If there’s one thing you can say about India with absolute certainty it is that we Indians love SUVs. And for good reason, as SUVs are one of the most practical vehicles around. They offer the space of a sedan or an MPV while giving you the ability to counter multiple terrains with ease. Naturally, every manufacturer wants to cash in on their immense popularity. A fact that ensures success in this segment is far from guaranteed. But this hasn’t deterred them from launching new models. Before putting your money on a new SUV you might want to take a look at our list of upcoming New Upcoming SUV Cars in India 2016-2017 –
Also See – Upcoming Compact SUVs in India 2015-16
New Upcoming SUV Cars in India 2016-2017 – Maruti Ignis
Maruti has already taken the compact SUV segment by a storm with the recently launched Vitara Brezza. The manufacturer now plans to come up with another SUV that will be positioned in the sub-compact SUV segment. Dubbed as the Maruti Ignis, this model is one of the most awaited of all the new upcoming SUV cars in India 2016 here. It is likely to share its engines with the Swift hatchback and could even get an AMT variant sometime after its launch.
|Maruti Ignis Price||Rs. 5-7 lakhs (Estimated)|
|Maruti Ignis Launch Date||Late 2016|
|Maruti Ignis Competition||Ford Figo, Mahindra KUV100, Hyundai Grand i10|
New Upcoming SUV Cars in India 2016-2017 – Tata Nexon Compact SUV
Tata will be entering the compact SUV fray with the Nexon. The company is said to be concentrating heavily on the looks of the vehicle, which, they hope, will help them in luring buyers away from the competition. Design of the final production-spec Nexon will be largely similar to the concept that was on display at the Auto Expo. Both petrol and diesel engine options will be on offer along with manual and AMT gearboxes.
|Tata Nexon Price (Est.)||Rs. 7-10 lakhs|
|Tata Nexon Launch Date||Early 2017|
|Tata Nexon Competition||Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra TUV300|
New Upcoming SUV Cars in India 2016-2017 – Mahindra TUV500
New Mahindra TUV500 could be a TUV300-based crossover that will be longer than 4 metres. It is expected to launch by mid-2017. Prices could start at INR 8.50 lacks and the TUV500 will become a direct rival to the likes of Renault Duster.
|Mahindra TUV500 Price (Est.)||Rs. 8.5-10.50 lakhs|
|Mahindra TUV500 Launch Date||Mid 2017|
|Mahindra TUV500 Competition||Honda BR-V, Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster|
New Upcoming SUV Cars in India 2016-2017 – Tata Hexa
The Tata Aria crossover was a failure in the market despite being a very capable vehicle. But Tata hasn’t yet given up on the vehicle and is readying the Hexa crossover to have another go at it. Showcased at the Auto Expo 2016, the Hexa is essentially a thoroughly revamped Aria with revised styling and redone interiors. The result is a much more butch looking vehicle with better exterior styling and better interiors. Engine and transmission options will be shared with the Safari Storme and there are rumours suggesting that a six-speed automatic transmission could also be offered.
|Tata Hexa Price (Est.)||Rs. 10-15 lakhs|
|Tata Hexa Launch Date||October 2016|
|Tata Hexa Competition||Mahindra XUV500, Toyota Innova|
Also See – Tata Hexa SUV
New Upcoming SUV Cars in India 2016-2017 – Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai announced the re-entry of the Tucson brand name into India at this year’s auto expo. The Tucson will slot in between the popular Creta and the Santa Fe at an estimated starting price of around 18 lakhs. The design of the Tucson follows Hyundai’s Fluidic Design language with hints of the Santa Fe and the Creta. It will be launched with petrol and diesel engine options. It will be a direct rival to the Honda CR-V. We expected Hyundai to launch the Tucson in October 2016.
|New Hyundai Tucson Price (Est.)||Rs. 18-22 lakhs|
|New Hyundai Tucson Launch Date||October 2016|
|New Hyundai Tucson Competition||Honda CR-V, Skoda Yeti|
New Upcoming SUV Cars in India 2016-2017 – New Toyota Fortuner
The new Fortuner is easily among the most awaited Upcoming SUV cars in India. Toyota will replace the popular Fortuner SUV with an all new next generation in November 2016. The Fortuner is based on an all-new platform that is lighter and more spacious and features a much more modern-looking exterior. Engine and transmission options will be new as well. It will get the same engine choices as the new Innova Crysta. There will be 4×4 variants on offer as well.
|New Toyota Fortuner Price (Est.)||Rs. 28-35 lakhs|
|New Toyota Fortuner Launch Date||November 2016|
|New Toyota Fortuner Competition||Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer|
New Upcoming SUV Cars in India 2016-2017 – Chevrolet Trailblazer Facelift
Chevrolet will launch an updated version of the Trailblazer SUV before the end of 2016. This update comes to us barely a year after its launch in India. The facelift features a new nose and an all-new dashboard design. Engine remains the same. Expect the launch to take place in November 2016.
