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Top 5 SUVs we would choose in case of an apocalypse

December 27, 2018, 03:12 PM IST by Abhishek Nigam
Top 5 SUVs we would choose in case of an apocalypse

Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk

It’s got 707bhp and 875Nm of torque. If the earthquake isn’t enough to tear up the tarmac, the Trackhawk’s tyres sure will. Dodge decided the only way to make a hyper SUV was to source the V8 engine from one of their most powerful muscle car, the Hellcat and plonk it into the Cherokee. And lo behold you have a mammoth SUV with all the creature comforts that outdrags most supercars. So if at all you want to escape an apocalypse, you know the Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk is the fastest tool to get you out of there.

 

Hummer H1

The Hummer is possibly the most relatable car in a situation like this, considering it was the vehicle of choice during most wars. And that was thanks to the wide stance which means very less chances of toppling it, 30 inches of water fording capability and 400 plus mm of ground clearance. With a range of V8 and Duramax diesels on offer, the Hummer H1 will crawl over most crumbled buildings, trees and everything else that one can expect in case of an apocalypse. The H1 is the SUV equivalent of a tank and if it got the soldiers through war, facing the end of the world should be right up its alley.

 

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6

The more wheels the better and the G63 AMG, as the name suggests has six of them. And powering them all is a 530bhp V8 that will power through any and every thing. It’s also got portal axles off-road reduction gear in the transfer case, five differentials which can be locked while on the move and a tyre pressure control system that operates at world-record speed. And according to MB, it is made to meet all the topographic and meteorological challenges which have stopped other vehicles in their tracks to date, including apocalypses.

 

Tesla Model X

The apocalypse could also mean a lot of destroyed petrol stations and without fuel, it would get a little difficult to move about. And that’s where Tesla’s SUV comes into the picture. It’s got mental performance should you need to get away from the elements in a hurry - 0-100 kmph in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 250 kmph. It can also carry seven people or an astonishing 2268 kg and that can come in real handy in an end-of-the-world situation. However, the best part is that you won’t be hunting for fuel but instead you will be hunting for a power outlet which should be available considering most houses would have been vacated in wake of the catastrophe.

 

Land Rover Defender

For most, this is the ultimate off-roader. It has a 130 year old history and most of it is associated with the most difficult conditions known to man. You can really take the Land Rover Defender anywhere at all. It'll climb at insane angles, grip in the wet and transport your family around on the school run, or just into town. Extremely utilarian, simple mechanicals and tremendous capability means the Defender will defend you against any end of the world situation. 

 

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  • Hummer H1
  • Tesla Model X
  • Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6
  • Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk
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