2019 is brimmed with SUV launches and we have explained each of them in our latest video to give a complete dose to the readers
If you thought 2018 was the year of SUVs, make no mistake, this year we will witness a whole lot of them than ever before. January is jam-packed with the highly anticipated Tata Harrier five-seat premium SUV launching on the 23rd to take on Hyundai Creta. It will also have to deal with the Nissan Kicks, officially entering the domestic market just a day in prior.
The second month of 2019 will see Mahindra’s first monocoque sub-four-metre SUV based on SsangYong Tivoli’s X100 platform getting introduced. The XUV300 is born on the same design lineage as the XUV500 and is packed with several segment first goodies like dual-zone automatic climate control system, disc brakes on all four wheels and seven airbags along with petrol and diesel engines producing the most torque in its segment.
Tata Motors won’t rest on its laurels after debuting the Harrier though, as a seven-seater variant with a different nomenclature will go on sale within 2019. It will be more premium than the Harrier and sit on top of the range to take on a wider set of competitors. The Indian market’s two new entrants, Kia and MG Motor, are indeed debuting with SUVs.
The Korean subsidiary of Hyundai is eyeing the sweet spot currently held by the Creta with its SP concept based compact premium SUV launching in August 2019. MG Motor, on the other hand, is pursuing a different strategy and had recently announced the Hector name for its maiden SUV that will rival Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V and even Jeep Compass with high localisation.
The second largest automaker in the country, Hyundai, is also preparing the Styx compact SUV that will compete against Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and upcoming Mahindra XUV300. Expected to enter showrooms by mid-2019, the QXi or Styx will be another force to reckon with in the hotly contested segment.
Hyundai’s electric version of Kona will act as a technology showcase upon its arrival and is expected to be sold in limited numbers initially. With plenty more to drool over, check out our video linked above to get a comprehensive dose of all the upcoming SUVs in 2019!