3 Soon to be launched SUV’s of India
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 entry level made in India Jeep product is all set to grace Indian roads soon
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after a long delay finally made their India debut back in 2016 with two exciting products which included the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee. Both these SUV’s were sold in the Indian market via the CBU route and thus were expensive and well above the reach of many. However, that is all going to change now because Jeep has decided to launch a new SUV which is well within reach of buyers.
Jeep has unveiled the Compass SUV in India today, and the good thing is that the compact SUV is made in India product which also means that the new product will also be priced quite aggressively as well. The brands new product will be locally assembled at their Ranjangaon facility in Maharashtra from June onward. The new Jeep Compass replaces the old Compass and Patriot SUV in the International market, and apart from the Indian market, the same SUV is also produced in some other Countries as well. However, the good news is that India will be mother hub for right-hand drive Compass SUV from where it will also be exported to some other right-hand drive markets as well. For all your information the Compass SUV is offered with 17 engine options for different markets of the world.
Update 31.07.2017:- Jeep launched the Compass SUV in India today and this also happens to be their most affordable SUV till date.
Now that Jeep Compass is revealed in the Indian market below provided are all the details that you need to know about this new SUV
The pickup truck will not launch in India yet but there is a possibility of it launching in the near future
Mercedes-Benz Unveiled their very first premium pickup concept towards the end of 2016. It even received new ‘X’ initial branding as well. Although there is no chance of it launching in our Indian market yet, we sincerely wish that this beautiful Pick-Up truck makes its presence felt on our Indian soil sometimes soon.
Although the pickup truck market is not yet flourished in our Indian market, they are quite popular in the markets of Argentina, Brazil and South America. The car will enter production towards late 2017 and will launch in the markets of Europe followed by the rest of the world.
As far as the styling is concerned the soon to be introduced X Class looks identical to the Concept it gets a bold looking front grille which looks like it has taken inspiration from the GLS SUV. It further also features a skid plate horizontal bars and a big hood at the front end. A V6 engine will power the X-Class Pickup truck. The SUV will also get Mercedes like LED headlamps along with LED daytime running lamps. The Pickup truck shares the same ladder frame chassis with the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan.
The new X-Class pickup truck will be made available four-door double cab design and will get a carrier deck attached to the back. Like you already know by now that this will be a premium offering and thus expect the interior to be loaded with high-quality materials like Nappa leather, aluminium and also wood inside.
The X-Class pickup truck will most probably be powered by a V6 motor which will be paired to an automatic gearbox. The gearbox will send all that power to the four wheels of the vehicle via the 4Matic all-wheel drive system.
Owning a SUV of your dreams is much more easier now
In our previous article, we have explained every detail that you would possibly want to know about the GST tax structure that the Indian Government has implemented from July 1st, 2017.
Under the new tax structure, almost all the cars have become cheaper except few which belong to the Hybrid category. However, also do keep in mind the fact that the car makers will now be able to propose a uniformed pricing across the Country. But you also do have to bear in mind the fact that the GST prices do not count the road tax which varies state to state.
With that note, we continue with the list of 5 cars which has received the biggest price cut from the Auto manufacturers Post GST.
What changes do you expect in this popular SUV
The Scorpio is a household name in the Indian car market since the year 2002; the SUV has many accolades to its name including ‘Best car of the year’, ‘Best SUV of the year’ and much more. While the first generation SUV was introduced back in 2002, the second generation was introduced just after four years in 2006. Much later Mahindra decided to up their game and introduced the third-generation SUV back in 2014. Now after almost three years of its production Mahindra has decided to launch the facelift variant of the SUV.
The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift variant will most likely get some exterior and interior updates while there won’t be any significant change under the hood. The SUV was caught testing couple of times already which gives us an idea that it will most probably launch towards the end of 2017.
The Scorpio is one of the first SUV’s which was developed in-house by M&M engineers. M&M engineers also developed the 2.2 Litre mHawk engine which powers some other Mahindra suvs at the same time. While the launch of the new Scorpio facelift is nearing, we are here to provide you all the details of the facelifted SUV available at this moment.
