The SUV segment is currently becoming extremely popular in India. The popularity of the segment has caused many manufacturers to launch new SUVs in the Indian market in the recent past. With the successful launches like the MG Hector, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV300 and more, we will get to see the trend continuing in the coming times as well. The 2020 Auto Expo gave us a clear indication of the cars that will be launched in the market in the coming times. Here is a list of all the SUVs that were showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The segment-leader Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza will be launched in a new avatar in the Indian market. We will get to see the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza with a new 1.5-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum of 105 PS and peak torque of 138 Nm. The 4-speed automatic version of the car gets SHVS mild-hybrid while the manual version does not get the SHVS. It gets a few cosmetic updates too.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross
The S-Cross will dump the sole 1.3-litre diesel engine and will be available with the 1.5-litre petrol engine option similar to the Brezza. It will also get an automatic transmission for the first time. Even the S-Cross will get similar 105 PS – 138 Nm output with the SHVS system with the automatic transmission option.
Hyundai showcased the all-new India-spec Creta at the 2020 Auto Expo. The all-new vehicle gets a new design and a completely new front-end. There are new boomerang-shaped DRLs at the front of the vehicle that gives a unique identity to the car. Even the tail lamps are similar in shape to the headlamps. The vehicle retains the overall shape but there are enough changes and new features like a panoramic sunroof to attract new customers. It will be launched in March and will get new-generation 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine options.
Hyundai showcased the Tucson at the 2020 Auto Expo, which will also be launched in the Indian market next month. The CKD vehicle retains the cascading grille design and a new bumper making the whole package quite interesting and fresh. The new headlamps add a futuristic look to the vehicle. It gets powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 154 Bhp and 192 Nm of peak torque. The 2.0-litre diesel engine option is also available and it generates a maximum of 154 Bhp and 400 Nm. Both the engine options are BS6 compliant.
Kia showcased the all-new Sonet, which will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Venue in the Indian market. The Sonet will be launched by the end of this year and is expected to be powered by the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is available with the Hyundai Venue. It will get class-leading features including a set of Bose speaker systems, clutchless manual transmission, ventilated seats and more.
MG Hector Plus
MG Hector Plus will be launched by the middle of this year and it will be a premium offering positioned above the current Hector offering in the Indian market. The all-new Hector Plus will be available in the 6-seater and 7-seater option. It also gets a minor facelift. The car will be powered by the same set of 1.4-litre turbocharged and 2.0-litre diesel engine options.
Tata will launch the seven-seater version of the Hector and showcased the production version at the Auto Expo. It will take on the Mahindra XUV500 directly. The Gravitas will be powered by the same 2.0-litre Multijet engine and will get an optional 6-speed automatic transmission.
The HBX is close to 95% of the production version as per Tata. The vehicle will take on the likes of Renault Kwid in the Indian market and will be the second car to be built on the OMEGA-ARC platform. The vehicle will get powered by the 1.2-litre petrol engine and will also get an AMT transmission.
Tata has added a slew of new features to the BS6 compliant Harrier and has started accepting bookings for the same. The vehicle will get new features like a panoramic sunroof, an automatic transmission, more powerful 170 PS-generating diesel engine, auto-dimming IRVM and more. It will be launched next month and Tata is already officially accepting the bookings for the car.
Tata Hexa Safari Edition
Tata showcased the new Hexa Safari Edition at the 2020 Auto Expo and it will be launched later this year. It is the BS6 version of the Hexa and looks quite muscular compared to the regular Hexa. It gets cosmetic updates like tougher looking bumpers, blacked-out 17-inch alloy wheels, Safari Edition badging and blacked-out chrome parts. It will remain powered by the same 2.2-litre engine generating 154 pS and 400 Nm. It will get the same 6-speed manual with optional AWD and 6-speed automatic with 4X2 drive layout.
Renault revealed the new Duster powered by a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine option in the Indian market. The new 1.3-litre TCe engine produces a maximum power of 160 PS and 250 Nm. It gets a lot of visual changes and will be launched after the BS6 emission norms come into effect. Renault will not offer the 1.5-litre diesel engine after 1st April 2020.
This is the new Force Gurkha that will be launched in the Indian market next month. The G-Wagen inspired design of the Gurkha makes it quite interesting. It gets circular dotted DRLs and new bumpers and grille. The vehicle is expected to be available in three-door and five-door variants.