there is no denying that the compact SUV and compact MPV segments may be the subsequent massivethings within the automobile marketplace in India. that is why each carmaker has either already releasedmerchandise in these segments or is working on introducing those in its portfolio. In an in advance file, we listed out the low-cost compact SUVs coming to India, and nowadays we’ll study compact MPVs (low-cost family cars) coming to India in the next two years.
1. Renault Lodgy MPV
Out of all of the MPVs set to be launched in India, the first one can be the Renault Lodgy. The Indian subsidiary of the French automaker currently unveiled the primary photo of the car – the release of that isscheduled for the first 1/2 of 2015. Globally, Lodgy is sold as a Dacia product – a price range logo belowRenault’s umbrella.
The Indian model of the MPV will get hold of some significant adjustments so one can allow thecompany to fee it aggressively. as an example, powering the Lodgy may be Duster’s 1.5-litre diesel engine that develops 85bhp and 200Nm. Additonally, it’ll share functions, interior and other components with the Duster.
anticipated price – 6.50 lakh – 9 lakh
anticipated launch – First half of 2015
2. Hyundai Grand i10-primarily based Compact MPV
whilst Hyundai will launch its i20 cross, ix25 compact SUV and facelifted Verna and Elantra in 2015, we’llsee the Korean automaker’s MPV best in 2016. on the 2014 Delhi car Expo, Hyundai had showcased an MPVidea – Hexa space – however there are rumours that the corporation will launch and India-centric compact MPV based on the Grand i10 platform. for the reason that identical platform also underpins the Xcent, it’dmake sense for Hyundai to base its mid-sized compact MPV at the same. it’s going to additionally help theorganisation price it competitively. although the corporation hasn’t confirmed any concrete plans but,phrase has it that an low priced MPV for India is in development ranges.
Powering the automobile may be the identical engines that are doing obligation inside the Xcent – 1.2-litre Kappa2 petrol and 1.1-litre CRDi diesel. That stated, the enterprise might also use the i20’s 1.4-litre CRDi engine for the MPV.
predicted rate – 6 lakh – eight lakh
expected launch – Early 2016
three. Tata’s Compact MPV
Tata motors‘ plans to enhance its entire line-up with new products beneath HORIZONEXT first noticedthe advent of the Zest a few months back. the second one product to sign up for the reinforced line-upcould be the Bolt hatchback in January, 2015. Tata is likewise running on an all-new small hatchback and an cheap sub-compact sedan (to be positioned beneath Zest), a good way to be launched right here in 2015.
An year after that, i.e. in 2016, the carmaker will launch its compact MPV and SUV. although the business enterprise hasn’t divulged any details about the compact MPV, we accept as true with it’ll percentage its platform (Vista’s X1 platform) with Zest and Bolt along with engine alternatives and other functions.
anticipated charge – 6 lakh – 8 lakh
expected launch – First 1/2 of 2016