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 2017 –
Also See – Upcoming Compact SUVs in India 2015-16
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||Mid 2017|
|Tata Nexon Competition||Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra TUV300|
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||Late 2017|
|Mahindra TUV500 Competition||Honda BR-V, Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster|
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||Early 2017|
|New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017||Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner|
One of the two upcoming new SUV cars in India 2017 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|
Skoda will unveil the new Yeti in mid-2017. The new 2017 Yeti will then make its India debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The new Yeti will launch in India during next year’s festive season. It will look a lot like a smaller Kodiaq. It is likely to share its engines with the Octavia. Expect a long list of features and an optional 4×4 system. Prices could start at Rs 20 Lakh. Quite obviously, it will be positioned lower than the Kodiaq.
|New Skoda Yeti 2017 Price (Est.)||Rs. 20-25 lakh|
|New Skoda Yeti 2017 Launch Date||October 2018|
|New Skoda Yeti 2017 Competition||Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Audi Q3, BMW X1, Nissan XTrail|
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|
Hyundai is currently working on a new compact SUV based on the i20 platform. While it is being developed for markets where the Creta is not on sale, the i20 SUV has good chances of coming to India. Design of the upcoming Hyundai compact SUV will be similar to that of the Intrado concept. Hyundai is also going to launch the Carlino compact SUV in India. It will be interesting to see how these two are positioned in the market.
|Hyundai i20 SUV Price (Est.)||Rs. 9-10 lakhs|
|Hyundai i20 SUV Launch Date||2018|
|Hyundai i20 SUV Competition||Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza|
Honda will be looking to strengthen its portfolio in India with the launch of WR-V crossover next year. The WR-V is based on the Honda Jazz currently on sale in India. It will come to India probably in the second half of 2017 with the same engines as the Jazz. The WR-V will rival the likes of the Hyundai i20 Active, and entry level variants of the Maruti Vitara Brezza.
|Honda WR-V Price (Est.)||Rs. 7.5-10 lakhs|
|Honda WR-V Launch Date||Mid 2017|
|Honda WR-V Competition||Hyundai i20 Active|
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||Late 2017|
|Suzuki Jimny/New Maruti Gypsy 2018 Competition||Mahindra Thar |
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||Festive Season 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||Second Half 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||Late 2017|
|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||Late 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 second 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. While the Skoda Kodiaq is not a hardcore SUV, it will still feature optional AWD.
|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|
Honda’s premium crossover on sale in India has been performing poorly. A high retail price and the lack of a diesel engine options seem to be the major contributors. The recently unveiled 2017 MY CR-V could make it to India by the end of 2017. This is an all new generation product and is likely to address the shortcomings of the current SUV. No official word from Honda yet regarding the launch 2017 Honda CRV India launch.
|2017 Honda CRV Price in India (Est.)||Rs. 30 lakhs|
|2017 Honda CRV Launch Date||End 2017|
|2017 Honda CRV Competition||Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour|
The Tata Aria crossover was a failure in the market despite being a very capable vehicle. With the new Hexa crossover, Tata plans to have another go at it. Showcased at the Auto Expo 2016, the Hexa is much more than a thoroughly revamped Aria. It gets 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 are shared with the Safari Storme. Additionally, there is a six-speed automatic transmission on offer.
|Tata Hexa Price||Rs. 11.99-17.49 lakhs|
|Tata Hexa Competition||Mahindra XUV500, Toyota Innova|
Also See – Tata Hexa Test Drive Review
Maruti has already taken the compact SUV segment by a storm with the recently launched Vitara Brezza. The manufacturer has now launched the Ignis. While it isn’t being marketed as a compact SUV, its design leaves no doubt that Suzuki was going for a crossover look. Dubbed as the Maruti Ignis, this model is one of the most interesting cars from MSIL in recent times. It shares its engines with the Swift hatchback and both petrol and diesel variants get a 5-speed AMT as an option.
|Maruti Ignis Price||Rs. 4.59-7.80 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Competition||Ford Figo, Mahindra KUV100, Hyundai Grand i10|
Hyundai announced the re-entry of the Tucson brand name into India at this year’s auto expo. The Tucson slots in between the popular Creta and the Santa Fe at a starting price of around 19 lakhs. The design of the Tucson follows Hyundai’s Fluidic Design language with hints of the Santa Fe and the Creta. It comes with petrol and diesel engine options.
|New Hyundai Tucson Price (Est.)||Rs. 18.99-24.99 lakhs|
|New Hyundai Tucson Competition||Honda CR-V, Skoda Yeti|
The new Fortuner was easily among the most awaited Upcoming SUV cars in India. Toyota has replaced the popular Fortuner SUV with an all new next generation in India. 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 are new as well. It will gets the same 2.8 L Diesel and 2.7 L Petrol engine choices as the new Innova Crysta. There are 4×4 variants on offer as well.
|New Toyota Fortuner Price||Rs. 25.92-31.12 lakhs|
|New Toyota Fortuner Competition||Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer|
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||LAUNCHED 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?
New Upcoming SUV Cars in India 2017
|Tata Nexon||Mid 2017|
|Mahindra TUV500||Late 2017|
|Chevrolet Trailblazer Facelift||Early 2017|
|All New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport||Late 2017|
|Renault Kaptur||Mid 2017|
|Honda WR-V||Mid 2017|
|New Maruti Gypsy||Late 2017|
|2017 Ford EcoSport||Mid 2017|
|Audi Q2||Mid 2017|
|Tata Land Rover SUV||Mid 2018|
|Hyundai Carlino||Late 2017|
|Jeep Compass||Late 2017|
|Skoda Kodiaq||Mid 2017|
|Volkswagen Tiguan||Mid 2017|
|Nissan XTrail||Early 2017|
|2017 Honda CR-V||Late 2017|
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