Compact SUVs offer great value for money in India. The sub-four meter design and size mean that the price is kept low and the car is a great package for the Indian customer. Right now we have the Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Honda WRV and the Maruti Vitara Berzza. Soon they are going to be joined by new upcoming compact SUVs in India.

New upcoming compact SUVs in India Hyundai Styx

Hyundai Styx

The name of the Carlino concept has been revealed. The Hyundai Styx is coming soon to India next year. The sub-4 meter SUV will also mark the debut of Hyundai’s global 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 118bhp of power. Besides this, the SUV will also get a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine. Transmission options on the Styx are likely to include either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox.

Also Read: Hyundai Carlino concept’s production name: Styx

New upcoming compact SUVs in India Mahindra XUV300

Mahindra XUV300 front

The highly anticipated launch by Mahindra is also coming soon. This car will be launched during the festive season or be pushed ahead due to the XUV700’s launch. This car is based on the Tivoli SUV. Anyways, the Mahindra is going to be a crash into the segment with a lot of great car already. Mahindra is on a roll with big launches like the S201, Marazzo and XUV700, all hitting particular segments.

Also Read: Mahindra will launch XUV300 by year end

New upcoming compact SUVs in India Datsun Go Cross


The Go Gross is looking like a very promising new product from Datsun. It is a much needed product which is going to cater to a segment with a huge number of buyers. The compact SUV segment is going to soon be a market flooded with options. The Datsun Go Cross is the right kind of car for the company to have in their portfolio. It’s still not clear when the car will come to India. The concept that looked near to production was seen at the 2016 Auto Expo last. Hopefully this car comes next year.

Also Read: Datsun Go Cross will have Nissan underpinnings

New upcoming compact SUVs in India Peugeot 3008


PSA (Peugeot Citroen Motors) has announced that it will make a comeback in India earlier this year. The company has entered a joint venture agreement with CK Birla Group under which it will sell cars and components in India by 2020. Though no plan has been revealed, it is reported to bring in its global compact SUV – Peugeot 3008.  Based on the EMP (Efficient Modular Platform), the 3008 will be lighter and more efficient than its global old model. This versatile architecture can accommodate different suspension mechanism and body styles. We cannot wait to see a new manufacturer in the country come with a new car straight into the compact SUV segment.

Also Read: Peugeot to bring the Creta rival to India

New upcoming compact SUVs in India Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona electric in India

In this list, this car is really something different. It’s a sub-four meter. It’s a Hyundai, It’s a SUV. And it has the potential of being the first electric car or SUV to be sold in India. The car has been given a go ahead in more advanced markets like China, USA and Europe. Bring this car to India would be a game changing move by Hyundai. Pricing will be higher for sure, but the product if positioned and sold through correct channels and to correct users would result in a huge impact on the Indian mindset of a electric car.

Also Read: Hyundai Kona will be more expensive than Creta

New upcoming compact SUVs in India Jeep Sub-Four Meter SUV

Jeep Renegade

The sub-four meter announcement from Jeep has come recently. The car won’t be the Jeep Renegade. It is going to be a smaller car, made especially for India with exports in mind. It is going to be developed on the Small Car Architecture platform of FCA. Jeep boss, Mike Manley is very serious about the Indian market and looking at the success of the Jeep Compass, the company is now looking to add new products quickly to it’s range.

Also Read: Jeeps got a lot of SUVs planned for India

New upcoming compact SUVs in India Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol

Vitara Brezza in motion

The Vitara Brezza by Maruti is one of the best performing car of this segment. The car with it’s diesel model and recently launched AMT version has been a success. But where it’s lagging and it’s competiton is gaining is it’s lack of a petrol engine. The Brezza is soon going to get the 1.5-litre engine from the new Ciaz and it will then fill the gap in it’s portfolio for sure.

Also Read: Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol will be cheaper than WRV


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