Upcoming cars in India: New SUV launches in 2019

Regardless of a decline in general progress within the section, the SUV market in India nonetheless appears to be booming with loads of launches to stay up for within the coming months. Whereas some carmakers will make their India debuts with SUVs, established gamers will substitute their SUV fashions or add to their present line-ups. Listed below are all the brand new SUV launches you possibly can stay up for in 2019:


It has been a longish wait, however Hyundai’s compact SUV, the Venue, will lastly launch in Might 2019. Beforehand identified by its inner codename, QXi, the Hyundai Venue might be positioned within the higher half of the compact SUV section, straight rivalling the Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport, reasonably than the marginally extra reasonably priced Tata Nexon and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. To justify the upper price ticket, the Venue is predicted to set the usual for in-car expertise amongst compact SUVs and even get segment-leading equipment reminiscent of ventilated seats. When it comes to engines and gearboxes, the sub-four-metre SUV can have three choices – the 100hp, 1.Four-litre petrol and 90hp, 1.Four-litre diesel from the Hyundai Verna (each might be coupled with a 6-speed handbook) and a brand new 1.Zero-litre turbo-petrol motor and 7-speed dual-clutch computerized mixture.

Coming: Might 2019
Engines: 1.0P, 1.4P, 1.4D
Value: Rs 7-12 lakh

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The brand new X5 shares its platform with the BMW X7, has up to date engines and gearboxes, and options BMW’s newest digital cockpit and infotainment capabilities in a extra luxurious cabin. Tech highlights embody a 12.Three-inch digital instrument panel and a similar-sized infotainment display screen, each that includes BMW’s new ID7 working system. The X5 can be anticipated to have an elective third row of seats. When it comes to engines, a Three.Zero-litre, six-cylinder diesel unit making 265hp and 620Nm might be accessible beneath the bonnet of the brand new BMW X5. BMW’s acquainted Three.Zero-litre, inline six-cylinder turbo-petrol unit with 340hp and 500Nm, will doubtless arrive at a later date.

Coming: Might 16, 2019
Engine: Three.0P, Three.0D
Value: Rs 70-80 lakh

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MG Motor’s first product for the Indian market would be the Hector SUV. Measuring Four,655mm in size, 1,835mm in width and 1,760mm in top, the MG Hector might be a shade bigger than a Jeep Compass, and guarantees to be sufficiently roomy on the within. The five-seat SUV may also present some first-in-class connectivity features and some segment-leading options. MG Hector engine choices will embody a 143hp, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol and an FCA-sourced 2.Zero-litre diesel engine. The previous may also be accessible with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that’s stated to supply as much as 20Nm of additional torque when required and enhance mileage per litre by as much as 12 %.

Coming: Might 2019
Engines: 1.5P, 2.0D
Value: Rs 20 lakh

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The Audi Q8, the German model’s new flagship SUV, is into consideration for an India launch and is predicted to reach within the coming months. Not like the seven-seat Q7, the Q8 contains a swoopy coupé-like roofline, frameless doorways and a five-seat structure. Notable styling thrives embody bulging wheel arches impressed by the well-known Quattro and the choice of large 22-inch wheels. The Q8 cabin is closely influenced by the brand new A8 sedan – it will get a brand new management system for the key capabilities, that are unfold throughout two giant touchscreens. The SUV is more likely to be accessible with two Three.Zero-litre engines – a 340hp petrol within the 55 TFSI and a 286hp diesel within the 50 TDI. The petrol will characteristic an Eight-speed torque converter computerized gearbox, whereas a 7-speed S-tronic unit might be supplied on the diesel. The Q8 is about to go face to face with the Vary Rover Sport, BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe.

Coming: Mid 2019
Engines: Three.0P, Three.0D
Value: Rs 1-1.Three crore

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Motion within the SUV section is certainly hotting up with a variety of new entrants coming in 2019. When the Hyundai Tucson facelift arrives in India, the SUV will characteristic design tweaks together with the signature cascading grille. Together with restyled bumpers and headlamps, the brand new Tuscon is predicted to have an up to date options listing, from the bigger Eight.Zero-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility) and 360-degree digicam to security equipment like adaptive cruise management, autonomous emergency braking and lane-keep help. Engine choices are anticipated to stay the identical.

