We have already discussed how SUVs have quickly become one of the most-wanted car segment in the country and is continuously growing in popularity with every new release. As we know, cars come in all shapes and sizes and are priced quite differently as well. Whether it’s a high-end luxury model or a basic budget-friendly variant, SUVs in India have gained a lot of success and car manufacturers continue to sell cars that offer more space and size. Today, we will be looking into the mid-priced segment of the SUV market and will see what the upcoming models have to offer.
Rs: 5.00 Lakh
Without a doubt, Tata cars have to be the most pre-owned cars in India with the perfect combination of performance and affordability built into every car they send out from their factory. Tata has always strived to include the premium features into their cars while keeping the cost of the vehicle at a reasonable level. Now, Tata is ready to launch their premium and stylish hatchback called the HBX. It was first showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo and immediately caught people’s attention. For starters, the HBX is expected to come in with a price tag of about Rs. 5.00 lakh, which is a very competitive number in the current market. According to the leaks and news, the HBX will be fitted with the same 1.2L Revotron petrol engine that is found in the Tata Altroz and Tiago, albeit a BSVI-compliant version. The engine will generate 86Ps of power along with 113Nm of torque and will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission as a standard option. There will also be an optional 5-speed automatic gearbox included. In terms of features, the HBX is expected to come with a 7-inch floating touchscreen infotainment setup as well as calling and audio controls mounted into the steering wheel.
Rs: 5.50 Lakh
The Nissan Magnite was initially rumoured to be an electric vehicle but with the latest news, Nissan seems to have opted for a petrol-only model to be launched in India. The 5-seat hatchback is expected to come with a 1.0L Naturally-Aspirated, 3-cylinder petrol engine that is also found in the Renault Triber and is capable of generating 100Ps of power. There might also be a turbocharged engine setup made available when the car is launched in India. In the transmission department, the regular petrol engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox while the turbocharged variant might come with a CVT automatic setup. In the features department, the Magnite is expected to come with many of the Triber’s features including an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, ABS with EBD, LED headlamps and DRL’s, and a 360-degree camera.
Rs: 7.00 Lakh
KIA will introduce India to its first compact SUV – the Sonet. Introduced first at the Auto Expo 2020, the Sonet is ready now to take on some of its biggest competitors. Many of the Sonet’s features match those of the Hyundai Venue, however, there are some major points that differentiate the two. The first thing you notice about the Sonet is its muscular design and sharp features on the front. Going inside, the Sonet is expected to come with some high-quality, plush interiors including, leatherette upholstery, a massive 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, various drive modes, a 360-degree camera, and a Bose audio setup. Powering the Sonet will be the same engine options found on the Venue including a 1.0L Turbo-petrol, a 1.2L petrol, and a 1.5L diesel.
Rs: 9.00 Lakh
With developments initiating back in January, 2019, the new Ford EcoSport is gearing up to be a major contender in the mini-SUV segment. The current model has already made its mark in the country and customers are expecting some exciting things for the newer model. The car has already been spotted under covers for testing and it looks like the EcoSport is about to get a facelift in all departments. With a more squared look to the current model, it seems like Ford has decided to give the new EcoSport a more flowing feel with smooth curves and contours that run through the body of the vehicle. Overall, the car looks a bit wider than the current model while the bonnet and wheel arches have a significant amount of added muscle to them. The most noticeable change is in the back where the spare wheel has finally been removed. Jumping under the hood, we could see the new EcoSport with a 1.5L 3-cylinder petrol engine with BA6 compliance, while there could also be an option for a 1.5L Mahindra diesel engine as well. If a used car evaluation tool has to be used, the Ford EcoSport 2020 is the best option to use it on. The already popular EcoSport available today will surely make it easier for interested buyers to get their RC transfer papers ready and make the change.
Rs: 9.50 Lakh
The 2nd generation XUV500 from Mahindra is expected to be launched sometime in January 2021 and is said to be based on the SsangYong Korando 2020 – the latest vehicle from Mahindra’s Korean subsidiary. The new XUV500 is expected to house a 2.0L petrol and a 2.0L diesel engine and a plethora of features that give the upcoming SUV an edge over its closest competitors like the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, and MG Hector. In the transmission department, the upcoming XUV500 is expected to come with a manual gearbox as standard and an optional automatic transmission as well. The exterior design of the car is rumoured to resemble the Korando 2020 as well with sharp features and sturdy looks. On the front, the XUV500 will feature LED headlamps and fog lights while the rear will also come with LED taillights. On the inside, the XUV500 2020 is expected to also come with some major upgrades including a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster, and a new panoramic sunroof.
