A look at SUVs launching in 2024

The list includes 20 upcoming SUVs, some with mass appeal like the Kia Sonet facelift and Hyundai Creta facelift, to flagships like the Ferrari Purosangue and Maserati Grecale, and everything in between.

By Saumil Shah, Autocar India calendar 21 Oct 2023 Views icon4689 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
A look at SUVs launching in 2024

Planning to buy a new SUV? Our new car 2024 guide is here to help and beginning the series is a list of every new SUV that’s slated to launch before the end of 2024. The new SUV list is full of not just updates to existing models but also includes the all-new SUVs that will hit Indian shores for the first time. The list includes 20 upcoming SUVs, some with mass appeal like the Kia Sonet facelift and Hyundai Creta facelift, to flagships like the Ferrari Purosangue and Maserati Grecale, and everything in between.

Disclaimer: All prices and launch dates are estimates.

Audi Q8 Facelift

Expected price: Rs 1.10 crore-1.40 crore
Launch: Early 2024
Engine: 3.0-litre petrol

Besides cosmetic enhancements, the Audi Q8 Facelift also feature HD Matrix LED headlights.

Ferrari Purosangue

Expected price: Rs 6 crore
Launch: Early 2024
Engine: 6.5-litre petrol

The Purosangue is technically the Italian marque’s first SUV, but it’s marketed as a ‘four-door, four-seat model’. It has a sportscar-like front-mid engine layout and a rear-mounted gearbox, and unlike other super-SUVs that use turbochargers for better low-end torque, it has a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine producing 725hp and 716Nm. It gets an 8-speed transaxle dual-clutch auto gearbox that drives the rear wheels and an additional 2-speed ‘control unit’ driving the front wheels, giving the Ferrari Purosangue all-wheel drive. The Purosangue sprints from 0-100kph in a claimed 3.3sec and can achieve a top speed of 310kph.

Force Gurkha 5-Door

Expected price: Rs 15 lakh
Launch: Mid 2024
Engine: 2.6-litre diesel

Force Motors will be extending the Gurkha range with a long-wheelbase five-door version. It’s expected to come with multiple seating options, including a bench or captain’s chairs for the second row and jump seats or captain’s chairs in the third row. Expect the five-door version to share much with its three-door sibling, including its Mercedes-sourced 2.6-litre diesel engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Multiple iterations of the five-door Gurkha have been spotted, including six- and seven-seater versions as well as a pickup version. The company could also introduce a 4x2 version alongside a 4x4 version.

Hyundai Creta Facelift

Expected price: Rs 11 lakh-20 lakh
Launch: Early 2024
Engine: 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre turbo petrol, 1.5-litre diesel 

India’s bestselling midsize SUV is due for a serious mid-life makeover, which will feature design inspiration from Hyundai’s global flagship SUV, the Palisade. These will include a large grille with several metallic horizontal slats, split projector LED headlamps and vertical and horizontal LED Daytime Running Lamps. While the interiors could see minor styling tweaks too, the more notable changes are likely to be the inclusion of ADAS, a 360-degree camera and an updated 10.25-inch infotainment. Also, the 160hp, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol will join the range, filling the gap left by the discontinued 1.4-turbo. It will likely be mated to the same 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Other engine options include 115hp, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol and diesel, both available with manual and automatic transmissions. Expect a sportier Creta N-Line variant to follow suit.

Hyundai Alcazar Facelift

Expected price: Rs 17 lakh-22 lakh
Launch: Mid 2024
Engine: 1.5-litre turbo petrol, 1.5-litre diesel

The updated Alcazar will wear Hyundai’s newest design language, and it will also get ADAS.

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Kia Sonet Facelift

Expected price: Rs 8 lakh-15 lakh
Launch: Early 2024
Engine: 1.2-litre petrol, 1.0-litre turbo petrol, 1.5-litre diesel 

 

Kia will give the Sonet a mid-life cycle facelift, which is likely to borrow design cues from Kia’s newest global models like the EV9 and EV5. These could result in redesigned headlamps, grille and bumpers, as well as a new tailgate. It could offer new alloys too. Inside, it will get minor tweaks to the styling and it will be interesting to see whether, like its cousin Hyundai Venue, Kia also offers ADAS with the new version. What isn’t likely to change is the Sonet’s powertrain options. It will continue to get an 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol with a 5-speed manual; 120hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol with a 6-speed iMT or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic; and a 115hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine with a 6-speed iMT or automatic transmission.

 

Land Rover Evoque Facelift

Expected price: Rs 73 lakh
Launch: Mid 2024
Engine: 2.0-litre turbo petrol, 2.0-litre diesel

This baby Range Rover will feature slimmer pixel LED headlights, and a new floating 11.4-inch curved glass touchscreen.

 

Mahindra Thar 5-door

Expected price: Rs 16 lakh-20 lakh
Launch: Mid 2024
Engine: 2.0-litre turbo petrol, 2.2-litre diesel

 

Mahindra is gearing up to extend the Thar line with a 5-door, aimed to appeal to a broader audience – those seeking a tough, go-anywhere SUV but with added comfort and practicality. The extra doors come courtesy of a longer wheelbase, which is expected to aid space in the second row and boot. Under the hood, it is likely to retain the current 2.2-litre diesel and 2.0-litre petrol engines, mated to the same 6-speed manual and auto.

