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Top 5 Most Awaited SUVs Coming to the Auto Expo 2016

Compact SUVs is currently one of the most liked segments in the country and is growing at a blistering pace.

Published: 20th January 2016 10:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th January 2016 10:47 AM   |  A+A-

Asia’s largest motor show, the Indian Auto Expo is all set to bring a lot of activity in the capital with loads of new products and other surprises for the auto enthusiasts. Almost 80 new vehicles will be introduced and around 1500 suppliers from 20 countries will be participating in the event. Compact SUVs is currently one of the most liked segments in the country and is growing at a blistering pace. We have already seen plenty of such cars plying on the roads and there are more to join the bandwagon in the year 2016. We have summed up the top 5 upcoming SUVs to be showcased in the Auto Expo. Let's have a look:

1) Maruti Vitara Brezza

On the grounds of the ‘Transformation’ theme, Maruti frames the pavilion around the emotion. New technologies and new products are to be introduced to put on gloves for distinct segments. The company announces to showcase Vitara Brezza, Ignis and the Baleno RS from its lineup. The compact SUV, Vitara Brezza codenamed YBA, will carry the 1.2L K-Series VVT petrol and 1.3L DDiS diesel mills. Though, the transmission will be a 5-speed manual gearbox; Maruti might offer an optional four-speed AMT unit. On the other hand, the micro SUV Ignis would share engines with Swift/Baleno in India, while Baleno RS, a sportier version of Baleno, will feature a new 1.0-liter Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine.

2) Hyundai Sub-Compact SUV

Creta was proved to be the trump card for Hyundai and after a grand success, the company plans to add more SUVs in its portfolio. Compact size, sporty appearance and many essential features on the comfort and safety part, make these four wheelers popular day by day. Taking a keen note on the consumer interest and materializing its reputation among the enthusiasts in the country, the manufacturer will bring a sub-4 meter SUV, the new Tucson SUV and the Santa-Fe facelift in India. Engine options for the sub-4 meter SUV will be the 1.4L and the 1.6L motors, whereas, Tucson is likely to be offered in both the diesel and petrol mills that include a 2.0L CRDi and a 1.7L CRDi Blue Drive motors. Santa-Fe will be powered by a 2.2L CRDi diesel and a 2.4L petrol mill.

3) Honda BR-V

HCIL has declared the products it will introduce in the forthcoming Auto Expo. BR-V and the Accord will be the two production cars. Honda BR-V, the compact SUV will sport a 1.5L i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine. Both the engine options will carry a 6-speed manual but the petrol mill would also have an option of CVT automatic. On the contrary, the Accord is expected to come mated to either a CVT or a six-speed manual along with a 2.4L i-VTEC petrol engine.

4) Datsun GO-Cross

As compact SUVs/ crossovers are rapidly becoming popular in the country, Datsun India plans to cook up a storm with its new GO Cross Concept version that was unveiled last year in the Tokyo International Auto Show. This flagship product of the Datsun is based on the GO+ MPV and will borrow an identical 1.2L petrol engine coupled with the 5-speed gearbox. Besides this, an entry level small car, the Redi-GO hatchback would also be showcased. It will hold the same engine from the Renault Kwid since the car is developed on the Nissan-Renault CMF platform.

5) Tata Nexon:

The hot-selling compact SUV market would count up one more entrant in the upcoming Auto Expo 2016. Tata Nexon (codename: X104), the compact SUV, likely to be called the “Osprey” was first showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo. The concept has finally been converted into the production-ready version and has been spied testing several times in the country. The car is a slightly reworked version of the Bolt and Zest. The vehicle will be energized by the 1.2L turbocharged petrol and 1.3L diesel units. While, AMT is expected to come mated with these mills.

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