Rs: 10.00 Lakh
While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a massive hit on the automobile industry around the world, Skoda fans in India are looking forward to the upcoming SUV Vision IN. It was first discussed at the Auto Expo 2020 and Skoda has finally announced that the SUV will make it to the Indian market sometime in April 2021. Interested buyers can go through a used car evaluation tool to find out how much their current vehicle costs and get the best price for it in order to save a lot when buying the new Vision IN. According to Skoda, the Vision IN will be powered by a BSVI-compliant 3-cylinder, 1.0L Turbo-petrol engine. This could be the same engine we see in the Kamiq as well which is expected to be available in two tunes – 95Ps/175Nm and 115Ps/200Nm. The Vision IN is expected to be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission system with an option for a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox as well. In terms of features, the Vision IN has been spotted with a large 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system and an even larger 10.25-inch all-digital instrument cluster. The steering wheel seen on the test vehicles included a flat-bottomed steering wheel so we can expect that the Vision IN SUV will have a sporty side to it.
Rs: 10.00 Lakh
The compact SUV segment has been doing exceedingly well in the Indian market and the latest addition, the Volkswagen Taigun, could quickly become the one to beat. The Taigun looks spectacular and has sharp angles across the entire body. In the front, the Taigun features a sleek grille with large fog lights built into the stylish bumper. The LED headlamps and LED DRLs make up the rest of the front. The rear of the Taigun is even more interesting as it features a very sporty taillight configuration. Under the hood of the Taigun sits a 1.0L Turbo-petrol engine that is expected to produce 115Ps of power and 200Nm of torque. Paired to the Turbocharged engine is either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG transmission. In terms of features, the Taigun will come with a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 10.25-inch all-digital instrument cluster. Some of the other features include a panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, and cameras for easier parking. With so much on offer, the Taigun could soon become one of the most used cars from the company’s lineup.
Rs: 10.00 Lakh
There are some mixed feelings when it comes to the Maruti Jimny as the company announced that it wouldn’t be launching the car in India, but has not completely ruled it out. While the current model has a 3-door design, the Jimny, if launched, will most probably have a larger 5-door design. The car will almost certainly come with the same 1.5L petrol engine that is found on the newest Ciaz, Vitara Brezza, and Ertiga. The engine is set to produce 105Ps of power along with 138Nm of torque and will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission system. Coming standard in all models will be a Four-Wheel-Drive system for better control on all terrains. Some of the other features that could make it onto the Jimny are 6 airbags, a 7-inch infotainment system, automatic LED headlamps, automatic climate control, ESP or Electronic Stability Program, hill hold and hill descent control, and TC or Traction Control.
Rs: 10.00 Lakh
When Force launched the new Gurkha 2020 at the Auto Expo 2020, people were a bit confused because it looked exactly like the previous model. However, there were some subtle changes to the exterior such as brand new stylish LED DRLs around the headlights and a single window in the rear now replaces the dual-pane setup on the previous model. The bigger, more obvious changes are found on the inside where the Gurkha 2020 gets a major makeover. There is a newly designed dashboard with dual tones for a more stylish look. Force has now also included a touchscreen infotainment system to keep up with the latest requirements. Finally, the seating arrangements in the Force Gurkha 2020 have also changed with two front-facing seats taking the place of the side-facing seats in the rear of the previous model. Under the hood, the Gurkha 2020 will be launched with a BSVI-compliant 2.6L diesel engine with a manual gearbox.
Rs: 11.15 Lakh
When you think of reliable cars, no other name stands out like Toyota. The sell cars that offer durability, reliability, and affordability in abundance. According to some leaks, Maruti and Toyota are teaming up to introduce a new mini SUV that is designed around the Vitara Brezza. Named the Toyota Urban Cruiser, this vehicle will fit perfectly into the current market. The sub 4-meter SUV will surely be a hit in the country given the popularity around the SUV and compact SUV segment. Under the hood of the Urban Cruiser sits a 1.5L petrol engine – the same one found on the Vitara Brezza. The engine will also come with a mild-hybrid option. In terms of transmission, the Urban Cruiser is expected to come with some form of manual as well as automatic gearboxes. So far, not much is known about the Urban Cruiser but Toyota is expected to launch the SUV sometime in August, 2020 so we won’t have to wait long to get more information.
Rs: 11.50 Lakh
It comes as no surprise that Haval has been one of the biggest talking points this year. The Chinese SUV lineup from Great Wall Motors has promised to deliver on performance, looks, and durability when the vehicles are finally launched in India. The latest model that is being discussed extensively is the Haval F7. This SUV is expected to make its way to India with two different engine options – a 1.5L turbo-petrol motor and a 2.0L Turbo-petrol motor. While the smaller 1.5L engine is expected to produce 150Ps of power with 280Nm of torque, the larger 2.0L motor will generate 190Ps of power and 340Nm of torque. When the Haval F7 reaches India, the SUV will come with a diesel engine on offer as well. In terms of transmission, the engines will currently feature a 7-speed DCT gearbox but could get a manual transmission system once it reaches the country. Haval SUVs are feature-rich and that carries forward to the F7 as well. For starters, the F7 will come with a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity as well. There will also be a panoramic sunroof, faux leather upholstery, electronic power braking, front collision alter system, a 360-degree parking camera, adaptive cruise control, and up to 6 airbags for the front and side. When the Haval F7 finally is launched in India, it will take on the biggest names in the competition such as the MG Hector, Jeep Compass, and the Tata Harrier.