Check out our new rendering and also some exclusive spyshots of the baby F-Pace in action
Jaguar has recently officially confirmed that they will be launching a baby Crossover soon which will be positioned below the F-Pace Crossover and the upcoming i-Pace which will be their first effort in the electric SUV department. We were able to catch the first prototype of the new E-pace Crossover while it was being tested back in the year 2016 and now after a year and half the covers will finally be taken off from the E-Pace.
According to the reports, online Jaguar will be unveiling the new Crossover on July 13th, 2017 but before that our team has decided to digitally render the Crossover from all the spyshots which we collected before and from the teaser image of the E-Pace available at this moment. Like we already said in our review as well that the E-Pace will sit at the bottom of Jaguars Pace lineup of SUV’s and Crossovers and expect the pricing to starts from around $38,600 for the entry-level model, in other International markets.
both the 2.2 and the 3.2 Litre diesel engines are still on offer
Ford has decided to discontinue some trims levels from their Endeavour SUV lineup because of some unknown reason. Now their brawny and large seven-seater SUV is available with a total three trim levels.
The trim levels on offer currently include the entry-level Trend which is available only in two-wheel drive guise, while the mid Titanium trim too is also available in two-wheel drive guise. The top end fully loaded Titanium trim on offer is available only in the four-wheel-drive guise. The prices of the Trend trim starts from INR. 25,49,000 while the fully loaded top end Titanium trim is priced at INR. 31,50,000. The mid Titanium trim priced at INR. 28,62,000.
Coming to the drivetrains while the Trend and Titanium trims are available with the two-wheel drive are available with the 2.2 Litre diesel unit. The top end Titanium 4X4 variant gets the more powerful 3.2 Litre unit only.
It’s already been a year that Ford has introduced the new generation SUV in India and what we believe is the low sales volume which has forced Ford to take the decision of discontinuing some variants which were earlier on offer.
The Ford Endeavour is the direct rival of the Toyota Fortuner and the recently launched Isuzu MU-X in the Indian market. We also came to know recently that Ford has already begun testing the facelift Endeavour in some International markets already. Expect the facelift SUV to be unveiled sometime towards the year 2018.
Compass will be available in 5 trim levels and with both diesel and petrol drivetrains
FCA India has officially confirmed the commencement of bookings of the new Jeep Compass SUV yesterday. People now can book this affordable entry level SUV by using either its official website, dealer showrooms and also malls spread across 26 Cities.
Like we already did mention above that a leaked brochure did reveal that the Compass SUV will be available in 5 colour options, three variants and also with both 2WD as well as 4WD drive options. There are no official words on when exactly will it launch in India but seeing all the progress you can expect Jeep to launch the Compass SUV towards the end of this month.
The leaked brochure of the Compass SUV said that the Compass would be available in three main trim levels which include Sport, Longitude and Limited, while the Longitude and Limited trim will also get an additional optional sub-trim as well in the form of Longitude (O) and Limited (O).
The base Sport trim gets 16-inch steel wheels, projector headlamps, electrically adjustable and power folding ORVM on the outside. While inside the cabin it gets 5-inch U Connect infotainment system and an all black interior. For the safety of the passengers inside the base variant of the Compass gets dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, four-wheel disc brakes, ESC and TC.
The Compass Longitude trim gets slightly bigger 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear fog lamps, projector headlamps and black roof rails. On the inside, the cabin gets keyless entry, push-button start, rear parking sensors and beige/black interior, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control.
The top end Compass Limited trim gets a new LED taillamps, Ski-Grey interior, seat upholstery and steering wheel finished in leather. It also gets Selec-Terrain Traction Management System with 4WD system. For the safety of the passengers, it further gets new curtain airbags along with the front airbags and rear camera. The Longitude(o) trim gets HID headlamps in addition to dual tone exterior paint.
