The Indian car market is growing at a rapid pace and manufacturers are doing their best to keep up with the ever-growing demand by launching new cars. In this post, we take a look at 5 exciting renders of upcoming vehicles that have been brought to life by Cartoq’s artist-in-residence Vipin Vathoopan.
The Tata Sumo is a very well-known name to SUV enthusiasts and was once a very common sight on Indian roads. However, the arrival of newer SUVs has seen this iconic SUV from Tata Motors fade into the background. Cartoq’s rendering of the next-gen Sumo from Tata Motors combines the current Sumo’s muscular and boxy design with design cues from Tata’s current Impact Design 2.0 philosophy.
The result is a machine that looks both boxy yet modern with the squared off version of Tata’s current Impact design grille gelling well with rectangular LED headlamps. Also seen up front is a redesigned version of the skid plate that will be seen on the upcoming Tata Harrier SUV. Other cool features include flared wheel arches that play host to large chunky tyres that would do well on any terrain. Also, the windows are quite large, suggesting at the increased size thanks to Tata’s new Omega platform.
The Xenon is the large pick-up truck offering from Tata Motors. While the carmaker has stopped selling the Xenon XT, the version of the pick-up truck for individual customers, our rendering of the new-gen Xenon imagines what it would look like if Tata Motors brings it back as a new lifestyle utility vehicle to rival the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross.
Cartoq’s render of the next-gen Xenon imagines a pick-up truck that is inspired by Tata’s H5X concept unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018. It gets the new-age Tata’s humanity grille with arrow-design LED headlamps and DRLs along with a chunky front bumper that plays host to a heavy-duty skid plate. The flared wheel arches look to be bolted on and can be removed and replaced if they get too banged up.
The Tata Harrier is the production version of the H5X concept unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018 and our first rendering showed off what the production-spec would look like. The first render in blue showed off a more squared-off version of the curvy concept SUV with its honeycomb grille and sleek LED DRLs along with the unconventional placement of the headlamps on the front bumper. The contrasting roof and the ascending window line give the Harrier a look similar to the Range Rover Evoque.
Cartoq’s second rendering of the Harrier (set for a Jan 2019 launch), this time in red, showed off what the front-end of the SUV would look like based on the latest spy images. It showed off a new grille for the Harrier, which looks similar to the one found on the smaller Tata Nexon. Also seen were redesigned LED DRLs which now featured a prominent kink, where they met the grille. The rendering also confirmed the unconventional lighting set-up up front.
Jeep Compact SUV
Iconic American SUV brand Jeep has confirmed that it is working on an all-new sub-4-metre compact SUV for the Indian car market. Cartoq’s rendering of Jeep’s rival for the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon imagines it as a smaller version of the popular Compass SUV, that has made Jeep a household name in India once again.
The compact SUV, which is expected to arrive in 2020, has been shrunk down to meet size constraints of the segment but looks rather muscular and boxy with Jeep’s iconic vertically slatted grille taking centre stage, flanked on either side by LED headlamps with DRLs. The flared wheel arches add to the muscular look, while the hidden door handles for the rear door give it a modern flair.
The Hyundai Carlino was first unveiled as a concept SUV at the 2016 Auto Expo. Cartoq’s rendering of the Carlino (codenamed QXi) brings the boxy design of the concept into a more production friendly design, which has been confirmed by the latest spy shots.
Cartoq’s rendering imagines the Carlino with elements of the concept’s design combined together with design cues from Hyundai’s Fluidic Design 2.0 philosophy. The production Carlino rendered here looks similar to the Creta SUV with the large cascading grille flanked by sleek headlamps. Also seen are strong character lines that run across the sides of the SUV from the headlamps to the rear-end along with the flared wheel arches that conform to Hyundai’s current sculpted design guidebook.