Coming: Mid 2019
Engines: 2.0P, 2.0D
Value: Rs 19-27 lakh

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Hyundai’s first all-electric providing, the Kona EV will go on sale in India in 2019. The EV’s styling is much like that of the common Kona, however the all-electric SUV has a closed grille, no exhausts and 17-inch alloys which might be unique to it. The bumpers and spoiler are tweaked for aerodynamics. It is going to be powered by an electrical motor that’s able to 134hp and 395Nm of torque, and have a 300km vary because of a 39.2kWh battery pack. Hyundai is planning to regionally assemble the Kona Electrical and value it near the Rs 25 lakh mark, and goals to promote round 50-60 models of the EV each month.

Coming: Mid 2019
Vary: 300km
Value: Rs 25 lakh

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The look forward to the Jeep Compass Trailhawk has been an extended one, nevertheless it’ll be right here within the subsequent couple of months. It’s anticipated to be the primary Compass variant in India to be supplied with a diesel-automatic mixture. That apart, the Trailhawk will distinguish itself from different Compass variants with its notably enhanced off-road capacity and minor styling cues.

Coming: Mid 2019
Engines: 2.0D
Value: Rs 25 lakh

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Regardless of being new from the ground-up, the Jeep Wrangler will get solely delicate styling modifications and retains its iconic design and off-road functionality. Together with a better-finished inside and some new options, the brand new Wrangler can be roomier on the within, particularly for rear passengers. Additionally new on the Wrangler are two four-cylinder engine choices – a 2.Zero-litre turbo-petrol and a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel. It’s doubtless that these new motors, together with an Eight-speed computerized transmission, might be accessible on the India-spec Wrangler. For these looking for much more energy, the three.6-litre V6 petrol and three.Zero-litre diesel are additionally more likely to be supplied. For the reason that SUV will proceed to be manufactured within the US and can solely be shipped in as a CBU, it’s going to proceed to be one dear Jeep.

Coming: Mid 2019
Engines: 2.0P, Three.6P, 2.2D, Three.0D
Value: Rs 60-80 lakh

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Kia Motors' first mannequin for India would be the production-spec SP SUV. The Kia SP Idea SUV made its debut on the 2018 Auto Expo, the place its squarish profile and sharp styling gained it many followers. The manufacturing SUV will characteristic Kia’s ‘Tiger Nostril’ grille and also will sport the twin headlight look that’s in vogue right now. Count on the Kia SUV to have a spacious inside with funky styling, together with options reminiscent of a 360-degree digicam, wi-fi charging, in-car Wi-Fi and extra. The SUV is predicted to be powered by 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines, each of which might be supplied with the choice of computerized gearboxes. There’s additionally a sportier model of the SUV beneath improvement, which is able to get a 1.Four-litre turbo-petrol motor. The Kia SP SUV, which is able to launch within the second half of 2019, will tackle the Creta, the Renault Captur and Nissan Kicks.

Coming: Mid 2019
Engines: 1.5P, 1.5D
Value: Rs 9-15 lakh

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Lower than a yr after the second-generation Evoque was revealed, the smallest SUV within the Vary Rover line-up is all set to make its option to India. Prone to be one of many first 48V mild-hybrid fashions from JLR within the nation, the Vary Rover Evoque is predicted to proceed to be powered by the present mannequin’s 240hp, 2.Zero-litre turbo-petrol and 180hp, 2.Zero-litre diesel engines. The second-gen Evoque doesn’t enterprise too distant from the look of the unique, although the cabin is extra luxurious. Just like the bigger Vary Rovers, the Evoque may also sport the brand new twin touchscreen structure. Costs for the Evoque are anticipated to extend barely, however it’s going to proceed to rival the Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60.

