If the small vehicles and sedans are right here, can the massive boys be far behind? Rajesh Karkera affords a guidelines of the SUVs and MUvs coming to India this yr.
It’s time for the massive fellas to return out, particularly the SUVs and MUVs.
Part 1: Why 2021 is an excellent yr for the hatchback purchaser
Part 2: Buying a sedan? 2021 have to be simply the yr for it
A class that has change into the favorite of Indians, understandably so due to the highway and climate situations we encounter.
2021 will see the utmost variety of SUVs being launched, in fully new avatars in addition to facelifts.
Just two weeks into the brand new yr and already loads has occurred in the SUV section in India, and it began with a shock from Tata Motors.
The All-New Tata Safari
The first shock of the yr in this section was the announcement of a comeback of Brand Safari.
The legend – Reborn says Tata Motors because it rolled out its first all-new Tata Safari on January 14, 2021.
A 7-seater model of the Harrier initially named the Buzzard in its debut on the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and then as Gravitas in the 2020 Auto Show in Noida, it has lastly been rebranded because the Tata Safari.
This flagship SUV from Tata Motors will get a correct unveiling on January 26. Some sellers have already began taking bookings for it.
Tata hopes to rekindle the nostalgia the Tata Safari has at all times had. Check out the primary look video launched by Tata Motors right here
Toyota Fortuner facelift
Rs 29.98 lakhs-Rs 37.58 lakhs
The new Fortuner shows a sculpted facet pontoon formed bumpers and a brand new headlight design with a particular LED line information. Photograph: Toyota Kirloskar Motors.
The Toyota Fortuner, which final bought an replace in 2016, has lastly arrived in a a lot wanted up to date model in the primary week of the yr itself.
This new Fortuner will get extra muscle with its makeover, a brand new entrance grille and a extra highly effective 2.8L diesel engine which pumps 500 NM of torque and 204 PS of energy.
The petrol engine nonetheless stays unchanged.
Toyota Fortuner Legender
Rs 37.58 lakhs
The Fortuner Legender will get a cut up 4 LED setup for the headlamps with a waterfall sort guideline separating every of the 4. Photograph: Toyota Kirloskar Motors.
Also launched is the Toyota Fortuner Legender which is a sportier, sleeker model of the Fortuner and has a bunch of latest options inside.
WATCH: Yoshiki Konishi, chief engineer of Toyota Motor Corporation, speaks concerning the design philosophy behind the Toyota Fortuner Legender. Video: Toyota India
Powered with the identical powerplant beneath its hood as the brand new Fortuner, the Legender is focussed extra to be a classy city SUV, full of extra tech options and creature comforts than the Fortuner.
Citroën C5 Aircross
Rs 30 lakhs
IMAGE: The C5 Aircross, a 5-seater SUV from Citroën. Photograph: Citroën India.
The C5 Aircross, the flagship compact SUV from the French carmaker Citroën which was to be launched in 2020, will come to us this yr.
To be constructed on the firm’s facility positioned in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, the C5 Aircross is anticipated to be obtainable in a single absolutely loaded variant with a 2-litre turbo diesel engine giving out a robust punch of 180 hp.
The French carmaker has already began making gearboxes and drivetrains in their Indian manufacturing models and exporting them internationally too. The Made in India badging simply may assist maintain costs down in their future launches and spares.
Rs 10 lakhs-Rs 16 lakhs
IMAGE: Škoda launched the latest member of its household because the Kushaq, a reputation which derives its roots from Sanskrit which suggests ‘King’ or ‘Emperor’. Photograph: Škoda Auto.
The latest entry in the mid-sized SUV section from Škoda would be the Kushaq.
Seen earlier because the Vision IN Concept on the 2020 Auto Expo, this mid-sized SUV will probably be based mostly on Škoda’s MQB A0 IN platform and will probably be made completely in India.
On provide will probably be a 1.0 Litre and 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine beneath the hood with AT choices.
Škoda Kodiaq Petrol
Rs 35 lakhs-Rs 37 lakhs
Coming again to the Indian roads after BS6 norms kicked in is one other hunker from Škoda, the Kodiaq.
The 2.0 litre TDI diesel engine will probably be changed by a 2 litre petrol engine giving 190HP.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny
Rs 10 lakhs-Rs 12 lakhs
IMAGE: The Jimny 3-door too may make an entry in India wanting on the success of the all-new Thar. Photograph: Global Suzuki.
Another true off-roader whose launch has been most awaited for a few years now’s the Maruti Suzuki Jimny.
Expected this yr is a brand new bigger 5-door model of the Jimny for India.
Powering the Jimny will probably be a 1.5-litre petrol engine which can churn out 105 hp. Expect the Jimny to be on sale quickly in Maruti’s premium Nexa shops.
New Gurkha 2020
Rs 10 lakhs-Rs 12 lakhs
IMAGE: The up to date Gurkha on the 2020 auto expo in Noida with minimalistic modifications.
Another uncooked off-roader from India is the Gurkha from Force Motors.
A more moderen model of the Force Gurkha 4×4 which was showcased in the 2020 auto expo is quickly to be launched this yr.
It will retain its G-Wagon appears like its predecessor and will probably be launched with minor beauty modifications to its exteriors in addition to the interiors.
Powering will probably be the identical 2.2 litre, 4 cylinder diesel engine delivering a max torque of 321 NM and a max energy of 140 hp.
The BS6 Isuzu D Max V-Cross
Rs 18 lakhs-Rs 21 lakhs
The BS6 model of the Isuzu V-Cross will value larger than its predecessor.
Another favorite amongst life-style autos and recognized for its off-roading capabilities is the Isuzu V-Cross.
The up to date V-Cross was final seen in August 2019 when it was launched with an computerized transmission. But by the tip of 2019, Isuzu needed to cease manufacturing of this head-turner in its BS4 avatar, as a result of stringent BS6 norms.
Isuzu had deliberate to launch the BS6 model of the V-Cross in 2020.
This yr we’ll see the up to date Isuzu V-Cross and MUX each with new BS6 engines and up to date appears.
Rs 15 lakhs-Rs 20 lakhs
The Toyota Hilux will include the upgraded 2.8L diesel engine, sensible security, enhanced connectivity and a fair more durable appears. Photograph: Toyota.
A favorite amongst pickup vans and also referred to as the unique pickup truck is The Toyota Hilux.
Known for its workhorse skills in the International markets, this beast will now enter India in its newest model.
This up to date model will probably be based mostly on the identical IMV-2 (Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle) platform, which makes use of a ladder body chassis building because the Innova Crysta and the Fortuner.
This sharing of elements will maintain the costs in test and will act as a direct rival for the Isuzu V-Cross.
Ford Ranger Raptor Pickup
Rs 40 lakhs
The Ranger Raptor, recognized for its on-road comforts to off-road efficiency, has each your weekday and weekend lined, says the automaker. Photograph: Ford Motor Company.
Expected to reach in mid-2021 in India, the Ford Ranger Raptor is a imply efficiency truck which will probably be launched in India solely as a CBU import.
As this will probably be a very imported unit, anticipate the costs to be on the upper facet. But Ford additionally plans to import just some models on the market in India to maintain exclusivity.
The Raptor could have the identical 2-litre engine that drives the Ford Endeavor, pumping out 500 Nm of torque and an influence output of 231 hp.
Rs 13 lakhs-Rs 19 lakhs
The 2021 XUV300 will probably be greater and have a wider wheelbase.
A totally new XUV500 is in the lineup from Mahindra and Mahindra, which is on a roll after the massive bang launch of the nation’s favorite off-roader, the all-new Thar.
Spied beneath heavy camouflage many occasions and unfold on social media, this new XUV500 guarantees to be greater and extra highly effective than the present one. And, after all, full of options which we’ve not heard of but.
The engine choices would be the 2.2 litre diesel which and the two.0l petrol that are additionally used in the all-new Thar. But on the XUV500 they are going to be tuned to provide out extra energy and punch.
Rs 12 lakhs-Rs 16 lakhs
The top-selling car from the homegrown automaker is up for an enormous replace.
