The list is quite colourful and we cannot wait to see how the competition pans out.
Manufacturers heavily bank on the year-end festive season for a substantial push in their sales. In light of the same, several offers and upgrades are introduced to the cars along with a slew of new products as well. As we near the festive season, carmakers are gearing up to launch new and upgraded products in their lineup. Here are 5 of the most anticipated SUV that will debut in the next couple of months.
Hyundai Venue N Line
Hyundai is all set to debut the Venue N Line on September 6 in India. The car, like the i120 N Line, will be powered by the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that will be mated to a 7-speed DCT. It will arrive in two trim levels - N6 and N8 with sportier suspension set up as well as a throaty exhaust. In terms of cosmetic changes, the car will have new bumpers, new colour, N Line badges as well as new upholstery, red accents and aluminium pedals.
Mahindra XUV400 EV
Mahindra is going to get serious in the EV segment with the XUV400 EV. The car is an electric version of the XUV300 and is inspired by the eXUV300 concept that we saw at the 2020 Auto Expo. However, in comparison to the XUV300, the EV version will be longer than 4 metres. While technical details on the car are scarce, we know that the car will come with a single front axle-mounted electric motor making around 150hp. On the inside, it could most likely get the brand's AdrenoX infotainment system and ADAS features.
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder/ Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
Toyota dropped the wraps on the Urban Cruiser Hyryder in July. The car is Toyota's first act in the mid-size SUV segment rivalling the likes of Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta among others. The company is compensating for its delayed entry with enough firepower in its arsenal. The car comes with 1.5-litre mild and strong hybrid petrol powertrains and even gets an AWD system with the former. We expect the versions with a strong hybrid to come at a significant premium. Bookings for the car are already underway.
The Grand Vitara is essentially a sibling to the Urban Cruiser Hyryder. Maruti's offering will debut soon after Toyota and both the cars will be manufactured at the same plant in Bidadi. The Grand Vitara stands as a distinguished product in terms of design and cosmetics. There are minor changes on the inside, but the core aspects including the hybrid setup and powertrain options will be the same.
Kia Sonet X Line
A few days back, Kia India teased the upcoming Sonet X Line in India. While the teaser didn't reveal much, we know that the changes are going to be in line with what we saw on its elder sibling, the Seltos X Line. This means one can expect a matte grey exterior finish with gloss black and orange accents and newly designed alloy wheels. In terms of interiors, the car will get Indigo Pera leatherette seats with a honeycomb pattern and grey stitching. the car will be based on the top-rung GT trim.
Mahindra XUV300 1.2 turbo
We have been waiting for the 131-hp Mahindra XUV300 with the 1.2-litre mStallion turbo-petrol engine. The car has been delayed on multiple occasions and is expected to arrive soon after the company recently put out a teaser for the same. The car gains about 21 horses over the current 110-hp 1.2-litre turbo engine. It will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as well. In terms of tweaks on the outside, the car will most likely come with a new set of alloy wheels and Mahindra's new twin-peak logo that we saw on its newer products like the XUV700 and Scorpio N.