Coming: Mid 2019
Engines: 2.0P, 2.0D
Value: Rs 55-65 lakh

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The subsequent-gen Mercedes-Benz GLE appears extra muscular and, for the primary time, is out there with (elective) seating for seven as it considerably bigger than the earlier mannequin. The SUV has a significantly longer wheelbase at 2,995mm (a rise of 80mm), which implies legroom within the second row has elevated by 69mm, to 1,045mm. The brand new GLE may also sport a sophisticated suspension system that Mercedes claims surpasses even that discovered on its S-class flagship sedan. The inside of the brand new SUV options two 12.Three-inch digital shows as normal, comparable to those who made their debut within the new A-class bought overseas. There’s a multi-function steering wheel with contact panels and a bigger touchpad within the centre console; it replaces the rotary dial on the outgoing GLE. Engine choices for India are more likely to embody a Three.Zero-litre V6 petrol and V6 diesel, together with a 2.Zero-litre, four-cylinder diesel; all mated to a 9-speed computerized ‘field.

Coming: Mid 2019
Engines: 2.0D, Three.0P, Three.0D
Costs: Rs 75-85 lakh

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The Porsche Macan facelift was unveiled late final yr that includes minimal modifications to its exterior (most of that are borrowed from the Panamera sedan and Cayenne SUV). The Mercedes GLC Coupe rival does have extra equipment, together with an up to date infotainment system, and a set of latest and extra highly effective engines. Nonetheless, like its bigger sibling, the Cayenne, the Macan gained't get a diesel engine choice.

Coming: Mid 2019
Engines: 2.0P, Three.0P
Value: Rs 85 lakh – 1.1 crore

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Just a little over a yr after its world premiere, Audi’s first all-electric mannequin, the E-tron SUV, will go on sale in India. Slotting between the Q5 and Q7 when it comes to dimension, the Audi E-tron sports activities a variety of design cues that helps differentiate it from different Audi fashions. The E-tron makes use of two electrical motors – one on the entrance axle and one on the rear axle (making it a four-wheel-drive mannequin) – producing a mixed 408hp and 664Nm of torque. At full energy, in enhance mode, the SUV sprints to 100kph from a standstill in a claimed 5.5sec, and has a 200kph prime pace. The 2 motors draw cost from a 95kWh battery, which will be charged as much as 80 % in 30 minutes utilizing 150kW quick chargers. For at-home charging, there’s a normal 11kW charger that takes Eight.5 hours for a full cost. Additionally distinctive to the E-tron are its elective ‘digital’ aspect mirrors, which substitute conventional wing mirrors with cameras that show pictures on screens within the door panels. The Audi E-tron might be priced someplace round Rs 1 crore when it goes on sale in end-2019.

Coming: Finish 2019
Vary: 400km
Value: Rs 1 crore

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The second-generation Audi Q3 is scheduled to launch in India earlier than the tip of this yr. The design of the brand new SUV, particularly on the entrance, is impressed by Audi’s flagship Q8 SUV. Primarily based on a brand new model of Volkswagen’s ubiquitous MQB platform, the SUV is marginally longer and wider and  extra spacious inside than the outgoing mannequin. Audi has additionally added extra gear. Entry-level fashions get 10.25-inch instrument cluster as normal, whereas increased variants will get Audi’s Digital Cockpit (a 12.Three-inch display screen with Google maps and voice command performance) as an choice. In worldwide markets, the brand new Audi Q3 is obtainable with a number of engine choices. The entry-level Q3 35 TFSI has a 150hp, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine, the 190hp, 40 TFSI and 230hp, 45 TFSI are powered by a 2.Zero-litre turbo-petrol, whereas the 35 TDI and 40 TDI are outfitted with a 2.Zero-litre diesel unit making 150hp and 190hp, respectively.

Coming: Finish 2019
Engines: 1.5P, 2.0P, 2.0D
Value: Rs 38-46 lakh

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BMW’s seven-seat Mercedes-Benz GLS rival, the X7, is the model’s largest SUV but. It’ll have three rows of seats, and can sit alongside the 7-series within the BMW line-up. Inside, there might be a brand new screen-based instrument panel. On supply might be a number of six and eight-cylinder engines.

