Rolling into the Future: Upcoming SUVs in 2024

Next year, there will be a new SUV to suit almost every budget. Here is a complete list.

Are you planning to buy a new SUV? Our 2024 New Cars Guide is here to help and as the series kicks off, there is a list of all the new SUVs that will be launched before the end of 2024. The list of new SUVs is packed with not only updates to existing models but also includes new goodies. SUVs that will reach Indian shores for the first time. The list includes 10 upcoming SUVs, from some with mass appeals like the Kia Sonet Facelift and Hyundai Creta Facelift to flagships like the Ferrari Purosangue and Maserati Grecale, and everything in between.

Audi Q8 facelift

Audi Q8 Facelift

Expected Price: Rs 1.10 Crore - Rs 1.40 Crore

Launch: early 2024

Engine: 3.0 liter turbo gasoline

In addition to the aesthetic improvements, the Audi Q8 Facelift also features HD Matrix LED headlights.

Ferrari Purosangue

Ferrari Purosangue

Expected price: Rs 6 crore

Launch: early 2024

Engine: 6.5-liter gasoline

The Purosangue is technically the Italian brand's first SUV, but it's marketed as a "four-door, four-seat model." It has a sports car-like mid-front-engine layout and a rear-mounted gearbox, and unlike other super SUVs that use turbochargers to improve low-end torque, it has a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 that produces 725 hp and 716 Nm. It has an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox driving the rear wheels and an additional 2-speed 'control unit' driving the front wheels, giving the Ferrari Purosangue all-wheel drive. The Purosangue accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and can reach a top speed of 310 km/h.

Gurkha Force 5 Doors

Gurkha Force five door

Expected price: 15 Lakhs

Launch: mid-2024

Engine: 2.6-liter diesel

Force Motors will expand the Gurkha range with a five-door long-wheelbase version. It is expected to come with multiple seating options, including bench seats or captain's chairs in the second row and jump seats or captain's chairs in the third row. We expect the five-door version to share a lot with its three-door sibling.

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

Hyundai Creta facelift

Hyundai Creta Facelift

Expected price: Rs 11 Lakh - Rs 20 Lakh

Launch: early 2024

Engine: 1.5L petrol, 1.5L turbo petrol, 1.5L diesel

India's best-selling mid-size SUV is set to undergo a major mid-life facelift, which will feature a design inspired by Hyundai's global flagship SUV, the Palisade. These will include a large grille with multiple horizontal metal slats, separate LED headlights, and vertical and horizontal LED daytime running lights. While the interiors could also see minor styling tweaks, the most notable changes will likely be the inclusion of ADAS, a 360-degree camera, and an updated 10.25-inch infotainment system. In addition, a 160 PS 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine will be added to 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 a 1.5-litre petrol and diesel with 115bhp, both available with manual and automatic transmissions. Expect the Creta N-Line Sport variant to do the same.

Hyundai Alcazar facelift

Hyundai Alcaraz Facelift

Expected price: Rs 17 lakh - Rs 22 lakh

Launch: mid-2024

Engine: 1.5-liter turbo gasoline, 1.5-liter diesel

The updated Alcázar will use Hyundai's latest design language and will also get ADAS

Kia Sonet facelift

Kia Sonet Facelift

Expected price: Rs 8 lakh – Rs 15 lakh

Launch: early 2024

Engine: 1.2-liter petrol, 1.0-liter turbo petrol, 1.5-liter diesel

The Kia Sonet will be given a mid-life facelift, which will likely borrow design cues from Kia's latest global models like the EV9 and EV5. This could lead to redesigned headlights, grille, and bumpers, as well as a new tailgate. It can also introduce new alloys. Inside, it will receive minor design tweaks and it will be interesting to see if Kia, like its cousin Hyundai Venue, also offers ADAS with the new version. What's not likely to change are the Sonet's powertrain options. You'll still get the 83bhp 1.2-liter petrol engine with a 5-speed manual transmission and1.0-liter turbo petrol 120-hp Solina with 6-speed iMT or 7-speed automatic transmission, and a 1.5-liter diesel engine with 115 hp with a 6-speed automatic transmission or iMT.

Range Rover Evoque facelift

Range Rover Evoque Facelift

Expected price: Rs 73 lakh

Launch: mid-2024

Engine: 2.0-liter turbo gasoline, 2.0-liter diesel

This small Range Rover will have slimmer LED headlights and a new 11.4-inch curved glass touchscreen.

Mahindra Thar 5 doors

Mahinda Thar Five door

Expected price: Rs 16 lakh - Rs 20 lakh

Launch: mid-2024

Engine: 2.0-liter turbo gasoline, 2.2-liter diesel

Mahindra is set to expand the Thar lineup with a five-door model, aimed at attracting a wider audience. We can use it anywhere but with more comfort and practicality. The extra doors come courtesy of a longer wheelbase, which is expected to help save space in the second row and trunk. Under the bonnet, it will likely retain the current 2.2-litre diesel and 2.0-litre petrol engines, mated to the same 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.

Mahindra XUV300 Facial Rejuvenator

XUV 300

Expected price: Rs 8.5 lakh - Rs 15.5 lakh

Launch: early 2024

Engine: 1.2-liter turbo gasoline, 1.5-liter diesel

The extensively redesigned XUV300 will feature a new front and rear fascia and new alloys. However, its overall dimensions will likely be similar to the previous version to remain within the sub-4 meter range to qualify as a compact SUV and gain tax benefits. Mahindra will also revamp the interiors to make them look more attractive and modern. In addition to its premium quality, a panoramic sunroof will be included. The XUV300 facelift is likely to continue with the same engine range - a 1.2-litre turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. However, the more powerful 131bhp 1.2 turbo-petrol will also feature a new Aisin-origin 6-speed automatic transmission (torque converter), along with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Maserati Grecale

Maserati Grecale

Expected Price: Rs 1.0 Crore - Rs 1.5 Crore

Launch: mid-2024

Engine: 2.0-liter turbo gasoline, 3.0-liter turbo gasoline

The Maserati Grecale is an SUV that rivals the Porsche Macan and sits below the flagship Levante in the Maserati range. It is available with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine with a 48-volt mild hybrid system in two versions: GT and Modena. The first produces 300 horsepower and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds, while the second is more powerful with 330 horsepower and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds. There's also the more powerful V6 Trofeo model, which produces 530 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds.

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