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New SUV launches India by Diwali 2022 | Autocar India

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The hybrid duo SUVs from Maruti and Toyota (Grand Vitara and Hyryder), and Mahindra’s first electrical SUV (XUV400 EV) will arguably be an important ones.

The festive season is simply across the nook and expectedly a slew of recent fashions are lined up for launch within the coming months. Unsurprisingly, all these launches are SUVs. From facelifts to particular editions and hybrids to all-electric SUVs, there are new fashions rolling out of stables of Tata, Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Toyota and extra. We offer you a rundown of all new SUVs coming our approach by Diwali 2022.  

Hyundai Venue N-Line – September 6

Hyundai’s second N Line mannequin in India would be the Venue N Line, slated for a September 6 launch. Just like the i20 N Line, the Venue N Line will come powered solely by the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, however the gearbox is proscribed solely to the 7-speed DCT unit. It is going to be provided in two trim ranges – N6 and N8 – and is predicted to return with a sportier suspension and exhaust set-up. There might be beauty tweaks as effectively – sportier bumpers, new colors, N Line badges in addition to new upholstery, purple accents and aluminium pedals on the within.

Mahindra XUV400 EV – September 8

Mahindra’s new EV onslaught for India might be led by the XUV400 EV – an electrical model of the ICE-powered XUV300 that pulls design inspiration from the eXUV300 idea that was showcased on the 2020 Auto Expo. However not like the XUV300, the XUV400 might be longer than 4 metres (round 4.2m), on condition that electrical autos should not eligible for the sub-4m tax advantages. Technical particulars are presently scarce, however it’s prone to include single entrance axle-mounted electrical motor making round 150hp. It’s also anticipated to return with Mahindra’s AdrenoX infotainment system and ADAS options. It’ll squarely be aimed on the Tata Nexon EV.

Toyota City Cruiser Hyryder 

The City Cruiser Hyryder, unveiled in July, is Toyota’s first foray into the midsize SUV phase and can problem the dominance of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. Uniquely, the Toyota Hyryder distinguishes itself with 1.5-litre gentle and robust hybrid petrol powertrains and even will get an AWD system with the previous. Styling is usually Toyota and it is generously outfitted on the within as effectively. Nevertheless, the robust hybrid variations are prone to be on the dearer facet. Bookings for the Hyryder have been underway since July.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara 

Sibling to the City Cruiser Hyryder, Maruti Suzuki’s Grand Vitara will intently comply with the previous. Each fashions, the truth is, have been co-developed by Toyota and Maruti Suzuki and might be manufactured by the previous at its Bidadi plant. Each fashions get particular person exterior styling, however related interiors with solely minor trim variations. The Grand Vitara can even use the identical set of gentle and robust hybrid powertrains because the Hyryder. Now we have already had a quick observe expertise with the Grand Vitara at Maruti’s R&D facility in Rohtak about which you’ll be able to learn right here. Bookings for the Grand Vitara are ongoing as effectively.

Kia Sonet X Line

Teased just some days in the past, the Sonet X Line is predicted to get the same set of beauty updates because the Seltos X Line that was launched a yr in the past. It is prone to get a matte gray exterior end with gloss black and orange accents, and its alloy wheels are anticipated to be newly designed. On the within, the Sonet X Line may include Indigo Pera leatherette seats with the honeycomb sample and gray stitching as was seen on the Seltos X Line. It’ll possible be based mostly on the top-spec GT trim, however will stay mechanically unchanged from the usual mannequin.

Mahindra XUV300 1.2 turbo 

The XUV300 with the 131hp, 1.2-litre mStallion direct-injection turbo-petrol engine has for lengthy been delayed, however Mahindra not too long ago put out a teaser confirming the launch of the extra highly effective SUV. It marks an inexpensive 21hp bump in energy over the present 110hp, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine and can possible be provided with a 6-speed guide gearbox. Beauty tweaks is prone to be restricted to solely a brand new set of alloy wheels, however it’ll function Mahindra’s new twin peaks emblem as on the XUV700 and Scorpio N. There is also updates to the inside like new upholstery and improved infotainment software program.

MG Hector facelift 

The MG Hector is quickly due a mid-life facelift that may carry complete beauty updates on the surface. Teaser pictures have hinted at a totally new entrance fascia with a bigger grille, tweaked headlamps and a brand new bumper. MG has additionally teased a brand new 14-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system for the up to date Hector – the biggest display screen fitted to any automotive on sale in India – and it may additionally include ADAS options. It’s anticipated to stay mechanically unchanged to the present Hector, which can even proceed to be on sale alongside the brand new mannequin. The up to date Hector will thus be positioned above the present mannequin.

Up to date Tata Harrier/Safari  

Tata Motors has additionally been teasing an replace for its SUVs, which we suspect might be for the Harrier and the Safari. Lately, a camouflaged take a look at mule of the Safari was additionally spied on take a look at. Whereas beauty updates on the SUVs are prone to be minimal, greater updates are anticipated to the tools listing, like a bigger touchscreen infotainment system in addition to 360-degree cameras. To maintain up with the Hector, Tata may additionally add a bunch of ADAS options to the SUVs. The long-awaited petrol engine on each SUVs are, nevertheless, nonetheless a while away.

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