3 Upcoming SUVs under 7 lakh in India – from Tata Timero to Hyundai AX Micro SUV

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Here is a list of 3 upcoming mini SUV in India

From Tata Timero to Hyundai AX Micro SUV – Here is a list of 3 upcoming micro SUVs in India which will have a starting price below Rs 5 lakhs in India.

SUVs are becoming increasingly popular. Every car manufacturer wants to get share of pie. Compact SUV and mid SUV have gained unmatchable attention in the past couple of years. Now the car manufacturers have begun to introduce SUVs at price of hatchbacks or compact sedans as well. Today we have brought list of three upcoming micro SUVs in India which are all set to be launched in next few months. Currently this micro SUV segment has three cars – Maruti Ignis, Maruti S Presso and Mahindra KUV100NXT.

Upcoming SUVs in India under 7 Lakhs

1. Tata Timero

Tata Timero likely to be production for the HBX concept SUV which was first showcased at Geneva Motor 2019 and then at Auto Expo 2020.

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Tata HBX concept version likely to be called Timero

What are the interior & exterior details of Tata Timero?

Tata Timero will borrow design inspiration from Harrier and is based on IMPACT 2.0 design language. From the front fascia, it looks like a mini Harrier with split type headlamp setup. Wheel size will be 15-inches and for the rear passengers, door handles will be C-Pillar mounted. Rear section boasts trim arrow shaped LED tail lamps.

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Full big size body cladding and skid plates adds to the SUV stance

Tata Timero will retain 90% of the elements from its concept version and fully body cladding adds up to the brawnier stance of the SUV.

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tata Timero’s interior will draw a number of interior elements form Altroz hatchback

The interior of the micro SUV will have a dual tone theme with contrasting stitching. Dashtop mounted infotainment system and semi digital instrument cluster is a direct lift from the ,much successful Altroz premium hatchback. Steering is flat bottomed and is seen on quite of Tata models as of now. Being a Tata, you can expect it to have galores of storage spaces on the inside.

What are the dimensions of Tata Timero?

Timero is under 4 metre compact SUV measuring 3,840 mm in length, 1,822 mm in width, 1635 mm in width and has a wheelbase of 2,450 mm

What are the features of Tata Timero?

Top features of Tata’s upcoming mini SUV are semi digital instrument cluster, 2 airbags, 15-inch alloys, reverse parking camera, rear wiper, semi digital instrument cluster, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with android auto, Apple CarPlay, 8 speakers by Harman, steering controls, auto ac, auto foldable ORVMs, cooled glovebox among others.

The SUV will be built up on Tata’s ALFA architecture with which the Altroz hatchback has scored full 5 stars in Global NCAP test and like other Tata cars, the upcoming micro SUV will have higher shafting rating as well.

When will Tata Timero be launched in India?

Tata Timero was earlier scheduled to be introduced by September 2020 but due to coronavirus pandemic, the launch has been delayed and now the micro SUV’s official launch and price announcement will take place in May 2021.

What will be the engine options available in Tata Timero?

Tata Timero will borrow 3 cylinder 1.2-litre 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine generating 84 BHP and 113 NM of peak torque. It will be available with 5 Speed manual and automatic. Mileage claimed will be close to 20 kmpl. A turbo petrol engine with manual transmission will join this naturally aspirated unit on a later stage.

It won’t be offered with offered with diesel option neither at day of launch nor anytime soon. While an electric version of the SUV will be launched a few month later after the introduction of ICE powered Timero.

What will be the price bracket of Tata Timero?

Tata Timero is expected to have an ex showroom price sticker of Rs 4.7 Lakhs for the base petrol manual trim with top end petrol AMT costing costing Rs 6.7 lakhs.

2. Hyundai AX Micro SUV

Hyundai AX Micro SUV has been spied testing a few months back in heavy camouflage.

What are the interior & exterior features of Hyundai AX Micro SUV?

Hyundai’s upcoming mini SUV will have an upright and boxy stance. Upright it will features Hyundai’s signature grille and split type headlamp setup. Wheel design is snazzy and are expected to be 15-inches.

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The alloy design of AX Micro SUV really stands out

The SUV will have a dual tone interior with premium materials in the cabin. Sunroof is unexpected to be offered in AX Micro SUV while in terms of features and safety, it will be loaded to the brim.

What are the dimensions of Hyundai AX Micro SUV?

Length of the mini SUV is expected to be around 3.7 to 3.8 metres and it will join the likes of Tata Timero, Maruti Ignis and Mahindra KUV100NXT.

What are the features of Hyundai Micro SUV?

Top features expected are 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with android auto, Apple CarPlay, 2 airbags, reverse parking camera, digital instrument cluster, electrically adjustable ORVMs, rear armrest, auto ac among others.

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Hyundai AX Micro SUV will have a tall stance

What are the engine options in Hyundai’s Micro SUV?

The upcoming mini SUV will borrow 1.2-litre petrol engine from Grand i10 NIOS and Aura which makes 82 BHP and 114 NM. Transmission duties will be handles by 5 speed manual and AMT gearbox and this engine will be quite fuel efficient as well.

The SUV is unexpected to get Diesel engine option while there is probability of CNG choice being offered in combination with the 1.2-litre petrol unit.

What is the expected price of Hyundai AX Micro SUV?

The SUV will have a starting price of Rs 4.6 lakhs with the top end trim expected to carry price tag of Rs 7 lakhs.

When will Hyundai Micro SUV launch in India?

Hyundai AX Micro SUV is expected to reach the dealerships by late 2021 or early 2022. But as of now, Hyundai India has scheduled to introduce their 7 seater Alcazar in India by May 2021.

3. Citroen CC21 Compact SUV

Citroen’s second car for India after CBU C5 Aircross which will carry a premium price over its rivals will be a mini SUV which will have really high localisation.

What are the interior & exterior features of Hyundai AX Micro SUV?

The exterior design of the Citroen C221 is in coherence with the Citroen models sold globally. Upfront the SUV features two part grille incorporating the Citroen logo flanked by DRLs on either sides. Below the DRLs is the headlamp unit with black housing while the grille is big in size and fog lamps gets white housing. 

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Citroen CC21 SUV digital render

Complete body cladding ensures a proper SUV stance while the alloy wheel design is appealing. Roof rails makes the SUV butch.

The interior details are yet to be revealed. The SUV is likely to get dash centre touchscreen infotainment system with all the bells and whistles. The steering design will be similar to other Citroen variants with instrument cluster being a digital unit.

What are the platform details of Citroen CC21 SUV?

The SUV will be underpinned by a platform which has formed base on a number of Peugeot and Citroen vehicle globally. This platform is basically a derivative of PSA group’s Common Modular Platform (CMP).

What are the features of Citroen CC21 Compact SUV?

The SUV will have tons of features with some top features like reverse parking camera, digital instrument cluster, automatic ac, 6 speakers, rear defogger touchscreen infotainment system with android auto, Apple CarPlay on offer.

What are the engine options in Citroen CC21 Compact SUV?

The SUV is likely to be available in just 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine choice with transmission duties being handled by manual and automatic. Power and torque figures will be in the ballpark of 99 Bhp and 150 Nm respectively. 

What is the expected price of Citroen CC21 Compact SUV?

Upcoming Citroen micro SUV pricing will commence from Rs 5 lakhs with the top end fully feature rich trim costing around Rs 7 lakhs (All Prices, Ex Showroom).

When will Citroen CC21 Compact SUV launch in India?

Citroen is expected to introduce its second car in India with heavy localisation by early 2022, most probably in February 2022.

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