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Upcoming New 5-Seater SUVs In India

Upcoming 5-seater SUVs

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.

Mahindra S201

Homegrown UV maker, Mahindra is aiming to regain its lost position in the Indian UV market. The company will soon launch a sub-4 meter SUV – codenamed S201 – which will challenge the likes of Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. This SUV is based on SsangYong’s X100 platform that also underpins the Tivoli. While most of the body-panels and interiors will be shared with Tivoli, front and rear design will be changed according to Mahindra’s design language.

The SUV is expected to be the most powerful SUV in its category. It will be powered by an all-new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engines producing around 140bhp and 125bhp, respectively. Both manual and automatic gearbox will be on offer.

Expected Price – Rs 7 lakh – Rs 11 lakh
Expected Launch – Q1, 2019

Tata Harrier

At the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, Tata Motors had showcased the H5X 5-seater premium SUV concept. A 5-seater SUV based on this concept will go on sale in the country in the first quarter of 2019. Called Tata Harrier, this SUV will be the brand’s first car to feature Land Rover’s platform. The SUV will directly rival the likes of Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson and others. It will be equipped with several segment-leading features like large touchscreen infotainment system with modern connectivity features, rear parking camera with surround view, Land Rover’s Terrance response system, etc. The SUV will be powered by the Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre Turbo-diesel engine that also powers the Jeep Compass. A six-speed manual gearbox will come as standard, while a 6-speed automatic gearbox could be offered as optional.

Expected Price – Rs 13 lakh – Rs 18 lakh
Expected Launch – Q1, 2019

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 – H1, 2019

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 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 likely to be the brand’s all-new SUV. 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.

Expected Launch – Q2, 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 1.5-litre VVT petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. The SUV will rival the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.

Expected Launch – 2019
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

Nissan Kicks

Japanese automaker, Nissan is planning to launch the Kicks 5-seater SUV in the Indian market. This model will replace the Terrano, which failed to generate volumes for the brand. The Kicks is already on sale in the Brazilian market, which is based on Nissan’s V platform. However, the India-spec model will use the Duster’s MO platform. The Kicks compact SUV will share mechanics with the Terrano, which means a 1.5-litre K9K diesel and a 1.5-litre petrol engines.

Expected Price – Rs 9 lakh to Rs 13 lakh
Expected Launch – January, 2019

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

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