SUVs continue to dominate the Indian automotive market, renowned for their elevated ground clearance, superior visibility, and versatile capabilities. Despite an array of options available across various segments, the anticipation is high for four new SUVs set to make their debut on Indian roads in early 2024. Let’s delve into some key details of these upcoming SUVs.
Kia Sonet Facelift
The eagerly awaited Kia Sonet facelift is ready to debut in December, with its market launch scheduled for early 2024. The refreshed model has already made a flash appearance, showcasing minor cosmetic enhancements such as tweaked front and rear bumpers, a new front grille, headlamps with LED DRLs, a revised faux skid plate, new alloy wheels, and distinct taillamps. The cabin receives major upgrades, including a new instrument cluster, upholstery, and a slightly modified dashboard layout. The standout feature is the introduction of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology, while the powertrain remains unchanged.
Hyundai Creta Facelift
Hyundai Motor India is gearing up for the launch of the new Creta facelift in early 2024, potentially in February. Substantial updates are expected both inside and out, with a focus on incorporating ADAS technology for enhanced safety features. The SUV might feature a new fully digital 10.25-inch driver’s display. Powering the Creta will be the existing 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol and 1.5L diesel engines, alongside the addition of the Verna’s 1.5L turbo petrol engine generating 160bhp. Multiple gearbox options will be available, varying across different variants.
Mahindra XUV300 Facelift
The Mahindra XUV300 subcompact SUV is set to undergo a significant facelift in early 2024, with notable additions including a new 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox (replacing the existing 6-speed AMT unit), ADAS technology, and a pioneering panoramic sunroof—marking a first in the segment. Design changes will draw inspiration from the XUV700, featuring a two-part front grille, C-shaped LED headlamps, new alloys, revised rear bumper, and tweaked tailgate. Interior updates include a new dashboard finish, a shorter gear selector for the automatic transmission, and distinct central AC vents.
Tata Motors has officially confirmed the launch of the Curvv SUV in early 2024, initially debuting with an electric powertrain. The electric version, based on Tata’s Generation 2 EV architecture, promises a range exceeding 500km on a single charge. Key features of the Curvv include ADAS technology, a 360-degree camera, a 12.3-inch infotainment system with wireless smartphone connectivity, a 10.25-inch driver’s display, ventilated seats, a new illuminated Tata logo on the steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, and more. An internal combustion engine (ICE) variant is expected to follow in later stages.