In India today, people love to buy SUVs. Compared to hatchbacks or premium hatchback cars, SUVs are also much larger in terms of bold design, muscular body and size. SUV cars are very popular with people for high ground clearance, 4X4 drivetrain system and off-roading. Off-road SUVs of many companies including Maruti and Mahindra are going to be launched in the Indian market in the near future. Let us give you information about them.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny
Maruti Suzuki will launch its offroad SUV Jimny next year. This car was first presented at the Auto Expo 2020. Since then everyone has been waiting for it to launch. Now comes the 5-door variant of the Jimny. It can compete directly with Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha. Jimny will be cheaper than Mahindra Thar. This off-road car will be powered by a 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder K15B petrol engine that will generate 101bhp of maximum power at 6,000rpm and 130Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. This engine is also coming in New Brezza, Ertiga and Ciaz. The car will get 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic option. The off-road SUV will underpin the ladder frame chassis and will come with Suzuki’s AllGrip Pro 4 wheel drive technology, 3-link rigid axle suspension and low range transfer gear. At the same time, its base variant could cost less than Rs 10 lakh.
5 Door Force Gurkha
The long awaited Force Gurkha, an off-road SUV from Force Motors. Now its launch is almost over. The 2021 Force Gurkha first appeared at last year’s Auto Expo in Greater Noida. The Gurkha 4X4 will obviously be an off-roader, and the car is set to compete with the Mahindra Thar in this segment. The company may bring the new Gurkha in 3-door and 5-door versions. The 2021 Gurkha will see a number of design upgrades, including headlights with LED DRL, new grille and front bumper, a snorkel, turn indicator on the front fender, redesigned taillights, redesigned wheels and a tailgate-mounted extra wheel. The model shown at the Auto Expo was quite rugged. It remains to be seen how similar the production version will be.
5 door Mahindra Thar
The Mahindra Thar 5 Door Off-Road SUV is set to launch next year It will come with a buffer front bumper, large steel wheels. It will also have a large cabin. To give a better driving experience, the car company can tune its suspension and steering differently.
The new Mahindra Scorpio-N
Mahindra’s new Scorpio N (Scorpio-N) will launch on June 27. As the launch date draws closer, the details related to it are also coming out. So far the company has not shared its internal and external information. However, its design has been leaked in many reports. Now the details about the color variant of Scorpio N have been revealed. Customers can buy this SUV in 6 color options. These include Chocolate Brown, Indigo Blue, Ocean Blue, Jungle Green, Cherry Red and Pearl White. According to the information available so far, the Scorpio N will be the company’s most luxurious and powerful SUV.
Toyota RAV4 SUV has been tested more than once in India. Although the company was silent about its India launch, the SUV could launch in 2023. The price of this car will be between 50 lakh to 60 lakh rupees. Based on the TNGA-K platform, the RAV4 can be offered with a 2.5L naturally aspirated Atkinson bicycle petrol engine and a 215bhp electric motor. There will be an 8-speed eCVT gearbox and three driving modes – Normal, Echo and Sport.