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Toyota Cruiser based on Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza will be launched in the Indian market on September 23, it will see the design language of Toyota.
- The Tata HBX is introduced at the 2020 Auto Expo, upon launch it will become the cheapest SUV in the Tata line-up.
- Pictures of the Nissan Magnite have surfaced, with features like an 8-inch touchscreen, 360-degree camera and sunroof.
The sports utility vehicle (SUV) is currently in the news and its sales figures and popularity have grown rapidly over the years. This is the reason that a new SUV segment is emerging in the country, whereas till a few years ago it was a privilege to buy SUVs in India but now times have changed and SUVs have become more affordable.
It can be said that even if your budget is tight, you can choose SUVs in the Indian market. A number of compact SUVs are set to join the list soon, which will emerge as a challenge for the Kia Sonnet and Hyundai Venue in the coming years. If you are also planning to buy a small SUV, then we have prepared a list of five upcoming SUVs, which will be available in a budget of less than 1 million …
1. Tata HBX / Hornbill
- Tata showcased its micro SUV named 'HBX' at the 2020 Auto Expo in February this year. Upon launch, the HBX will become the cheapest SUV in the Tata line-up and will challenge the Mahindra KUV100 NXT and Maruti Suzuki Ignis in the market.
- Speaking of design, the HBX is based on Tata's 'Impact 2.0' theme, and will be largely similar to the concept displayed at the Expo. To power the car, it will have a 1.2-liter three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol (86 PS / 113 Nm) engine as in the Altrose and will include a 5-speed manual for transmission as well as an optional auto gearbox.
2. Nissan Magnite
- Nissan recently revealed the first image of its upcoming Magnite concept, and we believe its pointed design will definitely be one of its main features. Talking about other highlights of the vehicle, it will include an 8-inch touchscreen, connected-car technology, 360-degree camera, cruise control and sunroof.
- However, Nissan is currently struggling with demand in the Indian market, and now the company's future rests on Magnite. Therefore, Nissan is expected to price this SUV much less than all other sub-compact SUVs in the Indian market. Magnite is expected to be launched in January 2021.
3. Toyota Urban Cruiser
- The Maruti Suzuki Baleno-based Toyota Glanza was launched under the Global Product Sharing Agreement between Toyota and Suzuki and is now set to launch a second product under this partnership, the Urban Cruiser, based on the Maruti Vitara Brezza.
- Apart from some visual upgrades made to it in line with Toyota's design language, the Urban Cruiser will be almost Brezza from its overall look to powertrain. To power this sub-4 meter SUV, Toyota has given a 1.5-liter petrol engine like the Brezza, which generates 105 PS of power and 138 Nm of torque. Which will be paired with a 5-speed manual and 4-speed torque converter automatic.
4. Renault HBC
- The Reno Kiger (codenamed HBC) is the version of Reno Magnite, and is expected to be launched early next year. HBC will be based on the CMF-A + modular platform similar to Magnite, and will share many features as well as powertrains with the Nissan SUV.
- It is expected that a 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder petrol engine will be taken from the Tribe in Reno Kiger, which generates 72 PS of power and 96 Nm of torque. Also, the turbocharged version of its engine can also be seen in its top-end variant, which will generate maximum power of 100 PS.
5. New-gen Ford Ecosport
- The EcoSport was the first sub-4 meter SUV in the Indian market when it was launched in 2013. However, in 7 years of existence, the SUV has been updated only once. However, Ford Lovers will be happy to learn that the company can launch the next-generation Ford EcoSport globally by the end of 2021.
- The new-gen EcoSport will be equipped with a Mahindra sourced 1.2 liter mStallion turbocharged petrol engine, which will generate a maximum power of 130 PS. This is the same engine that will also be offered with the Mahindra XUV300. In terms of design, the EcoSport will have more SUV-ish than the current cross-over style model.
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