Next from the M&M stables is the 2021 BS6 Scorpio. There is a whole lot of expectation from the 2021 Scorpio, which has had the web in a frenzy with each web site screaming the specs. But one factor is for certain, anticipate this to be greater and wider in comparison with the present one.
The engine choices are anticipated to be the identical 2.2 litre mhawk diesel and a 2.0l mStallion petrol which additionally powers the all-new Thar.
Mahindra and Mahindra additionally plan to launch a facelifted model of the Mahindra TUV300 which was taken off the shelf as a result of BS6 norms and the brand new pedestrian security guidelines.
Also in the lineup are a New Mahindra Bolero which could have a plusher inside and a turbo petrol model of the very succesful XUV300 Compact SUV.
In the MPV section, Mahindra will come out with a petroleum model of the Marazzo.
Jeep Compass Facelift
Rs 14 lakhs-Rs 26 lakhs
The new Compass will include a dual-pane panoramic sunroof in addition to a bunch of latest options. Photograph: Jeep India/FCA India Automobiles Private Limited.
Another facelift already unveiled is the up to date Jeep Compass 2021.
The compass now will get a facelift which makes it look slimmer and sleeker in the entrance, with the entrance bumper housing a much bigger air dam and new fog lamp housings.
What is totally new although is the inside with a bunch of superior options.
Engine choices will stay the identical as the present 1.4L multiair turbo petrol and the two.0 litre diesel.
Rs 10 lakhs-Rs 16 lakhs
SEE: The Volkswagen Taigun. Video: Volkswagen India.
Based on the MQB A0 IN platform shared by Skoda autos, the Taigun will probably be a mid-sized SUV which can come in a 1.0 litre and a 1.5 litre TSI petrol engine.
Bold, sporty and energetic is what the corporate is telling us with the teaser video above.
VW Tiguan Facelift
Rs 26 lakhs-Rs 29 lakhs
The Volkswagen Tiguan may even make a comeback in its third era in 2021. Photograph: Volkswagen.
The Volkswagen Tiguan was earlier changed by the 7-seater Allspace model. In 2021, the 5-seater SUV will make a comeback with a facelift and possibly extra aggressive pricing.
Powered by the identical 1.5 litre petrol engine that powers the Volkswagen T-Roc will probably be obtainable solely in the Front Wheel Drive possibility.
Rs 8 lakhs-Rs 12 lakhs
The 2021 Maruti Suzuki Brezza is anticipated to maintain the chunky field appears which have made it a preferred selection in Indian markets.
The New Brezza will come quickly in its petrol avatar and will probably be based mostly on the Swift’s HEARTECT platform which is already used for the WagonR, Swift, Dzire, Ignis, Baleno, Ertiga and the newly launched XL6.
There is speak of a BS6 diesel engine on the way in which. So let’s maintain our fingers crossed for now.
Rs 12 lakhs-Rs 16 lakhs
The beautiful Honda HR-V is constructed to face out with its smooth crossover character. Photograph: American Honda Motor Co.
After a buzz since 2018-2019, Honda is lastly slated to launch the HR-V in India by late 2021.
A a lot wanted mid-sized SUV from Honda, the HR-V will probably be positioned between the Honda WR-V the Honda CR-V.
MG Hector Facelift
Rs 13 lakhs-Rs 18.5 lakhs
The new 2021 MG Hector can now perceive voice instructions in Hinglish too. Photograph: MG Motor India.
Another launch that occurred in the primary week of 2021 was the facelifted model of the Internet automobile, the MG Hector, from the Chinese owned British automotive model Morris Garages.
The modifications aren’t a lot to the newer model. But those which are, are those that have been wanted on the launch itself.
The largest change is that the New MG Hector will get 18″ alloy wheels.
Along with the MG Hector, the Hector Plus 6- and 7-seaters have been additionally launched.
MG ZS Petrol
Rs 10 lakhs-Rs 16 lakhs
The ZS Petrol from Morris Garages. Photograph: Aston Martin.
