Tata is expected to launch the Punch EV in the coming months while the Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus, Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor and five-door Force Gurkha could also be launched soon
Here we have explained about the four all-new SUVs that are expected to launch within the next two to three months in India:
1. Tata Punch EV:
Tata Motors could kick start the 2024 CY by introducing the Punch EV. Following the launch of the Nexon duo, facelifted Harrier and Safari, Tata could strength its SUV lineup with the debut of the electrified Punch, which will go up against Citroen eC3. Expect it to be priced competitively and it could be positioned below the Nexon EV.
Spy images indicate that the Tata Punch EV will have charging port mounted on the front fender and will also adopt Ziptron technology. It could be equipped with two battery packs and the claimed driving range could be up to 350 km on a single charge. It will get a host of updates mainly on the inside as it will borrow features and tech from Nexon EV facelift.
2. Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus:
Recently, Mahindra & Mahindra launched the Ambulance version of the Bolero Neo Plus and the civilian variant could debut soon. It is said to be offered in seven- and nine-seater configurations and will be powered by a 2.2L four-cylinder mHawk diesel engine, connected to a manual transmission only. It is essentially the TUV300 Plus facelift and will be slotted below the Scorpio Classic.
3. Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor:
The badge engineered iteration of the Maruti Suzuki Fronx could go on sale in the coming months and it may only get minor visual changes compared to its donor. The cabin will be near-identical as only thematic changes can be expected. As for the performance, 1.2L NA petrol and a 1.0L turbocharged Boosterjet petrol engine will be utilised. Both MT and AT transmissions will be offered.
4. 5-Door Force Gurkha:
Force Motors has been developing different versions of the Gurkha by leveraging the flexibility of its platform and the five-door avatar is one of them. It is expected to be more practical than the existing three-door Gurkha and will be powered by the familiar 2.6L four-cylinder diesel engine sourced from Mercedes-Benz.