Coming: Finish 2019
Engines: Three.0D, Four.4P
Value: Rs 1.Three-1.6 crore

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Showcased on the 2019 Geneva motor present, the Mercedes GLC facelift will get restyled LED lights (on the entrance and rear), a revised grille design and bumpers on the skin. Whereas the GLC’s dashboard structure is acquainted, it’s going to characteristic a 7.Zero-inch touchscreen infotainment system (or elective 10.25-inch unit) with the brand new MBUX working system that has in-built help for voice and gesture management. There’s additionally a brand new instrument cluster within the type of a 12.Three-inch digital show and a bigger touch-control pad. The SUV’s engine choices haven't been confirmed but however it’s more likely to be powered by the two.Zero-litre diesel engine that’s discovered within the C-class facelift.

Coming: Early 2019
Engines: 2.0P, 2.0D
Value: Rs 52-58 lakh

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Spearheading the Japanese model’s comeback would be the third-generation Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. The SUV has been on sale in markets overseas since 2015, and the check mules which were noticed in India reveal that the facelifted mannequin is what we’ll get right here. The interiors of the brand new Pajero Sport will get loads of leather-based and there’s a good bit of equipment too together with dual-zone local weather management, a touchscreen infotainment system, a 360-degree digicam and 7 airbags, amongst different options. Powering it will likely be a 2.Four-litre MIVEC diesel motor tuned to supply 181hp and 430Nm of torque, mated to an Eight-speed computerized gearbox. Count on the engine to be BS-VI-compliant by the point the SUV makes it to India. 4-wheel drive might be on supply, and an off-road mode might be a part of the bundle as nicely.

Coming: Finish 2019
Engines: 2.4D
Value: Rs 40 lakh


Whereas the Pajero Sport might launch in India first, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the Japanese model’s plug-in hybrid SUV can be anticipated to reach this yr. The SUV’s petrol-electric system contains of a 2.Zero-litre, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine (making 118hp and 186Nm of torque) and two electrical motors that make 82hp every. Mixed energy output of the hybrid system is 203hp, which is distributed to all 4 wheels. The 12kW lithium-ion battery pack will be charged in simply 6.5 hours, and may present as much as 50km of pure electrical vary.

Coming: Finish 2019
Vary: 50km (EV mode)
Value: Rs 45 lakh

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The SP is not going to be the one SUV coming from Kia. Come early 2020, the Korean carmaker may also deliver out a compact SUV to rival the Hyundai Venue and Mahindra XUV300. The sub-four-metre SUV, which is able to make its debut in India at the 2020 Auto Expo, is predicted to share its primary underpinnings and engines with its Hyundai cousin, however will distinguish itself with funkier styling.

Coming: Early 2020
Engines: 1.0P, 1.4P, 1.4D
Value: Rs 6-12 lakh

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It could carry the identical title because the China-spec Skoda SUV that has been on sale in that marketplace for some time, however the Skoda Kamiq that was revealed on the current Geneva motor present is an all-new SUV that can arrive in India in 2020. It is going to be constructed on a closely localised model of Volkswagen’s MQB platform and might be supplied with 1.Zero-litre and 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engines. The SUV for India might also differ from the not too long ago revealed Euro-spec mannequin when it comes to design and gear. The Kamiq would be the first mannequin from the VW Group’s India 2.Zero plan for our market and can rival the Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur and Nissan Kicks when it launches right here.

Coming: 2020
Engines: 1.0P, 1.5P
Value: Rs 10-16 lakh

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Whereas the Buzzard title is likely to be a working title, Tata’s seven-seat SUV is being readied for a 2020 launch. Basically, a bigger model of the Harrier, the Buzzard is 62mm longer on the rear overhang to make place for a 3rd row of seats. It’s going to use the identical FCA-sourced 2.Zero-litre diesel motor as its five-seat sibling, however in a better state of tune at 170hp. The Tata Buzzard can be anticipated to get a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed computerized gearbox together with the usual 6-speed handbook. The SUV may also not directly substitute the Tata Hexa when it arrives in India someday subsequent yr.

Coming: 2020
Engines: 2.0D
Value: Rs 15-20 lakh

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Not like the model that has already gone on sale in Europe, the Volkswagen T-Cross for India might be bigger general, with an extended wheelbase (at 2,651mm) and being about 100mm taller too. The VW SUV will share its platform, the BS-VI-compliant engines and different mechanicals with the Skoda Kamiq, and can have the identical rivals as nicely.

Coming: 2020
Engines: 1.0P, 1.5P
Value: Rs 11-17 lakh

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