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Top 10 latest launched SUVs in India

Since the last few decades, SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicle) are ruling the Indian automobile market, thanks to their incredible power, reliable engines, outstanding off-roading capabilities, pleasurable riding dynamics, enviable boot space, and impressive mileage. The year 2020 is no different, and this category of automobiles have captured the interest of buyers in both national and global markets. Check out the top 10 latest launched SUVs in India which you can add to your fleet without any doubts.

1.   Kia Sonet
Kia Sonet, priced between Rs 6.72 lakh to Rs 12.89 lakh is one of the best offerings from the South Korean automaker’s stable. The sub-4 metre SUV is available in two trims- Tech Line and GT Line, and six variants- HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+ to fit everyone’s pocket. The front fascia looks appealing with the iconic ‘Tiger Nose’ grille, flanked on both sides by crown jewel LED headlamps and heart-shaped LED DRL’s. Under the hood, you get three types of motor options- an 83PS 1.2-litre petrol, a 120PS 1.0-litre turbo petrol, and a 1.5-litre diesel mill. The premium 1.5-litre diesel variant is available both in the manual as well as automatic transmission. Kia has also installed a 10.25-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 7-speaker Bose sound system so that you never get bored during long drives.

2.   MG Hector Plus
MG Hector Plus is a superb 6-seater SUV launched in July 2020 after showcasing the vehicle at the Auto Expo 2020. It is the third offering from Morris Garages (MG) in India after a highly successful stint with the MG Hector and the MG ZS EV. The price tag of this four-wheeler ranges between Rs 13.73 lakh to Rs 18.68 lakh (ex-showroom) and is available in four versions- Style, Super, Smart, and Sharp. The SUV also has three powertrain options- a 143PS 1.5-litre petrol motor, a 170PS 2.0-litre diesel oil burner, and a 143PS 1.5-litre hybrid mill. The feature-rich SUV remains equipped with a 10.4-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, panoramic sunroof, climate control, and 7.0-inch full-colour instrument cluster.

3.   Hyundai Venue
While talking about the latest launched SUVs in India, it is challenging to go ahead without mentioning the name of Hyundai Venue. The South Korean auto-giant introduced this automobile in the India market in May 2019, and it immediately captured the attention of auto buyers thanks to its competitive pricing and enviable feature-list. Under the hood you get a BS-6 upgraded, 998cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, 1.0 l Kappa Turbo GDi motor in the premium trim, churning out 118 bhp @ 6000 rpm, and 172 Nm @ 1500 rpm of peak torque. A 7-speed automatic gearbox performs the transmission duties in this SUV. The diesel versions offer an impressive mileage of 23.4kmpl, while you can ride at 18.2kmpl with the petrol ones. The automobile also demonstrates a rich feature-list comprising of 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a wireless phone charger, six airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors.

4.   Tata Harrier
Tata Harrier is also a strong contender, among the SUVs launched during 2019-2020. It is curranty available in eight variants: XE, XM, XT, XT+, XZ, XZ+, XMA, XZA and XZA+, including dual tone and automatic gearbox options. The pricing of the popular four-wheeler ranges between Rs 13.84 lakh and Rs 20.30 lakh (ex-showroom). It gets powered by a BS-6 compliant, Kryotec 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel motor, generating 167.67bhp@3750rpm, and 350Nm@1750-2500rpm peak torque. The power gets channelled to the wheels through a 6-speed automatic gearbox in higher trims. The presence of 425 litres boot space makes enough room available for carrying luggage during family trips.

5.   Kia Seltos 2020
Kia has relaunched the Seltos 2020 with 10 new enviable features. Though the automaker has hiked the prices by Rs 30000, customers are not complaining thanks to the stunning exteriors and top-notch interiors. Kia has currently discontinued the GTK MT and GTX DCT variants. So, now you can select between HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+, GTX and GTX+ variants to upgrade your fleet. It gets powered by 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol mill, delivering 138 bhp @ 6000 rpm, and a peak torque of 242 Nm @ 1500 rpm in the GT line trims. The oil burner remains paired to 7-speed automatic gearbox for the premium driving experience.

6.   Mahindra Thar 2020
Mahindra Thar 2020 is expected to hit the Indian market on 2nd October 2020. The revamped SUV will come with an estimated price tag between Rs 12.00 lakh to 15.00 lakh. It will be available in three variants- AX, AX Optional and LX. The reincarnated model is aeons ahead in terms of design, performance, riding dynamics, and safety features. Roaring under the hood of Thar 2020 is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol mill, generating 150bhp and 300Nm of torque. There is also a BS6-compliant, 2.2-litre diesel option available delivering 130bhp and 300Nm of torque. The 4X4 SUV demonstrates outstanding off-roading capabilities to manoeuvre across hilly tracks and potholed roads.

7.   Tata Gravitas
Tata is also planning to introduce its premium SUV- Gravitas on Indian roads in November 2020. The home-grown auto giant showcased this vehicle during the Auto Expo 2020, and auto-enthusiasts found it as a bigger version of Harrier with the third row of seats. You can expect a price range between Rs 18.00 lakh to 23.00 lakh for this top-notch SUV. The feature includes projector headlamps with LED DRLs, sunroof, 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, automatic climate control, and a 9-speaker JBL sound system. It gets powered by a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre motor, which churns out 170PS and 350Nm.

8.   Hyundai Creta 2020
Since its inception, the Creta has been a runaway success for Hyundai registering about 10,000 units sales every month. It was even the highest selling SUV in India for quite some time. The reincarnated models of this SUV would cost between Rs 9.99 lakh and Rs 17.20 lakh, and boast a host of premium features, including a panoramic sunroof and a Bose audio system. The four-wheeler will come in five variants- E, EX, S, SX, and SX(O). The Premium trim will get powered by a BS-6 compliant, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine, churning out 140PS maximum power and 242Nm of peak torque.

9.   Mahindra XUV500 2020
According to the latest news from Dr Pawan Goenka- Managing Director of Mahindra, the XUV500 2020 will hit the Indian market at the beginning of 2021. The revamped SUV will portrait a more upright nose, restyled tailgate, panoramic sunroof, a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and an all-digital instrument cluster. Under the hood, it will bear BS6-compliant 2.0-litre petrol or diesel motor. The power gets channelled to the wheels by a 6-speed manual or automatic gearboxes.

10.    Jeep Compass
Jeep India has recently introduced a Compass Night Eagle Edition, with a price tag of Rs 20.14 lakh to Rs 23.31 lakh. It remains based on Longitude Plus variant and is available in four attractive shades- Exotica Red, Vocal White, Magnesio Grey, and Brilliant Black. Powering this SUV are 163PS 1.4-litre petrol engine and 170PS 2.0-litre diesel mills with exclusive 4x4 drivetrains. Since it boasts of exceptional off-roading capabilities, the manufacturer has implemented four airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, and Traction Control System (TCS), so that the safety of riders never get compromised.

So, these were the top 10 latest launched SUVs in India. Head to your nearest showroom to test drive them and upgrade your fleet