Indian automotive market has been changing and fast. Flooded with many renowned national as well as International Auto Manufacturers who are bringing their brand new products people now have plenty of options to choose. For the past couple of years, the biggest trend in our automotive scenario is SUV’s.
Indian people love big cars which not only can carry their friends and families comfortably but their luggage as well for weekend getaways. However, we all have moved on from boring boxy suvs to modern looking vehicles which not only look good but are well equipped with all the modern technologies as well. Apart from getting powerful drivetrains Indian customers now want an SUV which is safer and fuel efficient. It offcourse is a bonus if the vehicle can perform well when there is no tarmac.
For those of you who are planning to invest their hard earned money on a car which matches our criteria mentioned above then we have got some news for you. Some renowned Auto makers are planning to launch three of the most exciting SUV’s soon. So below provided are the list and all the new features which they will be bringing with them that makes these upcoming SUV’s unique and worth buying.
The Nexon is the most talked about upcoming SUV of our Country from our very own homegrown Auto manufacturer Tata Motors. The Nexon is all set to make its Indian debut in September 2017 and for those of you who are interested in getting their hands on a very modern looking, tech loaded compact SUV then this is it, guys!.
WHAT’S NEW ABOUT THE NEXON
Floating Dashtop Touchscreen Infotainment
The Nexon is one of the most modern and unique looking SUV’s which you can see soon on our Indian roads. It not only will impress you with its styling but with its loaded cabin as well. Believe it or not, the Nexon will be the first vehicle in its segment to feature a floating dash top Touchscreen Infotainment system. This touchscreen features Android Auto which will also get best speech recognition technology which can be used to access navigation, phone calls, music etc. The infotainment system can even read and reply to the occupant’s Whatsapp based messages as well.
8 Speaker System
For the music enthusiasts, the Nexon will get eight speaker system from Harman which has been tuned specifically for this SUV.
MULTI DRIVE MODES
The Nexon will also get the first in class three drive modes namely Eco, City & Sport which promises to provide versatile driving experience to the person driving this car.
SPACIOUS CENTRAL CONSOLE WITH PLENTY OF STORAGE SPACE
Space is something that we all want in our vehicles, and the Nexon promises to provide plenty of it inside the cabin. The central console gets a sliding tambour door which is deep enough to store a number of things in addition to some other storage space inside the cabin as well.
BOTH PETROL AND DIESEL ENGINE ON OFFER
The Nexon gets both 1.2 Litre petrol as well as a 1.5 Litre diesel engine under its hood which provides plenty of power for this segment. Both the engines will be paired to a 6-speed manual transmission as of now, but there will be an AMT transmission on offer later.
ADVANCED SAFETY FEATURES
The Nexon does not disappoint when it comes to safety features. The SUV gets dual front air bags along with ABS and EBD as standard.
Recently Renault has dropped a bomb that they will soon be launching the Captur SUV in India. Renault already sells the Captur in the European market, but now they have decided to bring the SUV in India as well. However, the title badge is where the similarities will end, while the European Spec Captur is based on the Clio platform the Indian spec SUV will underpin the same MO platform which lies beneath the Renault Duster.
The Captur will get the same tried and tested 1.5 Litre petrol and a diesel engine which powers the Duster SUV. Both the engines will be paired to a 6-speed manual transmission while there will also be an automatic transmission on offer.
WHAT MAKES THE CAPTUR UNIQUE?
WELL EQUIPPED EXTERIOR
The Captur according to the recent reports will be positioned above the Duster SUV and in range of the newly launched Jeep Compass SUV and the Hyundai Creta SUV. Thus expect it to feature some upgraded equipment in the form of all LED headlamps which will be flanked by LED daytime running lamps, contrasting roofs, bigger wheels and an impressive ground clearance.
Just like the exterior the interior too will be well equipped, for all your information the cabin of the Captur will get a 7.0-inch infotainment system which will also be compatible with media navigation as well as Bluetooth connectivity. It will also feature a dual tone dashboard and comfortable seats.
POSSIBILITY OF A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VARIANT
There is a fair chance that Renault is launching a four wheel drive variant either during the time of its inception or few months after its official launch.
We all get to witness what the entry level model from Jeep looks like in the form of the new Compass SUV. Now Jeep is also preparing to launch the Renegade SUV in India too which will be positioned even below their current entry level offering Compass. To be quite honest we believe that the Compass is a real value for money offering and the upcoming Renegade SUV will also be an equally impressive vehicle as well. After the success of their Compass SUV in India, we believe that Jeep wants to keep their cash register ringing and won’t take long before they launch the Renegade SUV in India.
MOST AFFORDABLE JEEP TILL DATE
The Renegade will be the Jeep’s most affordable offering and will be positioned lower than the Compass SUV. Reports are that the Renegade SUV will be priced below INR 10 Lakh and thus will make it a direct rival of the Renault Duster, Mahindra XUV500 etc.
NEW POWERFUL DIESEL ENGINE
The Renegade will sell in the Indian market with the 1.6 Litre Multijet2 turbo-diesel engine which is capable of producing around 116 Bhp of peak power and equally impressive 300 NM of torque. Reports are that there will also be a 2 Litre diesel unit on offer at a later stage which will generate slightly more power and torque figures. Both these engines will be paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Jeep lovers there is absolutely no reason to be disappointed because just like some other Jeep vehicles launched in our Country, the Renegade too will also feature plenty of modern equipment inside the cabin. To begin with, it will get a new 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, fabric seat covers with contrast stitching and also with either a 60/40 split folding rear bench or 40/20/40 split folding rear bench.
LAUNCH IN 2018
The Jeep Renegade will most probably be showcased at the 2018 Auto expo and will launch a couple of months later.
So if you loved reading about all the mentioned soon to be launched SUV’s and how they will revolutionize the Indian Automotive scene in the next couple of months then do leave your comments and also inform us which one will be your preferred ride.