Here is the list of the top 5 upcoming sub-4m SUVs in India. The SUV segment in India, and around the globe, is expanding rapidly. In India, the compact SUV space has become particularly successful in the last few years. In fact, it has affected the sales of hatchbacks and compact sedans. People are drawn toward the appeal of owning an SUV without breaking the bank. Moreover, SUVs offer immense practicality and road presence. These are some factors which reel the customers in. Hence, we are taking a look at the details of the upcoming SUVs in India.
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5 Upcoming SUVs in India
|Mahindra XUV300 Facelift and XUV400 Facelift
|Honda Compact SUV
|Tata Punch Electric
|Nissan Magnite Facelift and Renault Kiger Facelift
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Mahindra XUV300 Facelift and XUV400 Facelift
The first vehicle on this list of the top 5 upcoming compact SUVs in India is the Mahindra XUV300 facelift and XUV400 facelift. We have reported the test mule of the XUV300 for a long time now. As is the case with almost all facelift models, there will be minor aesthetic changes to the car. Although the test mules until now have been heavily camouflaged, some details have been leaked. This includes things like a revamped headlamp design, a connected taillamp setup, new set of alloy wheels, but the overall silhouette will remain the same. Similarly, the powertrain options are likely to be carried over from the existing model too.
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On the other hand, the XUV400 is the electric version of the XUV300. However, the overall length of the electric SUV is more than its donor model. This is because the tax benefits under 4m length are not valid for EVs. Hence, it has a larger boot compartment, while the other elements are inspired by the XUV300 itself. Even with the facelift model, we expect to carry over the design elements from the XUV300 facelift. However, there could be minor exterior EV badges and graphic elements to set it apart from its ICE counterpart.
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Honda Compact SUV
There are a few reports floating around on the internet which suggest that the Japanese automaker might also be planning a Hyundai Venue rival in India. Although not many details are available, it could feature modern comfort, tech and connectivity amenities to woo new customers. This is necessary if it wants to challenge the likes of Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon and Maruti Brezza. In terms of powertrain options, this is where it might have an edge over its adversaries. It could have the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine which does duty on the City and Elevate. Hence, we can expect a punchy performance.
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Tata Punch Electric
Then there is the electric iteration of the popular Tata Punch. It has also been spotted performing road tests on multiple occasions. Tata will continue its effective strategy of converting its existing models into EVs. The Indian auto giant has done it with the Nexon, Tigor and Tiago. The results have been madly successful. Tata Motors has over 80% of EV market share in India. Now, it will leverage the success of the Punch to generate an electric version of the SUV. As far as the specifications are concerned, it will most likely borrow the powertrain from the Tiago and Tigor. This includes a 25.58 kWh Li-ion battery powering electric motor to produce 74 hp and 114 Nm of peak power and torque. In Tiago, this battery promises a range of 250-315 km on a single charge.
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The next product on this list of the 5 upcoming SUVs in India is the Toyota Taisor. Now, it won’t be a new product from the Japanese auto giant. In fact, it will be a badge-engineered version of the Maruti Fronx. You must be aware of the joint venture between Suzuki and Toyota. In India, the two companies have been selling the same products under their own nameplate. However, these cars are manufactured by one company only. The other player can simply slap on its badge and sell. In the same vein, the Taisor will be a badge-engineered version of the Fronx. There will hardly be any distinctions on the exterior apart from the Toyota badge.
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Nissan Magnite Facelift and Renault Kiger Facelift
Finally, the Magnite and Kiger duo is also slated to receive a facelift pretty soon. It has been around 3 years since these models were first launched in India. However, there has not been any significant update to either of these. Sure, there was the introduction of the AMT with the Magnite recently. But a proper facelift is long overdue. Also, these two products are also essentially similar. They share the platform, engine and transmission options. With the updates, they could sport new-age features and exterior design changes. It will ensure that the product remains fresh and people continue to be excited about it. These are the top 5 upcoming SUVs in India which might arrive within the next few months.