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Future SUVs Worth Waiting For In India In 2021

Seeing the growing demand for SUV body style, automakers are lining up more SUVs in the country. In this article, we bring you a list of upcoming new most awaited new SUVs launching in India in next 1 year .


The first product from Mahindra-Ford partnership will arrive in the second half of 2021. The company will showcase the SUV in the mid-2021, while launch expected in the end of 2021 or early 2022. The new model will be based on the new front-wheel-drive monocoque platform, which also underpins the new Mahindra XUV500.

The new Ford C-SUV will be offered with 2 engine options – a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, mStallion turbocharged petrol and a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel. While the former is capable of producing 190bhp and 330Nm of torque, the diesel version churns out close to 180bhp and 400Nm of torque. Both manual and automatic versions will be on offer. Front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive system will be on offer.


Mahindra will introduce the new generation Mahindra XUV500 in the second quarter of 2021. The production version of the SUV is expected to be unveiled in the first quarter of 2021. The new model will come with all-new design and feature-loaded interior. The new Mahindra XUV500 will be the first vehicle in its category to offer Level 1 Autonomous Technology. There might also be several other advanced electronic features such as a 3D panoramic vision for driver, a radar system, autonomous braking system, an eyelid tracking mechanism.

The SUV will be offered with 2 engine options – a new 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel and a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol. Both manual and automatic gearbox options will be on offer.


Hyundai has started testing the new AX1 micro SUV in South Korea. Set to be Hyundai’s smallest & most affordable UV, the new AX1 will mainly target developing nations including India. he new Hyundai AX1 will be positioned against the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the upcoming Tata HBX micro SUV. Likely to be based on the K1 platform, the upcoming Hyundai AX1 could be powered by a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine. While powering the i10 Nios, this engine produces 82bhp and 114Nm of torque. The SUV could also receive the Santro’s 1.1L engine that offers 67bhp and 100Nm of torque. Transmission choices might include 5-speed manual and an AMT gearbox option.


The homegrown automaker will introduce the HBX concept based micro SUV in the second quarter of 2021. Likely to be called the Tata Hornbill, the micro SUV will rival the Maruti Ignis and the Mahindra KUV100 NXT. The upcoming Hornbill micro SUV is developed on the ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) platform, which also underpins the Altroz premium hatchback. The micro SUV will be powered by a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Revotron petrol engine that also powers the Tiago and the Altroz. This engine churns out 85bhp of power and 110Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual and an AMT.


The homegrown UV maker will introduce the new-gen Scorpio in the mid-2021. The new model will be based on the modified ladder-on-frame chassis, which also underpins the new Thar. The next-gen Scorpio will grow in size, which will help Mahindra to create more space inside the cabin. The SUV will be offered with 2 engine options – a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel and a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol.

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