Auto manufacturers are witnessing exponential sales growth in this segment and even the small car segment has been witnessing the introduction of the SUV body style over the last few years.
A diverse range of SUVs in the market can often confuse prospective buyers. So, why not check out the upcoming SUVs in India and then take a more informed decision?
In this article, we have compiled a list of 5 popular Upcoming SUVs in India. Let’s check them out:
1. Hyundai Venue
Hyundai India is all set to launch the new Hyundai Venue in the Indian market on the 16th of June. The carmaker has officially commenced bookings for the updated Venue. The bookings can be made for a token amount of Rs 21,000 at any Hyundai dealership across the country, or on the company’s official website.
Talking about the design of the 2022 Hyundai Venue, the design has been inspired by the all-new Creta. It gets a new set of bumpers on both ends and the front grille is inspired by its bigger siblings Creta and Tucson. It also gets a new set of LED headlamps with LED DRLs in the front and the rear design is now funkier with the use of a KIA Sonet-like light bar between the tail lamps.
Talking about the interior, the layout design is expected to remain the same as the previous generation but Hyundai might tweak the materials inside the cabin to make the cabin feel modern and upmarket. The new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system is one of the major updates inside the cabin. Similar to the previous version, it supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and blue-link connectivity.
The Hyundai Venue is already loaded up with features such as automatic climate control, an air purifier, an electric sunroof, BlueLink connected car tech and TPMS. Other additional features such as a digital instrumental cluster, front ventilated seats, 360-degree parking camera and a newly designed steering wheel are expected to be part of the package.
Engine options will include an 83PS 1.2-litre petrol with a 5-speed manual, a 100PS 1.5-liter diesel with a 6-speed manual, and a 120PS 1-litre turbo-petrol with a 6-speed manual, 6-speed iMT (clutchless manual), and a 7-speed DCT.
The outgoing model has priced from Rs 7.11 lakh to Rs 11.83 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), we expect the new Venue to be costlier by at-least Rs 50,000. The Venue will continue to compete with the likes of Kia Sonet, Vitara Brezza, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, Tata Nexon, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Kia and Mahindra XUV300.
2. Mahindra Scorpio
Mahindra & Mahindra is all set to launch the new Scorpio called Scorpio-N to the Indian market on June 27. Just a few days ago Mahindra released teaser images revealing the complete silhouette of the SUV.
Designed by Mahindra India Design Studio (MIDS) in Mumbai, the new Scorpio will be bigger than previous-gen models. The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N will come equipped with the latest features and a new layout.
The overall design of the SUV looks quite muscular. At the front, Mahindra has placed its vertical grille design that extends to become the double-barrel headlamps. The car also gets the honeycomb pattern grille in the lower part of its front bumper with C-shaped LED DRLs with fog lamps.
Moving on to the side, the new Scorpio gets a new set of diamond-cut alloy wheels which are 18-inches, and there is also a slightly raked chrome beltline rising from the C-pillar.
Talking about the back, the 2022 Scorpio gets vertically mounted tail lamps and a side-opening tailgate. The rear bumper features a fairly flatter profile, similar to the outgoing model. Also, the reverse lights of the SUV have been placed at the end of the bumpers with a wrap-around chrome strip.
Moving on to the inside, the interiors will also be all new and is expected to come with a much larger touchscreen, vertically placed AC vents, and some interior elements shared with the XUV700.
The new Scorpio-N will get two engine options – petrol and diesel. Both of the engines will be borrowed by the XUV 700. However, due to a different tuning setup, the engine in the Scorpio will produce less power and torque. Both of the engines will be available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed-torque converter.
When launched, the Mahindra Scorpio will compete with the likes of the Tata Safari, MG Hector and the Hyundai Alcazar. The new SUV will be manufactured at Mahindra’s Chakan facility. The new Scorpio should be priced between Rs 12 to 19 lakh (ex-showroom).
