on 09, Mar 2015

While India gears up for Suzuki iM-4 and iK-2 concept unveiled in Geneva earlier last week, there are a bunch of crossovers or SUVs that we can expect to see on Indian roads soon. The Suzuki’s crossover concept is making news in India & is set to answer its rivals including ix25 from Hyundai.

Renault says one in five cars sold worldwide last year was a crossover. And that is why it believes the Kadjar is the right product at the right time. The new car is focused on two markets in particular – Western Europe and China – where the share of crossovers is higher than the world average. The car is very suited to Indian market too, but will face the same dilemma Nissan have had with the Qashqai – how to position the cars with respect to existing products in the Indian lineup – namely the Terrano and Duster. But having said that – both cars, but more so the very modern and stylish looking Kadjar – could be the right products for India too.

2016 Hyundai Tucson has also arrived in Geneva together with 48V Hybrid and Plug-in-Hybrid versions and will go on sale in the second half of 2015. The Range Rover Evoque, also seen at the Geneva motor show with its subtle revisions, are scheduled to commence deliveries in August in more than 170 countries.

Tata Motors, the home-grown automajor, has unveiled a new SUV concept – the Hexa at the ongoing 2015 Geneva Motor Show. While the overall shape of the concept looks very similar to the existing Aria, Tata has added new projector headlamps, new honeycomb grille, newly designed fog lamps and redesigned airdam.

It is a very exciting space for crossovers/SUVs that could be well exploited in India.


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