SUVs have a tremendous craze among Indians. This is the reason why sub-compact SUVs (smaller than 4-meter) are the most popular here, because the low price fulfills the desire of the SUV. There are many sub-compact SUVs in the Indian market. In view of the increasing demand, many more companies are bringing 4-meter small SUVs in the country. Let us tell you about them in detail.
Kia Motors’ much awaited sub-compact SUV Sonnet will be launched in the Indian market in September-October. Sonnet’s concept was introduced at Auto Expo. It will be the cheapest Kia car in the Indian market. Its direct competition in the market will be from SUVs like Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport. The sonnet SUV will be based on the platform with Hyundai Venue. It will get three engine options, including 1.2-liter petrol, 1.5-liter turbo-diesel and 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engines. There will be manual and automatic gearbox options in the sonnet. This small SUV from Kia features a slew of UVO connected connected car technology, wireless charging, Bose Premium sound system, automatic climate control, multi-functional steering wheel, cruise control, rear parking camera, LED headlamp with DRL and LED tail-lamp. Features will be available.
Toyota Urban Cruiser
This SUV will come under the partnership of Toyota-Suzuki, which is a rebadged version of Maruti Brezza. It will have a different look than Breja. Changes in the look will be seen more in the front of the SUV. There will be mild changes at the rear. However, there will be no change in overall profile. The Urban Cruiser will get a 1.5-liter K15B petrol engine with Brezza. This engine generates 104bhp power and 138Nm torque. With this, options of 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic gearbox will be available. The Urban Cruiser will be launched in the festive season this year.
Renault will launch its much-awaited SUV during the festive season. It will be based on the CMF-A + platform, which has been used in the Tribar MPV. The Renault Kaigar will have two 1.0-liter engine options. One will be turbocharged, while the other will be a naturally aspirated engine. The 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder turbo-petrol engine gives around 95hp power. At the same time, the 1.0-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine generates 75hp of power. Its price is expected to be between 6 lakh to 8.5 lakh rupees. It will be one of the cheapest SUVs in its segment.
Three new sub-compact SUVs are scheduled to arrive before Diwali.