|New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 Price in India (est)||Rs. 27 lakhs|
|New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 Launch Date||November 2016|
|New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017||Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner|
New Upcoming SUV Cars in India 2016-2017 – New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
One of the two upcoming new SUV cars in India 2016-17 by Mitsubishi is the next generation Pajero Sport. The car was unveiled internationally last year and will find its way to India sometime next year. It will be based, as always, on the Triton pick-up’s ladder frame chassis and will feature much more aggressive styling and better interiors as compared to the current car. This will be essential if Mitsubishi wants to take the fight to the next generation Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. A slightly downsized version of the diesel motor offering better efficiency and slightly more power is likely to be offered along with four-wheel drive and an automatic transmission option.
|New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Price (Est.)||Rs. 28-35 lakhs|
|New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Launch Date (Est.)||Late 2017|
|New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Competition||Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner|
New Upcoming SUV Cars in India 2016-2017 – Renault Kaptur Small SUV
French car maker Renault recently unveiled a small SUV,marginally bigger than the Duster, for the Russian market. Its styling draws cues from the Captur, which is sold in Europe and competes with the Ecosport. The Kaptur could be launched in India in 2017. It will be positioned above the Duster. Sister company Nissan is also planning a compact SUV based on the recently showcased Kicks Concept. It will be interesting to see if the two companies jointly develop a new compact SUV for sale in India or go their own separate ways.
|Renault Kaptur Price (Est.)||Rs. 9-13 lakhs|
|Renault Kaptur Launch Date||Mid 2017|
|Renault Kaptur Competition||Hyundai Creta, Honda BR-V, Maruti S-Cross|
Suzuki is currently in the process of developing the next generation 2018 Jimny. And according to certain reports, it will be manufactured at Maruti’s upcoming facility in Gujarat. There are good chances that Suzuki will launch the 2016 Jimny in India as the replacement for the ageing Gypsy. It is likely to feature both two wheel drive and four wheel drive options. Expect the 2018 Suzuki Jimny/New Maruti Gypsy to come to India by the end of 2017 or early 2018.
|Suzuki Jimny/New Maruti Gypsy 2018 Price (Est.)||Rs. 5-8 lakhs|
|Suzuki Jimny/New Maruti Gypsy 2018 India Launch||Early 2017|
|Suzuki Jimny/New Maruti Gypsy 2018 Competition||Mahindra Thar
New Upcoming SUV Cars in India 2016-2017 – Ford EcoSport Facelift
Ford will give the EcoSport its first major cosmetic update since its launch in India. The facelift will bring about an update to the front end and the interiors. Expect Ford to add features such as a touchscreen AVN to the EcoSport. Engine and transmission options are likely to be carried over.
|2017 Ford EcoSport Price in India (Est.)||Rs. 7-10 lakhs|
|2017 Ford EcoSport Launch Date||First half 2017|
|2017 Ford EcoSport Competition||Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra TUV300|
Audi will bring the new Q2 small SUV to India in 2017. This new crossover is built on the MQB platform and will be positioned in the Rs. 25-30 lakh price segment. It will become Audi India’s cheapest offering and should help increase the brand’s reach. Powering the upcoming Audi Q2 will be petrol and diesel engine options including a 1.4 Turbo Petrol and 2.0 L Diesel.
|2017 Audi Q2 Price in India (Est.)||Rs. 23-30 lakhs|
|2017 Audi Q2 Launch Date||Mid 2017|
|2017 Audi Q2 Competition||Mini Countryman|
Tata is jointly developing an SUV with Land Rover for the Indian market. The new SUV codenamed Q501 will be positioned above the Safari Storme and Hexa. The upcoming premium SUV will be based on the Land Rover Discovery Sport’s L550 platform. Tata Land Rover SUV India launch will take place sometime in 2018. Expect prices to start at around Rs. 20-22 lakh.
|Tata Land Rover SUV Price in India (Est.)||Rs. 20-22 lakhs|
|Tata Land Rover SUV Launch Date||Mid 2018|
|Tata Land Rover SUV Competition||Hyundai Tucson, Toyota Fortuner|
Hyundai will bring an all-new compact SUV to India based on the Carlino concept that was showcased at the Auto Expo in February 2016. It will fill the void between the i20 Active and Creta. This upcoming Hyundai compact SUV will rival the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport. The Carlino/HND-14 could borrow the Elite i20’s engine and transmission options.
