The SUV segment has been growing at a stellar pace from the last few years/ Most car maker are busy getting new models in to this segment. There are various sub-segments as well, which have been created. The growth of SUVs is expected to rise further. SUVs include sub-4 metre ones, as well as larger SUVs with seven seats. Many new SUVs are coming into india. These are a mix of crossovers and smaller ones built on hatchbacks. SUVs are available from as low as 6 lakhs these days.

The trend of preference for SUVs is on the rise and buyers preference is more towards this segment. SUVs today are not only bought by enthusiasts or those who required it for upcountry usage, but also by daily city commuters. SUVs are preferred by a lot of women drivers as well. Now most urban dwellers prefer an SUV and it offers better road presence and a commanding sitting position as opposed to a hatchback or sedan. SUVs are taking precedence over hatchbacks and sedans, these days. People have started travelling more, thanks to better roads built over the last decade. Greater distances are covered by road.

Most people prefer seven seater SUVs as they can travel with families together, hence these vehicles are in demand. Then there are those who want an SUV look in a compact vehicle. These buyers settle for compact SUVs. These SUVs also offer good road presence and the ability to tackle bad road conditions.The Indian market will see many launches in the months to come. We bring you information on the affordable SUVs and also those which will be at a higher price point. Let’s take a look at these upcoming SUVs in India in 2018 and 2019.

Upcoming 7 seater SUV in India 2018

Honda CR-V 2018

The Honda CR-V has been completely revamped. This will now be a seven-seater and shall go up against the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. It is the first time that the CR-V will be a seven seater. This will do a whole lot good to the vehicle, especially in India. The CR-v lacked a diesel engine earlier and was a reason for its low sals. Now with both diesel and seven seats, the CR-V will be a much more desired SUV. This new SUV will be offered with a 2.4-litre petrol and 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine.

Honda will now pbe competing with the best sellers in the segment. For the first time there will be a seven-seater version. The lack of diesel engine was one of the prime reasons for the crossover’s decline in sales. It seems that Honda has been listening. This will be a full loaded SUV with all bells and whistles. The diesel will get a nine-speed automatic transmission. This could work in Honda’s favour. All the details on this vehicle are shared in the link. This will be one of the hot upcoming SUVs in India in 2018.

Also Read: Mahindra XUV 700 – All Details

Upcoming SUV in India below 20 lakhs

Mahindra XUV300

This is an all new compact SUV that will be making its way into the Indian car market. The Mahindra XUV300, codenamedS201 is based on the Ssangyong Tivoli and heavily re-engineered for the Indian market and conditions. This will come with a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.5-litre petrol engine. There will be more than sufficient power and torque. This engine will come mated to a five-speed manual transmission. In terms of features it will offer the best-in-class.

There will be all the bells and whistles like push start and stop button, touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and even reverse parking camera. This will be priced in the range of Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 14 lakhs. This will be just above 4 metres in length. It will make it an exciting package and it will go up against the Hyundai Creta. To know more, read here. We are excited to see this, as the Mahindra XUV300 will be the first upcoming SUV in India from Mahindra that will be re-engineered from a Ssangyong.

Upcoming SUVs in India – Mahindra TUV300 Plus

Another new SUV from India’s leading SUV maker. This will be a budget 9-seater SUV that will go up against the Force Trax. This will be the extended version of the TUV300 and it will be offering more features and space. There will be an increase in the space for third row passengers, which is at the moment jump seats. This will offer seating for two people at the back. With the new crash norms coming in, Mahindra will want to be ready with a new product that could replace the longer Bolero. It will come with a 1.99-litre diesel engine that should churn about 120bhp of power and will be offered with a five-speed transmission. This new SUV will be launched this year itself – 2018.

New Renault Duster

The new Renault Duster is likely to come to India by the second half on 2019. The current Duster has begun to show its age and hence the new model will be launched. The new Duster looks modern and is sleeker as well. It will be based on the same B0 platform , but will get enhanced styling. The interior will also be completely new. The same set of engines will do duty in this SUV. These are 1.5-litre petrol and diesel units.  The diesel will be tweaked to meet new emission norms. This will be a more improved vehicle.