Rs: 12.00 Lakh
There is a lot to look forward to when it comes to the Haval lineup from Great Wall Motors and their cars are going beyond expectations. The Haval H2 is just one of the many SUVs set to be launched in India in the coming months. This sporty SUV is both stylish and powerful with just the right amount of practicality. Under the hood of the Haval H9 sits a 1.5L Turbo-petrol engine that is capable of generating 110Ps of power and 210Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system and offer Front-Wheel-Drive capabilities. When the H2 is launched in India, it is expected to feature a 1.5L diesel engine as well which will also be mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The SUV comes fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels, a shark-fin antenna, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, a panoramic sunroof with sun blind, and a stainless steel protector for the rear bumper. Some of the other features on the H2 include hill-hold with auto park brake, controls on the steering wheel, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay connectivity, superior audio with Surround Sound, and Bluetooth connectivity. Safety plays an important role in the Haval H2 and therefore comes with multiple airbags for the front and side, child safety locks, rear cameras for parking, ABS with EBD, brake assist, and collision fuel-off system.
Rs: 12.34 Lakh
When Mahindra launched the XUV300 SUV, it was an instant success thanks to its stylish design and extremely powerful features. Now, Mahindra has announced that they will be launching the Turbo Sportz variant of the popular SUV and it promises to be quite an exciting model. Powering the XUV300 Turbo Sportz is a BSVI-compliant 1.2L petrol engine that is capable of generating 110Ps of power and 200Nm of torque. This tuning is higher than the regular XUV300 and delivers more power. Mated to the engine is a 6-speed manual gearbox. The SUV is expected to have a mileage of 17.0 kmpl along with a top speed of 175 kmph. Mahindra is expected to include the latest features on the 5-seater, some of which are; power steering, cruise control, keyless entry, voice controls, and a touchscreen infotainment system.
Rs: 12.49 Lakh
Mahindra knows a thing or two about off-road vehicles and the 2019 Mahindra Thar should be ample proof of that. Now, the company is ready to unveil the Thar 2020 which will offer some interesting upgrades from the previous model. The majority of upgrades can be found on the inside with comfortable seats, multifunctional steering options, a bigger driver information display, and an overall modern finish to it than before. Powering the new Thar 2020 will be a 2.2L diesel BS6 compliant engine that is accompanied by a 6-speed manual transmission as well as an automatic gearbox option and 4×4 drivetrain. Latest news also includes a 2.0L Turbo-petrol engine for the Thar 2020. The exteriors of the Thar are also said to feature some upgrades such as plastic bumpers on the front and rear, plastic hooks on the bonnet instead of metal ones, and newly designed doors and handles. Also new to the Thar 2020 will be LED DRLs, climate control, controls mounted into the steering wheel, and a brand new touchscreen infotainment system.
Rs: 12.50 Lakh
Chinese carmaker Haima might be one of the newest entries in the automobile industry with just under 30-years of experience under their belt but their cars have a lot to offer in terms of performance and design. The Haima 8S is one such example as the compact SUV was first unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo. People immediately were drawn to the SUVs sporty, yet aggressive looks and the popularity of the 8S has not slowed down since. In front, the car features a large grille which slightly resembles the one found on the latest Hyundai cars. The LED headlamps, taillights, DRLs, and fog lights, however, are extremely unique and bring their own style to the table. Powering the Haima 8S will be a 1.6L Turbo-petrol engine that will generate 195Ps of power and 293Nm of torque. The compact SUV is expected to come with a manual transmission system only. Some of the features we can expect to see on the 8S SUV include a panoramic sunroof, a digital instrument cluster, 18-inch allow wheels, a 360-degree parking camera, and LED headlamps and DRLs. While we don’t really know a lot about the Haima 8S right now, we can expect to get further updates as the launch date approaches.
Rs: 13.00 Lakh
Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall Motors will finally unveil their SUV lineup called Haval in India starting with the Haval F5. It was originally displayed at the Auto Expo 2020 and is expected to go up against some of the big names in the segment like the Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur, Nissan Kicks, and Volkswagen Taigun. The SUVis currently powered by a 1.5L Tubro-petrol engine that produces 168Ps of power and 285Nm of torque. Paired to the 1.5L petrol engine is a 7-speed DCT gearbox that pushes all the power to the front wheels. In turn, the F5 comes with three driving modes including Standard, Sport, and Eco. When it comes to features, the Haval F5 doesn’t shy away from offering the best. The car comes with a 9-inch LCD touchscreen infotainment system, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps and DRLs, a panoramic sunroof, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and fog lights on the front and rear.
