Here’s Unveiling The New SUVs Coming to India Soon
The much-awaited Honda WRV, the Jazz-based crossover, is expected to arrive in Indian markets in March 2017, according to reports. The India-spec model is believed to come with a 1.2 litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engines. The petrol mill should churn out 88.8bhp of power at 6000rpm and 109 Nm of torque at 4500rpm, while the diesel mill will be capable of producing 98.6bhp at3600rpm and 200 Nm at1750rpm. There could be 3 transmissions on offer- 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual (on diesel variant) and a CVT.
Honda WR-V, Suzuki Jimny, Ford EcoSport facelift The New SUVs Coming to India Soon
Though based on the Jazz platform, the Honda WRV sub-compact crossover is expected to wear a more rugged and sportier look than its hatchback sibling. It will get a new front grille, smoked headlamps, plastic cladding on bumpers and prominent wheel arches, roof rails, clear lens tail lamps, etc. Coming to the interiors, you can expect chrome accents on dashboard, handbrake and aircon vents along with new seat upholstery. It could be priced between Rs.7-10 lakhs, and will rival the likes of Ford EcoSport and Hyundai i20 Active.
The Maruti Suzuki Jimny has had a great stint in the international market and the news of it making its way to India has been doing the rounds since quite some time now. Expected to be launched sometime in 2018, the Jimny SUV will be placed as an entry-level SUV. Sharing its lightweight platform with the Baleno, the 2018 Maruti Jimny will have a fair advantage in off-road application. Thanks to a modern engine, it will give an estimated mileage of around 18kmpl in city and 19.5 kmpl in highway. When it comes to engine, it will get a 1.0 litre Boosterjet Petrol engine that has a maximum power torque of 110 bhp-170 Nm. It will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Due to its high off-road capability, it might not face any direct rivals; however, Mahindra KUV100 and Maruti Ignis may pose some competition. The cheaper 2WD model will attract the private SUV buyers, while the 4WD could appeal to the off-road enthusiasts and the Armed Forces. This car is expected to fall within a price range of Rs. 5-7 lakhs.
The Ford EcoSport face-lifted version is expected to go on sale as a 2017 model, and will boast of several styling updates. It will continue to have the engine line-up of the current model, which means buyers will have a choice amongst a 1.5L petrol, 1.5L diesel or a 1.0L EcoBoost petrol. The only automatic option will be in the form of the 1.5L Petrol mated to a 6 speed DCT. It will also share the mileage figure with the current model, with an overall mileage of roughly 16kmpl. The major change on the exterior will be the new front fascia. The thoroughly restyled interior will feature an all-black tone, along with a revamped dashboard and a new instrument binnacle. The speedo console will have a new Multi Information Display and new fonts. Besides, it may also feature a new multi-function steering wheel, rectangular shaped AC vents, revised new central console, and an updated SYNC infotainment system. Offered at a starting price of approximately Rs. 7 lakhs, it is likely to rival the current crop of compact SUVs- Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra TUV300, and Mahindra NuvoSport.
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