5 Exciting Global Cars and SUVs coming to India

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Here is a list of top 5 exciting globally popular cars and SUVs launching in India over the period of next 2 years

Here is a list of top 5 exciting globally popular cars and SUVs launching in India over the period of next 2 years –

– Mitsubishi Eclipse

Japanese automaker, Mitsubishi plans to launch 2 global cars – the Eclipse Cross and the Xpander Crossover-MPV in India. Media reports claim that the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will arrive in our market in 2020. Based on the thoroughly modofied Outlander’s platform, the Eclipse will challenge the likes of Hyundai Tucson and the Jeep Compass. In terms of proportions, the new model is 4,405mm in length, 1,805mm in width and 1,685mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,670mm. The SUV offers a boot space of 485-litres. Dimensionally, the Eclipse is bigger than the Jeep Compass and others in its category.

In International markets, the Eclipse is available with a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 163bhp and 250Nm. Mitsubishi plans to add a BS-VI compliant 2.2-litre diesel engine in near future. The petrol engine is coupled to a CVT unit, while the diesel model is likely to receive an eight-speed torque convertor. Both front wheel drive and all-wheel-drive layouts are on offer.

– Citroen C5 AirCross

Groupe PSA will officially mark its entry in our market in 2020 with the Citroen brand. The company has officially announced that the C5 Aircross will be the brand’s first model in the Indian market. Groupe PSA has joined hands with CK Birla Group to locally develop products, platforms and powertrains at the new production plant near Chennai. The Citroen C5 Aircross will face challenge from the likes of the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson, MG Hector and the Tata Harrier.

The Citroen C5 Aircross is expected to be offered with petrol and diesel engine options with the standard 8-speed automatic gearbox. It could receive the newly developed 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and the 2.0-litre diesel engine. More details

– Honda HR-V

Japanese automaker, Honda has decided to finally introduce its globally popular HR-V nameplate in India. In fact, the company has displayed the new SUV to its Delhi-NCR based dealerships. The Honda HR-V SUV will challenge the likes of the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier and the MG Hector. The compact SUV will be brought to India via a CKD route and will be assembled at the company’s Greater Noida based plant.

The Honda HR-V will be offered with 2 engine options – a 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel. While the former is good for 139bhp and 174Nm, the oil burner produces 118bhp and 300Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox driving the power to the front wheels will come as standard, while a CVT automatic will be offered with a petrol version. Continue reading…

– Kia Carnival

Kia has officially confirmed that its second product for the Indian market will be the globally successful Carnival MPV. The company will showcase the mildly updated model at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. If reports are to be believed, the Carnival MPV will arrive in our market by March 2020. The Kia Carnival will arrive as a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) unit and is expected to be priced around Rs 22 lakh – Rs 28 lakh.

The Kia Carnival will be powered by a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine, which will be compliant with BS6 emission norms. This engine produces 200bhp of power at 3,800rpm and 441Nm of torque between 1,750-2,750rpm. A six-speed automatic gearbox driving the power to the front wheels will come as standard. Continue reading…

– Skoda Karoq

Czech automaker is planning to bring its global SUV range in India in the next few years. After the successful launch of the Kodiaq, Skoda is now planning to bring its global mid-sized SUV – Karoq in India. The Skoda Karoq will be imported via a CKD route. It will be positioned against the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Citroen C5 Aircross and the Honda CR-V.

The Skoda Karoq is built on the Volkswagen Group’s versatile MQB platform that also underpins the Kodiaq. Dimensionally, the Karoq is 4,382mm, 1,814mm, 1,605mm and 2,638mm in length, width, height and wheelbase respectively. It comes with a boot space of 521-litres, which can be further extended up to 1,810-litres by folding the rear seats completely. The engine options for the Skoda Karoq will include a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel. Continue reading…

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