|Hyundai Carlino Compact SUV Price in India (Est.)||Rs. 7-11 lakhs|
|Hyundai Carlino Compact SUV Launch Date||End 2017|
|Hyundai Carlino Compact SUV Competition||Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport|
After years of delay, the Jeep brand finally made its way to India in August 2016. While the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee are leading Jeep’s charge in India, the one to watch out for will be the upcoming Jeep C-SUV or the new Jeep Compass. Developed specifically for markets such as ours, the upcoming Jeep SUV will be manufactured in India. This should help Jeep price the Compass competitively in India, unlike the rest of their products.
|New Jeep SUV Price in India (Est.)||Rs. 23-30 lakhs|
|New Jeep SUV Launch Date||Second Half 2017|
|New Jeep SUV Competition||Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour|
The newly unveiled Skoda Kodiaq has been confirmed for India and will come to us in the first half of 2017. The Kodiaq is Skoda’s biggest SUV till date. It features seating for up to seven passengers. Expect prices to hover around the Rs. 25-30 lakh mark. It will draw power from 1.4 L Turbo petrol and 2.0 L turbo diesel engines.
|Skoda Kodiaq Price in India (Est.)||Rs. 25-30 lakhs|
|Skoda Kodiaq Launch Date||Mid 2017|
|Skoda Kodiaq Competition||Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour|
Volkswagen will bring the Tiguan SUV to India next year. On display at the Auto Expo in February, the Tiguan is a crossover that will be offered with three rows of seats. Expect the Tiguan to cost around Rs. 30 lakh in India. It will receive Volkswagen’s 2.0 L TDI Diesel engine with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission.
|Volkswagen Tiguan Price in India (Est.)||Rs. 30 lakhs|
|Volkswagen Tiguan Launch Date||Mid 2017|
|Volkswagen Tiguan Competition||Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour|
The Nissan X-Trail SUV will make a comeback to India in early 2017. Showcased at the Auto Expo, the X-Trail will feature a hybrid powertrain, which will enable Nissan to avail incentives on the price as part of the Government’s FAME scheme. Earlier, Nissan was expected to launch the X-Trail in India by Diwali 2016. However, the launch has now been delayed and will take place only in early 2017.
|Nissan X-Trail Price in India (Est.)||Rs. 30 lakhs|
|Nissan X-Trail Launch Date||Early 2017|
|Nissan X-Trail Competition||Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour|
New SUVs in India 2016
Mahindra has launched a sub 4-meter version of the popular UV. It now comes with a new 1.5 L mHawk diesel engine that makes more power. The decrease in length and reduction in engine capacity has resulted in a massive price cut of around 1 lakh Rupees.
|Bolero Power+ Starting Price||Rs. 6.59 Lakh|
The Jeep Wrangler was one of the most anticipated upcoming new SUV cars in India 2016! The much awaited Jeep brand finally came to India in August 2016 armed with two off-roaders. One of which is the Jeep Wrangler. The rugged 4×4 is a completely built unit (CBU), which means it isn’t exactly cheap. The Wrangler is available with a 3.6 litre V6 putting out 285bhp and 352.5Nm torque. It costs Rs. 71.59 lakhs!
|Jeep Wrangler Price||Rs. 71.59 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Jeep Wrangler Launch||August 2016|
Spearheading Jeep‘s entry into the Indian market is the Grand Cherokee. It is a big butch looking American SUV that rivals the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLS. Engine options include a 3.0-litre V6 diesel making 240bhp and 5.7-litre V8 petrol making 473 bhp that powers the Grand Cherokee SRT.
|Jeep Grand Cherokee Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 93.64 lakhs -1.12 crore|
|Jeep Grand Cherokee Competition||Mercedes-Benz GLS|
|Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Competition||Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Coupe|
Among the most awaited of all upcoming New SUV Cars in India 2016 was the Vitara Brezza. Starting life as a small SUV concept first showcased by Maruti back at the Auto Expo 2012, the Vitara Brezza hit the Indian car market in March 2016. The Vitara Brezza is Maruti’s first-ever modern compact SUV. The Brezza locks horns with the once formidable Ford EcoSport and even outsells it. The Vitara Brezza shares its Diesel engine with the Swift hatchback, which means that the new Maruti Compact SUV is high on fuel mileage. Yet, it has a decent power output. It is on sale at a starting price of around Rs. 7 lakh.
|Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs. 7.19-9.66 lakh|
|Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Competition||Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300|
Also See – Maruti Vitara Brezza Review
Honda unveiled its all-new small SUV based on the Brio‘s platform called the BR-V at the Auto Expo 2016. It is very similar in design to the rest of the products belonging to the Brio family. The Honda City and Jazz serve as the source of inspiration for the interior design. Powering the new small SUV are the same engines as the Jazz and City. It goes up against the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. The BR-V comes with a seven-seat configuration, which is perhaps the only advantage it has over its competitors.
|Honda BR-V Price||Rs. 8.75-12.90 lakhs|
|Honda BR-V Competition||Hyundai Creta, Maruti S-Cross, Renault Duster|
Also See – Honda BR-V: Another Failure?
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