The automotive industry is gearing up for an exciting year ahead, particularly in the SUV market. With several companies ready to launch their latest models, 2024 promises to be a year packed with exciting launches. Let's take a closer look at the ten highly anticipated SUVs set to hit the Indian market next year:
1. Kia Sonet Facelift
Kia is all set to introduce the facelifted version of its subcompact SUV, the Sonet, in early 2024. Expect redesigned exterior and the incorporation of level 1 advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Despite retaining its previous engine options, Kia is reintroducing the diesel-manual combination, making it an attractive choice for SUV enthusiasts.
2. Hyundai Creta Facelift
One of the most popular compact SUVs, the Hyundai Creta, is scheduled for a significant facelift in 2024. This facelift promises an updated design and the addition of new features while continuing to offer the same engine options as the Kia Seltos facelift.
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3. Maruti eVX
Maruti Suzuki is set to make its mark in the electric vehicle segment with the launch of its first all-electric SUV, the eVX, in late 2024. The eVX, previously showcased as a concept, has a 60 kWh battery pack and a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system, offering an impressive range of up to 550 km.
4. Tata Punch EV
Tata Motors is adding another gem to its EV lineup with the Tata Punch EV. It is positioned between the Tiago EV and Nexon EV. This SUV is expected to come in Standard and Long Range variants, promising a claimed range of up to 500 km.
5. Tata Curvv / Curvv EV
Tata Motors is entering into the compact SUV era with the Tata Curvv and its electric variant, the Curvv EV. The Curvv EV, expected to arrive first, aims to offer a range of 500 km. The petrol version will feature a new 1.2-litre T-GDi petrol engine.
6. Tata Harrier EV
Tata Motors is preparing to launch the all-electric version of its popular Harrier SUV in late 2024. The Harrier EV, showcased as a concept, will retain the Harrier's design while incorporating EV-specific elements. It will have multiple powertrain options, promising a driving range of over 500 km.
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7. Mahindra Thar 5-door
In the latter half of 2024, Mahindra is gearing up to introduce the extended version of its iconic off-roader, the Thar. This 5-door variant will feature enhanced cabin comforts, a fixed metal roof, and LED lighting, utilizing the same engine options as the existing Thar.
8. Mahindra XUV300 Facelift
Mahindra XUV300 is in line for a significant update in 2024, showcasing an overhauled exterior, new premium features, and a more modern cabin. Expect the same engine options as the current model but with updated technology.
9. Mahindra XUV.e8
Mahindra all-new electric SUV, the XUV.e8, expected to debut in December 2024, is based on the XUV700 but with EV-specific modifications. With battery capacities up to 80 kWh, it promises impressive performance figures and modern interior features.
10. New-gen Renault Duster
Renault is all set to unveil the new-generation Duster, based on the CMF-B platform, in the latter half of 2024. Although specifications for the India-spec model are pending, the global version offers multiple powertrain options, including petrol, turbo-petrol, strong-hybrid, and LPG.
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The automotive landscape in 2024 is poised for an influx of exciting SUVs. It is showcasing a fusion of innovative technology, contemporary design, and robust performance. Enthusiastic buyers eagerly await these upcoming launches, poised to redefine the SUV experience in the Indian market.