Here’s a list of upcoming new compact SUVs to be launched in the Indian market in the next 1-2 years.
Maruti Suzuki and Toyota JV is working on a new compact SUV for the Indian market. Scheduled to be launched before the end of 2022, the new model will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and the MG Astor. It will be based on the heavily localised Toyota’s TNGA-B platform, which also underpins the global Corolla Cross.
Toyota will also supply this SUV to Maruti Suzuki, which will be re-badged for the Indian market. The new SUVs will be produced at Toyota’s Bidadi based plant. The new Toyota D22 SUV is expected to be offered with two petrol engines – one with a mild hybrid system and another with a stronger hybrid system. The regular model is likely to get Suzuki’s 1.5L Dualjet K15C petrol engine with SHVS mild hybrid system. The stronger hybrid unit will come with a bigger battery pack and electric motors.
Maruti Suzuki is preparing to launch the new Brezza sub-4 meter SUV, which is likely to be launched by June 2022. The new model will come with comprehensive design changes and all-new interior. The SUV will also receive several segment-leading features like a factory-fitted electric sunroof, 360 degree camera, a larger touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, wireless charging, cruise control & others. It will be powered by a 1.5-litre K15C petrol engine that produces 103bhp and 137Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor automatic.
Hyundai is reportedly to launch the new Venue facelift in the country by June 2022. The new model will come with significantly revised exterior with design inspired by new-gen Tucson. It will have a new parametric front grille, new LED DRLs and new bumper. The SUV will also get a newly designed tailgate and updated tail-lights. Hyundai will also launch the N-Line variant of the Venue facelift.
It is likely to retain the existing engine set-up comprising of a 83bhp, 1.2L NA petrol, a 118bhp, 1.0L turbo-petrol & a 113bhp, 1.5L turbo-diesel. Transmission choices include a 5-speed MT with 1.2L petrol, a 6-speed MT as standard, an iMT and 7-speed DCT with 1.0L turbo-unit.
Mahindra will launch the new XUV300 facelift before the end of this financial year, by January 2023. The new model will come with revised exterior and upgraded interior. It will have an updated touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity. The SUV will also receive a new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 130bhp and 230Nm of torque. The new engine is likely to be offered on the top-spec variants, while lower-spec model could continue with the existing motor. Instead of an AMT, the new XUV300 facelift could also get a proper automatic gearbox (torque convertor or DCT).
Honda will launch an all-new compact SUV in the Indian market in 2023. It will be based on the City’s platform. Not just platform, the new Honda Compact SUV is likely to share the engine options with the City sedan. It will get 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that churns out a maximum power output of 121bhp and 145Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic. The company could also introduce the diesel version of the SUV with the tried & tested 99bhp, 1.5L engine.
The SUV will also get the hybrid powertrain, which we have already seen on the new City e:HEV. It will get an Atkinson Cycle 1.5L, 4-cylinder engine paired to two electric motors. The gasoline motor makes a top power of 98bhp and with electric assistance it delivers 109bhp. Its combined torque out stands at 253Nm.
Hyundai will launch the new Creta facelift in the country before the end of 2022. The new model will come with design changes and upgraded cabin. The 2023 Hyundai Creta facelift comes with an all-new front fasica that’s inspired from the new Tucson. It will come with Hyundai’s new ‘parametric grille’ with neatly integrated LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps). Other changes include revised bumper with slimmer & wider air-inlet, a revised tailgate and new LED tail-lights.
The new Hyundai Creta facelift is also likely to get Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS). It will be offered with 3 engine options – a 113bhp, 1.5L NA petrol, a 113bhp, 1.5L turbo-diesel and a 138bhp, 1.4L turbocharged petrol. Transmission options are likely to be similar to the existing model.