By Shubhendra Katiyar,
As the whole world is suffering from COVID-19, the Auto industry also suffered from a sales crisis. Auto Industry means both the manufacturers & the suppliers, but as seen in the recent half year the demand of SUVs increased. The SUV companies have responded to the changing customer needs & came up with new designs and technologically advanced features. In 2019, many SUVs were running on the road, so Auto industries will soon come up with all new ranges & segments. Some of them are listed below:
- TATA GRAVITAS
This was first showcased in Auto Expo 2020.This SUV is slightly a longer version Tata Harrier,which is priced about a lakh more than the latter.It comes in Two transmission variants with a new addition of 6 speed automatic transmission imported from Hyundai & a 6 speed manual transmission.It is 7 seater SUV with a addition of 3rd row.It is expected to launch in August 2020.
- 170 PS & 350 Nm .
- 2.0 Litre BS6 Compliant Engine.
- ABS with EBD,Hill descent & hill hold control,Electronic stability program.
- 6 air bags.
- Automatic climate control,Drive modes,Cruise control.
- MG HECTOR PLUS
This awaited SUV was recently displayed at Auto Expo 2020.It will be slightly longer than its predecessor and will come in 6 & 7 seater options.It is expected to be priced at INR 17 lakh.It will come in Petrol & in diesel variants.Specs are provided below :
- Petrol : 1.5 lt Turbo engine produces power of 140 PS & 250 Nm Torque.
- 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission & 6 speed manual.
- Diesel engine will be 2.0 lt with power 170PS and a maximum torque of 350Nm with 6 Speed manual transmission only.
- MARUTI VITARA BREZZA FACELIFT PETROL
This vehicle is expected to be launched in august 2020 & it was first displayed in Auto Expo 2020.This is expected to cost at INR 7 lakh.As its expected price seems quite low in comparison to its competitors like Nexon,Venue and EcoSport,it will definitely going to attract the customers .
- NEW MAHINDRA THAR
It will be coming in BS6 compliant 2.0 lt Turbo petrol engine and will posses 6 Speed Manual transmission.It will produce maximum power of 190PS and 380Nm of torque.
- NEW MAHINDRA XUV500
Mahindra is going to offer BS6 compliat engines in 4 four variants of XUV500 in near future.It will observe a hike of around a lakh of INR than its BS4 compliant version and will posses same 2.2 Lt engine.
- SKODA KAROQ
This vehicle was first displayed at Auto Expo 2020.Expected launch date is in April 2020 but as the lockdown has extended,we are still to hear from its makers.It will posses BS6 compliant 1.5 Lt Tsi petrol engine.It will offer a maximum power of 150 PS & a maximum torque of 250 Nm.Unique feature will be its panoramic sunroof,9 air-bags & a virtual cockpit.Price is expected to start from INR 17 Lakh.
- HONDA WR-V
Force Gurkha BS6 version was displayed at Auto Expo 2020 this year.It offers 5 Speed manual transmission in BS6, 2.6 Lt Petrol engine which offers maximum power of 90PS & 280Nm of torque.
- RENAULT ARKANA
It is expected to be launched in May 2020 but as the lockdown is still going on,we may expect delay.It is expected to cost around INR 10 lakh.
- MAHINDRA XUV-300 TURBO SPORTZ
It was expected to be launched in may 2020 and now its launching date might see delay.This vehicle is the top notch petrol variant of XUV300 which offers a maximum power of 110 PS & a maximum torque of 200 Nm.It is estimated to be priced at INR 12.40 Lakh.
- HONDA VEZEL
This famous Japanese car is expected to be launched in India during September 2020.It is expected to cost us around INR 10 lakh.
- AUDI Q7
Expected to be launched in July 2020.It will be cost us around INR 80 lakh.
- VOLKSWAGEN T-ROC
It was first displayed at Auto expo 2020.It was then launched in Mar 2020 but because the lockdown has been extended,we are yet to see these SUVs on road.It will offer 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 150PS and 250Nm.The price range starts from INR 19.99 lakh .
- JEEP RENEGADE
It is expected to be launched in July 2020 in India with price range starting from INR 25 Lakh.It posses 2.0 Lt Four cylinder Multijet 2 engine with a choice of Manual & automatic transmission.
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