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 was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show under Dacia badge. However, the French automaker has also unveiled the SUV under Renault nameplate.
The vehicle will soon make its debut in Russia at the 2018 Moscow International Motor Show, and the same model will also make its way to Indian market. The new generation Duster is based on the thoroughly modified BO/Logan platform, which is the same architecture that underpins the SUV’s current generation model. The SUV looks more mature, thanks to the comprehensive aesthetic updates. It features Renault badge and an Alaskan design inspired unique grille, sleeker headlamps, new LED daytime running lights, wider air-dam and new crease lines on the bonnet. The SUV rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with a wider track and revised side panels for flared wheel arches.
Majority of the changes can be seen inside, as it appears more upmarket and plusher than the current model. It features a new four-spoke multifunctional steering wheel, a large touchscreen infotainment system with connected car applications, automatic climate control, rear AC vents and new upholstery for seats. The India-spec model is most likely to feature the existing set of engines – 1.5-litre K9K diesel and 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol. While the former offers two states of tunes – 84bhp/208Nm and 108bhp/248Nm, the gasoline unit is good for 105bhp and 142Nm of torque. Both manual and automatic versions are likely to be on offer.
Expected Price – Rs 9 lakh – Rs 16 lakh
Expected Launch – 2019 (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. If reports are to be believed, the new SUV will be called Mahindra XUV300.
The SUV will come with two seat layouts – 5 and 7. While the five-seater model sits below 4 meter in length, the 7-seater model will measure above 4 meter to rival Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. Coming to the engines, Mahindra S201 will be equipped with newly developed 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. Media reports claim that the new SUV will be the most powerful in its league. Both manual and automatic versions of the SUV will be on offer.
Expected Price – Rs 9 lakh – Rs 13 lakh
Expected Launch – Late 2018 or Early 2019
After launching the Kicks SUV in Brazil, Nissan is gearing up to launch this 5-seater SUV in the Indian market. In fact, Japanese automaker has confirmed that the SUV will go on sale in India in 2018-19 fiscal year. Unlike the global-spec that underpins the V platform, the India-bound model will use the Terrano’s low-cost BO platform.
In terms of design and styling, the new Kicks looks more modern than other Nissan models in India. Design highlights include a honeycomb grille with chrome surroundings, angular sweptback headlamps with LED signature and bold bumper. The car will come with floating roo with dual-tone paintjob. On sides, the SUV gets prominent character lines, flared wheel arches with body cladding and large alloy wheels. At the back, the SUV has muscular bumper, roof-mounted spoiler and boomerang tail-lamps.
It is expected that the Nissan Kicks will share some of its cabin features with Captur crossover; however, it will have different dashboard design. The SUV will get a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected car applications, flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering wheel with controls, start/stop button, automatic climate control, etc. The SUV will be offered with two engine options – 1.5-litre H4K petrol and 1.5-litre K9K diesel – producing 104.5bhp/142NM and 108bhp/245Nm respectively.
Expected Price – Rs 8.5 lakh – Rs 13 lakh
Expected Launch – 2018