Top SUVs in India awaits grand welcome in 2019
New Delhi : So, the year 2018 is going to end and lot more things are in queue to find space in the year 2019. Likewise, the automobile market is waiting to welcome the series of top SUV's in the Indian market. From Tata Motors, Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki to even Ford, Hyundai have jumped on the SUV bandwagon with new cars or facelifts. The reason behind is the high sales graph in the SUV segment. Companies like Nissan, Datsun are itching to make their mark in the country and guess what, their first offering will be an SUV. So, we can't wait to share some information about the upcoming SUV in India.
Based on the Tata H5X Concept showcased at the Auto Expo earlier this year, the production spec Tata Harrier looks smart and certainly a lot has been retained from the concept in terms of design. Based on the Land Rover derived OMEGARC platform, influences of the Land Rover styling are evident with the accentuated wheel arches, and the sleek looking wraparound LED taillights.
Tata Motors has revealed that the Harrier will be powered by a 2.0-litre Kyrotec diesel engine. This is the same 2.0-litre Multijet engine from Fiat that also powers the Jeep Compass SUV, which will be a direct rival to the Harrier.
The India-spec Nissan Kicks is slated to be launched in India in January 2019, and it will mainly compete in India with the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Captur. The India-spec Nissan Kicks is being developed at the new Nissan Design Centre and will be manufactured at Renault and Nissan's jointly owned plant, both located in Chennai. This particular model is also bigger than its global counterpart in terms of dimensions, measuring 4384 mm in length, 1813 mm in width, and 1656 mm in height.
The petrol version gets the 1.6-litre, four-cylinder engine offering 103 bhp, while the diesel option gets the tried and tested 1.5-litre oil burner that comes in two states of tune, 84 bhp and 108 bhp.
The Mahindra S201 is the Indian automaker's derivative of the SsangYong Tivoli and will be a premium urban offering loaded on tech. Apart from the Brezza, the S201 will also lock horns against the Ford EcoSport, the Tata Nexon and will be positioned above NuvoSport and TUV300 subcompact SUVs in Mahindra's stable.
The vehicle is expected to come with large headlamp cluster with projector lens and LED daytime running lights, diamond cut alloy wheels, LED-combination taillights and a roof mounted spoiler. Inside, expect to see a host of features including a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, automatic climate control, multi-function steering wheel, and more.