There’s a slew of launches in the Indian car market in the compact SUV segment. Be it the all-new Venue, the all-new XUV300 or the all-new Kia Seltos, the segment has remained busy in 2019. In the 2020 Auto Expo, we will continue to see new launches in the compact SUV segment. Here are all the new cars from the C-SUV that will be launched at 2020 Auto Expo.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
One of the most-waited cars in the Indian market, Maruti Suzuki will finally launch the petrol variant of the Vitara Brezza in the market. The car will also get cosmetic updates with a new grille, new headlamps and bumper. The best-selling vehicle in the segment will lose the diesel engine and will only get powered by the 1.5-litre petrol engine option that is available with the Ciaz and the Ertiga. There will be a four-speed torque convertor available with the car too.
After launching the successful Seltos in the Indian market, Kia will launch the Carnival MPV in the Indian market. At the 2020 Auto Expo, the manufacturer will showcase the all-new QYI sub-4m compact SUV that will take on the likes of Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Venue and the likes. It will be launched somewhere around August 2020 but Kia will showcase the car at the 2020 Auto Expo showing how it will look like. Kia has not announced the engine options but it is likely to be powered by the 1.0-litre petrol engine of the Hyundai Venue.
Renault HBC will be CMF-A+ based SUV, which will make its world debut at the 2020 Auto Expo in India. The all-new car will take on the likes of Ford EcoSport and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza in the Indian market and it will offer a beefed-up, pumped up look. The interior of the HBC’s production version is likely to be similar to the Renault Triber and it will offer a similar list of features. Also, the engine of the HBC will be identical to the Triber. The car will get a turbocharged petrol engine, which will later make its way to the Triber too.
The H2X was also showcased at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. It will be most probably showcased at the 2020 Delhi auto expo in production guise. It has been codenamed as the Hornbill and it will be positioned as a micro SUV. The Hornbill will sit below the sub-4 meter SUVs and will provide an alternative to people who are in the market for a hatchback. It will follow the same IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy. Tata is expected to put the 1.2-litre petrol engine in the upcoming car but the diesel variants may not be available.
Mahindra XUV300 EV
Mahindra will launch an all-electric version of the XUV300 in the Indian market this year. The car will be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. The XUV300 EV will get a slightly different design and front-end that differentiate it from the IC version of the car. The XUV300 will take on the Tata Nexon EV directly and is expected to get a similar range of 300 km.
The Hyundai Creta is one of the most successful cars in the Indian market. However, the recent launch of the all-new Kia Seltos has affected the overall sales of the mid-size SUV. Hyundai has already started testing the all-new Creta in the Indian market, which will be similar to the model launched in the Chinese market. The all-new Creta will share the engine and transmission with the Kia Seltos in the Indian market and will prove to be stiff competition in the segment.
The all-new Skoda Kamiq will be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. The car, which will be launched by the end of 2020 or early 2021 will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta in the Indian market. It will be an all-new car that will be based on the MQB A0-IN platform. Skoda may also launch the CNG version of the SUV in the market.
It will be the first SUV from the brand to be launched in the Indian market next year. The all-new Skoda Karoq will be assembled in Aurangabad and it will be bought to India in CKD form. The Karoq will be based on the MQB platform. The SUV will get a price tag of under Rs 20 lakhs and it is expected to get powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine.
The Volkswagen T-Roc will be the brand’s first launch in the Indian market next year. It will be based on the Indian-spec MQB-A0-IN platform that is derived from the MQB platform. It has been done to reduce the overall price of the car in the highly competitive Indian market. The car will take on the likes of Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass and higher-end variants of the Kia Seltos. It will get powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine. Since Volkswagen positions its vehicles at a premium, the T-Roc will get priced at around Rs 18 lakhs., It will be launched in the first half of next year and will be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo.