The Indian auto sector is going through a tough time due to Covid 19 and shortage of semiconductor chips. However, from sub-4 meter to mid-size, the demand for SUVs continues to grow. In such a situation, from Maruti Suzuki, car companies like Toyota, Mahindra and Honda are preparing new mid-size SUVs to compete with Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, VW Taigun and Skoda Kushaq.
Maruti-Toyota bringing SUV together
Maruti Suzuki and Toyota are working together to develop a mid-size SUV. According to the report, it can be launched in 2023. The new model is likely to be based on Toyota’s DNGA (Daihatsu New Generation Architecture). The new SUV could be based on Toyota’s best selling SUV in overseas markets, the RAV4. Toyota is already selling Maruti’s Baleno and subcompact SUV Vitara Brezza as Glanza and Urban Cruiser.
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Mahindra XUV500 will be back
Mahindra has officially announced the return of the XUV500 nameplate in India. The name will be used for the new mid-size SUV, which will be positioned between the XUV300 and XUV700. The new model is expected to be launched by 2024. It will be based on a modified version of the XUV300 platform.
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Honda Mid Size SUV
Honda Cars has officially revealed that the company is working on a new mid-side SUV. It can be launched by the year 2023. The new model could be based on the City platform and could get the same engine option as the City. It can get a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder i-VTEC petrol engine with manual and CVT automatic gearboxes.