Nissan Kicks SUV

Nissan is looking at upgrading its product portfolio. This new SUV will go up against the Creta and the Captur. This SUV will be made on the same Duster platform, but it will be offering more features and premium quality. At the moment, the Terrano misses out on premium factor, which can be fulfilled with the Nissan Kicks SUV. The engines on offer will remain the same. A 1.5-litre petrol and diesel shall be on offer. There will be petrol with CVT and sometime in the near future we can even expect the diesel to have an automatic. Read more over here.

Toyota C-HR

Toyota is looking at getting into the smaller SUV segment and this will be an ideal product to get. It looks stylish, it gets all the features, it is spacious, quick and highly efficient.  There are likely to be turbo petrol and diesel engines on offer. Petrol should come with six-speed automatic. At the moment, there is no clarity on the specifications, but we will be sharing more details on it, very soon. All the details are shared in the story on the C-HR. Click here to know more. That’s one of the upcoming SUVs in India that should change the dynamics of the market.

Upcoming SUVs in India – Jeep Renegade

Another exciting new compact SUV that will make it to India. The Renegade has become quite popular worldwide and now it will also be launched in India. It will also be based on the SCA platform, which was used to make the Punto Evo and the Compass. Jeep will be launching its small SUV and this will be offering a lot more for its segment. There is a good possibility that this will have an option of 4×4 on a higher variant. This should come either with 1.6-litre diesel or 1.5-litre. The Renegade will make it into production by early 2019.

Upcoming SUVs in India in 2018 and 2019

Hyundai Carlino – HOT LAUNCH ALERT

The Hyundai compact SUV, which was called as Carlino at the last Auto Expo. It is likely to come back this time too, but with more close to production version. Hyundai will be launching this new SUV in the Indian car market and it will be offering it against the Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon and Maruti Vitara Brezza. It will be offered with all the bells and whistles that are currently offered, in fact a lot more features too. Hyundai will make this vehicle look boxy and more rugged. This SUV will be offered with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol and there will be the 1.4-litre diesel engine too. This will be one of the hottest upcoming SUVs  for India.

Ford Kuga

Another new product from Ford, which is likely to show up soon. This will be a larger SUV that will go against the Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Tucson. This is an exciting segment to get into. Ford will offer a 2.0-litre diesel engine that will be offered with six-speed manual and automatic. Ford with this new SUV will be able to eat into Jeep Compass market. This will make it an exciting buy for many as Ford is a trusted brand by many and this will be the company’s opportunity to take away some of Jeep’s market share.

Skoda Karoq

A smaller SUV from Skoda after the Kodiaq. The Karoq will be Yeti replacement and this will share a lot of elements with the Kodiaq. Skoda is looking at targeting the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson too with this new SUV. Skoda will offering more safety features and of course, the quality and fit and finish of the materials are likely to be superior too.

Upcoming SUVs in India – Maruti Vitara – HOT LAUNCH ALERT

Maruti has just tasted a major success with the Vitara Brezza and the company is working on an all new SUV against the Creta. This will be the Vitara. Maruti Suzuki is looking at capturing this segment with an all new SUV for the Indian car market. There shall be the 1.5-litre diesel engine and a 1.5-litre petrol engine. More details are locked in here. This is one of the hottest upcoming SUVs in India.

Mahindra U321

Let’s be clear, this isn’t an SUV. It is an MUV . As there are not many SUV launching,hence, we have included this one. This is another MUV from the Indian utility manufacturer. This will be the company’s only MUV in the near future. The Xylo will be gone. There shall be more than some comfortable seating for seven people. This will be a three row seating with sufficient space. The engine will be a 2.2-litre that will churn about 120bhp of power and it will have 5-speed manual transmission. In terms of petrol engine, there could even be a 140bhp powered 2.2-litre engine.

This will be a rear-wheel drive MUV. In terms of pricing this will be somewhere in the range of Rs 12 lakhs to Rs 19 lakhs. This will be undercutting the Innova Crysta. Mahindra will want to offer a premium MUV that will be more spacious than any of the other SUVs in the same price point.


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