Over the last few years, the Indian car market has been largely impacted by Indians’ love for SUVs. Stuck to the same old models for a long time, car lovers were fascinated by the onslaught of new models. With most auto giants having announced their plans for big launches, 2017 is going to be a bumper year for all these SUV enthusiasts.

 

Volkswagen Tiguan

After launching it globally, Volkswagen plans to launch Tiguan in India in early 2017. The five-seater SUV is designed on top of the new MQB platform just like Volkswagen Jetta and Skoda Octavia. Tiguan is further powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine while featuring a more stylish look.

Price in INR: 2300000

Expected Launch Date: February 2017

 

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Tata Nexon Concept

The upcoming SUV car aims to boost connectivity between drivers and cars. Tata Motors has designed Concept based on the new X1 platform and following the ConnectNext concept. The compact SUV will be powered by the 1.2-litre petrol turbocharged Revotron engine while being equipped with futuristic technologies and functionality.

Price in INR: 690000 – 1050000

Expected Launch Date: March 2017

 

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Ford Kuga

Ford aims to cater the growing popularity of compact SUV cars by launching Kuga in India. Kuga will be available with both 1.5-litre diesel and petrol engines. Also, it will feature a multi-information display and five-speed transmission MT/AT, while sporting the signature Ford fascia style.

Price in INR: 900000 to 1600000

Expected Launch Date: March 2017

 

SUV3

Mahindra XUV500 Hybrid

Mahindra and Mahindra plans to launch world’s first manual diesel hybrid SUV car in India. Despite being powered by a standard diesel engine, XUV500 Hybrid will take advantage of lithium-ion battery and magnetic synchronous motor. The manufacturer claims an 18% increase in its mileage. The hybrid SUV will also feature an array of technologically advanced functionalities.

Price in INR: Not disclosed

Expected Launch Date: May 2017

 

SUV4

Toyota Rush

Toyota aims to seduce young drivers by launching a sporty yet macho SUV car in India. The interior and exterior designs of Rush is inspired by its predecessors. But Rush is powered by a 1.5-litre VVT-I engine. Also, it is available in a conventional 5-speed manual transmission version.

Price in INR: 800000 to 1400000

Expected Launch Date: June 2017

 

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Audi Q5 Facelift

Audi upgraded its flagship Q5 to beat competition in 2017. It is planning to launch Q5 Facelift with completely revamped exterior and interior designs. Q5 Facelift will sport new angular headlight and bumper and tail lights along with a new chrome grille. At the same time, its interior will wear a theme currently being used by Q7. Also, the upgraded edition of Q5 will come with several new safety features and connectivity options.

Price in INR: 4500000 to 5500000

Expected Launch Date: June 2017

 SUV6

Tata Land Rover SUV

Tata and Land Rover are jointly producing the premium SUV model code named Q501 for the Indian market. The new model is designed based on Land Rover Discovery Sport’s L550 platform. The manufacturers plan to market the upcoming SUV car as the successor to Safari Storme and Hexa.

Price in INR: 2000000 to 2200000

Expected Launch Date: Late 2017

 

The buyers will soon have options to choose from a wide range of new SUV cars launched by leading automobile manufacturers. But they have to wait till the official launch of each vehicle to know all information accurately.

 

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