New & Upcoming SUVs in India Under 15 Lakhs


Sports Utility Vehicles or SUVs have traditionally been big, brash and brawny, sitting high above everyone else and moving around the city scaring tiny hatchbacks. Not anymore, though, especially with the advent of the compact SUV. It has become a hugely popular segment in India and it continues to grow, attracting more and more car makers to try their hand at developing a compact SUV. Some might argue that they are just hatchbacks on steroids made to look like SUVs. That is true to some extent but the segment continues to grow anyway. Here, we have for you a comprehensive list of all the new SUVs below Rs. 15 lakhs headed your way in 2017-18. Check out our list of upcoming SUV in India 2017 under 15 lakhs of asking price below –

upcoming suv in india under 15 lakhs (2)

Also See – Upcoming Cars in India | Upcoming Sedan Cars | Upcoming Small Cars

Upcoming SUV in India Under 15 lakhs 2016 – 17


The second Upcoming SUV in India by Tata is the Nexon compact SUV. Tata has taken a different approach to the compact SUV segment, especially in terms of design. As evident from the model showcased at the Auto Expo, the main focus of the Nexon is its design. The coupe-SUV silhouette sets it apart from the current crop of compact SUVs on sale in India. The Tata Nexon will arrive by mid-2017 with a 1.2 L Turbo Petrol and 1.5 L Turbo Diesel engine.

tata nexon compact suv official images (2)

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Turbo Petrol/1.5 L Turbo Diesel
Power (est.) 100-110 bhp/110 bhp
Torque (est.) 140 Nm/210 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed Manual/6-speed AMT (Petrol and Diesel)
Mileage (est.) 18 kpl/25 kpl
Expected Launch Date Mid 2017
Estimated Price Rs. 7-10 lakh


Ford will bring the updated 2017 EcoSport to India by the 2017 Festive season. Having made its debut at the LA Auto Show last year, the new EcoSport will also be sold in the USA 2018 onwards. The facelift features a new front end with new headlamps, grille, bumper, etc. On the inside, it gets major changed to the centre console and steering wheel. Expect the engine lineup to remain the same. While the new Ford EcoSport will be available in the North American market with an AWD setup, India is unlikely to get it as an option.


Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L Diesel/1.5 L Petrol/1.0 L Petrol EcoBoost
Power  99 bhp/110 bhp/124 bhp
Torque  205 Nm/140 Nm/170 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed Manual/5-speed Manual or 6-speed AT/5-speed Manual
Mileage (est.) 15-22 KMPL
Expected Launch Date Second Half 2017
Estimated Price Rs 7 – 11 lakh


With compact SUVs gaining immense popularity in recent times, manufacturers seem to have shifted their focus to low-cost small SUVs. India’s second-largest car maker, Hyundai is working on a compact SUV that will take on the likes of the Ford EcoSport and Vitara Brezza. It will be based on the Carlino or HND-14 concept that was showcased at the Auto Expo in February. We expect the Hyundai compact SUV to arrive in showrooms in 2018. Hyundai’s Upcoming SUV in India will fill the gap between the i20 Active and Creta.

Hyundai Carlino India3

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Turbo Petrol/1.5 L Turbo Diesel
Power (est.) 100-110 bhp/110 bhp
Torque (est.) 140 Nm/210 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed Manual/6-speed AMT (Petrol and Diesel)
Mileage (est.) 18 kpl/25 kpl
Expected Launch Date End 2018
Estimated Price Rs. 7-10 lakh


French car maker Renault will be launching another small SUV in India called the Kaptur/Captur. Unveiled last year and already on sale in Russia, the Kaptur will sit above the Duster. It will be sold as a more premium soft-roader. This upcoming SUV in India was spotted testing on Indian roads recently. We’re expecting the Renault Kaptur India launch to take place in the second half of 2017.