Rs: 14.00 Lakh
We have already seen the popularity of MG in India with the Hector and the next SUV to get us excited is the upcoming RX5. MG has already been spotted testing the SUV on Indian roads and it is expected to launch sometime around March 2021. The RX5 is considered to be a renamed Roewe which is a brand that falls under the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation or SAIC. The RX5 has already made its way to China and is currently available with a couple of engine options including a 1.5L Turbo-petrol and a 2.0L Turbo-petrol. In terms of transmission, the RX5 will come with a manual setup as standard and a DCT automatic setup as an option. While the petrol engine options would be the most popular in India, MG is also expected to unveil a Fiat-made 2.0L MultiJet diesel engine variant sometime in the future. The upcoming SUV offers a number of premium features such as a large 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, LED headlamps and taillights, leather upholstery, a high-quality audio setup, and a panoramic sunroof.
Rs: 14.00 Lakh
The Tata Sierra concept car was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 and has caused quite a stir in the EV segment of the automobile industry. Although it is not expected to launch any time before 2022, many people are looking forward to what the car will have to offer. One of the first things we can expect is that Tata will include an upgraded version of the Ziptron EV powertrain which is currently being used in their EV models. If that is the case, the Sierra will offer a range of about 400 kms on a single charge – something very few EV cars can do right now. However, Tata is expected to first release petrol and diesel variants of the Sierra before the EV version. Some of the features seen on the concept include dual-tone alloy wheels, LED headlamps and taillights, and will feature the IMPACT 2.0 design by Tata which is based around the ALFA-ARC platform for its design and safety features.
Rs: 14.00 Lakh
The Tata Hexa facelift is a much-anticipated model this year and has already given enthusiasts a lot to look forward to. The upcoming Hexa will be getting rid of its outdated BSIV engines and replacing them with BSVI-compliant engines. Under the hood, the Hexa will now come with a 2.2L VARICOR diesel engine that will be available in 2 separate tunes – 156Ps/400Nm and 150Ps/320Nm. In terms of transmission, the upcoming Hexa will be mated to either a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. According to the leaks seen online, the Hexa will keep the same design with a few upgrades in the headlamps, taillights, and interiors. Overall, the facelifted Hexa could be one of the most sold SUVs in the country once it is launched but we will have to wait and see what is on offer when it is officially announced.
Rs: 14.00 Lakh
The much awaited Honda HR-V is set to make its debut soon and with undercover testing already going on, we wouldn’t have had to wait too long. With its unique, yet somewhat familiar shape, the HR-V is expected to replace the existing Honda BR-V which might give owners reason to find a used car evaluation tool quickly. Under the hood of the vehicle, there will probably be the same 1.5L and 1.6L petrol and diesel engines respectively – the same ones found on Honda’s Jazz, WR-V, and City. There is also talk of a 1.8L hybrid-petrol variant that is found on the Civic, but it will only be available in certain regions. In terms of the interiors and features, the HR-V is said to house LED headlights, a 7-inch infotainment system, a panoramic sunroof, and adjustable power seats. When launched, the HR-V will go head to head against some of the big names in the segment such as the Renault Captur, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, and Hyundai Creta.
Rs: 15.00 Lakh
The upcoming Isuzu D-Max 2021 is expected to be one of the most anticipated pick-up trucks available in the market. While the previous model hasn’t yet made it to India, Isuzu has announced that the updated variant will come to the country. The latest D-Max is headed to Thailand first and is expected to come with an even more aggressive styling and design. Under the hood of the pick-up, the D-Max 2021 will come with a BSVI-compliant 1.9L diesel engine as well as a BSVI-compliant 3.0L diesel motor. Mated to the engines will either be a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission system. Overall, the new D-Max 2021 will be bigger and wider than the previous iteration. The truck will come with a new dashboard as well as a new infotainment and steering system. Also new in the D-Max will be its AC vents and climate control which are similar to what is found in BMW cars. Inside, the D-Max 2021 comes with a 4.2-inch instrument cluster which is also brand new. Other features include a 7 or 9 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, LED headlamps, 6 airbags, leather upholstery, and automatic headlamps.
Rs: 15.00 Lakh
With the Haval lineup of SUVs expected to be launched in India very soon, interested buyers can turn their attention to the upcoming Haval H6. The SUV was initially showcased back at the Auto Expo 2020 and is expected to be launched sometime in September, 2021. Great Wall Motors, the manufacturer of Haval, will be launching the H6 with updated Euro 5-compliant engines which will be a big advantage for Indian buyers. The SUV will be powered by a 1.5L Turbo-petrol engine that generates 163Ps of power and 280Nm of torque. There will also be a 2.0L Turbo-petrol engine that will produce 190Ps of power and 340Nm of torque. Both the engines will be mated to 7-speed DCT automatic transmissions with Front-Wheel-Drive capabilities. In terms of features, the Haval H6 will come with large 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps with DRLs, a panoramic sunroof, LED taillights, a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, a dual-zone climate control, and an automatic powered front seat. In terms of safety, the Haval H6 comes with six airbags for the front and side, a 360-degree camera, ESC or Electronic Stability Control, and ABS with EBD.
