Date: December 19, 2015
Know Upcoming Utility Vehicles - SUV and MPV Cars due for launch in 2016 in Indian market
Utility Vehicles is fastest growing Segment in Indian Passenger Car market
With around 18% Share in Passenger Car Segment - 3 yrs Back, SUV and MPV Range now account for over 25% of Passenger Car Sales in India
Newly Launched Vehicle - Hyundai Creta (also - MyCarHelpline Car of the Year) has helped expanding bringing back enthusiasm in the sector.
2016 will see many new (MPV & SUV) Utility Vehicles getting launched in India
2016 will see many new Compact SUV Car Launches in Indian Market - Probably the highest of all times
From Mahindra KUV100, Toyota Rush, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Skoda Polar, Nissan Juke, Chevy Trax and VW Taigun - it will fierce off enough Competition in Indian Automobile Segment.
At the Price of Sedan - gets a Solid an Sturdy Built SUV with Macho Features is drawing attention from Car Buyers
Maruti Suzuki Ignis - The Sub Compact SUV from Maruti Suzuki with 3.7 Meter length would go up for Sale in end of 2016 and would be retailed from Nexa Showroom Counters. An Urban SUV meant for those with 2 Adults, 2 Kids with SUV Stance design, Power Appeal in Affordable Price Range
Mahindra KUV100 - The First Petrol SUV from Mahindra with 1.2 Litre Petrol and all new MFalcon 1.2 Litre Diesel Engine - to be likely launched in the most Affordable Price Range of 4.99 Lakh in Petrol and 5.99 Lakh in Diesel - compete - with its SUV Stance Design, Appeal, Build Quality - at a price as good as what Premium Hatchback and Compact Sedan Cars are available
Toyota Rush - Toyota Kirloskar can introduce its compact SUV Rush in Indian market. Toyota Reliability, Niggle Free Ownership expect to create enthusiasm from customers looking for Compact SUV in affordable price. Expected during 2nd Half of 2016
Maruti Vitara Brezza - Maruti Suzuki to also launch its Compact SUV Car in 2016 - Probably the most awaited launch of 2016. With 1.3 Lit DDIS with 90 PS Power - Styling, Design, Appeal Factor - along with Reliability of Maruti would likely take experience to new highs. There would likely be no Petrol Engine in Vitara Brezza initially
» Maruti Suzuki Nexa XA Alpha: Yes - Nexa Brand soon to expand further with a Mid Size SUV in Portfolio. It would be Powered with same 1.3 Lit Ddis Diesel Engine and 1.4 Litre Petrol Engine as seen in Ciaz - but would compete against Duster, Creta, Terrano. Styling with Safety - expect base Variant to come equipped with - All 4 Disc Brakes, Dual Airbags, ABS as standard
» Skoda Polar - Skoda Polar would likely be the First Compact SUV to be available in both 4x2 and 4x4 Wheel Drive Terrain in India. To regain Confidence in India Market after high Maintenance cost Stories - Skoda has already localized parts and its service cost in recent times has come down drastically. Expect Polar SUV to be beginning of new age era for Skoda India
» Nissan Juke - Probably will emerge as the most Stylish SUV in the Segment. Nissan Juke comes with Class Leading Interiors, Jazzy Sporty looks and Top Notch Features in International markets. Would likely come with 4 Airbags
» Volkswagen Taigun - Volkswagen India to introduce Compact SUV - VW Taigun to compete against likes of Ford Ecosport in 2016 in Indian market. Displayed in Auto Expo 2014 - VW Taigun would emerge in 2016 and compete against other Compact SUV in Segment
»Honda Brv SUV - Honda Siel Cars is also going to enter in this race by launching its first Mid SUV. But this time unlike the Brio Platform - Manufacturer would likely use in Platform of its Luxury SUV Crv to build this Compact SUV as a build Strength - though Interiors and Features would be based on Honda City, Mobilio range
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Though Mechanical wise 1.5 Lit Ivtec and Idtec Diesel Engine would continue to be shared in India - but CVT Automatic Transmission in this range would be the first in segment. Based on Styling and Interiors it has Potential to be Segment Leader in 2016 would be loaded with Modern Features, Strong Body Build and would appeal based on finesse of Honda Cars
Chevy Trax - Another Compact SUV - but this time from Chevy India. Chevy Trax would also be displayed in Auto Expo 2016
Mahindra Ssangyong Tivoli: Mahindra has been working up on launch of Compact SUV Car (Probably the 4th one - after Quanto, TUV300, XUV100) in form of Ssangyong Tivoli. However - the highlights would be the Styling and Top Notch Features with 1.6 Litre Petrol and Diesel Engine. It would be pitched in Urban SUV Segment for those admiring looks and aesthetics of Ecosport and Creta. Expected for launch in April - May 2016
Renault Duster AMT Auto Gear Shift - Duster is also going to get Facelift and would also likely come up in AMT Automatic Version - to be displayed in Auto Expo
Toyota Fortuner 2016 Facelift: With all new Fortuner, turning to be more Powerful, more Stylish and will come Stuffed with Features and Premium Interiors, it would emerge as Perfect Match of Power - Luxury - Style Statement in India
Ford Endeavor 2016: The Biggest Makeover would be of Endeavor. With Loads of Styling, Plush Interiors, More Power, Top of Line Features and Safety. Endeavor 2016 would be all set to bring glory back by fighting with Fortuner for its Top Notch SUV Position.
Ford Kuga: Mid SUV Range from Ford India - Ford Kuga would be pitched against Hyundai Creta. Key USP would be the Power Terrain in 2 Litre TDCI Diesel Engine which will deliver in 148 PS Power and 320 NM Torque
Toyota Innova 2016 - The King of Utility Vehicle Segment is going to get Major Facelift with all New Engine with higher Power Terrain is going to get introduced in New Innova along with Automatic Transmission and Class Leading Features
Toyota Avanza - Innova when launched in 2006 started with On Road Price of 7 Lakh to 11 Lakh - which has now increased from 12 Lakh to 16.6 Lakh in Delhi. Avanza bit compact Version of Innova already launched in Thailand and Indonesia - expected to compete against likes of Ertiga, Mobilio with its Solid Build Quality, Interiors and Price Factor. Expected only after Facelift Model launches of Innova and Fortuner.
Chevrolet Spin: A New 7 Seater Utility Vehicle from Chevy India would also be shown in Auto Expo 2016. This would be 3rd MPV Utility Vehicle from Chevrolet India - after Tavera, Enjoy - but would likely compete in 8 to 12 Lakh Price Segment with its Style STatement, Features
Honda Mobilio Facelift : Honda Siel Cars going to give Mobilio a Facelift with all New Dashboard, More Features including Automatic Climate Control, Rear View Camera and Safety Features to increase in value appeal of the model. Likely to be launched by March 2016 in India. See the dash view of New Honda Mobilio
Wagon R 7 Seater :- Already showcased in International Auto Expo - Maruti can also introduce Wagon R in 7 Seater with Roof Carrier under 5 Lakh Price Range in India. Length will slight be increased to be Spacious in terms of legroom. Expected only by Mid of 2016
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