The year 2023 will mark the launch of several SUVs such as the MG Hector Facelift, the Honda Midsize SUV, and more in India. There are various automakers who are reportedly planning to enhance their portfolio in the SUV segment by introducing facelifts and new models. If you are planning to buy an SUV this year, then have a look at some of the models that are likely to launch in India soon.
MG Hector Facelift
MG Motor India is anticipated to bring forth the much-awaited MG Hector Facelift in 2023. The SUV will reportedly be on display at the Auto Expo 2023. A completely new front fascia and some modest tweaks to the rear will be included in the facelifted model. We have previously informed you about the spied exterior of the facelifted version. The upcoming updated model is most likely to sport a new dashboard design and infotainment system. The facelifted model is expected to be priced between Rs 25 lakh and Rs 27 lakh.
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Hyundai Ioniq 5
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 was recently unveiled in India in advance of its debut at the Auto Expo 2023. The bookings of the model have already begun at an amount of Rs 1 lakh. The company's flagship model will boast front and rear LED lights, which have pixelated designs, 20-inch aero-optimized alloy wheels, and sharply sloped windscreens as its exterior styling. The Ioniq 5's engine specifications have not yet been disclosed by Hyundai but speculations have been made that it will come fitted with a 72.6kWh battery, giving it an ARAI-certified range of 631 kilometres on a single charge. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is anticipated to cost between Rs 45 lakh and Rs 55 lakh.
Honda Midsize SUV
Honda is anticipated to launch a small SUV in the nation. The Amaze and WR-V platforms will serve as the foundation for this new SUV, which is anticipated to debut in 2023. The interior of the SUV may have a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster and Honda's latest 12.3-inch infotainment head unit. In terms of features, the vehicle will have Honda Sensing's ADAS. Speaking of the powertrain, the upcoming SUV will sport the same 1.5-litre normally aspirated petrol engine that is available in the Honda City, with higher variants perhaps featuring the Honda City Hybrid's strong-hybrid drivetrain. The model is most likely to lock horns with Kia Seltos, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and the Hyundai Creta after its launch in India.
Hyundai Creta Facelift
Hyundai is likely to launch the Hyundai Creta Facelift in India. It is highly anticipated that it might bring a facelifted version of the Hyundai Creta with significant alterations in the front fascia and minor ones in the rear. Mechanically, the facelifted model will be driven by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that will also be available with the new Kia Seltos. Although Hyundai hasn't officially revealed any update about the price of the facelift model still it is rumoured to range between Rs. 11 lakh and Rs. 18 lakh in India. The SUV will be showcased at the upcoming Auto Expo followed by the price announcement.
BMW X7 Facelift
The BMW X7 facelift is all-set to land on Indian shores featuring a redesigned front fascia. The upcoming model will sport a 14.9-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. It will be available in India in two different variants - the xDrive 40i and the xDrive 30d. The SUV will get a new set of alloy wheels to differentiate it from the standard model. The bumpers also have strong cuts and folds to set them apart from the previous model's design. As for prices, the model could range between Rs. 1.20 and Rs. 2.00 Crore.
Tata Harrier Facelift
The Tata Harrier Facelift will reportedly make its presence felt in India sometime in mid-2023. The facelift model will get numerous internal and external upgrades. On the outside, it might come with minor modifications like new bumpers and a redesigned grille. Customers can expect a new colour scheme in its interior. The model is most likely to arrive riding on the new alloy wheels. It is anticipated to be revealed at the 2023 Auto Expo. The prices could be announced during the Expo or a few months after it.
The new year will offer several options in the auto segment to customers as manufacturers will reveal and launch their models at the Delhi Auto Expo. With new SUVs in the pipeline to launch soon in India, the segment is most probably gearing up for attaining massive success this year.