Rs: 15.00 Lakh
The future is already here and Maruti is embracing it with arms wide open as they revealed the Futuro-e concept car at the Auto Expo 2020. The Futuro-e is designed to look like a coupe and has some extremely sharp lines across the entire body of the vehicle. Despite the sharp lines, the Futuro-e is extremely smooth and flows from the front to the rear. Inside the Futuro-e is a two-toned, ivory and blue themed design that gives it a very futuristic look. The majority of the features in the car will be controlled through touchscreens. The Futuro-e will also be the first Maruti car to feature autonomous driving technology. In this way, the front seats are designed to swivel 180 degrees and face the rear seats. There will also be a number of screens around the car for passengers to enjoy entertainment of their liking. Although Maruti has discussed the future of the Futuro-e, the company is still working on it and it could be years before it is officially launched, however, if it is a model that attracts your attention, a used car evaluation tool might help you get the best deal possible when the car is officially launched in the country.
Rs: 15.00 Lakh
Entering the country for the first time and presenting a lineup of powerful SUVs is exactly what Great Wall Motors wanted with their Haval line of cars. When the cars were first showcased at the Auto Expo 2020, all eyes immediately fell on the Haval Concept H which is expected to be an electric SUV from the company. However, it is expected that the company will first launch diesel and petrol variants of the Concept H before releasing the all-electric variant in India. GWM has claimed that the Concept H is designed with the younger generation in mind and is expected to be a sporty SUV which should do well in the country. Unfortunately, there is no definite news about the Haval Concept H and what it will bring to the table in terms of its specifications and performance. All we do know is from the images taken of the Concept H at the Auto Expo 2020 which show us that the SUV will come with a large front grille and will be lined with chrome, the SUV will also house LED headlights and sleek DRLs, large air dams on the side, 19-inch allow wheels, T-shaped taillights, a digital instrument cluster, a floating infotainment touchscreen display, and stylish upholstery.
Rs: 15.00 Lakh
Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020, the Tata Gravitas is expected to be the flagship model above the similar looking Harrier. Tata is also expected to price the Gravitas at about Rs. 1 lakh above the price of the Harrier. The Gravitas will come with LED DRLs mounted into the front bumper along with auto dimming IRVM. The SUV will also come with new 17-inch alloy wheels which will give it a premium look. While the Gravitas does look like the Harrier in many ways, the former gets an extra row of seats thanks to its extended overhand in the rear. In the rear, the Gravitas also gets a bigger quarter glass, new LED taillights, a wider windscreen, and a new bumper when compared to the Harrier. Powering the Gravitas will be an upgraded BSVI-compliant 2.0L diesel engine that is capable of producing 170Ps of power and 350Nm of torque. There is also talk about Tata releasing a 1.6L petrol engine for the Gravitas which will be included in the coming months. In the transmission department, the Gravitas is expected to come with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard or can also be had with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Some of the other features of the Gravitas include an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 9-speaker audio system, and automatic air conditioning.
Rs: 17.00 Lakh
Luxury SUVs have been making headlines across the globe, especially in India, over the last few years and Toyota wants to get into the action as well. The Toyota C-HR hybrid SUV is set to be launched mid-2021 and could give interested buyers exactly what they’re looking for. From what the company has already released, the car will come with a plethora of features – both inside and outside – that help the C-HR stand out from the rest. It will include a powerful 1.8L petrol engine along with an electric motor for automatic transmission. The car is also said to have automatic LED headlights, vehicle stability control, 6-speed automatic, and 6-speed manual transmissions along with a CVT gearbox. Some of the other features include powered OVRMs, wide contoured doors, LED rear lights, a JBL audio system, dual-zone air conditioning, and a push-button operated tailgate.
Rs: 18.00 Lakh
Mahindra showcased the XUV300 Electric at the Auto Expo 2020 and it seems to be a huge hit in the EV segment. Compared to the regular SUV, the XUV300 Electric looks quite different with a blocked-off front grille and slight upgrades to its design. The headlamps and bumpers have been redesigned to match the modern look of the eSUV. Inside, the XUV300 Electric is more or less the same as the regular variant, however, the touchscreen infotainment system is now in the middle. In terms of power, Mahindra has not yet announced any specifications but it is expected to be quite similar to the Tata Nexon EV. The Nexon EV is fitted with a 30.2kWh Lithium-Ion battery which is capable of delivering a range of about 312 Kms on a full charge. The electric motor on the Nexon EV also produces 129Ps of power along with 245Nm of torque and we could see the same kind of specs coming to the XUV300 Electric.
