Upcoming SUVs under 15 lakhs

Here is a list of upcoming new SUVs that will cost under Rs 15 lakh in the Indian market.

1. Nya Maruti Brezza

Maruti Suzuki will launch the new Brezza sub-4 meter SUV in the country in mid-2022. The new model will be based on the existing Global C platform which is also the basis for the S-Cross. The company will remove the prefix “Vitara” from the SUV. The new Maruti Brezza comes with significant design changes and a completely new interior.

It will be equipped with several advanced features such as a factory-fitted sunroof, a larger infotainment system with touch screen with connection functions, a sim-based connection suite, a 360-degree camera, paddle changer with automatic transmission and more. It will be powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine with a smart hybrid system.

Launch – mid-2022
Expected price – 8-12 lakh

2. New Maruti mid-size SUV

Maruti Vitara Brezza 2022

Maruti Suzuki is also preparing a new mid-size SUV, which is reportedly to be launched in 2023. It is rumored that it will be called the next generation Vitara. The new model will be developed during the Toyota-Suzuki joint venture. It will probably be based on Toyota’s DNGA platform which is the basis for Raize and the new Avanza. The new model will be compared to such as Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and MG Astor. The new model could be offered with a 1.5L NA petrol engine with a stronger hybrid technology or a newly developed turbocharged petrol engine.

Launch – 2023
Expected price – 11-16 lakh

Nya Maruti Jimny

Suzuki Jimny 5-door Rendered

Maruti Suzuki is preparing a long wheelbase version of the Jimny lifestyle SUV, which will be launched in India 2022-23. The new model will compete with the likes of Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha. The Jimny 5-door will be based on the Sierra, and will have a 300 mm longer wheelbase. The length will also be increased by 300 mm.

With a length of less than 4 meters, the 5-door Jimny for India is expected to have a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated engine. This engine can produce 103 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque. The vehicle can also have a mild hybrid system, which should improve its fuel efficiency.

Launch – 2022-23
Expected price – 10-15 lakh

The next generation Tata Nexon

2022 Tata Nexon

Tata Motors has also started working on the next generation Nexon compact SUV, which is rumored to be launched in 2023. The new Nexon will be based on the ALFA platform (Agile Light Flexible Architecture) which is also the basis for Altroz. It is expected to retain the hugely popular SUV Coupe design; However, Tata will make changes to some design elements. Major changes are expected inside the cabin with better quality in plastic and fit and finish, and new advanced features. The next generation Nexon will probably get a 1.2L turbocharged petrol engine with a mild hybrid system.

Launch – 2023
Expected price – 7.5-11 lakh

5. Skoda Compact SUV

Skoda compact SUV

Volkswagen Group also aims to enter the sub-4 meter SUV segment. Internally called Project 2.5, the new model will be sold under Skoda’s nameplate. The new Skoda compact SUV will compete with the likes of Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon and others in its category. The new model will be based on the modified MQB AO IN platform on which the Kushaq and VW Taigun are based. It will likely be powered by a 113bhp, 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine with manual and automatic transmission.

Launch – end of 2023
Expected price – 8-12 lakh

6. MG Sub-4 meter electric SUV

The MG Compact SUV

MG Motor India has confirmed that it will launch a sub-compact electric crossover next business year. The new model will cost in the range of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh. It will compete with the likes of the Tata Nexon EV and the upcoming Mahindra eXUV300. The new model will offer an electric range of over 300 km.

Launch – Q1 2023
Expected price – 10-15 lakh

7. Maruti YTB Compact SUV Coupe

Maruti Futuro Details

Maruti Suzuki is preparing a new compact SUV Coupe, which is expected to be launched in 2023. The code name YTB, the new Compact SUV Coupe will be placed above Brezza and will compete with the higher variants of the Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet. It will be equipped with several advanced features and a stronger hybrid system. Codenamed Maruti YTB, the new model will probably be based on Suzuki’s lightweight HEARTECT platform, which is the basis for Baleno, Ertiga and Ciaz. It will be sold through NEXA premium resellers.

Launch – 2023
Expected price – 9-12 lakh

8. Jeep sub-4 meter SUV

Jeep Sub-4 Meter SUV rendered

The American SUV manufacturer Jeep has also confirmed that it will fall into a sub-compact SUV category. The company is developing a new sub-4 meter SUV for emerging markets including India and Brazil. The new model will be based on the new CMP platform that also forms the basis for the new Citroen C3. Under the hood, the new SUV will have a 1.2L turbocharged petrol engine that can produce up to 130 hp. It is reported that the new compact SUV Jeep will be the first vehicle in its segment to offer AWD systems. Estimated to cost between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 14 lakh, the new compact SUV Jeep will compete with the Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Kia Sonet.

Launch – 2023-24
Expected price – 10-14 lakh

Upcoming SUVs under 15 Lakhs – Maruti, Jeep, Tata

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