2024 seems to be an exciting year for the midsized SUV industry, with a variety of products suited to different needs and tastes expected to hit the Indian auto market. There’s an SUV out there for everyone, be it an off-road enthusiast, a tech-savvy urban adventurer, or a family looking for adventure. One will likely be released shortly.
Here’s a first look at the leading future competitors in the midsize SUV market:
Facelift for the Hyundai Creta:
The segment’s current ruler makes a reappearance in a new avatar! The revised and broader front, streamlined LED headlights, and reworked rear with connected taillights are all new features of the facelifted Creta. The true improvement, however, is found under the hood where a potent new 1.5L turbo-petrol engine joins the lineup with the 1.5L NA petrol and 1.5L turbo-diesel already there. To ensure everyone’s safety, the new model also comes equipped with a number of safety measures including ADAS.
Facelift for Hyundai Alcazar:
In the same style as its younger sibling, the Alcazar will soon undergo renovations. Consider the Creta’s updated split headlight configuration and restyled tailgate as design inspirations. Anticipate new inside trim colors, possible ADAS upgrades, and perhaps a larger touchscreen. The 1.5L turbo-petrol and 1.5L turbo-diesel powertrain options are still available.
Curvv from Tata :
With the Curvv, an innovative Coupe SUV that will make its debut in both EV and ICE versions, Tata Motors is prepared to join the midsize SUV market. In a calculated attempt to capitalize on the early excitement and increase sales, the EV version will be available first, with the ICE version following months later. This stylish SUV has the ability to change the game because of its first-mover advantage in the reasonably priced coupe SUV segment. Expect the same design, workmanship, and spaciousness in both the ICE and EV variants, but with different features.
Force Gurkha 5-door:
A five-door variant of the much-anticipated modern-retro Gurkha will be released. The 5-door has significant upgrades including third-row captain chairs, squared-out halogen headlamps, and an electronically controlled 4×4 transmission, all while retaining the tough appeal of its smaller 3-door sibling. With possible modifications, this SUV’s 2.2-liter turbo-diesel engine will provide unmatched off-road capability along with increased practicality.
5-door Thar from Mahindra:
Road testing is currently underway for the 5-door Thar, which Mahindra & Mahindra is planning to launch! The days of having to make difficult decisions are over; this version keeps the Thar’s robust exterior while adding much-needed openness and comfort. A larger touchscreen and sunroof are just a couple of the features that will make driving a more luxurious experience. There will still be the usual 2.0L petrol and 2.2L diesel engine options under the hood.