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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 market shares, automakers are planning to launch a range of new SUVs in India in the next couple of years. While the 7-seater models are preferred by large Indian families or travellers, the 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.

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Kia Sonet

Kia Sonet Concept

The first model in our list of upcoming new 5-seater SUVs in India is the Kia’s new sub-4 meter SUV, called the Kia Sonet. Scheduled to be launched the second half of this year – around August-September, the upcoming compact SUV will rival the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra XUV300. The SUV is based on the Venue’s platform, and will be offered with 3 engine options – a 83bhp, 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, a 118bhp, 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol and a 99bhp, 1.5-litre diesel. Both manual and automatic gearbox options will be on offer.

Launch – Festive Season 2020
Expected Price – Rs 7 lakh – Rs 11 lakh

Renault Kiger

Renault Kiger SUV

Buoyed by positive response for Triber, Renault will launch an all-new sub-4 meter SUV, codenamed HBC. Rumoured to be called the Renault Kiger, the compact SUV will be launched during the festive season 2020. The sub-4 meter SUV will be based on the CMF-A+ modular platform, which also underpins the Triber. It is expected to be the most affordable in its category. The Kiger will be powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 99bhp and 160Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic.

Launch – Mid-2020
Expected Price – Rs 6.5 lakh – Rs 8.5 lakh

Nissan Magnite

Nissan Magnite Compact SUV Teased

Japanese automaker, Nissan will launch an all-new sub-4 meter SUV based on the CMF-A+ modular platform. This is the same platform that underpins the Renault Triber and the upcoming Kiger compact SUV. The company has already released multiple teaser images of the Magnite. It will rival the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and others in the category. It will be powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 99bhp and 160Nm of torque.

Launch – Mid-2020
Expected Price – Rs 6.5 lakh – Rs 8.5 lakh

Tata Blackbird

Chery Tiggo 5X Tata Blackbird (1)

Aiming to challenge Hyundai Creta’s dominance in the compact SUV space, Tata Motors will bring in a new model that’s reported to be co-developed by Tata and China’s Chery Automobile Co. In terms of price and positioning, the new Tata SUV (codename – Tata Blackbird) will sit between the Nexon and Harrier. Reports suggest that Tata’s Creta challenger will be re-badged Cherry Tiggo 5X that’s currently on sale in the China and other emerging markets. The Tata Blackbird is likely to get a derivative of Tiggo 5X’s 1.5L petrol engine generating power worth 115PS and 142Nm of torque. It might also come with Nexon’s 1.5L turbocharged diesel engine.

Launch – 2021
Expected Price – Rs 9 lakh – Rs 16 lakh

Jeep sub-4 meter SUV

Jeep Compact SUV

The American automaker, Jeep has confirmed that it will launch a sub-4 meter SUV in India in 2021-22. 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 transmissions are likely to be on offer.

Launch – 2021-22
Expected Price – Rs 9 lakh – Rs 13 lakh

Skoda Karoq

Skoda Karoq Bookings

The 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. For power, the SUV will use a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 150bhp of power and 250Nm of torque. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox will be offered as standard.

Launch – May-2020
Expected Price – Rs 18 lakh – Rs 25 lakh

Toyota’s Vitara Brezza

Toyota Vitara Brezza

The Japanese automaker, Toyota will soon introduce re-badged version of the Vitara Brezza. The company will make minor design changes to give it a Toyota-like profile. It is expected to be offered in petrol version only. The SUV will be powered by a new 1.5-litre petrol engine that churns out 104bhp and 138Nm of torque. Transmission options are likely to include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque convertor automatic.

Launch – 2020-21
Expected Price – Rs 8 lakh – Rs 11 lakh

Skoda Vision IN

Skoda Vision IN front

The Czech automaker, Skoda showcased the Vision IN SUV concept at the 2020 Auto Expo. The new model is based on the MQB AO IN platform, which is the heavily localised version of the MQB AO platform. In the global market, this platform underpins the new-gen Polo, Virtus sedan, T-Cross and the Kamiq SUV. Powering the SUV will be 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 Vision IN concept based SUV in India. The top-end model will also receive a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine producing 147bhp. It will directly rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and Tata Harrier.

Launch – Q1-2021
Expected Price – Rs 10 lakh – Rs 16 lakh

Volkswagen Taigun

Volkswagen Taigun Details

Similar to the Skoda, Volkswagen will also launch a compact SUV – Taigun in India in 2021. This SUV will be based on the locally developed MQB AO IN platform and will challenge the Hyundai Creta and Nissan Kicks. The India-spec VW Tiguan 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.

Launch – Mid-2021
Expected Price – Rs 10 lakh – Rs 16 lakh

Tata HBX

Tata HBX SUV Launch

Next model in our list of upcoming new 5-seater SUVs is the Tata HBX micro SUV, which was unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo. The company has officially announced that the mini SUV will go on sale in the country in the first quarter of 2021. It will be the brand’s second model to be based on the ALFA modular platform, first being the Altroz. The mini SUV will be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine producing 85bhp of power. Both manual and AMT versions are likely to be on offer.

Launch – Q1, 2021
Expected Price – Rs 5 lakh – Rs 8 lakh

Honda sub-4 meter SUV

Honda HR-V Sunroof

Japanese automaker, Honda has started working on an all-new sub-4 meter SUV, which is scheduled to be launched in Japan in 2021. The new model will be based on the new-gen City platform. It will directly rival the likes of the Suzuki Jimny and the Toyota Raize. The SUV could also arrive in our market. It will be offered with 2 engine options – a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol.

Launch – 2021-22
Expected Price – Rs 7.5 lakh – Rs 11 lakh

Ford C-SUV

Ford SUV (1)

Ford Motor Company and Mahindra & Mahindra joined hands to develop multiple products for domestic as well as global markets. An all-new C-SUV will be the first model under the new JV, and will be launched under the Ford nameplate. It will be based on the new front-wheel-drive monocoque platform, which will also underpin the next-gen XUV500. The Ford C-SUV will rival the likes of the Tata Harrier, MG Hector and the Jeep Compass. It will be offered with 2 engine options – a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel and a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol.

Launch – 2021
Expected Price – Rs 15 lakh – Rs 20 lakh

Citroen C5 Aircross

Citroen C5 Aircross SUV India

Groupe PSA, the French automaker has officially announced that the Citroen C5 Aircross will be launched in India in the first quarter of 2021. It will be brought into India as a CKD model, and is likely to be priced around Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh. It will rival the likes of the Honda CR-V and the Hyundai Tucson.

Launch – Q1, 2021
Expected Price – Rs 25 lakh – Rs 30 lakh

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