The Indian auto industry is going through an unprecedented slowdown in the past 7-8 months. The auto sales slightly improved in October 2019, thanks to the festive season. Despite slowdown, the SUV segment is the most popular and growing quite rapidly. While Kia Motors had sold over 12,000 Seltos last month, MG Motors delivered 3,800 Hector in the same period.
The next 1 year will witness the launch of several new SUVs and the facelifts of the existing models. It is expected that over 15 new SUVs will be launched in our market in 2020. While Tata Motors will launch the Buzzard 7-seater SUV and the updated Nexon and Harrier, Maruti Suzuki will enter into the premium SUV segment. Hyundai will bring the next generation Creta SUV in the first half of 2020.
List of SUVs Launching in 2020
Tata Buzzard – Q1, 2020
MG Hector 7-seater – Q1, 2020
Hyundai Creta 2020 – Q1, 2020
Kia QYi – H2, 2020
Maruti Suzuki Vitara – H2, 2020
Mahindra Scorpio 2020 – H1, 2020
New Mahindra Thar – Q1, 2020
New Mahindra XUV500 – H2, 2020
New Mahindra XUV400 – H2, 2020
Citroen C5 Aircross – H2, 2020
Renault HBC – H1, 2020
MG eZS – Q1, 2020
MG Compact SUV – H2, 2020
Mahindra S210 Electric – H2, 2020
Jeep sub-4 meter SUV – H2, 2020
Skoda Karoq – Q1, 2020
Buoyed by excellent response for Seltos, Kia is now readying a sub-4 meter SUV, codenamed QYI, for the Indian market. Scheduled to be launched in the mid-2020, the Kia QYi will challenge the likes of Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and the Mahindra XUV300. MG Motors will launch the eZS pure electric SUV, which will be followed by the 7-seater Hector and an all-new compact SUV based on the Baojun RS-3.
Mahindra & Mahindra will introduce the next generation versions of the Scorpio, Thar and the XUV500 in the country in 2020. Adding to it, the company will launch an all-new electric SUV based on the XUV300 compact SUV. Mahindra is also testing an all-new premium SUV, which will be based on the X100 platform.
Groupe PSA will launch its first model in our country in the form of Citroen C5 Aircross. American automaker, Jeep will also introduce 2 new SUVs – a sub-4 meter SUV and a 7-seater SUV based on the Compass platform. The compact SUV will be based on Panda’s 4×4 platform and is expected to be launched in the end of 2020. Czech automaker, Skoda has confirmed that the much-awaited Karoq will arrive in our market in early 2020.