5 Upcoming Compact SUVs Everyone’s Waiting For

Toyota Yaris Cross GR Concept

The compact SUV segment in the Indian automobile market is set to see the arrival of four updated models, along with a brand-new one

Compact SUVs have gained immense popularity in the Indian automotive market, offering a blend of style, practicality, and performance. If you’re in the market for a compact SUV, you might want to hold off on your purchase because several exciting models are on the horizon.

Here are five upcoming compact SUVs that everyone, including us, is eagerly waiting for:

1. Tata Nexon facelift

Tata Motors is launching the updated Nexon compact SUV with a refreshed design, including a new 10.25-inch touchscreen and a two-spoke steering wheel. It retains the 120hp turbo-petrol and 115hp diesel engines, with a choice of four gearboxes. The SUV’s price will officially be revealed on September 14, and we expect it to range from Rs 8-15 lakh (ex-showroom).

2023 Tata Nexon Facelift Front

2. Tata Nexon EV facelift

The Nexon EV facelift is all set to launch to be unveiled on September 6. It will undergo major changes in terms of interior and exterior design, similar to what we’ve seen on the updated Nexon (ICE version). The electric SUV will retain the 30.2 kWh (Medium Range) and 40.5 kWh (Long Range) batteries. The Medium Range version would be rated at 129 bhp of peak power (312 km range), while the Long Range version would be rated at 143 bhp (453 km).


3. Toyota coupe SUV

Based on the Maruti Suzuki Fronx, Toyota’s upcoming coupe SUV is set to launch later this year. Expected to be named Taisor, it will be mechanically unchanged compared to its Maruti twin. The new Toyota crossover will arrive with two engine choices, a 1.0-litre “BoosterJet” motor and a 1.2-litre “DualJet” motor. Transmission options include manual, automatic, and AMT.

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4. Next-gen Hyundai Venue

Expected in 2025, the second-gen Hyundai Venue will feature a redesigned exterior inspired by the Exter and Santa Fe models. We also expect the interior to get a major redesign, and the equipment list will likely lengthen as well. Engine options will likely include a 1.2L NA petrol, 1.0L turbo-petrol, and a 1.5L turbo-diesel, the same as the current model.

5. New Mahindra XUV300

mahidra XUV300 turbo-3

The upcoming next-gen/facelifted Mahindra XUV300 has been spotted on test multiple times now. The new model is anticipated to bring a refreshed design with C-shaped headlight clusters, a redesigned tail section, and potential cabin enhancements (including a giant touchscreen). Engine options are expected to remain largely unchanged – a 1.2L turbo-petrol and a 1.5L turbo-diesel.