SUVs have become the new hot trend in the Indian market. Manufacturers are now launching products that are heavily inspired by SUV design including vehicles like S-Presso. Well, in 2020, we will continue to see the launch of new SUVs in the Indian market and many of them will be all-new products. Here are ten SUVs that will get major changes in 2020.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Since the launch of the Vitara Brezza in the Indian market, it has remained an exclusively diesel-powered vehicle. However, in 2020, the manufacturer has said that they will not offer any diesel-powered vehicle due to the stricter emission norms. Maruti Suzuki will take this opportunity and will introduce a facelifted version of the Vitara Brezza that is expected to get a few visual changes and the new 1.5-litre petrol engine that powers the vehicles like Ciaz and Ertiga in the Indian market.
The first sub-4m compact SUV from the Indian brand, the Nexon has been a successful launch in the market. Tata will soon launch a facelifted version of the Nexon, which will follow the design language of the Nexon EV. We will get to see a new grille, new set headlamps and a few other changes on the outside. Tata may also tweak the dashboard to make the Nexon more youthful.
Hyundai will soon launch the all-new Creta in the Indian market that will be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo and will be subsequently launched in the Indian market. The upcoming vehicle has already bee spotted testing on the Indian roads. It will get the same platform as the Seltos and will share the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine options with the rival too. Look-wise, it will be radically different from the current version and will get a split headlamp set-up.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross
The premium crossover from the brand is currently powered only by a diesel engine. With the BS6 emission norms coming up later this year, Maruti Suzuki will launch a facelifted version of the S-Cross that will get a minor facelift with the new 1.5-litre petrol engine that powers the Ciaz and Ertiga in the Indian market.
One of the most important new vehicles for enthusiasts will be the new Mahindra Thar. Mahindra is expected to take the wraps off this new off-road vehicle during the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. The exteriors, interiors as well as the powertrain of the vehicle will be upgraded. In terms of dimensions, the new Thar will have a substantially bigger footprint than the outgoing model. It will be built on a new chassis and will be powered by a new 2.0-litre diesel engine with a power output of around 130 Bhp. It will also get a hardtop version which comes as a piece of good news for enthusiasts. Apart from this, the cabin will also be updated and will get touchscreen infotainment and front-facing seats among others.
The XUV500 has been going on for long without a major update and the same is set to happen in 2020. Spyshots of the new XUV500 have already surfaced and they show that the SUV has a similar silhouette. Mahindra has taken the evolutionary rather than revolutionary route in terms of design. In terms of body dimensions, the new XUV500 will be larger in size and will get an updated front end design apart from cabin upgrades. Also present will be an all-new 2.0-litre diesel engine that will churn out around 180 Bhp of power on this SUV. Both automatic and manual gearbox options are expected on the new XUV500.
The Scorpio has been one of the main products in Mahindra’s model lineup for nearly two decades now. It will get a generation update next year, something that was long due. The spy shots of the new Scorpio hint towards a more muscular design and the SUV will be larger in size too. The new-gen Scorpio will be underpinned by a new platform that will also be used on the new Thar. The exterior design will be on the lines of the current design but with enough changed to make it feel fresh. The cabin of the new generation Scorpio is likely to feature large touchscreen infotainment, automatic climate control and parking cameras among others. Mahindra will use an all-new 2.0-litre diesel engine that will be found on the Thar and the XUV500 as well.
The all-new MG Hector, which was launched earlier this year in the Indian market will get an update in 2020. The car will get an updated engine and the vehicle is expected to get updates similar to the Baojun 530, which is essentially sold under a different badge in China.
The facelifted Compass will be the next big launch from Jeep even as competition has increased by many times. The Compass, once fresh enough to do nearly 1,500-2,000 units per month, is now selling less than 1,000 copies per month. Therefore, a facelift is in order to boost sales. The facelifted Compass will be Bharat Stage 6 emission norms compliant, in both petrol and diesel. A 9-speed automatic gearbox will be offered on lower diesel variants while the exteriors will get a refresh.