List of 25 compact SUVs/SUVs revealed at Auto Expo 2016 – IAB Picks

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The Auto Expo 2016, which recently came to a close, saw unveilings of a hoard of crossovers, compact SUVs and full-size luxury SUVs, many of which are expected to launch in the country this year. Take a look –

1. Audi SQ5:

Audi SQ5 TDI front three quarters

According to reports, Audi India is considering the SQ5 TDI as a niche-performance SUV, but one that runs on diesel. Power comes from a 3.0-liter TDI twin-turbo V6 engine developing 326 PS and 650 Nm of torque.

2. Audi A6 allroad:

Audi A6 Allroad Quattro front right three quarter at 2016 Auto Expo

Reports have also suggested that the estate variant of the Audi A6 in its rugged allroad bodystyle could be launched in the country, in a bid to offer buyers the practicality of the touring bodystyle.

3. 2016 BMW X1:

2016 BMW X1 front at the Auto Expo 2016

The second-generation BMW X1 was launched at the Auto Expo 2016 with prices ranging from INR 29.9 to INR 39.9 lakhs, ex-Showroom, New Delhi.

4. BMW X5 xDrive30d M Sport:

BMW X5 xDrive30d M Sport front quarter at the Auto Expo 2016

The BMW X5 received the M Sport styling kit at the Auto Expo 2016. It is priced at INR 75.9 lakhs, ex-Showroom, India.

5. Datsun Go-Cross concept:

Datsun Go Cross Concept at Auto Expo 2016

The Go-Cross concept is based on the same platform as the Datsun Go+. According to reports, the company will green light the production of the crossover later in the calendar year.

6. Fiat Avventura Urban Cross:

Fiat Avventura Urban Cross front three quarters left at Auto Expo 2016

The Avventura Urban Cross with the 1.4-liter T-Jet engine is due to go on sale in the country in the third quarter of the calendar year.

7. Chevrolet Beat Activ concept:

Chevrolet Beat Activ front three quarters

The Chevrolet Beat Activ concept previews a pseudo-crossover from the American carmaker on the next generation Beat. If launched, it will rival the likes of the Hyundai i20 Active, Toyota Etios Cross and VW Cross Polo.

8. Honda BR-V:

Honda BR-V front quarter Auto Expo 2016

The Honda BR-V, based on the same platform as the Honda Brio, is expected to launch in India in the first half of this year. The three-row crossover will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster on price.

9. Hyundai HND-14 (Hyundai Carlino) concept:

Hyundai Carlino SUV concept at Auto Expo 2016

The Hyundai Carlino concept is a precursor to the sub-4 meter SUV Hyundai plans to introduce in the Indian market by the end of this decade. It is expected to be powered by the 1.0-liter T-GDI engine.

10. Hyundai Tucson:

Hyundai Tucson front quarter at Auto Expo 2016

Continuing its push for modern and premium products, Hyundai plans on launching the Tucson towards the festive season this year. It will plug a gap between the Creta and Santa Fe models, and will go up against the formidable Mahindra XUV500.

11. New Isuzu D-Max V-Cross:

Isuzu D-Max V-Cross front at Auto Expo 2016

The lifestyle variant of Isuzu’s new D-Max family, dubbed the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, is a potential rival for the Mahindra Scorpio Getaway. Expected to cost around INR 15 lakhs, ex-Showroom, Chennai, the V-Cross will be powered by a 2.5-liter diesel engine capable of 134 hp and 320 Nm of torque.

12. Jaguar F-Pace:

Jaguar F-Pace front at the Auto Expo 2016

The Jaguar F-Pace, the brand’s first SUV, will be introduced in India towards the second half of the year. Aside from the Ingenium-lineup of four-cylinder engines, the F-Pace also gets the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine seen on the F-Type.

13. Range Rover SVAutobiography:

Range Rover SVAutobiography front three quarters at Auto Expo 2016

The Range Rover SVAutobiography is available in the Indian market exclusively in the long-wheelbase specification. It is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 diesel engine or the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 petrol engine, mated to the 8-speed automatic transmission.

14. Jeep lineup:

Jeep Grand Cherokee front three quarters at Auto Expo 2016

The Jeep lineup encompassing the Jeep Wrangler, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the performance Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT will be introduced in India towards the middle of this year. Initially, the Jeep models for India will be imported through the CBU route.

15. Mahindra XUV Aero concept:

Mahindra XUV Aero front quarter at Auto Expo 2016

Mahindra’s show-stopper at the Auto Expo 2016, the XUV Aero concept is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 6 seconds thanks to the 210 hp mHawk diesel engine. Speaking at the unveil, Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group, said that the XUV Aero would enter production given customer interest and demand justified volumes.

16. Ssangyong Tivoli:

SsangYong Tivoli left front three quarter at Auto Expo 2016

Ssangyong’s compact SUV, Tivoli, made its Indian premiere at the Auto Expo 2016. Equipped with 1.6-liter petrol and diesel engines, the Tivoli is expected to launch in India this year according to reports.

17. Maruti Vitara Brezza:

Maruti Vitara Brezza front three quarter at the 2016 Auto Expo

Bookings have already commenced for the sub-4 meter Maruti Vitara Brezza, which will be powered by a 1.3-liter diesel engine with 90 PS and 200 Nm on tap. The launch is expected next month.

18. Maruti Ignis:

Maruti Ignis front at the Auto Expo 2016

Suzuki refers to the Ignis as a “Compact crossover”, and the Indian arm of the carmaker has confirmed its launch for the festive season period this year. It will be retailed through the NEXA outlets, Maruti confirmed at the showcase.

19. Mercedes GLC:

Mercedes GLC front three quarters at Auto Expo 2016

The C Class-based crossover, the Mercedes GLC, is reported to launch in India in mid-2016. Featuring four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, the GLC aims to plug a gap between the entry-level GLA and the mid-size GLE.

20. Mercedes G500 4×4²:

Mercedes G 500 4×4² front right three quarter at Auto Expo 2016

The G Class-based G500 4×4² is the four-wheeled version of the six-wheel Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6. It is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.4 seconds.

21. Nissan X-Trail Hybrid:

Nissan X-Trail Hybrid front at Auto Expo 2016

Nissan India plans on launching the X-Trail hybrid this year with a 2.0-liter 147 PS petrol engine paired to a 41 PS electric motor. The X-Trail hybrid returns 20.6 km/l on the Japanese JC08 driving cycle.

22. Renault Duster facelift:

2016 Renault Duster facelift front quarter Auto Expo 2016

The Renault Duster facelift for the Indian market made its premiere at the Auto Expo 2016 with nearly 32 changes. Renault India confirmed the introduction of its Easy-R AMT gearbox on the compact SUV.

23. Tata Nexon:

Tata Nexon front end at Auto Expo 2016

The production Tata Nexon made its debut at the Auto Expo 2016, exactly two years after the concept model was showcased. The Nexon is expected to launch towards the end of this year with a 1.5-liter diesel engine capable of 110 PS and 260 Nm of torque.

24. Tata Hexa:

Tata HEXA TUFF front quarter Auto Expo 2016

The production Tata Hexa also made its premiere at the show with a fresh exterior styling and well-appointed interior. The Aria-based SUV is confirmed to offer the 2.2-liter diesel engine with 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.

25. VW Tiguan:

2016 VW Tiguan front at the Auto Expo 2016

VW India has confirmed the second generation Tiguan for the country, though a launch is expected only towards the end of this year or in early-2017. Based on the MQB platform, the Tiguan is offered with four-cylinder TSI and TDI engines with manual and DSG gearbox options.

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