2 Upcoming Compact SUV Launches This Year: All the Details!

This year, there will be two new products in the competing compact SUV market.


  • Maruti’s heartfelt architecture will serve as the foundation.
  • Its design language will resemble that of the Maruti Fronx, but it will have significant changes to both the front and back.
  • To give this crossover a distinctive look, it will have a new front bumper design with a new Toyota grille and a newly designed projector setup, a new alloy side profile design, and a few small changes to the rear profile design.
  • The inside will be similar to that of the Fronx, with some minimal Toyota changes.
  • A 1.0-liter turbo-petrol and a 1.2-liter N.A.-petrol engine are probably the two engine options available.
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  • The 1.0 L Boosterjet Turbo Petrol engine, when coupled to a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic torque converter, will provide a maximum torque of 147.6 Nm and 98.69 Bhp.
  • When coupled to a 5-Speed MT or an AMT Gearbox, the 1.2 L N.A. Petrol Engine generates 88.5 Bhp and 113 Nm of peak torque.
  • Toyota will offer a CNG version that is comparable to the Maruti Fronx and has a 5-speed manual gearbox option. This version will produce 76.43 Bhp and 98.5 Nm of peak torque.
  • Cost: Ex-showroom, between Rs. 8 lakhs and Rs. 14 lakhs.
  • Launch: Prior to mid-2024.


  • It will have new front and rear fascias as part of a facelift.
  • Using design influences from Mahindra’s BE electric range, it will have a sportier, more aggressive look.
  • It will receive a new alloy design to fit its personality, a new bumper design at the back with sharp angular LED taillights, and a new grille and angular c-shaped LED projectors at the front.
  • Inside, there’s a redesigned 10.25-inch touchscreen dashboard, a luxurious cabin, an abundance of connectivity options, and a panoramic sunroof.
  • It will come with a comparable lineup of powertrain choices, including a 1.5 L diesel, 1.2 TGDi, and 1.2 L MPFI turbo-petrol.
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  • The 1.2 L MPFI Turbo petrol engine produces 108.60 Bhp of power and 200 Nm of peak torque.
  • The 1.2 L TGDi gets 128.73 Bhp of power output with 230 Nm of peak torque. 
  • The 1.5-litre diesel unit burns out 115.05 bhp and 300 Nm of peak torque. 
  • The gearbox choices include a 5-speed MT, 6-speed MT, 6-speed AT, and 6-speed ASIN-sourced torque converter for the TGDi unit. 
  • Price: Between Rs. 8.50 lakhs and Rs. 16 lakhs (ex-showroom).
  • Launch: February 2024. 

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