Top Five SUVs To Be Launched In Indian Market By 2017

Indian automobile market has seen a lot of innovation and entry of several new models in the recent few years. Automobile engineers are always up in the arms to come up with automotive designs that upgrades their previous learning. The focus is entrusted not only on the aesthetic and ergonomic aspects of the design, but also on the aerodynamics, safety, friction reduction, fuel efficiency and pollution control.

Most Indian cars are categorized into a luxury car, SUV, MUV, Sedan and Small cars. Cars automotive design is often oriented depending on the purpose for which it is to be utilized. A sports car for example constitutes a powerful engine with high capacity fuel tank, robust tyres and sophisticated suspension system. Sports cars are primarily designed to render lightning fast acceleration to achieve top speed, and for enhanced steering and handling capabilities.

With due regard to automotive designing, most Indian car manufacturers have launched some of the most featured SUVs in 2016. Here is the list of top five SUVs that are expected to be driven down on the Indian roads soon.

5. Chevrolet Orlando:


General Motors is mulling to bring the Chevrolet Orlando into the Indian market sometime later this year. It is a convenient mean of transport among large families for its comfortable seating space that accommodates up to seven passengers. Aesthetics also includes well equipped interiors and generous boot space. It is priced between Rs. 9.00 to 11.00 lakhs.

4. Volkswagen Tiguan:


Manufactured by German automaker Volkswagen, Tiguan features two-row seating and transverse-mounted four-cylinder engines. Big enough to seat four adults in comfort, Tiguan is a right choice for power driving, off-road ability, dynamism, outstanding safety and multimedia sophistication. This SUV is priced between Rs. 25.00 to 30.00 lakhs and provides mileage of 22 kmpl.

3. Jeep Wrangler:

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It was back in 2012, when Italian automaker Fiat officially announced its intention of launching the iconic SUV brand. Wrangler offers four-door body style, more contemporary interiors, powerful engines, and added safety and convenience features. Four-door Wranglers seats for five. With the seats folded, the four-door Wrangler creates enough space to accommodate large cargo. It is priced between 25.00 to 32.00 lakhs.

2. Jeep Grand Cherokee:


Looking to lock horns with the premium luxury automakers such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Land Rover, the Italian automaker Fiat has made its intention clear of bringing the iconic siblings Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Wrangler SUV to the Indian market. Prices of the Grand Cherokee are likely to start at Rs. 35 lakhs for the base model, and go all the way up to Rs. 75 lakhs – Rs. 80 lakhs for the top-end SRT performance SRT variant. It could accommodate up to five passengers and provides a mileage of up to 13 kmpl.

1. Jaguar F-Pace:


Inspired by F-TYPE, the new Jaguar F-PACE is a performance SUV that has the DNA of a sports car. From the bonnet bulge to the pronounced rear haunches, its powerful looks make it distinctive and give it a head-turning road presence. It is a five seater, that offers competitive running costs against a host of established rivals. It is the first crossover from Jaguar that is likely to be assembled locally and could be priced around Rs 1 crore.

Despite most automobiles meant for city driving, are bound to follow standard engineering and go through similar processes, most special purpose cars like sports cars and high end SUVs demands engineering perfection. Any compromise with the engineering or manufacturing lag could have an adverse impact during the drive.

Ketan Raval

“My first interaction with technology made me believe that it’s magic.”