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Upcoming Sub-Compact SUVs In India – Pictures & Details

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Here is a list of upcoming SUVs in India slated to roll out in the next 2 years.

The changing dynamics in the Indian automobile fraternity is leading it towards a market driven primarily by SUVs. Priced higher than the mainstream models, the full-size SUVs were somehow unreasonable for the price sensitive Indian customers. In a bid to cater to the mass customers, car giants came up with the compact SUVs that have become a rage now. With models like Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza and several others, the segment has gained traction and more new models are being introduced. For all the SUV enthusiasts planning to buy a budget SUV, we bring you a complete list of the upcoming compact SUVs in India in the next 2 years.

Upcoming Compact SUVs In India

1. Datsun GO Cross

Datsun GO Cross Price

Datsun Go Cross is among the several other upcoming compact SUVs coming to India next year. The concept version was first seen at the 2016 Auto Expo where it received positive response from the experts and enthusiasts. While the Indonesian-spec model is based on the existing GO platform, the India-spec model will use the CMF-A modular platform that also underpins the Redi-GO. However, this platform will be modified for better structural integrity.  In aesthetic terms, the SUV looks bold and sharp. The concept version displayed at the Auto Expo 2016 was seen with key elements such as Datsun’s signature hexagonal front grille with chrome bezel. In addition, it also gets LED fog lamps, LED headlamps, chrome bezel on front grille, chromed bumper with plastic extension, alloy wheels with chrome finish and contrast roof.

Expected Price – Rs 6 lakh to Rs 10 lakh

Expected Launch – Q4, 2019

2. Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol

Despite being a late entrant in the subcompact SUV segment, Maruti Vitara Brezza has emerged a strong player with robust monthly sales to its credit. With the petrol engine likely to be added soon to the carline, the demand is expected to rise further. While Maruti has not announced an official launch date, the model is expected to launch by the end of this year. Under the hood, it could get a 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine that powers Baleno RS. It is also expected that the small SUV could feature the newly-developed 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine that also powers the new Ertiga and Ciaz facelift. This engine is capable of producing 104bhp of power and 138Nm of torque. An AMT unit is also likely to be added along with the standard five-speed manual transmission.

Expected Price – Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10 lakh

Expected Launch – 2019

3. MG B-SUV – Baojun 510

MG Motors is all set to enter into the India with an all-new Hector 5-seater SUV. The company is also working on an all-new B-segment SUV, which will be launched in 2020. For people not in the know, MG Motors is the sister brand of Chinese brand – SAIC. In fact, the company has started working on the Baojun 510 SUV in India. This SUV measures just above 4 meter and will rival the Hyundai Creta. Like the Hector based on the Baojun 530, the upcoming MG B-SUV could be based on the Baojun 510 SUV. In India, this SUV will challenge the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster. In the Chinese market, the SUV is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine that churns out close to 115bhp of power. Read more…

Expected Price – Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh

Expected Launch – 2020

4. Tata H2X

The homegrown passenger vehicle maker will launch a micro SUV based on the H2X concept in India in 2020. A near-production model could be unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo. This micro SUV will be developed on the new Alfa modular platform, which will also underpin the upcoming Altroz premium hatchback. The small SUV is expected to be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine.

Expected Price – Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh

Expected Launch – 2020

5. Honda sub-4 meter SUV

Japanese automaker is exploring a sub-4 meter SUV for the highly competitive Indian auto industry. The small SUV is expected to be based on the new-gen Amaze’s 2UA platform, which is versatile enough to accommodate different type of body styles and products. It is expected to be launched in late 2020 or early 2021. The vehicle is expected to be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine.

Expected Price – Rs 8 lakh to Rs 11 lakh

Expected Launch – 2020-21

6. Jeep 515

Jeep 515 (Speculative) front

American automakers, Jeep has announced that it will launch a sub-4 meter SUV based on Fiat Panda’s 4×4 platform in 2020. This model will first go on sale in India, followed by other nations. Not much has been revealed on the technical details of the SUV, but it is expected to get the new 1.5-litre diesel and de-tuned 1.4-litre petrol engine. Both manual and automatic versions are likely to be on offer. To be positioned below Renegade, the Jeep’s small SUV will directly rival the Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Maruti Vitara Brezza.

Expected Price – Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh

Expected Launch – 2020

7. Toyota Brezza

Toyota and Maruti Suzuki has joined hands to develop India-centric products, platforms, electric cars and technologies. Maruti Suzuki will also help Toyota to improve sales in the mass-segments. The Indo-Japanese brand will provide the Vitara Brezza to Toyota. The later will re-badge the Brezza to enter into the sub-4 meter SUV segment. The compact SUV from Toyota is expected to arrive in late 2020 or early 2021.

Expected Price – Rs 8.5 lakh to Rs 11 lakh

Expected Launch – 2020

8. New Renault Duster

In a bid to improve sales, Renault plans to give a major makeover to its best-selling SUV Duster in India. Likely to be launched in the second half of 2019, the new Duster will come with modern and better quality interiors. It will also receive some visual changes, though overall profile won’t receive major upgrades. The SUV will be available with 2 engines – 1.5-litre diesel and 1.5-litre petrol.

Expected Price – Rs 9 lakh to Rs 15 lakh

Expected Launch – 2019

9. Renault Kwid Compact SUV

Renault Kwid compact SUV HBC renderd

Renault confirmed four new vehicles for the Indian market that include an all-new MPV, a compact sedan, Kwid-based compact SUV and Kwid electric model. The upcoming compact SUV from the French carmaker will share most of its design bits, features and engine setup with its hatchback sibling. Designed on the CMF-A modular platform, this new compact SUV is likely to be propelled by a 1.0-litre SCe DOHC petrol engine delivering power close to 64bhp – 60bhp. This motor could be paired to a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. In terms of dimensions, the SUV will be longer, wider and taller than its donor hatchback.

Expected Price – Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9.50 lakh

Expected Launch – 2020

10. Volkswagen T-Cross

Volkswagen will launch a 5-seater premium compact SUV in India in 2020. Called the T-Cross, the SUV is already on sale in select international markets. In India, the T-Cross will be based on the heavily localised MQB AO IN platform. It will be slightly longer than the European model, which will help to create more space inside the cabin. The SUV will be powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol that will produce over 110bhp of power.

Expected Price – Rs 9.50 lakh to Rs 15 lakh

Exected Launch – Sometime in 2020

11. Skoda Kamiq

Czech automaker, Skoda will lead the Volkswagen Group’s India Plan 2.0. The company is developing the MQB AO IN platform in India, which will be used to develop atleast 4 new models. The first model on this platform will be a 5-seater compact SUV, which will be launched in 2020. The SUV will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and Nissan Kicks. It will be powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that will also power the VW T-Cross.

Expected Price – Rs 10 lakh to Rs 14 lakh

Expected Launch – 2020

13. Kia Seltos SUV

Korean automaker, Kia had showcased the SP SUV concept at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The company has confirmed that the production version of the SUV will go on sale in India in 2019. Called the Kia Seltos, the 5-seater SUV will rival the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass. The SUV will be based on the monocoque platform, which will also underpin the next-gen Creta SUV. It will be available with 2 engine options – a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. The company is also reportedly to be working on a performance oriented version, which is expected to receive a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Both manual and automatic versions will be on offer.

Expected Price – Rs 9.5 lakh to Rs 16 lakh

Expected Launch – 2019

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