Date: December 22, 2014
Know Upcoming Utility Vehicles - SUV and MPV Cars due for launch in 2015 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
New Launches - Maruti Ertiga, Honda Mobilio, Chevy Enjoy, Renault Duster, XUV 500, Ford Ecosport along with Facelifts of Scorpio, Innova and Safari as Strome has helped expanding Sales and bring back enthusiasm in the sector
2015 will see many new Utility Vehicles getting launched in India
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 by End of 2015
Datsun Go Plus :- 7 Seater MPV from Datsun India - expected to hit markets in 1st Quarter of 2015. The Car will be pitched as most affordable 7 Seater Family Car within Rs. 5 Lakh Price Range in India
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 end of 2015 or early 2016
Maruti Ertiga Facelift :- Maruti Ertiga Facelift is round the corner in 2015 - with all new Chrome Slant Grille, Black Interiors, Push Button Ignition, Automatic Climate Control and an array of new smart features. Talks are on line that a new 1.6 Litre Diesel Engine with 105 PS Power will fall in Optional Top End Model Variant to offer an edge for those looking for Mobilio RS or make a shift from SUV Lovers to this car.
Renault Lodgy :- Renault India expected to challenge Innova & Ertiga Leadership in 2015 with its Spacious MPV Lodgy in India. Renault Lodgy expected during 1st Half of 2015 - will be Renault Second Car in 2015 making its Portfolio of (Renault 800CC, Renault Pulse, Renault Scala, Renault Duster and Renault Lodgy, Renault Fluence) catering to all major segments of Indian market.
Maruti S Cross - First Mid SUV almost after decade old launch of Gypsy in Indian market. To be marketed as Crossover SUV - with Agility and Easeness of Hatch and Power Delivery and Style Statement of SUV - S Cross expected around Mid 2015 in India
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 2015
Ford Ecosport Facelift - Ford Ecosport was launched in 2013 and expected to get a minor subtle cosmetic uplift by end of 2015 or early 2016 in India. The Car will come up with Projector Headlights, Revamped Interiors and possibly Sunroof as Option in Top End Variant
Tata Safari Storme Facelift - Tata Safari Storme looks all set to get on more powerful 140 PS Engine as against 120 PS. Add on to it is New Interior theme along with addition of Smart Convenience and Infotainment Features - Safari Storme will be the new LifeCycle Product from Tata Motors. Expected in Second Quarter of CY 2015
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Renault Duster Facelift - Renault India seems not far behind from launching an upgraded Duster in 2015. With revamped Interiors and new Features introduction - Duster along with its Strong SUV Macho appeal will also emerge as Stylish SUV Car with Better Interiors and Advanced Features in 2015. Expected for Launch in Early 2015.
Hyundai IX25 SUV (Hexaspace) - Hyundai India seems all set along with Maruti to launch IX25 Mid Range SUV by Festive Season of 2015. The SUV to come powered with 1.6 Litre Engine as used in Verna with firm suspension, tall ground clearance and Top of Line Interiors and Features in 8 Lakh to 12 Lakh Price Range.
Nissan Juke: Nissan India can come out with Juke. Though Global Model is 4.13 Meter, however for India - for saving on Tax Benefit - the car can come at competitive price by launching it as compact SUV - head to head against Ford Ecosport SUV in India
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Hyundai I20 Crossover - Hyundai India also going to launch Crossover Version of Elite I20 with Raised Ground Clearance and Body Side Cladding to compete against likes of Avventura, Etios Cross and Ecosport in 2015. The Crossover I20 expected in and around Mid 2015
Ford Endeavour Facelift - Ford India once a dominant player in Luxury SUV with Endeavor with average retail of just 25 units in last 6 months vis a vis Fortuner retailing 1500 units a month. Next Generation Endeavor is going to be much more Stylish with 4x4 Wheel Drive in Automatic and Top of Line Features and Interiors will speak much on the Quality Offering.
Skoda Polar - Skoda Polar compact SUV from Skoda India is much anticipated in 2015. With Skoda India market share dipping down to mere .6% - Skoda Polar SUV is much expected in 2015 in fast growing Compact SUV Segment - to rebuild Skoda presence in Indian market.
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