Unveiled first on the 2020 Auto Expo in Noida, the facelifted MG ZS Petrol appeared just like the present EV with sharper options.
Internationally the MG ZS is obtainable in two petrol engine choices, a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine and a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated one. Bur in India, MG is probably to maintain solely the 1.3-litre turbocharged engine that can produce 160PS of energy and 230Nm of torque.
New Mercedes GLA
Rs 38 lakhs-Rs 45 lakhs
The new GLA will get be taller and wider than its predecessor. Photograph: Mercedes-Benz.
Mercedes-Benz India is on a roll this yr. The firm has simply introduced it has lined up 15 launches this yr.
The new GLSA, a compact SUV from Mercedes Benz, the second era GLA, could have a extra muscular look on the outside, will provide more room than the present model and is anticipated to be full of options, together with Mercedes’s MBUX infotainment system.
The GLA which has true off-road genes based on the corporate, is anticipated to be provided in two engine choices — the two.0 litre diesel in addition to the two.0 litre petrol.
A extra highly effective AMG 35 model which packs a robust 302 hp engine beneath its hood too is likely to be on the playing cards.
Audi Q5 Facelift
Rs 55 lakhs-Rs 65 lakhs
The Audi Q5, essentially the most profitable SUV from the carmaker, will get a brand new face.
The Q5 SUV from Audi which was phased out after BS6 norms have been launched, is all set to return again in a recent new look. The Q5 will now be extra aggressive and sporty.
The entrance and the rear each get styling modifications and the most important change would be the tech options it can include.
The engine possibility will probably be a 2.0-litre TFSI petrol mild-hybrid powertrain, which can give an output of 245 hp. Check out the OLED lighting expertise used in the Q5 right here
Audi may even launch a New Q7 with a couple of minor tweaks this yr, outfitted with a 3-litre V6 petrol engine.
Jaguar F-Pace replace
Rs 68 lakhs-Rs 75 lakhs
WATCH: The new and the unique, facet by facet. Video courtesy, Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.
The F-Pace, Jaguar’s most sensible efficiency SUV, was revealed with an replace in mid-2020, however solely in the worldwide market.
Expect the F-Pace to get a 2-litre turbo petrol engine together with a 2-litre diesel engine. And a hybrid model as properly.
Keeping our fingers crossed for seeing this glorious machine on Indian roads quickly.
The New Land Rover Discovery
Rs 78 lakhs-Rs 90 lakhs
SEE: The up to date model of the last word household SUV from the British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover. Video courtesy, Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.
One of essentially the most succesful and versatile SUVs from JLR, now owned by our very personal Tata Motors, may even be launched this yr.
The new Discovery in its fifth era was revealed on the finish of 2020. It includes a refreshed design from Land Rover’s newest design language on which the brand new Defender 110 can also be based mostly.
Expect a extremely up to date 2021 model with petrol, diesel and hybrid variants in 2021.
Aston Martin DBX
Rs 4 crores
The beautiful Aston Martin DBX will get a V8 Mercedes AMG sourced coronary heart beneath its hood. Photograph: Aston Martin.
Talking a couple of luxurious 2021 for vehicles, this is one which can value a whopping Rs 4 crore onwards!
This first SUV from Aston Martin was launched in India on January 16, allotting 11 models on the market in India for 2021.
The DBX will come powered by a Mercedes AMG sourced 4 litre, twin turbo V8 engine which can give an influence output of a whopping 550hp with 750NM of torque, that can take from 0-100 in 4.5 seconds.
Along with the above autos, we’ll see the BMW 220i sport which is already launched in India, and the BMW X3 and X4 Facelift will probably be in by the tip of 2021.
A brand new variant of the Ford Ecosport with a turbo petrol engine sourced from Mahindra and Mahindra will make its debut.
A 7-seater Hyundai Creta with a brand new identify, and the Renault Triber MPV in a turbo petrol avatar, may even be seen in 2021.
Another huge information to return in is Tesla, which is readying its operations in India. Tesla has registered an workplace in Bengaluru, Karnataka, with the identify Tesla Motors India & Energy Pvt Ltd,
But extra on EVs in our subsequent function!