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These Upcoming SUVs Will Cost You Between Rs 10 Lakh – Rs 15 Lakh

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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.

1. New Renault Duster

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 receive a major upgrade. Renault is already selling the second generation Duster in international markets, but India won’t receive the new-gen model. Instead, Renault will give a major makeover to the existing Duster.

The 2019 Renault Duster is based on the BO/Logan platform, which is the same architecture that underpins the Captur and the Nissan Kicks. The SUV looks more mature, thanks to the comprehensive design changes. It features Renault badge and the new signature grille with chrome treatment, new projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, wider air-dam and new crease lines on the bonnet.

Majority of the changes can be seen inside, as it appears more upmarket and plusher than the current model. It features a new multifunctional steering wheel, a large touchscreen infotainment system with connected car applications, automatic climate control 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 will produce 108bhp of power and 248Nm of torque, 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)

2. Next-gen Maruti Vitara

The first model in our list of upcoming SUVs in the price range of Rs 10 lakh and Rs 15 lakh is the next-gen Maruti Suzuki Vitara. It is almost confirmed that the Indo-Japanese brand is working on a mid-sized SUV to challenge the dominance of Hyundai Creta. The SUV is scheduled to be launched in 2020. It will be based on the nex-gen Suzuki Vitara platform, which is also under development. The new SUV is expected to arrive in 2 seating layouts – 5 and 7-seater. It will also mark the debut of brand’s new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The diesel version will get the new 1.5-litre engine that will also power the Ciaz, S-Cross and Vitara Brezza.

Expected Price – Rs 10 lakh – Rs 15 lakh
Expected Launch – 2020

3. MG Baojun 510

MG Motors is planning to launch a mid-sized SUV in the Indian market in 2020. The new model will be the re-badged Baojun 510 SUV, but it will receive several India-specific changes to meet the needs of buyers. MG will follow the Hector’s approach, which is nothing but the re-engineered Baojun 530. This SUV will be locally developed at the SAIC’s Halol based plant in Gujarat.

The Baojun 510 5-seater SUV measures 4,220mm in length, 1,740mm in width and 1,615mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,550mm. Compared to the Hyundai Creta that’s 4,270mm long, 1,780mm width and 1665mm tall, Baojun’s SUV is slightly smaller. It is likely to receive a 1.5-litre petrol engine that could produce around 115bhp of power.

Expected Price – Rs 10 lakh – Rs 16 lakh
Expected Launch – 2020

4. Honda HR-V

Japanese automaker, Honda will launch its global HR-V SUV in India in late 2019 or early 2020. The HR-V is based on the Jazz platform, which also underpins the City sedan. So, localisation won’t be an issue for Honda. It will be available with 2 engine options – 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol and a new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The diesel engine is capable of producing 118bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. Both engines will be tuned to meet the upcoming BSVI emission norms.

Expected Price – Rs 12 lakh – Rs 16 lakh
Expected Launch Date – 2019

Jeep Renegade

Buoyed by positive response for Compass, Jeep is now planning to launch the locally developed Renegade compact SUV in the Indian market. To be slotted below Compass, this model will rival the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. Likely to be priced around Rs 10 lakh, the new model will be developed at FCA’s Ranjangaon facility. Additionally, the company will also export this SUV to RHD (Right Hand Drive) markets.

The Jeep Renegade is likely to share engine specs with the Compass SUV. While the petrol engine is likely to be a 138bhp, 1.4-litre turbocharged MultiAir, the oil burner could be the detuned 2.0-litre Multijet turbo unit producing 138bhp. Jeep could also use the 1.6-litre MJD diesel engine that produces 120bhp of power and 320Nm of torque. Transmission options are likely to include a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic unit.

Expected Price – Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh

Expected Launch Date – 2020-21

6. Kia Seltos

Kia Motors is all set to launch its first model in the Indian market in 2019. The company will launch a premium SUV based on the SP Concept that debuted at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Called the Kia Seltos, the SUV is based on an all-new platform that will also underpin the next-gen Creta. The SUV will receive the signature Kia styling including chrome surround signature tiger nose grille, large headlamps with LED daytime running lights, chunky bumper, large wheels and wrap-around tail-lights. The Kia Seltos will be available with 2 new engines – a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. Kia is also working on a performance oriented version of the Seltos, which is likely to get a 140bhp, 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The SUV will challenge the likes of Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta and Nissan Kicks. Continue reading….

Expected Launch – 2019

Expected Price – Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh

7 .Volkswagen T-Cross

Volkswagen T Cross Breeze side profile

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. In India, this model will be based on the locally developed MQB AO IN platform. This platform will also underpin a premium hatchback and a mid-sized sedan. It will be produced at the Volkswagen Group’s Chakan based plant.

Expected Price – Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh

Expected Launch Date – 2020

8. Toyota Compact SUV

Toyota has recently joined hands with the Suzuki to produce vehicle for growing markets. Both companies will share products, engine and technology. Maruti will provide its Vitara Brezza and Baleno to Toyota. The revised Brezza will be sold under Toyota nameplate. If reports are to be believed, the launch will take place in 2021.

This will also mark the entry of Toyota in the growing sub-4 meter compact SUV space. It will rival the likes of Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport. The Toyota spec model is likely to come in both petrol and diesel guise.

9. Skoda Vision X

Czech automaker, Skoda will launch a 5-seater premium SUV in India in 2020. The new SUV will be based on the heavily localised MQB AO In platform that will also underpin the VW T-Cross compact SUV. The SUV made its global debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show as the Skoda Kamiq. However, the India-spec model will be slightly different from the global model. It will be powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which is expected to produce over 110bhp of power. It will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and others in its category.

Expected Launch – Mid-2020
Expected Price – Rs 11 lakh – Rs 15 lakh

These Upcoming SUVs Will Cost You Between Rs 10 Lakh – Rs 15 Lakh
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