The compact and midsize SUV segments have been well-received by customers over the past three to four years. Taking advantage of their popularity, we have seen automakers launch several new products in five and seven-seat configurations. The potential in this segment is untapped, and we will also see new entrants in the coming years.
Nissan India has confirmed that it will introduce a seven-seat full-size SUV next year. The new generation Nissan X-Trail was showcased along with the latest global specification, Qashqai and Juke, at an event in New Delhi. The X-Trail and the Qashqai were recently caught on camera, and the X-Trail will be the first to be launched locally.
The Japanese auto major is planning to launch imported and locally assembled vehicles at regular intervals before the arrival of the highly localized CMF-B platform-based model in future, as its current portfolio only includes the Kicks and the Magnite. The upcoming X-Trail will rival the likes of Toyota Fortuner, MG Gloster, Mahindra Alturas G4, Isuzu MU-X, Skoda Kodiaq, VW Tiguan etc.
It is powered by the CMF-C architecture shared with the Mitsubishi Outlander. It is equipped with a 1.5-litre 3-pot VC-turbo petrol engine with a variable compression ratio, which works in tandem with the Mitsubishi Outlander’s e-Power system. Is. The latest e-Power technology is claimed to deliver better power, smoothness and quietness while being more efficient.
Next Generation Toyota Fortuner:
The next-generation Toyota Fortuner is also said to be in development and could make its debut in 2023. It will boast a completely redesigned exterior and a new interior, while the features set will be upgraded with new equipment. And technologies related to comfort, convenience, security, entertainment and connectivity.
Tata Safari Facelift:
The updated version of the Tata Safari is expected to be launched locally next year and will feature cosmetic updates and interior additions, including ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). However, the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine will be retained, with a maximum output of 170PS and maximum torque of 350Nm.