From the restyled Skoda Kodiaq to the highly anticipated Maruti Suzuki Jimny, several new SUVs are expected to launch in 2022. Here we have listed the Top 7 upcoming SUVs.
Here we have listed the 7 best SUVs to launch in India in 2022
The year 2021 is about to end, and despite all the challenges and setbacks the auto industry has faced this year, new car launches have continued to be in full swing. In fact, we’ve seen a number of new SUVs enter the market this year, like the Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Punch, as well as luxury EVs like the Jaguar I-Pace and the BMW iX, among others. And in 2022, several more will follow. So here we have listed the 7 best SUVs that are expected to launch in India in 2022.
Audi Q7 facelift
The Audi Q7 facelift was one of the most popular models in the company’s lineup in India. However, the Ingolstadt-based automaker discontinued the BS4-compliant model in early 2020, just as the industry transitioned to more stringent BS6 emission standards. Now the SUV returns with a much needed facelift and a gasoline-only transmission, and it’s slated to launch in January 2022, making it Audi’s first launch for the new year. The SUV arrives in India as a Completely Disassembled Unit (CKD) and it will be produced at the manufacturing plant of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd. (SAVWIPL) in Aurangabad.
Skoda Kodiaq Facelift
Another VW Group SUV returning to India will be the Skoda Kodiaq facelift. Like the Q7, this 7-seater SUV from the Czech brand was also discontinued in early 2020 with the introduction of BS6 emission standards. Coincidentally, the Kodiaq also returns with a mid-life facelift, and this time a gasoline-only transmission, fitted with a 2.0-liter TSI engine, mated to a DSG automatic unit. Another common link between the two SUVs is that even the Kodiaq arrives in India as a CKD model, and it is assembled at the same factory in Aurangabad. The Kodiaq facelift will also launch in January 2022.
While Toyota already has the Fortuner to rival the likes of the Skoda Kodiaq, the Japanese auto giant is also set to introduce its popular lifestyle vehicle – the Hilux. The pickup SUV has been tested several times in India and is expected to launch as early as January 2022. The Toyota Hilux will be based on the IMV-2 platform that underpins the Fortuner, and we also expect that. it shares its cabin design and engine options with the latter. So yes, he could get the 2.8 liter diesel engine, in manual and automatic choice and the option of 4×2 and 4×4.
Mahindra had promised that the new XUV700 and the next-gen Scorpio would arrive in the second half of fiscal 2022. While the former has already arrived and won, the Scorpion is now expected to launch in India. The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio will be based on the new ladder-to-chassis platform, and which also underpins the Thar, and is expected to get the same set of gasoline and diesel engines that power the off-roader. We expect the next-gen Scorpio to go on sale in India before March 2022.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 2022 is also set to arrive next year, and we’ve already shared the spy photos with you. While Maruti introduced a facelift when launching the BS6 version in 2020, the company is now poised to introduce a next-generation model. The SUV will come with heavy visual updates, premium creature comfort and more. The SUV is expected to arrive around mid-2022, and judging by the spy photos, the SUV is expected to drop the Vitara prefix and will simply be called Maruti Suzuki Brezza.
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Maruti Suzuki Jimny
Maruti Suzuki is also expected to bring the long-awaited Jimny 4×4 SUV in 2022. Although we still don’t have a launch schedule, the company has already started exporting the Jimny from here, so the launch in India is very likely. to happen next. year, maybe in the second semester. The model sold in export markets comes with a 1.5 liter gasoline engine paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed torque converter. It also gets Suzuki’s AllGrip 4×4 system.
3-row SUV based on the Jeep compass
In 2021, we also saw the arrival of a few 3-row SUVs based on existing 5-seat models – like the Tata Safari and the Hyundai Alcazar. Jeep applies the same formula and is working on a 3-row SUV based on Compass, and we have already seen prototypes of the SUV being tested in India. We expect the new SUV, which is slated to be called Jeep Meridian, to arrive in late 2022, possibly around the holiday season.