Rs: 18.00 Lakh
If you think of premium SUVs, Mitsubishi might not be the first name that comes to mind, but the Eclipse Cross is one of the most popular SUVs available today outside India. In the front, the Eclipse Cross is fitted with a large grille that is overlaid with horizontal chrome slats. On each side, there are sleek LED headlamps that sit above the large fog lamps. The air dam is found below the grille and makes up the remaining of the front bumper. The rear of the car features an extended lip that houses the LED taillights and a large, sturdy bumper. Although the interiors consist of plastic, the quality of the plastic is extremely premium and adds a soft touch to the dashboard. There is a 7-inch infotainment system that offers complete control over your favourite music and other content. Powering the Eclipse Cross is a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic gearbox. There are rumours of a 2.2L diesel engine that could be included in the near future, but would not make it to India this year. With a price starting at about 18.0 lakh, the Eclipse Cross is set to be one of the most popular SUV cars available in the country.
Rs: 20.00 Lakh
KIA has been doing really well in the Indian market and the upcoming XCeed will surely boost sales for the company once it is released. This stylish looking crossover is expected to enter the market into one of the most competitive segments in the country. Fortunately, the XCeed has a lot to offer the regular buyer and is more than capable of taking on some of the bigger names out there. There are a total of 3 petrol engines on offer with a single diesel engine option that will make it to India. The smallest petrol engine is a 1.0L 3-cylinder Turbo-petrol engine that is capable of generating 120Ps and 172Nm of torque. Next, there is a 1.4L, 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 140Ps of power with 242Nm of torque. Finally, there is a 1.6L, 4-cylinder petrol engine option that generates 204Ps of power and 265Nm of torque. The only diesel engine on offer is a 1.6L motor that can produce 115Ps of power and 136Nm of torque. All the engines come paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard while a 7-speed DCT transmission system is on offer for all the engines except the 1.0L Turbo-petrol one. The KIA XCeed will also come with a plethora of features which include dual-zone climate control, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, the UVO connected car technology from KIA, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, LED headlamps and DRLs, ABS with EBD, parking sensors, and multiple airbags.
Rs: 20.00 Lakh
When Great Wall Motors unveiled the Haval SUV lineup in India at the Auto Expo 2020, no one expected the lineup to gain the kind of popularity it already has. The Vision 2025 was one of the most outstanding SUV offerings from Haval and is expected to come with a plethora of features and specifications that will give it an edge over the competition in the market right now. For starters, the upcoming Vision 2025 was showcased with an AR-HUD or Augmented Reality Heads-Up Display that will turn the windshield into a touchscreen for navigation purposes. Some of the other features included with the Haval Vision 2025 include 5G connectivity, facial recognition, automatic driving modes, auto summon, auto park, and an option to shop while driving. The Haval Vision 2025 will be fitted with large 22-inch alloy wheels. Keeping to the modern theme, the Vision 2025 will come with cameras instead of OVRMs. The headlamps and taillights are sleek and bright – not quite like the ones seen on the other Haval SUVs. One of the standout features of the Vision 2025 is the 3D car locating feature that helps you find your car is a congested area with a push of a button. The engine specifications have not yet been released by GWM but we can expect a little more information as the launch date draws closer.
Rs: 20.00 Lakh
The Nissan Terra is definitely one of the most anticipated SUVs right now, but not for the conventional reasons. According to the ASEAN NCAP test results, the Terra set an unmatched 5-star rating across all types of tests which makes it one of the safest cars around. Along with its safety certification, the car will feature a total of 6 airbags. Launched as a direct competitor to a number of cars, the 7-seater SUV is set to take on the Mahindra Alturas G4, Isuzu mu-X, Toyota Fortuner, and Ford Endeavour. Under the hood, the tested Terra housed a 2.3L diesel engine which could make it into the launched variant in the coming months. There is also news about a 2.5L diesel engine that could make its way to the Indian market. Both engines have been tested and are capable of producing 190Ps of power along with 450Nm of torque. Paired with the diesel engines, Nissan is expected to include either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic transmission system. In terms of looks, the Nissan Terra sports a rugged exterior with large bumpers on the front and rear. The grille on the front also has a newer design with sleek headlamps on either side of it.
Rs: 22.00 Lakh
The Compass is definitely considered as one of the most used cars from the Jeep lineup in India. The previous iteration saw interested buyers fall in love with what was on offer from the design to the performance and everything in between. The new upcoming Jeep Compass 2021 is expected to bring a lot more to the table and we are excited about it. According to Jeep, the new Compass 2021 will come in four different variants including the Longitude, the Longitude (O), the Sport Plus, and the Limited Plus. This 5-seater SUV will now house a 1.4L Turbo-petrol engine that is capable of generating 163Ps of power and 250Nm of torque and will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard with the option for a 7-speed DCT as well. Jeep will also be releasing the Compass 2021 with a new 2.0L diesel engine that will produce 173Ps of power and 350Nm of torque. The diesel motor will be paired to the same 6-speed manual transmission as seen on the petrol variant, but will include the option for a 9-speed automatic gearbox as well. In terms of features, we expect the Compass 2021 to be fully loaded with a panoramic sunroof, an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, automatic cruise control, and 18-inch allow wheels. Safety has always been a priority for Jeep and the Compass 2021 carried a lot of it including ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts, traction control, parking cameras, dual airbags in front, and ESP. If you are looking for the previous Jeep Compass, a second hand car finder can be helpful to get a great deal on the model.
