The SUV craze has taken the Indian auto market by storm with an influx of models spoiling customers for choice. Last year, we witnessed launch of some of the most popular SUVs in India including Maruti Vitara Brezza in the subcompact SUV space and other vehicles in the compact & mid-size premium segment. While the SUV space has propelled into a snowball, the subcompact models are quite popular due to their affordable pricing, impressive mileage and in-cabin tech.
It was Ford’s ace model, EcoSport that set the segment on fire in 2013 which was further ignited by Maruti Vitara Brezza and Mahindra’s sub-four meter SUV range. This year we have already seen launch of Honda WR-V and more models are lined-up in the coming months. Here is a list of upcoming sub-four meter SUVs in India slated to roll out in 2017 –
Tata has been riding high on the success of its entry level B segment hatchback Tiago, built on the IMPACT design language. Earlier this year Tata rolled out Hexa UV that takes on the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and Toyota Innova Crysta. While Hexa is placed as a slightly premium model, Tata is gearing up to roll-out Nexon subcompact SUV during festive season this year. This would be Tata’s first stint at the sub-four meter SUV space. To be offered with petrol and diesel engines, Nexon carline will come with a 1.2-litre petrol & a 108bhp 1.5-litre oil burner. These engines will be available with six-speed units in manual and automatic versions.
Expected Price-Rs 7 lakh – Rs 10 lakh
Expected Launch- Second half of 2017