5 SUVs to be launched in India in early 2021

The trend of high-riding vehicles in India is increasing day by day, and so manufacturers continue to explore various SUV segments.

5 SUVs to be launched in India in early 2021

2020 has certainly been a very successful year for the Indian automobile industry and during this time around 20 new cars were launched in India, including many SUVs. Although many cars could not be launched in India due to the ongoing health crisis, many manufacturers have completed their preparations for launching their new cars.

If we talk about the SUV segment, the year 2021 is expected to be as good as the year 2020. So we will see many new SUVs being launched in India next year. In this article, we are going to tell you about 5 SUVs that can be launched in early 2021:

1. New-gen Mahindra XUV500

With the introduction of some of the more modern SUVs in India such as the MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos, the XUV500 now looks much older, and its sales numbers are also decreasing. Therefore Mahindra has been working on the new generation model of this SUV for almost a year.

Mahindra XUV500

It is believed that this updated car will be launched early next year. The new XUV500 has already been seen several times during the testing, with a large floating touchscreen infotainment screen, digital MID, flat-bottom steering wheel, improved seat cushioning and flush-type door handles. It is expected to be launched by March 2021.

2. Tata Gravitas

Tata Motors had confirmed its plans to launch a three-row version of the Harrier SUV at the Auto Expo 2020, which will be known as Tata Gravitas. The SUV was expected to be launched this year, but will now be introduced in the first quarter of 2021.

Tata Gravitas

The 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine (170 Ps/ 350 Nm) is expected to be given to power the Gravitas. Tata can also offer this SUV with petrol powertrain. The Gravitas will have the same width and wheelbase as the donor SUV but will be longer. Apart from this, its features are also expected to be similar to the Harrier.

3. Toyota Fortuner Facelift

Toyota Fortuner continues to lead the seven-seater premium SUV segment in terms of sales, but it looks a bit outdated with new competitors coming on the market. Toyota is in the process of giving a mid-life makeover to the Fortuner, along with it will get new features and a new look.

Toyota Fortuner facelift

For power, the SUV is expected to get BS6 2.7-litre petrol and 2.8-litre diesel engines. But the diesel engine is expected to be introduced in a higher state of tune. So far this diesel engine produces 177 Ps maximum power and 420 Nm of torque in manual gearbox while it produces 450 Nm of torque with 6-speed AT. The petrol engine, on the other hand, produces 166 Ps of power and 245 Nm of torque and gets a 5-speed MT as well as an optional 6-speed AT.

4. Citroen C5 Aircross

The Group PSA will soon enter the Indian market with the Citroen brand and the C5 Aircross will be the company's first offering. The company was originally planned for a launch this year, but its launch has been delayed. The car is expected to be introduced in April or May 2021. The C5 Aircross SUV is based on PSA's EMP2 platform, which is also used by other brands such as Peugeot and DS Automobiles.

Citroen C5 Aircross

The Indian spec edition of the SUV is expected to be offered with 1.6-litre turbo petrol and 2.0-litre diesel powertrains with either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission respectively. The SUV has been spotted testing several times on Indian Roads.

5. Renault Kiger

Nissan has recently entered the sub-4 meter SUV segment with Magnite and Renault is also going to introduce its compact SUV Kiger soon. Kiger and Magnite will have a lot in common and will also be developed on the same CMF-A+ modular platforms like Magnite.

Renault Kiger

Powering the car will be a 1.0-litre NA petrol and 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. Also, like Magnite, Renault Kiger's biggest USP will be its price. However, unlike the Magnite, the Kiger will be developed on a different design language and will be inspired by other Renault cars on sale in India.

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