Rs: 22.60 Lakh
Known as the Nissan Rogue in the US, the X-Trail is expected to be launched in India in December, 2019. This is the third-gen SUV model which was first showcased back in 2016 at the Indian Auto Expo. While there seem to be a number of upgrades and changes, the majority of it looks to be in its exteriors. The bumper, headlamps, grille, and hood get a complete redesign while a large air duct sits below the grille and between the two fog lights. In the rear, the car has new horizontally placed tail lights and a new bumper as well. The X-Trail, when launched in India, will come with a 2.0L naturally aspirated engine along with an electric motor that features an automatic CVT or Continuously Variable Transmission. The interiors of the car also get a major upgrade with a touchscreen infotainment system, new AC vents, and a sleek digital dashboard. Although the X-Trail was launched with Nissan’s ProPilot autonomous driving feature, it is unlikely that the Indian model will come with it when launched. The X-Trail is definitely one of the best upcoming SUVs and could get a lot of people readying their RC transfer papers to try and get their hands on the vehicle once it is launched in the country.
Rs: 22.70 Lakh
We don’t often think of Maruti as a premium car maker but they do have a plethora of models that bring together premium features and specifications at a higher price point. The Maruti Grand Vitara is one of the best examples of their premium range. Variants of the Maruti Grand Vitara have already made their way to Europe and an expected launch date of August means that people could finally get a look at one of the most anticipated compact SUVs of the year. Although the new Grand Vitara is designed around the iV-4 concept that was unveiled back in 2013, the finished product looks quite similar to the previous Grand Vitara. Under the hood, the European Grand Vitara houses a 4-cylinder 1.6L petrol engine that is capable of generating 120Ps of power. There is also a 1.6L diesel engine option that can produce 320Ps of power. In terms of transmission, the petrol engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic whereas the diesel engine will only be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Rs: 25.00 Lakh
Ever since Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall Motors announced that they would be launching their premium SUV lineup, Haval, in India, interested buyers have been anxiously waiting for further news. Now, the Haval H9 is set to make it to Indian shores by March 2021 and it could put up a decent fight against some of the better-known SUVs in the market including the Hyundai Creta, the Jeep Compass, and the KIA Seltos. Powering the H9 SUV will be a 2.0L Turbocharged Direct Injection petrol engine that is capable of generating 180Ps of power and 350Nm of torque. While no official announcements were made, we can also expect the H9 to come with a diesel engine option once it is released in India. The petrol engine is paired with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission system with 4-Wheel-Drive capabilities. Inside the SUV there is an 8-inch LCD touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity as well as Bluetooth connectivity. The Haval H9 also comes with dual airbags in the front and side which makes it extremely safe. Other safety features include ESP or Electronic Stability Program, HDC or Hill Descent Control, HAC or Hill-Start Assist Control, AFS or Adaptive Front-Lighting System, Electronic Parking Brake, and ABS with EBD.
Rs: 25.00 Lakh
While the upcoming Sportage is in its fourth generation from KIA, the model is yet to make its way to India. Fortunately though, we believe that the latest model will make its way over given the fact that the SUV segment is truly flourishing in the country. Also, the KIA Seltos has been doing extremely well in India and is growing in popularity every day. This might push KIA to launch the Sportage in the country as well. While there isn’t a lot of information around the Sportage right now, we expect the SUV to be similar to what is offered on the Hyundai Tucson and will immediately compete with the likes of the Tucson, Mahindra XUV500 and the Jeep Compass. Like the Tucson, we can expect the Sportage to come with a 2.0L petrol engine that generates 155Ps of power and 192Nm of torque. There is also a 2.0L diesel engine that produces 185Ps of power and 400Nm of torque. Both the engines will most-likely be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard with the option for upgrading to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Some of the features we are expecting on the Sportage include a panoramic sunroof, multiple airbags, and an electronically adjustable driver seat. With more information expected to drop anytime soon, you can get all the latest Sportage news right here.
Rs: 25.00 Lakh
While Volkswagen officially discontinued the previous iteration of the Tiguan back in the earlier months of 2020, the company also announced that they would be launching the facelifted version of the Tiguan in 2021. In comparison to the previous model, the Tiguan 2021 will come with new bumpers on the front and back along with larger air dams. The front grille is also expected to get an upgrade with new LED headlamps and LED DRLs included as well. The new Tiguan is also expected to feature 18-inch alloy wheels while the rear gets new tail lamps and the “TIGUAN” badge on the bootlid. There is also a sporty R variant of the Tiguan that is set to be released which will come with 21-inch alloy wheels and sportier seats on the inside. Under the hood, the Tiguan 2021 will come with a BSVI-compliant 1.5L TSI Turbo-petrol engine even though the European variant comes with a 2.0L diesel motor. Inside, the Tiguan 2021 will come with touch controls for almost every feature including climate control, infotainment, and navigation.