 

Mahindra XUV300 facelift

Expected price: Rs 8.5 lakh-15.5 lakh
Launch: Early 2024
Engine:1.2-litre turbo petrol, 1.5-litre diesel

The extensively redesigned XUV300 will include a new front and rear-end and new alloys. Its overall dimensions, however, are likely to be similar to the outgoing version to keep within the sub-4-metre range to qualify as a compact SUV and get tax benefits. Mahindra will also be overhauling the interiors to make them look more desirable and modern. Boosting its premiumness will be the inclusion of a panoramic sunroof. The XUV300 facelift is likely to continue with the same set of engines – a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. However, it will get a new Aisin-sourced 6-speed automatic (torque converter), which is likely to replace the 6-speed automated manual transmission (AMT).

 

Maserati Grecale

Expected price: Rs 1.0 crore-1.5 crore
Launch: Mid 2024
Engine: 2.0-litre turbo petrol, 3.0-litre turbo petrol

The Maserati Grecale is a Porsche Macan-rivaling sporty SUV that sits below the flagship Levante in Maserati’s line-up. It is available with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with a 48V mild-hybrid system in two iterations – GT and Modena. The former makes 300hp and its 0-100kph time is 5.6 seconds, while the latter is more powerful with 330hp and does 0-100kph in 5.3 seconds. There’s also a more powerful V6 Trofeo variant, which produces 530hp and can accelerate from 0-100kph in just 3.8 seconds.

 

Mercedes-Benz New GLC Coupé

 

Expected price: Rs 75 lakh-80 lakh
Launch: Early 2024
Engine: 2.0-litre petrol, 2.0-litre diesel

The Mercedes GLC Coupé is a swanky alternative to the more upright GLC SUV, thanks to its sloping roofline with a plunging liftback-style tailgate. Like the SUV iteration, the new-generation GLC Coupé is larger than its predecessor in every dimension and its interiors feature Mercedes’ latest connectivity, tech and design. The Coupé could share its powertrain options with the SUV, and a performance-oriented AMG version is also likely to be on offer.

 

Mercedes-Benz GLE facelift

Expected price: Rs 80 lakh - 1 crore
Launch: November 2023
Engine: 3.0-litre petrol, 2.0-litre diesel, 3.0-litre diesel

The Mercedes-Benz GLE facelift gets a revised front bumper, tweaked LED headlights, new design for the alloy wheels and refreshed tail-lights. On the inside, the GLE facelift gets a new multifunction steering wheel from the S-Class with touch-sensitive controls, new trim and an updated MBUX infotainment system. 

Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift

Expected price: Rs 45 lakh-49 lakh
Launch: Early 2024
Engine: 1.3-litre turbo petrol, 2.0-litre diesel

Mercedes-Benz GLB facelift

Expected price: Rs 65 lakh-70 lakh
Launch: Early 2024
Engine: 1.3-litre turbo petrol, 2.0-litre diesel

Expect cosmetic enhancements on the inside and outside, as well as updates to the infotainment system in both, the GLA and GLB.

 

Mini New Countryman

Expected price: Rs 50 lakh-67 lakh
Launch: Mid 2024
Engine/Battery: 2.0 petrol /66.45kWh

Mini’s five-door crossover is heading to India in its third-gen avatar. The new car has grown in size, and as a result, cabin space has also expanded, featuring an extra 130mm of legroom in the back. The rear seat backrests are now individually adjustable in six positions by up to 12 degrees too; boot space is 460 litres. Notably, the Countryman will be the first Mini to offer Level 2 ADAS. In international markets, it will be available with electric, turbo-petrol and diesel powertrains.

 

Nissan New X-Trail

Expected price: Rs 35 lakh
Launch: Early 2024
Engine: 1.5-litre petrol Hybrid

Nissan will reintroduce the X-Trail in India in its fourth generation to take on the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan and Skoda Kodiaq. This monocoque SUV is available in five- and seven-seat configurations. Nissan could offer the X-Trail with either a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol with mild-hybrid technology or a 1.5-litre e-Power engine with range extender hybrid technology. The latter is essentially an EV as the wheels are solely powered by an electric motor and the engine acts as a generator to charge the batteries.

Inside, expect premium kit like a 12.3-inch digital cluster, 12.3-inch touchscreen, ADAS technology as well as a 360-degree camera. The X-Trail will be sold alongside the Magnite, and will be the second offering from the Japanese brand.

Tata Curvv

Expected price: Rs 14 lakh-20 lakh
Launch: Mid 2024
Battery/Engine: TBA /1.2-litre petrol

The Tata Curvv is a rad SUV coupé, which will be positioned above the Nexon in Tata’s line-up. It will appeal to those looking for a standout offering without sacrificing the practicality of an SUV, such as high ground clearance and a raised seating position. Design highlights include its sloping roofline, which is neatly integrated into its notchback-styled boot. It also has a strong shoulder line, squared-off wheel arches and thick body cladding, which adds ruggedness. Its interiors are likely to get a digital screen for the instrument cluster and another 10.25-inch screen for the infotainment, which was recently introduced with the Nexon EV. In addition, it’ll also feature the touch-operable climate control cluster as well as kit like a 360-degree camera and a sunroof. Initially, the Curvv will be offered as an EV with a range of 400-500km. The ICE version will launch soon after with a 125hp, 1.2-litre direct-injection turbo-petrol with manual and automatic gearboxes.

 

Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor

Expected price: Rs 8 lakh-13.5 lakh
Launch: Mid 2024
Engine: 1.2-litre petrol, 1.0-litre turbo petrol

Toyota will re-enter the sub-4-metre crossover segment with the Urban Cruiser Taisor, a redesigned Maruti Fronx. As with the Glanza and Rumion, expect no mechanical changes and minimal cosmetic differences over the Fronx.

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