Check out the list of upcoming new SUVs that will be priced between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 15 lakh.
SUVs are currently the most favoured vehicles among Indian buyers. In order to mark strong presence in the growing SUV segment, every carmaker in India is trying to add a SUV to their portfolio. While there are many sub-categories within this space, pricing plays an important role in drawing a line between the volume products and the premium vehicles. That said, the compact segment and the sub-four meter SUVs are more in demand due to their affordable pricing, frugal engines and equipment level. Here we bring you a list of upcoming SUVs in India that will be priced between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh, slated to launch in the next 2 years.
First launched in 2012, Duster was the first successful model from Renault upon its return to India. The SUV enjoyed pinnacle until new options were introduced in the market. In a bid to overpower fierce competition in the segment, Duster will soon see a generation change. The new model is scheduled to make global debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show under Dacia badge. It is expected to be longer than the current model, which turns into spacious cabin. The SUV will receive comprehensive aesthetic updates and likely to take design inspiration from the Oroch lifestyle pickup that is retailed in Brazilian market.
One of the other prominent changes to be seen on the SUV is the 7-seat configuration. This would bring the SUV on par with 7-seater SUVs in India like Honda BR-V. It is to be noted that Duster will continue to be available with 5-seat layout. There has been no confirmation from the company as far as the mechanicals are concerned, but it is expected that Duster could use the 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines from the current model. For improved power output, the engines could be calibrated.
Expected Price – Rs 9 lakh – Rs 16 lakh
Expected Launch – 2018 (5-seater version)
One of the largest UV makers in India, Mahindra is planning to add several new SUVs in its lineup in the next 2 years. The homegrown automaker is also working on a new compact SUV – Codenamed S201 – to take on the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. Based on the Tivoli platform, the SUV will be designed with inputs from the Pininfarina and will share some components with Tivoli.
Coming to the engines, Mahindra S201 will derive power from the new 1.5-litre TGDI petrol engine which is being developed jointly by Mahindra and SsangYong. For diesel variants, Mahindra could use the mHAWK 100 which also powers the NuvoSport and TUV300.
Expected Price – Rs 9 lakh – Rs 13 lakh
Expected Launch – Late 2018 or Early 2019
Along with its new models, Mahindra is also developing a long wheelbase version of TUV300 which could either be named TUV500 or TUV300 XL. Caught testing several times across the country, the SUV is likely to share features and styling cues with the subcompact SUV (TUV300). That said, the TUV500 will be based on the similar design as its smaller sibling save for the length and the larger third glass area. Just like TUV300, the design of the SUV will be based on a ‘battle tank’ with key design elements such as upright bonnet, large bumper, high ground clearance and raised shoulders reinforcing the butch look.
Inside, the SUV will sport dual tone colour scheme and could feature forward-facing third row. Engine set-up could be different, as Mahindra could use the 122bhp, 1.99-litre unit from the Scorpio & XUV500, giving a miss to the 1.5-litre mHawk mill. Transmission options will reportedly include a 5-speed manual and a AMT unit.
Expected Price – Rs 9 lakh – Rs 13 lakh
Expected Launch – 2017-18
After revealing the Kicks SUV in Brazil earlier this year, Nissan has India on its radar. That said the carmaker is evaluating options for launching the SUV in India. If introduced here, India will be among the 80 countries where Nissan is planning to retail the car including Brazil, where it will be launched first.
Under the hood, the Brazil-spec model will use the 1.6-litre flex-fuel (petrol+ethanol) engine, whereas in India, it could derive power from the 1.6-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines from Terrano.
Expected Price – Rs 8 lakh – Rs 15 lakh
Expected Launch – 2018
Having set the cash registers ringing with Creta in the compact SUV segment, Hyundai has now set its sight on the burgeoning subcompact SUV space. The company displayed Carlino concept at last year’s Auto Expo, where the SUV skewed attention of the media pundits and on-lookers’ alike.
To be based on the Hyundai i20 platform, Carlino will go against Ford EcoSport and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza in the segment. While the specs have been kept under the wraps, but it is believed that Carlino could plonk a 1.4-litre CRDi oil burner good for 89bhp of power and 220Nm of torque.
If we go by reports in media, the SUV could also receive a 118bhp petrol engine to the carline from the global-spec i20 hatchback. Transmission choices are likely to include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic unit. Hopefully, we will see the production ready version at the next Auto Expo as the company plans to launch the SUV by 2018.
Expected Price – Rs 8 lakh – Rs 12 lakh
Expected Launch – 2018
Upon its launch, Kaptur will be slotted above Duster and will take on the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Hexa. Sharing underpinnings with Duster, the crossover will boast of large dimensions and will measure 4,333mm in length, 1,813mm in width and 1,619mm in height. Wheelbase will be around 2,674mm and the ground clearance will be high at 204mm.
