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Upcoming New 5-Seater SUVs In India

Honda HR-V Front (1)

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 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.

1. Kia Seltos SUV

Kia Motors is ready to launch its first car – Seltos – in India on 22nd August 2019. Based on the SP concept, the SUV will be positioned against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster. The SUV will come in two design pattern – Tech Line and GT Line – spread across five variants. 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 Seltos will be offered with multiple engine options – a 140bhp, 1.4L turbo GDI petrol, a 115bhp, 1.5-litre petrol and a 115bhp, 1.5-litre diesel engines. All three powertrains get a standard 6-speed manual transmission along with three automatic gearbox options.

Expected Launch – 22nd August, 2019

Expected Price – Rs 10 lakh – Rs 16 lakh

2. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Facelift

2019 Maruti Vitara Brezza Facelift

Maruti Suzuki’s top-selling subcompact SUV – Vitara Brezza – will soon receive its first update in the country. The facelifted version is likely to receive minor changes at the front and rear fascia. It might also get new body colours and a few comfort and safety features. Reports suggest that the top-end model of the SUV could be exclusively offered with sunroof and side airbags. Major change will be made under the skin. It might get a 1.5L petrol engine along with the in-house developed 1.5L DDiS 225 diesel motor replacing the Fiat-sourced 1.3L oil burner. Transmission on offer will be a 6-speed manual unit.

Expected Price – Rs 7 lakh – Rs 9.5 lakh

Expected Launch – H2, 2019

3. Honda HR-V

The 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 derive its power from 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 1.8-litre i-VTEC engine that also powers the Civic 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 15 lakh – Rs 20 lakh

4. Jeep Sub-4 Meter SUV

Jeep Small SUV Design Sketch

The 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 transmissions are likely to be on offer.

Expected Price – Rs 9 lakh – Rs 12 lakh

Expected Launch – 2020

5.  Maruti Suzuki Vitara

India’s largest passenger vehicle manufacturer, 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 engine. The SUV will rival the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.

Expected Launch – 2020

Expected Price – Rs 9.5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh

6. Skoda Karoq

Skoda Karoq Compact SUV India

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 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine delivering 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 – 2020

7. Toyota’s Vitara Brezza

Toyota Brezza (1)

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 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

8. Skoda Kamiq

Skoda Kamiq Specs

The Czech automaker, Skoda showcased 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. 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 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

9. Volkwagen T-Cross

Volkswagen T-Cross India Launch

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 India-spec VW T-Cross 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

10. New-Gen Hyundai Creta

Next-gen Hyundai Creta 2020

Hyundai Creta, the top-selling compact SUV from the South Korean carmaker, will enter into its second generation sometime next year. Interestingly, the 2020 Creta will be offered with two seating configurations – 5-seats and 7-seats. The former, which will be first one to arrive, will witness comprehensive cosmetic changes along with a bunch of new comfort, connectivity and safety features. The SUV’s new-generation model is likely to ditch the existing 1.4L and 1.6L diesel and 1.6L petrol engines for a new range of BS6-ready 1.5L petrol and diesel powertrains. The 2020 Hyundai Creta will face challenge from Renault Captur and Nissan Kicks along with some new entrants including MG Hector and Kia Seltos.

Expected Price – Rs 10.50 lakh – Rs 16.50 lakh

Expected Launch – 2020

11. Renault Subcompact SUV

Renault Subcompact SUV

The French carmaker is ready to foray into subcompact SUV segment with an all-new model, codenamed – Renault RBC. The sub-4 metre SUV will be designed on new CMF-A+ platform that also underpins the Triber 7-seater MPV. Most of its design bits and interior components are also likely to be carried over from the Triber. Powering the Renault subcompact SUV could be a 1.0L Energy turbocharged petrol engine paired either with a 5-speed manual transmission or an AMT gearbox. The subcompact SUV lineup will not come with a diesel engine as the company is planning to discontinue its diesel engine as early as 2020. The Renault RBC will take head-to-head against the Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300.

Expected Price – Rs 6 lakh – Rs 8 lakh

Expected Launch – 2020

12. Jeep Renegade

2019 Jeep Renegade Facelift Price

Buoyed by excellent response for Compass, the 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 won’t be as premium as the Compass. If reports are to be believed, Jeep is aiming to price it around 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

13. Tata Blackbird

Tata Blackbird rendered rear

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.

Expected Price – Rs 9 lakh – Rs 14 lakh

Expected Launch – 2021

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