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Upcoming New 5-Seater SUVs In India

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Here is a list of upcoming 5 seater SUVs in India in the next 2 years.

In order to expand their market shares, automakers are planning to launch a range of new SUVs in India in the next 2 years. While the 7-seat models are preferred by large Indian families or travellers, 5-seater SUVs are now becoming popular among regular car buyers. Here we bring you a list of upcoming 5 seater SUVs in India in the next 2 years.

Jeep sub-4 meter SUV

American automaker, Jeep has confirmed that it will launch a sub-4 meter SUV in India in 2020. The small SUV will be based on Fiat Panda’s 4×4 platform and will challenge the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport. It will be the Jeep’s smallest SUV globally. The small SUV is expected to be powered by a 1.4-litre petrol and a new 1.5-litre diesel engine. Both manual and automatic versions are likely to be on offer.

Expected Price – Rs 9 lakh – Rs 12 lakh
Expected Launch – 2020

Jeep Renegade

Buoyed by excellent response for Compass, American SUV maker is planning to launch its smallest and most affordable SUV – Renegade in India. This model will be locally developed at FCA’s Ranjangaon facility. It is based on the small-wide platform that also underpins the Compass. The SUV will share most of the features from its bigger sibling; however, it will be less premium compared to the Compass. If reports are to be believed, Jeep is aiming to price this model at Rs 10 lakh for the base model. It will directly rival the Hyundai Creta and Renault Captur. The SUV is expected to share mechanics with Compass, which comprises of 2.0-litre TDI diesel and 1.4-litre MultiAir petrol. The diesel model could also receive the 1.6-litre MJD engine.

Expected Price – Rs 10 lakh – Rs 15 lakh
Expected Launch – 2020-21

Kia SP SUV

Korean automaker, Kia will launch its first car in the Indian market in 2019 which will be based on SP concept. Unveiled at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, the Kia SP based compact SUV will be positioned against the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. The SUV will be positioned as a premium model in its category. Some of the design highlights include the signature ‘Tiger Nose’ front grille, sleek headlamps, large fog lamp assembly, muscular wheel arches and large tyres. The SUV is likely to share mechanics with the Creta, which means 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines will be on offer.

Expected Launch – Mid-2019
Expected Price – Rs 11 lakh – Rs 16 lakh

MG Hector SUV

China’s leading car manufacturer, SAIC Motor will enter into the Indian market with its British subsidiary – MG Motor. The company will use Chevrolet’s Halol-based production plant for its products. It is confirmed that MG will launch the first product in the Indian market in the second quarter of 2019. The company will start its India innings with an all-new SUV, which is called MG Hector. The SUV will take on the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson. It is expected to be powered by the Fiat’s 2.0-litre MJD diesel engine that also powers the Jeep Compass. The vehicle could also receive a new 1.5-litre MultiAir turbo petrol engine that powers the global MG ZS SUV.

Expected Launch – June, 2019
Expected Price – Rs 15 lakh – Rs 20 lakh

Maruti Suzuki Vitara

India’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki is planning to enter into the premium SUV category with an all-new 5-seater SUV. The company is expected to launch the localised version of the global Suzuki Vitara, which has already been spotted testing on Indian roads. The SUV will be based on extended Vitara Brezza’s C-platform, so localisation won’t be a big issue. It is expected to be powered by in-house developed 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. The SUV will rival the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.

Expected Launch – 2020
Expected Price – Rs 9.5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh

Honda HRV

Japanese automaker, Honda is also planning to launch its global HRV 5-seater SUV for the Indian market. This 5-seater SUV will be slotted somewhere between the Creta and Compass in terms of pricing. The Honda HRV will be powered by a locally developed 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine producing 120bhp of power and 300Nm of torque. The petrol version will get the tried & tested 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine that also powers the City sedan. It will be equipped with several high-end comfort and convenience features. The cabin will offer segment-leading space for both front and rear occupants.

Expected Launch – 2019
Expected Price – Rs 12 lakh – Rs 16 lakh

New Renault Duster

French automaker, Renault will launch the new generation Duster in India in 2019. The new model will use the existing MO platform, which is heavily localised in India. The SUV already made its global debut. The overall profile is largely identical to the previous model; however, it gets more evolved and mature looks. The cabin has been completely revised with better material quality and improved features. Mechanically, the SUV won’t receive any changes and it will continue with existing set of engines – 1.5-litre K9K diesel and 1.5-litre petrol.

Expected Price – Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh
Expected Launch – 2019

Skoda Karoq

Czech automaker, Skoda will launch the Karoq 5-seater premium SUV in the Indian market. It is based on VW Group’s MQB platform that also underpins the Tiguan and Kodiaq. The SUV will be imported via a CKD route and then assembled at the company’s plant in India. It will be priced slightly over the Jeep Compass. The SUV will be powered by a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine that produces 140bhp of power and 320Nm of torque. Both manual and automatic versions of the SUV will be on offer.

Expected Price – Rs 18 lakh – Rs 23 lakh
Expected Launch – 2019

Hyundai STYX

Korean automaker, Hyundai will launch a sub-4 meter SUV – codenamed QXi – in the first half of 2019. Likely to be called Hyundai STYX, the small SUV will rival the likes of Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport. The SUV will be based on the new Santro’s platform and will mark the debut of new turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. It is likely to receive a new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engines. Both manual and automatic versions will be on offer.

Expected Price – Rs 8 lakh – Rs 12 lakh
Expected Launch – H1, 2019

Toyota’s Vitara Brezza

Japanese automaker, Toyota is working on a sub-4 meter SUV based on the Vitara Brezza. The company will make the design changes to give it a Toyota-like profile. It is expected to be offered in petrol version only. The SUV is likely to receive a new 1.5-litre petrol engine that churns out 104bhp and 138Nm of torque. The company could also opt for the 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol engine.

Expected Price – Rs 8 lakh – Rs 12 lakh
Expected Launch – H2, 2020

Skoda Kamiq

Czech automaker, Skoda will showcase the India-bound Kamiq compact SUV at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The new model is based on the MQB AO platform that also underpins the new-gen Polo and Virtus sedan. In India, this SUV will be based on the heavily localised MQB AO IN platform. The SUV will be powered by a turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine that will produces over 110bhp of power. Skoda is also considering the petrol-CNG hybrid option for the Kamiq SUV in India. It will directly rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and Tata Harrier.

Expected Price – Rs 11 lakh – Rs 15 lakh
Expected Launch – H2, 2020

Volkswagen T-Cross

Similar to the Skoda, Volkswagen will also launch a compact SUV – T-Cross in India in 2020. This SUV will be based on the locally developed MQB AO IN platform and will challenge the Hyundai Creta and Nissan Kicks. The T-Cross for India will come with a longer wheelbase to create more space inside the cabin. It will also receive a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine in both manual and automatic gearbox options.

Expected Price – Rs 11 lakh – Rs 16 lakh
Expected Launch – H2, 2020

Upcoming New 5-Seater SUVs In India
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