Seeing the growing demand for affordable SUVs, automakers are preparing a wide range of SUVs and crossovers under 4 meters for the Indian market. In this article, we talk about the upcoming sub-4 meter SUVs to be launched in our market in the near future –
1. New Maruti Vitara Brezza – Launch Early 2022
Maruti Suzuki is gearing up for the launch of the new-gen Vitara Brezza, which has already been spotted multiple times. In fact, clear exterior and interior pictures have already been leaked on the Internet. The vehicle retains the boxy profile; however, design elements are completely new. Major changes are made to the interior, which now is more premium and feature loaded. The SUV will be powered by a 1.5L K15B petrol engine with a stronger hybrid system.
2. Maruti Jimny 5-door – Launch 2022-23
Maruti Suzuki has officially announced to launch the new Jimny off-roader in the Indian market. The company will launch the long-wheelbase version of the Jimny Sierra, and will have 5-doors instead of 3-doors in the global model. The new model will sit under 4 meters in length and will have forward facing second row seats. It will also receive the same 1.5L K15B petrol engine that powers the Brezza.
3. New Maruti YTB Compact SUV Coupe – Launch 2023
Maruti Suzuki is also developing a sub-4 meter compact SUV with Coupe styling, which will be positioned above the Brezza. Codenamed YTB, the new Coupe compact SUV will rival the higher variants of the Hyundai Venue and the Kia Sonet. It will come with feature-loaded cabin and some high-end features. The new YTB Coupe SUV will be powered by a 1.5L petrol engine with a higher degree of electrification.
4. Jeep sub-4 meter SUV – Launch 2023-24
American SUV maker, Jeep will launch a new sub-4 meter SUV in the developing nations including India and Brazil. The new model will be based on the new CMP modular platform that underpins the soon-to-be-launched Citroen C3 compact car. The new model will be positioned below the Renegade, and will rival the higher variants of the Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and the Maruti Brezza. It is likely to be powered by a 1.2L turbocharged petrol engine with power close to 130bhp.
5. Hyundai Venue Facelift – Late 2022
Hyundai has started testing the new Venue facelift in South Korea. It is likely to receive cosmetic changes to exterior as well as interior; however, mechanics are likely to remain the same. The SUV will have a re-designed front fascia, similar to the Creta facelift and the new-gen Tucson. The cabin is expected to receive minor changes in the form of new colour scheme and upholstery. The Venue facelift is most likely to retain the existing engine set-up comprising of a 1.2L NA petrol, a 1.0L turbocharged petrol and a 1.5L turbo-diesel.
6. Skoda Compact SUV – 2023
VW Group is also planning to launch a sub-4 meter SUV under the Skoda nameplate in the Indian market. To be based on the MQB AO IN platform, the new model is likely to be launched in the second half of 2023. Internally called the Project 2.5, the new Skoda compact SUV will rival the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Maruti Brezza and others in the category. It is likely to be powered by a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with manual and automatic gearbox options.
7. MG Compact SUV – 2023-24
If reports are to be believed, MG Motors will launch a sub-4 meter SUV in the Indian market. It is likely to be based on an all-new platform, which will be designed and developed for the India-specific products. Expected to be launched only after 2023, the new compact SUV will rival the Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue and others in the category.