10 Most Amazing SUV In 2017
10 Most Amazing SUV In 2017
The Indian car market is one of the biggest automotive markets around the world and, in the recent time, it has become a major platform for the global auto manufacturers to showcase and experiment with the new products.
The year 2016 has witnessed many technologically-advanced new cars. Letís have a look at the major changes that the current Indian automotive industry is facing and what can be expected from the upcoming cars in 2017.
The Q5 is one of Audi’s best-selling cars in India and has been around for a while now. The new Q5 also gets the 12-inch Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster, and a large 8-inch free-standing screen for the MMI infotainment system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The new Audi Q5 will be a 5-seater SUV as it always was and should be launched sometime in late 2017. The engines offered should be a 2.0-litre diesel with Quattro all-wheel-drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. There will also be a 2.0-litre petrol engine.
Datsun Go Cross
The Datsun Go Cross is a crossover concept based on the Go+ that was unveiled at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo. Datsun does move into a more premium category with the crossover and offers basic premium interior trim options like a touchscreen infotainment system.
It comes with 1.2-litre petrol engine that does duty in Go to do duty here with the chance of a 1.5-litre D4-D diesel engine. But the price is not confirmed.
Ford Ecosport Facelift
the Ford Ecosport was the highest selling sub 4-meter SUV in India. Ford is going to launch the facelifted Ecosport in 2017. The new Ecosport is much sharper and more butch as compared to the current generation car.
The interior gets a much-needed refresh with a touchscreen infotainment system that will have Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Ford’s own mirror link.
The Ecosport might loose the tail mounted spare wheel for India although it is not confirmed yet. The expected price to be around Rs 7.5-10.5 lakh.
The WR-V to share a similar interior of the Honda Jazz and come with the same 1.2-litre iVTEC or 1.5-litre iDTEC engine that does duty in the premium hatchback. The WR-V should make it to India sometime later next year and be priced between Rs 7.5-10 lakh.
The Jeep Compass will get both petrol and diesel engines from the get go but it is uncertain on whether a manual gearbox will make it to India.
We also expect the Compass to offer both a lower variant in two-wheel-drive the top of the line cars in four-wheel-drive with terrain response.
To make a real impact in the Indian auto space, Jeep will bring the brand new Compass to India by mid-2017 at a price that is stated to be just a tad under the Rs 20 lakh.
The Lexus RX will be the first SUV and the first product that Lexus India will launch when they kickstart their operations in a couple of weeks. The RX will be available in a five-seater layout. The combined V6 engine and hybrid powerplant make upwards of 300bhp in the RX450.
Although it is unconfirmed, the RX450h might be available in both standard and F-Sport variants with the latter adding sportier styling and interiors, along with slightly more power. The price is not confiremd yet but according to the tumors the price dhoul be Rs. 2 Crore.
The Kodiaq will feature a 2.0-litre diesel engine at launch but a petrol engine will be introduced soon later depending on demand. In terms of exterior design, the Kodiaq gets the new three-dimensional grille, sharp LED headlamps and tail lamps and a set of wide wheel arches.
The Skoda Kodiaq will be available with a 7-seater configuration and it is also available with a 5-seater layout. The Skoda Kodiaq will get a 6.5-inch screen, Bluetooth connectivity, and Skoda SmartLink with support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink.
The Tata Hexa will be the first SUV of 2017 and will be launched in January 2017 and will be Tata’s new flagship product. The Hexa also gets the best interiors of any Tata product and gets features like leather interior, touch screen infotainment and drive modes.
The Hexa will came with a 7 or 8 seater variant and you also get features like LED daytime running lights, 19-inch wheels and dual exhaust tips. The Hexa should be priced at about Rs 13-18 lakh.
the Nexon will be Tata’s highly anticipated and much-delayed entry into the subcompact or sub 4-meter SUV segment. The new compact SUV will feature an improvement over the new design language from Tata Motors and also incorporate the two-tone design made popular by the Vitara Brezza.
The Nexon will feature the 1.2-litre turbo petrol Revotron 4-cylinder engine and the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine with a variable geometry turbo making 90bhp. Expect prices of the Nexon to be between Rs 6.5-9.5 lakh with an estimated launch window of November or December 2017.
Skoda Kodiaq features with 2.0-liter diesel engine along with an automatic gearbox. The Tiguan will also get optional all-wheel-drive or standard front-wheel-drive and subdued yet classy styling.
Expect the Tiguan to be spacious and comfortable while offering typically good driving dynamics due to the MQB platform that it is based on. The price is yet not confirmed.