SUV cars in India: Despite the introduction of many new models, such as Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder and Maruti Suzuki’s Grand Vitara, the Hyundai Creta has continued to dominate the mid-size SUV market. With the introduction of 3 new SUVs, which are going to be launched in the market this year, the rivalry will soon become more intense.
In contrast to Honda Cars India, which plans to introduce a new SUV by the middle of 2023, Citroen will introduce the C3 Aircross in this holiday season for 2023. According to reports, the Kia Seltos facelift is supposed to be available in the market by the middle of 2023. The incoming Hyundai Creta competitor SUVs are briefly discussed here.
SUV cars in India
Honda SUV Mid-Size
Based on the updated variant of the chassis of Amaze, the forthcoming SUV of Honda is supposed to be sharing its specific features and design cues. The expectations are that the features included will be vehicle stability management, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, ABS with EBD, a 360-degree surround view system, 6 airbags, electronic brakeforce distribution, antilock braking system.
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Honda Sensing system includes a new 10.2-inch digital driver display, electronic stability control, and many other functionalities. The coming Honda SUV’s powertrains may be the 1.5-L Atkinson cycle hybrid and 121 bhp, 1.5-L i-VTEC gasoline engines.
Kia Seltos Facelift
By the middle of 2023, Kia India is expected to introduce the upgraded Seltos. A new 1.5-L turbocharged gasoline engine with 158 bhp and 260 Nm of torque will be installed in the SUV. It will swap out the current 1.4-L turbocharged engine. Additionally, the 1.5-L diesel engine, as well as the 1.5-L gasoline engine that is already available, will be available.
New switches for the HVAC controls, a 360 degrees camera, ADAS suite are all major feature upgrades. The newly launched Kia Seltos-2023 facelift includes new headlights and a grille with LED DRLs, a panoramic sunroof, and new alloy wheels. 3 new color schemes are also to be added: Pluton Blue, Valais Green, and Fusion Black.
Citroen C3 Aircross
According to media reports, there will be 2 seating options for the Citroen C3 Aircross: five and seven seats. The Hyundai Creta is to be pitted against it in 5-seat form. The C3 hatchback will serve as the foundation for the new SUV of the Citroen that would be part of the company’s C-Cubed project.
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It will be powered by a 1.2-L, 3 cylinders turbocharged gasoline engine with 110 bhp and 190 Nm of torque. An infotainment system with a 10-inch freely standing touchscreen is one of the characteristics of the SUV, which will be supported by the Stellantis CMP chassis. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay wireless communication may be supported by the device.