2021 has brought a lot of new car launches to the country. Below given is a list of all Upcoming SUV Cars in India which are expected to launch in India in the year 2021. Some of these popular upcoming SUVs include Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-pace, Force Motors Gurkha, Tata Safari and Mercedes-Benz GLA 2020.
Audi has recently unveiled the e-tron 50 that comes with a smaller 71kWh battery pack, which produces 312PS of maximum power and 540Nm of peak torque. It has a range of 300km, and it reached from 0 to 100kmph in 7 seconds. It gets most of the features with Quattro all-wheel-drive and all-wheel-steering. The price of the car has not been announced yet and Audi might offer the e-tron 50 in India soon. Audi has officially showcased the e-tron SUV in India. The SUV will be the same as the one sold in other countries and will come to India via the CBU route. It is expected to be launched at a price of Rs 1.40 crore (ex-showroom pan India). The e-tron gets power from two electric engines that drive all four wheels. It produces a combined output of 360PS. It also comes with a Boost mode, which produces up to 408PS and reached 0-100kmph by 0.9 seconds. The electric motors are powered by a 95kWH battery pack and the car can go 400kms in a full charge.
Force Motors Gurkha
Force Motors showcased the BS6 Gurkha SUV at the 2020 Auto Expo. The domestic off-roader now comes with a BS6 engine that produces 90PS of maximum power and 280Nm of peak torque. It now has a revised front and rear fascia, as well as, the government-mandated safety features. The Gurkha that as showcased was the three-door variant but the five-door variant is expected to have similar styling. Look-wise, the Gurkha has received subtle updated. It now comes with new bumpers, a revised grille, and halo LED DRLs headlamps for an old-school look. At the rear, the Gurkha gets revised taillamps and a redesigned bumper. Gurkha was earlier available with a 2.2-litre and a 2.6-litre BS4 engine. The 2.6-litre engine has now got the BS6 update. It has 90PS of max power and 280Nm of peak torque and comes mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. For safety features, the SUV comes with ABS, driver and passenger airbags, and rear parking sensors. For off-roading abilities, its 5-speed manual gearbox is paired with a low-range transfer case. The suspension comes with coil springs and an independent setup in the front. A rigid live axle can be seen at the rear. Apart from Gurkha, Force Motors also unveiled the Gurkha customized, which is meant for off-roading. It comes with larger tyres, a wider stance, raised suspension, and a winch. The 2020 Force Gurkha competes with the new-gen Thar and the Maruti Suzuki Jimny.
Mercedes-Benz GLA 2020
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 2020 GLA-Class compact luxury SUV in India at the 2020 Auto Expo. The new GLA comes with a wider and taller stance than its previous version. On the inside, the car gets a two-part infotainment touchscreen. The new 2.0-litre BS6 compliant engines will be also shared with the A-Class and CLA sedans. The price range will probably start from Rs 43 lakh.
Tata Motors is aiming to launch the Safari on February 22. Pre-launch bookings have also started for a token amount of Rs 30,000. Tata Safari has also started test drives. This 7-seater SUV is based on Tata Harrier. The Tata Safari SUV is based on Land Rover’s D8 platform and it will come with a diesel engine and front-wheel drivetrain. The Safari can be purchased as a 6-seater or a 7-seater SUV. It’s likely to have a price range between Rs 15 lakh and Rs 21 lakh.
Citroen C5 Aircross
Citroen C5 Aircross will be launched soon in the country and the pre-launch bookings for the SUV have been planned to start on March 1. The SUV gets its power from a 177PS 2.0-litre diesel engine. Citroen C5 Aircross will be offered in two variants, which are Feel and Shine. The car is expected to fall between a price range from Rs 28 lakh to Rs 30 lakh (ex-showroom). It will give competition to the Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, and the 5-seater Volkswagen Tiguan facelift.
The MG RX5 prices are expected to start from Rs 14 lakh. Price-wise, the MG RX5 will compete with Hyundai Creta, the Jeep Compass, and the Mahindra XUV500. Speaking of the size, this car is a little bit bigger than the Creta, and around the same size as the XUV. For the engine, MG Motor India might provide the RX5 with the 2.0-litre diesel engine that's also present in the Jeep Compass. The engine produces 173PS of maximum power and 350Nm of peak torque for the Jeep, and the RX5 is also expected to give similar performance.
Mahindra XUV500 2021
The second-gen Mahindra XUV500 has revealed its final design touches such as new headlamps and the new six-slat grille. However, the main highlight of the car is at the rear as the XUV500 now comes with wrap-around LED tail lamps. It also looks sleeker as the flared wheel arches of the current-gen model are not present anymore. The second-gen XUV500 will probably reach the showrooms in the first half of the year 2021. The current XUV500 is priced from Rs 13.52 lakh to Rs 19.27 lakh (ex-showroom) and it is expected that the new-gen model will be priced in the same manner. The second-gen XUV500 will compete against the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, MG Hector/ Hector Plus, Tata Harrier, and the Tata Gravitas.
The first all-electric SUV from Jaguar, which is the I-Pace, will be launched on March 9 in India. This SUV will be getting its power from the two electric motors producing 400PS of max power and 696Nm of peak torque, backed up by a 90kWh lithium-ion battery. It gives a WLTP-claimed range of 470 km. Tata Power will manage the charging solutions for the Jaguar I-Pace. The electric SUV can go from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.8 seconds. It car will come in three variants, which are the S, SE and HSE. The price of Jaguar I-Pace is expected to start from Rs 1 crore. Pre-launch bookings are underway since November. This car will compete against the Mercedes-Benz EQC and the Audi e-tron.
Audi Q3 2021
Audi has unveiled the Q3 Sportback coupe-SUV, which is sportier-looking and comes with a sloping roofline. It also has a slick look and a redesigned boot lid. The brand has offered two engines with the Q3 Sportback, which are the 2.0-litre TFSI petrol and the 2.0-litre TDI diesel. The car is set to hit the market in Europe from September. When launched, it will be priced starting at Rs 35.20 lakh approx for the 35 TDI S tronic and around Rs 39.73 lakh for the 45 TFSI quattro S tronic.
Audi has recently unveiled the 2020 SQ7. It comes equipped with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel engine with an electronically powered compressor (EPC). It produces a maximum power output of 435PS and a peak torque 900Nm. It comes mated to an 8-speed automatic. The SQ7 goes from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 250 kmph. It also has the S-specific adaptive air suspension, as well as, progressive steering wheel for an upgraded experience while driving.