Here is a list of upcoming sub-four meter SUVs in India slated to roll out in 2017.
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 2017 and 2018-
After launching the long-awaited Nexon compact SUV, Tata Motors is now planning to introduce the AMT version of the subcompact SUV segment. The current model is available in manual version only, while the AMT version will come in early 2018. Built from ground up, the model gets new design and styling elements such as sloping roofline and ceramic bits on the outside. The interior is spacious and upmarket, besides Tata has packed a host of tech including several first in segment features that give it edge over competitors. While Tata is offering AMT gearbox in petrol versions of Tigor and Tiago, the Nexon will get AMT unit in both petrol and diesel guise. This sub-4 meter SUV is available with two engine options – 108bhp, 1.2-litre petrol and 108bhp, 1.5-litre diesel. Both engines will be paired to a new six-speed AMT gearbox. Like the manual version, the AMT version of the Nexon will also get multi-drive mode.
Expected Price-Rs 7 lakh – Rs 10 lakh
Expected Launch- Q1, 2018
Datsun Go Cross is among the several other upcoming compact SUVs coming to India next year. The concept version was first seen at the last year’s Auto Expo where it received positive response from the experts and enthusiasts. It is believed that Datsun could bring the production version to next year’s Auto Expo. In aesthetic terms, the SUV looks bold and sharp. The concept version displayed last year 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 9 lakh
Expected Launch- Early 2018