Upcoming Small SUV Vehicles
Kia Motors will launch Kia Sonet Car, a 4-meter smaller SUV in its new subcompact segment, in India on 18 September and will also announce its prices. Toyota is also bringing a small SUV Vehicles called Urban Cruiser. Renault-Nissan has also announced a small SUV Vehicles. The sub-4-meter SUV is going to be hot in the segment, as more auto companies are eyeing this segment.
Nissan Magnite SUV
Nissan is betting big on the Nissan Magnite SUV that will compete with Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai Venue, and Kia’s upcoming car Kia Sonet after launch in India. The Nissan Magnite SUV based on the CMF-A platform will come with two engine options. It will have a 72 PS, 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder, petrol engine, and another 95 PS, 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder turbocharged-petrol unit. This engine will come with a manual gearbox. There will also be an AMT auto option in the petrol engine and a CVT automatic option in the turbo-petrol unit. Nissan is believed to have had the world premiere of its much-awaited sub-compact small SUV vehicles concept on July 16. At the same time, the company can launch it in January 2021.
Renault Kiger SUV
French auto giant Renault may launch its sub-4 meter compact Renault Kiger SUV this year. These small SUV vehicles have been spotted several times during testing. It will compete with Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, and Mahindra XUV500. The new car is built on Reno’s new platform CMF-A +. It will get a 1.0-liter petrol engine, while the CVT option will be available with the turbo engine. Its initial price can be kept at Rs 9 lakh.
Citroen C21 SUV
Citron is also preparing to launch its small SUV Vehicles in India. The company may launch the C5 Aircross Premium SUV in India in the early months of next year. The company’s 4-meter SUV is codenamed C21. The new SUV will be built on a common modular platform. On which the new Peugeot 208 has been built. At the same time, it will be launched in 1.2 liters naturally aspirated petrol and 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine, which will give the power of 130 Bhp. Also, a 1.5-liter diesel engine will also be available.
Jeep 526 Sub-compact SUV
jeep 526 sub-compact SUV has also announced to bring its 4-meter small SUV Vehicles to India. Which will take on Ford EcoSport and Suzuki Jimny? There are reports that it will be built on the Citron C21 platform in partnership with FCA and Group PSA. The company claims that the sub-compact SUV codenamed the Jeep 526 will be more preferred in urban areas. In the Indian market, it will be launched in 2021 while in other markets it will be launched in 2022. According to the information, this Jeep will come with an all-wheel-drive system. It will become the first car in the SUV segment to be launched with this feature.
The Jeep’s new subcompact SUV may have a de-tuned version of the new 1.3-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. It can be launched with two engines. It will have a power of 150 PS and torque of 270 Nm and the second engine will give a power of 180 PS and 270 Nm of torque. Its engine will come with two different power outputs. This SUV will also have a diesel engine option.
MG Baojun 510
MG Motor has also started gaining market in India. After Hector, Hector Plus, and MG ZS EV, MG is also preparing to bring its small SUV Vehicles. However, the company has not made any disclosure about its sub-4-meter SUV. But it is expected that it will be based on the MG Baojun 510 SUV. This SUV has been spotted during testing many times on Indian roads.
At the same time, apart from MG and Jeep, Honda Cars are also missing a Proper Sub-Compact SUV in their portfolio. Although Honda WRV already exists in Honda’s product lineup, it is a crossover of Honda Jazz, not an SUV. There are reports that the company is preparing to bring the compact SUV to the Indian market on the platform of the Honda Amaze. The new SUV will get a Honda City sedan engine. No official disclosure has been made about this by the company yet.
Kia Sonet SUV
Let’s talk about Kia Sonet small SUV vehicles. It was introduced last month, but the official launch will take place on 18 September this month. Its booking has started and there is a good response from the people. It can be booked for 25 thousand rupees and by September 1, its booking figure had crossed 10 thousand. Sonnet will get a 1.2-liter petrol engine, a 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine, and a 1.5-liter engine. At the same time, it will have many such features that will be found for the first time in this segment.
Toyota Urban Cruiser SUV
The Toyota company may launch its sub-compact SUV Toyota Urban Cruiser by the third week of September. However, the company has already launched a booking. It can be booked for 11 thousand rupees. This will be the second car after the Baleno-Glanza, to be launched under the Suzuki-Toyota Joint Venture. It will launch in six trims, 9 colors. It will have a 1.5 liter 4-cylinder, K15B petrol engine, which also comes in the Vitara Brezza. This engine will come with a 5-speed manual transmission, 4-speed automatic unit, which will give 103 Bhp of power and 138 Nm of torque.