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5 Most anticipated compact SUVs launching in India in 2016

India TV News Desk 21 Jan 2016, 19:46:12 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: We have seen a boom in the auto industry in recent times that came with the introduction of a number of different SUVs or the new segment vehicles such as sub-compact cars.

The boom is a result of the increased purchasing power of the people in India. Many carmakers are now coming forward with new vehicles and that too with the competitive price tag, making the competition fierce.

As the big event Auto Expo 2016 is soon going to hit the Indian automotive scene, all the carmakers are geared up to introduce their new models and make a comeback in terms of sales.

Here comes the list of upcoming compact SUVs scheduled to be launched this year.

Hyundai sub-compact SUV

Hyundai's Creta has been receiving a good response by the customers all through the country and that too because of its amazing design and performance by the Korean auto giant.

Taking forward the same strategy, the company will be launching a baby Creta which will rival against Ford EcoSport, TUV300 and upcoming Vitara Brezza.

Under the hood, the car will get 1.4 litre diesel engine and expected price tag is around INR 7 lac to INR 9 lac.

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Another car in SUV segment is Maruti Vitara Brezza and that will be revealed ahead of the Auto Expo 2016.

The car will be launched soon after the debut. The vehicle is manufactured and engineered in India only, and will lock horns with the likes in the segment; Mahindra TUV300 and Ford EcoSport.

Mechanically, the car will work on 1.2 litre K-series petrol mill and 1.3 litre DDiS engine. We can expect the price for the car in between INR 6.5 lac to INR 9 lac.

Honda BR-V

Honda's new compact SUV model BR-V is all prepared to make its debut at the upcoming Auto Expo to be held in Delhi.

The vehicle has been already introduced in Indonesia and is doing quite well there.

In terms of engine options, the new BR-V will get 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel mills.

The seven seater car is expected to come at a price range of INR 8.5 lac to INR 12 lac.

Datsun GO Cross

Another compact SUV in the lineup is coming from Datsun. The Japanese automaker unveiled the concept model first at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015.

The new Datsun Go Cross will be powered by 1.2-litre petrol engine shared from the GO Plus MPV from which it also shares the platform. The car is expected to come with a price tag of INR 5.5 lac to INR 7.5 lac.

Tata Nexon

Tata is all prepared to launch its new compact SUV Nexon in the Indian market this year, the vehicle is very beautifully designed by the carmaker that instantly catches the eye of the customers.

Talking about the design, new Tata Nexon is based on the Osprey concept with modern design language, it gets Diamond DLO, Humanity Line and Slingshot line.

Talking about the interiors, the car will receive next generation Harman Infotainment System, foldable rear seats, height adjustable driver seats and a lot more that Tata has been implementing in its latest cars.

Mechanically, Nexon will carry the 1.2-litre petrol turbocharged Revotron mill that can produce a power output of 108 bhp and maximum torque of 170N, while on the other hand, it gets 1.3-litre diesel from the Zest.

The car would be launched in the price range of INR 6 lac to INR 8 lac.