Bearing a strong resemblance with the European-spec Captur, it measure 211mm longer, 35mm wider and 46mm higher than its sibling. Coming to the design, the aggressively styled SUV will sport a large grill at front, C-shaped LED DRLs, wrap-around taillamps with LED units and slopping roofline.
The in-cabin tech will include MEDIA NSV system with 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry with start/stop button, automatic climate control and cruise control. The carline will be available in petrol and diesel fuel options with 108bhp, 1.5-litre K9K oil burner at the heart of the diesel version and 108bhp, 1.5-litre petrol unit powering the petrol version. Both the engines will get a choice between 6-speed manual and automatic units.
Expected Price – Rs 12 lakh – Rs 17 lakh
Expected Launch – 2017
Ford is contemplating to bring the Kuga SUV to India, in a bid to fill the void between EcoSport and Endeavour. As far we know, Ford had even imported few units of the SUV for R&D and testing purpose. If launched in India, Ford Kuga will compete with Hyundai Tucson, Renault Kaptur and Mahindra XUV500.
The new model shares some styling cues with the new Endeavour, sporting similar front profile. Key hexagonal front grille, pulled-back headlamps, short rear glass, large alloys and chunky bonnet give Kuga an assertive look. Inside the cabin, the SUV benefits from a large touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, GPS and SYNC 3.
In India, Kuga could be available with the 2.0-litre TDI oil burner good for 147bhp and 370Nm of torque. While the petrol version is likely to use the 1.5-litre EcoBoost unit that makes 179bhp and 177Nm of torque. The carline is expected to be offered with the 6-speed manual and automatic units.
Expected Price – Rs 12 lakh – Rs 18 lakh
Expected Launch – 2018-19
Hyundai unveiled the Brazilian-spec Creta SUV at last year’s Sao Paula Motor Show. Compared to the Indian model, the Brazilian model looked slightly different. If rumours are taken into consideration, this model could be the facelift Creta for the Indian market. Up front, the SUV features new grille, tweaked headlamps with integrated LED DRLs, fog lamps and reworked bumper.
Among the new in-cabin equipment, the SUV could get a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a new climate control with different backlight. There will no changes on mechanical front, hence the SUV will continue using the 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol unit, 1.4-litre CRDi oil burner and 1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT diesel engine. Transmission options are likely to be retained with the 6-speed transmission unit standard on the carline with an optional 6-speed AT on petrol and diesel engines.
Expected Price – Rs 10 lakh – Rs 16 lakh
Expected Launch – 2018
Tata is working on several new models including the Nexon subcompact SUV and the new-age Safari Storme. With the new generation Safari Storme, Tata Motors is eyeing to strengthen its grip in the segment. Reports opine that the new Safari Storme will underpin Tata’s new Utility Vehicle platform, being developed for its future UVs. If all goes as planned, we could see a prototype of the SUV at the next year’s Auto Expo.
Under the hood, the new Safari Storme could use the 2.0-litre oil burner that will also power the upcoming Jeep Compass. In terms of power, the high displacing engine will make 150bhp along with 320Nm of torque. The engine is likely to be paired with a manual unit and an auto box.
Expected Price – Rs 10 lakh – Rs 15 lakh
Expected Launch Date – 2018-2019
The homegrown UV maker is also working on the updated version of the Scorpio SUV, which has already been spotted several times during its test rounds. It is likely to get cosmetic upgraades, though major changes will be offered under the hood. Adding to it, the model will get a host of new features. The vehicle is likely to get a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Connected Apps and EcoSense.
Under the bonnet, the Scorpio facelift will be equipped with a more powerful 2.2-litre mHawk turbodiesel engine with 140bhp of power. The oil burner will be available with a 5-speed manual transmission and there could be a new 6-speed Aisin gearbox. In addition to this, Mahindra could also introduce a new petrol unit on the 2017 Scorpio.
Expected Price – Rs 9 lakh to Rs 12 lakh
Expected Launch Date – Festive Season 2017
Buoyed by excellent response for Vitara Brezza, Maruti is planning to launch a seven-seater SUV for the Indian market. To be sold through NEXA dealerships as flagship SUV, the new SUV could be the seven-seat version of the Vitara SUV, available on sale in select countries. Likely to be called Grand Vitara, the SUV will take on the like of Tata Hexa and Mahindra XUV500.
The SUV is likely to share its engine with the Suzuki S-Cross, which is a 1.6-litre MJD unit. This engine is capable of producing 118bhp of power and 320Nm of torque. Transmission options are likely to include a 6-speed manual and an automatic unit.
Expected Launch – 2018-19
Expected Price – Rs 12 lakh to Rs 18 lakh
German premium carmaker, VW is also working on a compact SUV to take on the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. The new model will be developed on VW Group’s MQB-A0 platform that also underpins the new generation Polo hatchback. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in concept form. Testing of the car has already been started, while launch could take place in 2018, 19.
Expected Price – Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh
Expected Launch Date – 2019