Rs: 25.00 Lakh
Although Citroen isn’t a familiar name in the Indian automobile market, the French carmaker has been producing some exquisite vehicles over the years. The C5 Aircross is one of the best-looking SUVs right now and will be a slotting into one of the most competitive segments in India when it is officially launched. Powering the C5 Aircross is a 2.0L diesel engine that will be able to generate 176Ps of power and 400Nm of torque. Citroen has also announced that the C5 Aircross will come with a 1.6L Tubro-petrol engine option that is capable of producing 180Ps of power and 250Nm of torque. Both engines are available with 8-speed automatic gearboxes but when the SUV is launched in India, it will most likely come with a manual transmission as well. The C5 Aircross has a lot to offer in terms of safety and features – some of which include; a panoramic sunroof, parking sensors on the front and rear, dual-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, traction control, multiple airbags, hill-start assist, and Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
Rs: 27.00 Lakh
Definitely considered as one of the most anticipated cars of the year, the Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 SUV is said to come with a plethora of features that will take “customized driving” to a whole new level. The company has announced that the Santa Fe will be the first car from them to implement a fingerprint sensor technology. This technology will not only give owners keyless entry, it will also be used to start the car and turn off the ignition with just a touch. Once registered, the owner (or other registered users) will get the opportunity to customize their driving experience by automatically adjusting the seats, rear view and side view mirrors, and even the steering wheel by placing their finger on the scanner. Powering the Santa Fe will most likely be a 2.2L diesel engine that is capable of generating 200Ps of power and 440Nm of torque. In the transmission department, the Santa Fe could end up with an 8-speed automatic as well as an H-TRAC All-Wheel-Drive option too. Some of the features noted on the Santa Fe include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, wireless charging for compatible devices, and 8-inch heads-up displays for all-round entertainment.
Rs: 30.00 Lakh
When you think of a Toyota car that knows how to perform, the Fortuner is a name that comes to mind immediately. Now, Toyota is ready to launch the facelifted variant sometime in October and it carried a lot of hype behind it. As of now, the new Fortuner has been unveiled in Thailand and we have got a lot of information from it. Powering the Fortuner 2021 will be a 2.7L petrol engine that can generate up to 166Ps of power and 245Nm of torque. There is also a 2.8L diesel engine option that is set to produce up to 204Ps of power and 500Nm of torque. Both engine options will be mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission. They will also come with rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive options. Some of the upgraded Fortuner features include brand new LED headlamps and taillights, 18 or 20 inch wheels for the base and Legender variant respectively, 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and a wireless charging pad for smartphones and other devices.
Rs: 30.00 Lakh
Last year, Jeep announced its plans to introduce a number of newer models in the coming years for the Indian market, one of which included a 7-seater SUV. Although not much is known about the upcoming model, the company launched a similar car in the Chinese market called the Grand Commander and we can expect a number of features and specifications to carry over to the Indian-based variants as well. What we can also expect are the powertrain options to be similar to what is already available including the 2.0L diesel engine found on the Compass as well as the 2.0L petrol engine housed in the new Wrangler. The diesel variant will come with either a 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic transmission whereas the petrol variant should carry a 9-speed automatic gearbox. In terms of looks, we don’t really know what this 7-seater will look like, but we can be sure of 1 thing – it will have 3 rows of seats which means it will be big. If you have a big family and are looking to get your hands on this vehicle, you might want to use a used car evaluation toolto help you sell your current car for a better price.
Rs: 30.00 Lakh
Originally unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020, the MG Marvel X is expected to be launched in India sometime around December, 2021. The all-electric SUV will bring a Level-3 intelligent driving experience. There will be two variants of the Marvel X expected to launch in India including a Rear-Wheel-Drive and an All-Wheel-Drive option. The Marvel X will come with a 52.5kWh Lithium-Ion battery that will power two electric motors. Combined, the motors will be able to generate 184Ps of power. When the battery is completely charged, the Marvel X will be able to offer a range of up to 400 Kms. When charging the Marvel X with the regular AC charger, the battery takes up to 8.5 hours to go from 0-100 percent. However, when using the DC Fast Charger, the battery on the Marvel X is capable of going from 0-80 percent in a matter of 40 minutes. As we learn more about the Marvel X in the upcoming months, we will bring you more information right here.
With so many SUVs expected to be released in the near future, the Indian market is going to have a lot of buzz, especially for those who are looking to upgrade their current SUVs or go from their present car to a bigger model. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has left a giant hole in automobile industry, these upcoming cars should help the industry start to get back on their feet. Which SUV listed here is your favourite or do you have another model in mind that we have not mentioned?