No matter how good a sedan can look, its the manly SUVs that majority of us like owning. The big butch looks of some, the all-terrain capabilities of some and then the ruggedness of some…

Slowly but surely our market has shifted a whole lot in favor of these bigger creatures. The following list clearly tells how every manufacturer wants to enter this segment to eat a pie of it. Almost all of these have just been launched or expected very soon. Many of the names are linked to their details.



  1. Audi Q3 (Just launched)
  2. Mitsubishi Pajero Sports (Just launched)
  3. Mercedes ML 350CDI (Just launched)
  4. Renault Duster (Just Launched)
  5. New Chevrolet Captiva (Just Launched)
  6. Ford EcoSport (Early 2013)
  7. TATA Safari Storme (September 2012)
  8. Chevrolet Trailblazer
  9. New Force Trax
  10. New Ford Endevour
  11. New 2013 Honda CR-V – If it qualifies!
  12. Premier Rio 1.3 Multijet Diesel (Just Launched, check on road prices)
  13. Mahindra Mini-Xylo (Aug-Sep 2012, Check exclusive scoop)
  14. Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton (Nov 2012 – Exclusive spy pics)
  15. Mahindra Ssangyong Korando (End 2012/Early 2013)
  16.  Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha
  17. Force One 4×4 (Possibly September)
  18. TATA Aria AT
  19. Audi Q1
  20. Mercedes GL Class 63
  21. 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
  22. JEEP models, if and when they enter India
  23. Mazda CX-5
  24. Toyota’s Compact SUV

So, which one are you waiting for?

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  1. I agree there is a sizeable market for compact SUVs in India.
    However the following questions ponder me a lot?

    1. Will it be for primarily urban crowd or rural or both?
    2. If it’s meant for urban crowd, what value proposition would compact SUVs offer over premium hatchbacks(specially i20, Figo) and entry level sedans(City, Verna)?
    3. What additional features you expect in compact SUVs vis-a-vis similarly priced premium hatchbacks or entry level sedans?


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