These 7 SUVs Can Beat Hyundai Creta, Kia Selton In Next Few Months (Full List)
The Indian mid-size SUV segment has reached a new high so it seems like an attractive option to a new manufacturer wanting to enter the segment.
Further, the segment has seen increased competition in the past three years.
So resulted in a certain evolution in terms of what is being offered as technology and performance factors are pushed to bring in new customers.
With all these developments, this segment does not seem to slow down as many rivals for Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos are expected to join the competition over the next two years.
Let’s go through the list.
1. Maruti Suzuki SUV
In coming years, the partnership between Maruti Suzuki and Toyota will only expand as there are more new products in the pipeline.
A mid-size SUV developed in association with Toyota appears to be on the horizon and could be based on the Vitara Brezza’s platform reportedly.
2. Honda HR-V
The shocking news of discontinuation of CR-V and Civic suggests that the car maker definitely needs to revive its premium portfolio with new models sooner rather than later.
Powered by a 1.5-litre petrol/hybrid engine, the long speculated HR-V could be launched around next year in the mid-size SUV segment.
3. New Mahindra XUV500
The speculations suggest that the XUV500 will be discontinued only to come back as a five-seater directly rivalling Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, Nissan Kicks, MG Hector and the likes.
In position it will stand between XUV300 and XUV700, and likely be based on SsangYong Tivoli’s platform with a redesigned exterior and interior that would launch around 2023.
4. Toyota SUV
This Toyota’s version of the mid-size five-seater SUV will rival the Creta and expect a debut sometime in 2022 as well.
With a 1.5-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine in a different state of tune compared to the Vitara Brezza could be offered.
5. Skoda Kushaq
Kicking things off will be the Kushaq mid-size SUV as a slew of heavily localised models are in the pipeline for Skoda.
Moreover, this is the first model based on the MQB A0 IN platform.
It has already debuted at the 2020 Auto Expo in its concept form and expected to go on sale in the coming months
6. New Ford SUV
Reportedly, Ford is working on a C-segment SUV based on its Territory sold in the international markets.
A mid-size SUV is expected to launch sometime before the end of 2023 in India.
7. Jeep SUV
The vehicle manufacturer has started the calendar year 2021 with the launch of the facelifted Compass followed by the localised Wrangler.
Next in line is the locally assembled Grand Cherokee, seven-seater SUV based on the Compass and compact SUV.
While competing against the host of mid-size SUVs, is expected to be available in the market as early as H2 2022.
It will be positioned below the Renegade in the global lineup and with its off-roading DNA and premium nature.