Renault Kaptur 2017-Front-Angle-2

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.6 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Power (est.) 103 bhp/108 bhp
Torque (est.) 150 Nm/250 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed Manual/6-speed Manual or 6-speed AMT
Mileage (est.) 15 kpl/20 kpl
Expected Launch Date End 2017
Estimated Price Rs. 10-13 lakh

MAHINDRA S201 [SsangYong Tivoli Based SUV]

Mahindra-owned Korean car maker Ssangyong was expected to launch its second offering in India in 2017. However, that will not be the case. According to reports, Mahindra is working on a new SUV based on the Tivoli known by its codename – S201. Expect the new Mahindra SUV to hit showrooms in 2018. Competitors will include Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Honda BR-V and Maruti S-Cross.

mahindra s201 suv 2018

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Power (est.) 128 PS/115 PS
Torque (est.) 160 Nm/300 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed Manual or 6-speed Automatic
Mileage (est.) -NA-
Expected Launch Date 2018
Estimated Price Rs. 12-16 lakh


Suzuki recently took the wraps off the S-Cross facelift for international markets. We expect Maruti to bring the S-Cross facelift to India in by mid 2017. The crossover will continue using the current diesel engine lineup consisting of 1.3 L and 1.6 L options. Additionally, the 2017 MY S-Cross could get a petrol engine option as well along with an automatic transmission. This upcoming SUV in India from Maruti will continue to be sold through the Nexa sales channel.


Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Diesel/1.6 L Diesel
Power  89 bhp/120 bhp
Torque  200 Nm/320 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed Manual/6-speed manual
Mileage  23.65 kmpl/22.7 kmpl
Expected Launch Date Second Half 2017
Estimated Price Rs. 9 – 14 lakh

New Jeep Compact SUV

Jeep has big plans for the India market. Aside from the Compass, that will come to us in mid-2017, Jeep is developing an all-new small SUV for the Indian market. This new Jeep Compact SUV will be based on a new platform and will rival the likes of the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. Also, Jeep has made it very clear that they do not intend to compromise on the core strengths of their products. So, it will definitely get an All-Wheel drive system.

upcomins suvs in india under 15 lakhs jeep-compact-suv-india

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.4 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed Manual/6-speed manual
Expected Launch Date 2018
Estimated Price Rs. 9 – 14 lakh
Upcoming SUV in India Under 15 lakhs (2016 – 17)
Model Launch Date Price
Tata Nexon First Half 2017 Rs. 7 – 10 lakh
Honda WR-V March 2017 Rs. 7 – 10 lakh
Mahindra S201 2018 Rs. 9.5 – 13 lakh
Maruti S-Cross Facelift Second half 2017 Rs. 9 – 14 lakh
Renault Kaptur End 2017 Rs. 10 – 13 lakh
Hyundai Carlino (HND-14) Mid 2018 Rs. 7 – 10 lakh
Jeep Compact SUV Mid 2018 Rs. 9 – 12 lakh


New SUV Cars in India 2016 -17


Honda launched the WR-V crossover in India in march 2017. This new Honda car in India is based on the Jazz hatchback. It shares its engines and interiors with the Jazz. It was unveiled at the Sao Paulo auto show in November 2016. The exteriors get a proper crossover treatment. With the constant rise in the popularity of small SUVs in India, every manufacturer seems to have a product or two lined up for this segment. Prices of the Honda WRV start at 7.75 lakhs for the base petrol variant.

honda wrv india images front

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Power 90 PS/100 PS
Torque 109 Nm/200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed Manual/6-speed MT
Mileage 17.5 kpl/25.5 kpl
Price Rs. 7.75-9.99 lakh


The dismal performance of the Aria crossover sent engineers at Tata Motors back to the drawing board and they have come up with this – Tata Hexa. A cross between an MPV and an SUV, the Hexa looks definitely looks better than its predecessor and feels more premium too. It comes with the 2.2-litre Varicor 400 engine. Tata launched the SUV in India in January 2017 at a starting price of Rs. 11.99 lakh. We have already driven the Hexa and here’s our review – Tata Hexa Test Drive Review

upcoming suv in india tata hexa test drive review images action front angle

Engine Type/ Displacement 2.2 L Varicor 400 Diesel
Power 154 bhp
Torque 400 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed Manual/6-speed Automatic
Mileage (est.) 14-15 kpl
Estimated Price Rs 11.99-17.49 lakh


Nissan’s Terrano small SUV was in desperate need of an update and that is exactly what Nissan India has done. The Terrano is now available with an optional 6-speed AMT automatic gearbox. Other updates include new interior trim, a new colour and a handful of new features. Prices of the new Nissan Terrano Automatic start at Rs. 13.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).


Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L K9K Diesel
Power  108 bhp
Torque 248 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed AMT
Mileage 19.61 kpl
Price Rs. 13.75-13.85 lakh


Although the Bolero is still one of the highest selling UVs in India, Mahindra has launched a new cheaper version. Dubbed Mahindra Bolero Power+, the new variant is shorter and gets a smaller 1.5 L engine. This enables the Bolero to take advantage of the small car tax benefits.

mahindra bolero power plus-images-front-angle

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L mHawk D70 Diesel
Power  70 bhp
Torque 195 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed Manual
Mileage 16.5 kpl
Price Rs. 6.59-7.86 lakh


After showcasing compact SUV concepts in 2012 and 2014 editions of the Auto Expo, Maruti finally took the wraps off its production spec compact SUV at the 2016 edition. Christened the Vitara Brezza, the SUV has been a huge hit with the Indian audience. It is powered by a 1.3-litre Diesel that churns out 89 bhp and 200 Nm. It is the same engine as the Ciaz and S-Cross. Prices start at around 7 lakhs for the base LDi trim while the top-spec ZDi+ costs over Rs. 9.50 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

maruti vitara brezza review images front angle silver action

Dimensions (Lenght x Width x Height) 3995x1790x1640 mm
Ground Clearance 198 mm
Kerb Weight -NA-
Wheel Type and Size 16 inch alloys
Boot Space 328 L
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L DDiS 200 Diesel
Power 89 bhp
Torque 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 24.3 kpl
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi) Rs. 7.19-9.66 lakh


Honda launched the highly anticipated Brio-based BR-V SUV in India in May 2016. The design borrows a lot from the Mobilio as the BR-V retains the same MPV look. It shares a lot of components with the Brio family, but the small SUV gets an all-new interior. It is similar to the Amaze facelift’s and more premium than the Brio/Mobilio. Engine options on offer are – 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel.

2016 honda brv india official images (26)

Engine 1.5-litre iVTEC Petrol/1.5-litre iDTEC Diesel
Max. Power 117 BHP/100 BHP
Peak Torque 145 Nm/200 Nm
Transmission 6-Speed Manual, CVT Automatic/6-Speed Manual
Dimensions (L x W x H) 4456 mm X 1735 mm X 1666 mm
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi) Rs. 8.75 – 12.90 lakh


Hyundai‘s first small SUV in India, the Creta definitely looks good with its sharp headlamps, a rising window line and wraparound tail lamps. It has been received very well by the Indian car buying lot selling in strong numbers consistently. Engine options include a line-up of 1.4 and 1.6-litre diesel and 1.6-litre petrol motors. These come mated to 5-speed and 6-speed manual transmission options respectively. It is the only SUV that gets both petrol and diesel automatic options.


Length x Width x Height 4270 x 1780 x 1630 mm
Kerb Weight -NA-
Wheel Type and Size 16” Alloys
Boot Space 405 L
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.6 L Petrol 1.4L/1.6 L Diesel
Power 122 bhp 89 bhp/126 bhp
Torque 154 Nm 224 Nm/265 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed MT/6-speed AT 6-speed MT/6-speed MT or 6-speed AT
Mileage 15.29 kpl 21.38 kpl/19.67 kpl
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi) Rs. 9.22-14.57 lakh

So which of these upcoming SUV in India under 15 lakhs would you like to see in your garage? Let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to Car Blog India for latest updates on Upcoming SUV in India under 15 lakhs.


  1. i am for the launch of new small SUV which affordable and does not have high maintenance cost

  2. Since ALL cars are completely overpriced on the American market, I (WE) would love to see a 4X4 SUV from India take the American market by storm with an introductory price so low that Detriot execs would spill their cappucino! THEY WOULD SELL BETTER THAT HOTCAKES!