. Receiving a major facelift refresh in 2017, both Terios and Rush look more aggressive even though the hair behind them has now been stripped.

From an automotive manufacturer bearing the Japanese brand H logo, Honda also does not want to be left behind in enlivening the LSUV competition in the country. Honda BR-V is known to share a platform with Mobilio to save production costs.

Don’t want to lose in talking about appearance, actually the Honda BR-V can be accepted by the public well. But unfortunately, its prestige is not that bright compared to its competitors.

Drawing on some opinions from the five LSUVs mentioned above, many people also agree that the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross has the best appearance in its class, followed by the Suzuki XL7, then Toyota Rush and Daihatsu Terios, finally the Honda BR-V.

LSUV is the most economical and low maintenance costs

Both the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross, Toyota Rush, Daihatsu Terios, Suzuki XL7 and Honda BR-V are both planted with 1.5L engine cubes. However, each manufacturer has a different technology that is implanted in order to produce more efficient fuel but still powerful.

The following is the fuel usage data of the five.

Use of BBM Outside the CityMitsubishi Xpander Cross17.6 km / lToyota Rush16.4 km / lDaihatsu Terios16.4 km / lSuzuki XL715.7 km / lHonda BR-V11.4 km / l

Talking about maintenance costs, it is clear that the Toyota Rush and Daihatsu Terios are the most superior of the three. Considering that both have the best after sales service, as well as cheap and easy to get spare parts. The most economical in terms of fuel consumption according to the data above, was achieved by the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross when it was used to travel out of town driving on a highway that was free of obstacles.

Toyota has Remote Service Point, Express Maintenance, 24-Hour Service, Toyota Home Service (THS), Emergency Road Assistance (ERA), Body & Paint Workshop, Toyota Genuine Parts (TGP). Meanwhile, Daihatsu has Reminder Services, Receipt, Repair Process, Inspection of Results, Delivery of Vehicles, Confirming Results, Rapid Service.

The cheapness of spare parts is also proven, which for example, for the clutch lining, both the Rush and Terios are priced at IDR 300 thousand. Meanwhile, brake pads are sold for Rp. 60 thousand.

Most affordable price

The following is the price list for the five LSUVs

Price On The Road jakartaMitsubishi Xpander CrossIDR272.7-IDR295.7 millionToyota RushIDR255.2-IDR276.6 millionDaihatsu TeriosIDR211.8-IDR266.4 millionSuzuki XL7IDR232-IDR269 millionHonda BR-VIDR 248.9-IDR274.4 million

For the used price, the latest generation Daihatsu Terios 2017 alerts are now selling for Rp170 million. Drawing a conclusion based on the data in the table above, Daihatsu Terios is the most affordable LSUV which according to the official website is priced from Rp.211.8 – Rp. 266.4 million.

Conclusion

Speaking of opinion as the most eye-catching LSUV model, it seems that the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross has the best display in its class. Then followed by the Suzuki XL7, then Toyota Rush and Daihatsu Terios, finally the Honda BR-V.

Monitoring efficiency in terms of fuel consumption, in this case, was achieved by Mitusbishi Xpander Cross. When driving in the city, this three-diamond LSUV can cover a distance of up to 12 km / l. When the test was carried out on the freeway, the number achieved was recorded at 17.6 km / l.

Talking about maintenance costs, the Toyota Rush and Daihatsu Terios won. Given that both have the most after sales service, as well as cheap and easy to get spare parts.

Finally, discussing the selling price of new vehicles from the five mentioned LSUVs, Daihatsu Terios is the most affordable LSUV, starting from Rp.211.8 – Rp.266.4 million.

However, it can be concluded that the  Mitsubishi Xpander Cross is the LSUV that most attracts consumers thanks to its most futuristic appearance, fuel efficient, and has a myriad of excellent features.

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