Within the current previous, automotive consumers at the moment are choosing sub-compact SUVs as an alternative of entry-level hatchbacks. Merchandise together with the Maruti Ignis, Renault Kwid and the Maruti S-Presso are few examples within the entry-level SUV phase. This phase will witness the arrival of a number of new SUVs within the subsequent couple of years, and right here’s the checklist –
1. Tata HBX
Tata Motors will launch the manufacturing model of the HBX micro SUV within the Indian market within the third quarter of 2021. The brand new mannequin shall be positioned towards the Maruti Suzuki Ignis. The idea mannequin was 3,840mm in size, 1822mm in width and 1635mm in top with a wheelbase of 2450mm.
This entry-level SUV shall be powered by a brand new 1.2-litre 3-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine that additionally powers the Tiago and the Altroz. This engine produces 86bhp and 113Nm of torque. It may additionally obtain the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine with energy near 100bhp. Transmission selections are prone to embody a 5-speed handbook and a 5-speed AMT.
2. Hyundai AX1
Hyundai is testing its smallest compact utlity car, codenamed AX1 in South Korea. The brand new mannequin shall be based mostly on the brand new Grand i10 Nios platform, and shall be positioned alongside the Santro in Hyundai’s line-up. The brand new compact SUV shall be positioned towards the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the upcoming Tata HBX. Design of the SUV shall be impressed by the Venue compact SUV. The micro SUV may obtain the 1.2L 4-cylinder NA petrol engine that produces 82bhp and 114Nm of torque. The SUV may additionally obtain Santro’s 1.1L engine that provides 67bhp and 100Nm of torque. Transmission selections would possibly embody 5-speed handbook and an AMT gearbox possibility.
Citroen will launch its domestically developed compact SUV within the nation within the second half of 2021. Codenamed C21, the brand new small SUV shall be positioned towards the Renault Kiger and the Nissan Magnite. Will probably be based mostly on the simplified model of the CMP (Frequent Modular Platform), which underpins the Peugeot 208. The brand new small SUV shall be produced on the CK Birla plant in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The C21 is reportedly to be powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine with energy output near 99bhp.
Mahindra has trademarked the XUV100 nameplate, which might be the KUV100 alternative in India. Will probably be positioned under the XUV300 compact SUV and can rival the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the upcoming Tata HBX micro SUV. The brand new mannequin might be the up to date model of the KUV100. It’s prone to get the identical 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine with handbook and automated gearbox choices.