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8 stunning new SUVs coming to India

Last updated on: January 3, 2013 09:09 IST

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uto experts believe that the trend that dominated year 2012, will continue in 2013, and SUVs/MPVs will continue to be among the hot favourites.

And to get you updated about the excitement coming your way, we bring you a complete list of hot new SUVs and MPVs coming in 2013 that will certainly make your heart skip a beat.

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Ford EcoSport

By early 2013, Ford will launch EcoSport in the mushrooming compact SUV segment. With the production version caught on lenses umpteen times, it appears similar to the one displayed at the 2012 Auto Expo.

Based on the company's global B-platform, which also moulded the new Fiesta, its cutting-corner capabilities along with exceptional ride quality will come handy in city traffic.

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Expected to see a 1.5L diesel motor accompanying the 1.0L EcoBoost gasoline engine that proffers a 1.6L performance and excellent mileage, it will be a throttle-filled experience.

Moreover, in spite of being sub-4-meter it holds astounding street presence and becomes more incredible with daring grille, raised bonnet-line and super-smart wraparound rear windscreen.

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The length and engine size, entitle Ford EcoSport for a small car, which means 'juicy' price tag of around Rs 700,000, whereas official launch is projected in the first 3 months of the next year.

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Chevrolet Enjoy

Chevrolet Enjoy will be the first all new launch in the Chevy UV portfolio.

Based on the Wuling CN-100, a successful Chinese MPV, Enjoy provides decent space for 7 occupants alongside lively and versatile interior options, especially completely removable 2nd and 3rd row seat.

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The exteriors too are pleasing to the eye and assures optimum space inside.

To be available in 1.4L petrol as well as 1.3L diesel option, fuel efficiency will be the aspect to watch particularly in the diesel powered motor that will attract major chunk of Enjoy sales.

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The R&D team of General Motors has plenty of potential, which is evident with the launch of Chevrolet Sail UVA hatch that takes the battle to Maruti Swift and Chevy Enjoy which is the right candidate to dethrone Ertiga through its attractive price tag of Rs 600,000.

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Ashok Leyland Stile

Ashok Leyland has allied with Nissan India to conquer the passenger utility segment of the country, and as a result Stile MPV will be seen plying on the roads soon.

However, as a result of platform sharing, 'Stile' looks similar to the recently launched Nissan Evalia.

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The target customers for Stile will be tour/fleet operators and not private car buyers. Compared to Evalia, Stile will cost less.

It sports a distinct frontage and rear, but under hood things will remain intact. The 1.5L diesel or petrol heart will yield frugal performance along with adequate refinement.

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The comfortable interiors will be replaced by durable ones and many handy features too will be axed in order to keep the price tag as low as Rs 600,000-650,000.

The launch is expected during the first 6 months of 2013.

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Ford B Max

Versatility and vividness are the two factors that drive this innovative Ford B Max mini MPV.

Though internationally Ford B Max MPV is an above 4-meter car, for India it will be toned down to less than 4-meter, in order to save on excise duty.

The C+ segment vehicle will don the same 1.0L EcoBoost, which Ford EcoSport SUV does, together with 1.4L duratec (petrol) and 1.5L duratorq (diesel) engine.

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It boasts of innovative features like sliding rear door to allow easy entry and exit of occupants and their belongings.

Moreover, with all its seats sporting folding-flat option, other than the driver's, the car offers plenty of space. In the inside, it will resemble a bit of Ford Fiesta sedan besides numerous flexible options.

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Anticipated by late or mid 2013, under its hood it will share many components of Fiesta that are manufactured locally to keep the costs low.

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Hyundai HexaSpace MPV

Codenamed as HND-7, concept version was first showcased at 2012 Delhi Auto Expo.

The exterior has some fluidic-like cues flowing, while artistically carved front are some of the high points of Hyundai HexaSpace MPV that will see a late 2013 launch.

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Some of the outer characteristics will be swept-back headlights, contoured wheel arches and boomerang-shaped tail lamp cluster.

This above 4-meter and large width-oriented MPV is speculated to be an 8 seater with one of a kind 3+3+2 seating arrangement.

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The existing 1.6L diesel engine of Verna with some more added drag capabilities will be performing duties under hood.

Also, an effortless 6-speed automatic is rumoured to be part of Hyundai's inaugural MPV. With pricing to roll around Maruti Ertiga's, it will certainly be a stunner in the segment.

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Maruti XA Alpha

The ubiquitous Swift platform will again be put to use in this mini SUV from Maruti, which earlier did an excellent job with Ertiga MPV.

The overall appearance of Maruti XA Alpha concept amazed many onlookers at the Auto Expo especially with its novel five-block grille design, large bonnet, bulging wheel arches and heavy looking bumper.

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Expected to be kept under 4-meter, in order to lock horns with Ford EcoSport, it is expected to be production ready by 3rd quarter of 2013.

Reports suggest that it will possess spacious interiors that will comfortably accommodate 5 passengers, while 2 seats for kids (as seen in Mahindra Quanto) will be placed at rear that can be folded to increase baggage space.

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The K-series petrol and DDiS diesel will be at work in different displacements ensuring satisfactory refinement and class-leading mileage. Maruti XA Alpha expects a price badge of Rs 600,000 - Rs 700,000, approx.

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Nissan Compact SUV

The unnamed Duster-based Nissan mini SUV is likely to see the sun anytime next year with an all-new front, new grille, more flaunting front bumpers alongside catch halogen headlamp design.

The insides will go nearly untouched, besides some addition of handy features and upgraded gadgets.

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And to keep price-tag competitive, than Duster, there won't be any mechanical change either.

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The rebadging has been part and parcel of Nissan-Renault alliance that was observed earlier in the form of Nissan Micra - Renault Pulse and Nissan Sunny - Renault Scala.

The best part with Nissan Compact SUV will be its pricing, which will be lower than current Renault Duster.

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Chevrolet Trax

Another rebadged product, but new to India, is Chevrolet Trax compact crossover.

The Buick Encore (North America) and Opel Mokka (Europe) have been put together to form a divergent creation for India.

In September 2012, at Paris Motor Show, Trax production model was displayed and it will be sold in about 140 auto markets across the globe including India.

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Late or third quarter of next calendar year is said to be the launch time of this crossover.

This compact vehicle will be seen focusing on performance and swift acceleration with its world-class technical advancement under bonnet.

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For the domestic market, the 1.4-litre petrol engine and locally developed 1.3-litre multijet diesel will come handy that will also guarantee enough mileage and satisfactory prowess.

With all this and much more excitement it will hold a sporty price label of nearly Rs 800,000 to Rs 10 lakh.

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