3. Maruti Suzuki Brezza
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The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza is all set to be launched in India on June 30.
Talking about the design, the new Brezza gets a new grille up front, flanked by sleeker headlamps with L-shaped daytime running lights, more substantial plastic body cladding along with a new set of 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.
Moving on to the rear, the SUV will come equipped with slim wraparound LED tail lights, with BREZZA lettering placed right under the Suzuki emblem. The compact SUV will continue to be equipped with front and rear faux skid plates, just like the current version.
The SUV will come equipped with a floating touchscreen infotainment system that could measure up to 9 inches in size. The car will also feature a new flat-bottom steering wheel seen in the new Baleno but Brezza gets paddle shifters.
Talking about the features, the new-gen Brezza is expected to be equipped with a wireless charger, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Electronic Stability Control, six airbags, a 360-degree camera, Suzuki Connect connected-car tech, paddle shifters ( AT only) as well as a factory-fitted electric sunroof, which will make it the first Maruti Suzuki car to be available with this feature in this country.
Talking about the Engine and Transmission department, the 2022 Maruti Brezza will be powered by the same K15B 1.5 liter four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 103 bhp of power and 136.8 Nm torque. The engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, along with a new 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission which replaces the 4-speed AT.
When launched, the Brezza will continue to compete with the likes of Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, as well as the new Hyundai Venue facelift which is also set to be launched this month.
The Pricing for the current-gen Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza starts from Rs.7.84 lakh, but considering all the changes as well as the addition of new features, the new Brezza could be priced from around Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards.
4. Toyota Hyryder
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Toyota India is all set to unveil its new midsize SUV (Codename: D22) in India on July 1, 2022. This new SUV is jointly developed by Suzuki in India and there will also be a version of Maruti Suzuki (Codename YFG) that will see the light of day a little later.
To various reports, this new mid-size SUV is expected to be called the Toyota Hyryder but the company has not officially confirmed according to the name yet.
As previously mentioned, this new SUV is jointly developed by Suzuki and Toyota as part of its global partnership. The two all-new upcoming SUVs in India will be based on a new architecture which is based on the modular DNGA platform sourced from Daihatsu. The DNGA platform has been engineered especially for emerging markets and is used for several Toyota and Daihatsu vehicles in international markets.
The upcoming mid-size SUV from Toyota and Suzuki has been spied various times testing on Indian roads. The main highlight of this SUV is the hybrid engine. Both of the SUVs are expected to be powered by a 1.5-liter K15B petrol engine from Maruti with slight tuning. This engine will be mated with an electric motor that further improves the performance and the efficiency.
The new Toyota Hyryder will take on established players in the segment such as Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushq and VW Taigun. The SUV is expected to come with premium appeal and features such as connected car tech, 360-degree camera, ventilated front seats, a head-up display, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, touchscreen infotainment system, sunroof and many more.
When launched, the new mid-size SUV competes with Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and MG Astor. We expect the new SUV to be priced from Rs 10-18 lakh (ex-showroom).
5. Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai India recently announced that it will launch the all-new Tucson SUV in the Indian market in the second half of 2022.
The external design will feature a major overhaul with the introduction of a new ‘Parametric’ grille, seamlessly integrated with the LED DRLs.
In terms of features, the fourth-gen Hyundai Tucson will likely receive a digital instrument cluster, Hyundai’s ‘BlueLink’ connected technology, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a panoramic sunroof amongst others. The brand might offer ADAS technology as well on the 2022 Hyundai Tucson.
The new-generation Tucson will retain the same engine options as the current generation. The updated SUV will be powered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine capable of producing 182 bhp and 400 Nm of torque. It will also come with a 4WD system on the top variants. Globally Tucson also comes with hybrid power trains.
The current model is available in a price range of Rs 22-27 lakh (ex-showroom) and the new model would likely be priced higher. When launched, the 2022 Tucson will compete with Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, MG Hector and Citroen C5.