4 Mid-Size SUVs That Are Launching Soon for the Indian Market!

Hyundai Creta Facelift (Expected: Early 2024)

The Hyundai Creta Facelift was spotted recently and a youtuber made a whole walkaround of the SUV. Hyundai is skipping the facelift update and going directly for the next-gen version. The video revealed so many details like the SUV will come with 360 Surround View Camera, Camera and Radar based Level 2 ADAS, and design inspiration taken directly from the Palisade that is sold overseas. The bumpers of the SUV are updated, the tailgate has been redesigned and looks similar to the Venue, and dawns an H-shaped LED DRLs like the Exter SUV. Additionally, the SUV gets a split unit vertical LED headlamp design and cube like detailing, and updated front grille.

The spy shots while revealed that the 17-inch alloy wheel design is the same as the outgoing version, there has been other test mules spotted with larger 18-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the interiors, it was fully covered, but still from what it looks like, it’ll sport dual 10.25-inch displays similar to the new-gen Verna, and no other major change is expected although new shades for the seat upholstery is expected. As for the engine options, the facelift will be getting the new 1.5 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Petrol Engine that generates 157.81 BHP and 253 NM of torque mated to 6 Speed Manual, and 7 Speed DCT Gearbox. It’ll also continue to offer the 1.5 L naturally-aspirated petrol engine, and the 1.5 L Diesel Engine.

Lastly, it already comes with features like ventilated seats, 8-way powered adjustable driver seat, wireless charging, ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof and so much more. We now know it’ll get 360 Surround View Camera with front and rear parking sensors, and Level 2 ADAS with features same as the 2023 Hyundai Verna such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning, Auto High Beam Assist, and many more.

We expect Hyundai to add new features like Heated Seats, and Powered Seats for Co-Passenger and launch the Creta facelift in early 2024 as it rivals the Kia Seltos, Honda Elevate, Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Hyryder, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, MG Astor, and Citroen C3 Aircross.

Tata Curvv SUV (Expected: Mid 2024)

The Tata Curvv from the outside has vertically-split headlamps at the front with a sharp styling with striking, minimalistic, yet future design which Tata calls it as “New Digital Design Language.” It has a sloping coupe-like roofline similar to the BMW X6, or Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe, which integrates into the tailgate of the Curvv. From the side, it has body cladding, square-shape wheel arches, and rides on 18-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the rear, the connected LED taillamps theme continues and skid plates at the front and rear for bumpers.

From the inside, the Curvv gets a three-layer dashboard with a 10.25-inch rectangle infotainment system, full digital instrument cluster which could be same as the one seen in Tata Harrier and Safari, two-spoke multi-function steering wheel, and it has touch-sensitive controls for the climate control. It has a Steptronic Automatic Gearbox lever with some inserts around the seats. The seatbelts were finished in red just the exterior.

In Engine Options, Tata Curvv will be powered by the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine producing 123.29 bhp and 225 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox. Other than the turbo petrol, it’ll have the 1.5-litre diesel engine which is the same as the one in Nexon, and it’ll have the same output of 113.42 bhp and 260 Nm of torque mated to 6-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox. The Curvv will also be getting an electric powertrain in 2024.

When it comes to Features, Tata Curvv will have features such as ventilated seats, 360-degree camera, panoramic sunroof, six airbags, electric parking brake with auto hold function, 10.25-inch infotainment system, digital instrument cluster, leather seat upholstery, LED Projector headlamps, Wireless Android Auto/Apple Carplay, Electrically adjustable front seats, ambient lighting, 18-inch alloy wheels, wireless charging, air purifier, and flush door handles.

Tata Safari Petrol and Harrier Petrol (Expected: Early – Mid 2024)

Tata Motors showcased the 1.5 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Petrol engine at the Auto Expo 2023 which produced 167.67 BHP and 280 NM of torque. The expected options of Transmission could be the 6 Speed Manual, and 7 Speed DCT Transmission. A Petrol option benefits the customers, and the Tata Motors. The Harrier range starts from Rs. 15.49 Lakh for Manual, Automatic variants start at Rs. 19.99 Lakh, Sunroof Variants start at Rs. 18.69 Lakh, and the ADAS variant starts at Rs. 21.69 Lakh.

The Safari on the other hand, starts at Rs. 16.19 Lakh for Manual, Automatic at Rs. 20.69 Lakh, Sunroof at Rs. 19.39 Lakh, and Rs. 22.49 Lakh for the ADAS variant. With the launch of the Turbo Petrol engine, the SUV could become even more affordable by Rs. 1 Lakh making it accessible to wider audience. It’s rivals like the Hyundai Alcazar, Mahindra XUV700, and MG Hector all has more sales than the Harrier/Safari because of the fuel options.

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