The SUV will be offered with 5 trims levels and 5 exterior color options.
Jeep is all set to launch the Compass SUV in the month of August 2017 in India. They already have taken the covers of the soon to be launched SUV but have decided to be non-vocal about the specs and other details. But TeamBHP gets their hands on a leaked spec sheet which looks legit, and this spec sheet reveals all the details of what you could expect from this soon to be launched entry level offering Compass.
To begin with, the Compass SUV will offer 5 variants in India which include Sport, Longitude, Longitude (O), Limited and Limited (O). Now the leaked spec says that only the Longitude and Longitude (O) variants will be offered with a diesel variant while the other variants mentioned above will get both petrol and diesel engine options.
The Sport will be their entry level variant which will feature halogen headlamps towards the front, electrically adjustable foldable rear view mirrors. Inside the Compass Sport variant will feature an all Black Interior, 5-inch touch screen system. For the safety of the passenger, the base trim will be provided with Electronic stability control, ABS and EBD, disc brakes on all the four wheels and along with an electric parking brake.
The new SUV will be bigger and sleeker and will sport host of new features
According to the latest reports on the internet Dacia will be taking the covers off the Duster SUV most probably on 22nd June 2017. The reports also state that it will make its public appearance at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor show later this year. For all your information Renault sales the Duster under the Dacia brand in Europe while Renault itself sells it in some other markets of the World including India.
The spy images of the new generation Duster has already been released and which gives us ideas that Renault will be making an evolutionary design to the new generation SUV. What is even more interesting is also the fact that the new SUV will also be bigger than the current generation SUV. There were also rumours that Renault might also launch a Grand Duster later as well which will also get a third-row seating.
The spyshots did reveal few details of the exterior, expect the new generation Duster to feature a V-shaped grille along with sharper and sleeker looking projector headlamps which will also come integrated with LED DRLs as well. The overall silhouette, however, will remain identical to the current generation SUV.
The next generations Duster will most likely carry forward the current generation Platform will few modifications. There are no other mechanical details available at this moment. However, expect it to get a choice of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. Expect the new generation Duster to be launched in the International market towards the end of this year while it will make its India debut later towards 2018.
A Fresh new design and lot of Hyundai’s new technology has been added to this Crossover
Hyundai had released a teaser image of their soon to be launched Kona SUV a few weeks ago. Now after almost few weeks Hyundai finally took the covers off the much-awaited sub -compact SUV Kona. This new Sub-compact will join some other SUVs of the Hyundai lineup which includes Grand Santa Fe, Santa Fe and the Tucson. The Kona is expected to adopt Hyundai’s new design language and will also be the auto manufacturers first B-segment SUV to launch in 2017. According to Hyundai, this SUV will create a unique proposition in the sub-compact SUV segment.
The name Kona has derived from the Kona district on the Big Island of Hawaii. The compact SUV will be positioned below the Tucson and Santa Fe in their SUV lineup, and there is a fair possibility of it launching in the Indian market towards the end of this year or early 2018. Some reports state that the upcoming Hyundai Kona compact SUV will share lots of its components with the new Elite i20. The Kona SUV will take on the Ford Ecosport, Mahindra TUV300 and some other small SUV’s when it finally launches here.
The Kona SUV underpins the companies B-Platform and has a new and distinct styling which sets it apart from the rest of the Hyundai SUV’s. Now this particular SUV has been designed for the markets of Europe and US, however, we do feel that Hyundai surely has plans to launch it in the Indian market as well soon.
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Perhaps a more improved Automatic gearbox will be paired to the facelift variant
Mahindra & Mahindra has officially discontinued the Scorpio Automatic from India. The Scorpio automatic variant was launched almost two years ago and was available with the S10 grade and was available with both two-wheel as well four-wheel drive configuration with a starting price of INR. 13.13 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
Mahindra has removed the Scorpio AT variant from their Indian website entirely; the automatic variant was powered by the 2.2 Litre mHawk diesel unit which produced about 120 Bhp and 280 Nm of torque. This same engine is also available with a manual variant as well.
