SUV – the word itself has some spark, some attitude and some adventure and the car makers across the globe believe that the booming car market of India has the capability of emerging as the biggest Sports Utility Vehicle market. This year has witnessed some significant launches in the utility segment and the near future is also expected to follow the suit since the SUV fever is on an all time high. So cardekho.com sitting as the number uno auto portal of the country has decided to acquaint you with the list of most awaited launches of the Sports Utility Vehicles in India which has been developed on the basis of number of clicks and searches done on a particular model on our website.
Tata Safari Storme
Topping the search chart on our portal is the auto major from our home land - Tata Motors who is gearing up to unleash the new Tata Safari Storme SUV in the Indian car market by June end or early July 2012. The prices are guessed to be around Rs. 10 lakh which is pretty good for a Sports Utility Vehicle.
We found that the second most awaited and exciting launch is of the compact SUV Q3 from the German auto giant Audi. Expected to take on the likes of BMW X1 the launch of Audi Q3 is scheduled for June-July 2012 at a price tag of around Rs. 32 lakh.
2012 BMW X1
The competitive spirit of the German auto makers is never going to be on a backfoot and this is pretty evident from the next big launch which is scheduled by BMW and is attracting a lot of hits. The all-new 2012 BMW X1 SUV is all set to hit the roads in the latter half of this year with a price tag falling somewhere between Rs. 25 lakh to Rs. 30 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Force One 2.2 4x4 From the makers of Traveller minibuses, Trax utility vehicles in India, a neoteric SUV k/a Force One 2.2 4X4 is also on the cards and has unexpectedly garnered a lot of attention on our website. With its huge and beasty looks this car is said to enter the market in the mid of this year at a price of around Rs. 11 lakh to Rs. 13 lakh.
Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton
The biggest tractor maker of the Indian subcontinent, Mahindra and Mahindra always receives a significant amount of clicks but this time the number has risen to a great extent as it is readying for the launch of Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton in February 2013. M&M took over the South Korean company SsangYong and Rexton is the first product of this alliance and also flaunts price tag of around Rs. 20 lakh.
The French manufacturer, Renault has never lagged behind in the race and the SUV segment and the number of hits on cardekho.com is no exception. Being manufactured at the company’s plant in Chennai, the new and updated Renualt Duster SUV which is sold under Dacia brand in some other car market in the world is expected to hit the Indian roads around the mid of 2012 bearing a price tag of around Rs. 9 lakh.
The car searches reveal that the American cars are as popular as McDonald’s or Subway and the two auto giants General Motors and Ford Motors are not ready to take it easy when it comes to creating a mark. Ford Motors is rolling in the EcoSport SUV and it is heading towards the launch date in October 2012; the price is speculated to sit between Rs. 7 lakh and Rs. 9 lakh.
Chevrolet Captiva Facelift
On the other hand, General Motors is bringing in the 2012 Chevrolet Captiva which was expected to hit the showrooms in June this year but unfortunately the launch has been deferred by some months. The tagged price of the Captiva facelift is anticipated to lie in the Rs. 18 – 21 lakh bracket.
Another scheduled launch that grabbed attention on the site is of the Audi Q1 SUV which is said to be the mini version of the Audi Q5. The car is anticipated to hit the showrooms in December 2012 at a price of around Rs. 28 lakh.