Now there are no words on yet on why Mahindra took the decision to discontinue this SUV variant, but few reports on the internet state that Mahindra has plans to introduce a new & modern Automatic gearbox when they introduce the facelift model in the Indian market. There is a fair chance that the new Automatic gearbox will be equally smooth and responsive as the ones found in the new XUV500.
Apart from the Automatic gearbox on the Scorpio and XUV500 Mahindra also offers AMT gearbox as well with the TUV300 and the Nuvosport.
Currently, the Scorpio price range starts from INR. 9 Lakhs onward while the top end variant priced at INR. 15.35 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
3 facelifts and 2 completely new products to grace the Mahindra lineup soon
Mahindra has stored a lot of surprises for their fans in the coming months. The renowned Utility vehicle manufacturer has planned lots of new launches for the Indian customers to stay on top of their game. Last year the Automaker lost a lot of their ground because of the increasing competition from manufacturers like Hyundai, Maruti and also Ford. Some of the products like the KUV100, Nuvosport also failed to attract the attention of the buyers which was also one of the causes of their failure.
So to regain their lost control Mahindra is planning atleast 4 new product launches in the year 2017. Below provided are the list of 4 such cars and few others which will be launched in India in the year 2017 and early 2018.
Launch in coming months
Jeep has rolled out their first India made entry level offering the Jeep Compass from their Ranjangaon plant in Maharashtra. The new facility will be the primary or mother plant for all the right-hand drive Compass SUV which will be sold in the Indian as well some other International market of the World like Japan, Australia and UK. Almost 70 percent of the assembling is done in the Indian market, and for the first time in India, the doors are laser welded by robots. All these will ensure that the International standard of quality is maintained in the product although it is being made in the Indian market.
The Compass SUV will be offered with a total of 17 engine, gearbox and drivetrain options globally. As far as the Indian market is concerned the customers will get to choose from either a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit which is capable of producing about 160+ hp of power and 250 Nm of torque or a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine developing about 170 hp+ maximum power and around 350 Nm of peak torque. The transmission option will include either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The reports state that Jeep has decided to equip only the diesel variant of the four-wheel drive setup. The transmission will send power directly to the four wheels of the Compass with the help of Jeep Active Drive four-wheel drive system.
The upcoming Mahindra SUV has been codenamed S101 and it will compete directly with the the HYundai Creta and the likes of it
A New compact SUV was spied covered in heavy camouflage on the streets. Reports state that this could be the new D-segment player who will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta in India. The brand Mahindra is definitely the first choice for customers when they are looking to get their hands on a Utility vehicle or an SUV. Now the car which was spotted testing was heavily camouflaged, but there were few details about this upcoming SUV which is available at this moment.
The reports state that this upcoming SUV has been codenamed S201 internally and it will be based on the Ssangyong Tivoli SUV. The Tivoli was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and is sold in some other International markets of the World.
This upcoming Mahindra SUV will be based on the same X100 platform and will be a 5 seater offering. However, that is where the similarities will end believe it or not the S201 will get an entirely new exterior as well as interior styling. For the Indian market, the SUV will get a raised ride height bigger profile tyres to add a more SUVish stance.
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The brawny SUV received few updates to keep things fresh
Mitsubishi introduced a special edition of their popular Pajero Sport in India. Dubbed as Pajero Sport Select Plus the SUV is offered in the Indian market in both 4x2 automatic and 4x4 manual variant respectively. This special edition SUV gets few cosmetic updates and some interior updates inside the cabin.
Currently, Mitsubishi offers two products for the Indian market which includes the Pajero Sport and the Outlander. The previous generation SUV was quite popular in the Indian market for its robust exterior and off road capabilities. However, the new generation SUV failed to win the trust of the people because of poor marketing and limited dealers across the Country.
Like we said this particular limited edition SUV is available in both four wheels and two-wheel drive and is priced about 1.19 lakh above the equivalent standard AT and manual variant.
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