Several new cars are slated to launch in early 2021. Two Indian brands, Tata and Mahindra, have also launched 4 top SUVs in India for the first half of 2021. Tata Motors will introduce the Gravitas seven-seater SUV and mini SUV based on the concept HBX. Mahindra will launch the new generation XUV500 and Scorpio. Let us see how the top SUVs in India bring buzz to Indian markets.
The upcoming Tata Gravitas, which is essentially the larger version of the Harrier, will arrive on the roads between January and March 2021. The seven-seat SUV will share most design elements, features, and engine with the Harrier. However, in terms of dimensions, the Gravitas will be longer, wider, and taller than its five-seat sister. Notable cosmetic changes will also be made to the production model. In fact, Tata can equip it with many new conveniences, connectivity, and security features.
The Tata HBX mini SUV concept was unveiled at Auto Expo 2020. Its production-ready version (which can be called the “Tata Hornbill”) was unveiled in May 2021. Like the next-generation Tata vehicle, the HBX will feature the Impact 2.0 design language. After the Altroz Premium hatchback, it will be the second model designed on the Alfa platform. The engine configuration could include a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and 1.2-litre turbo petrol. Both manual and AMT gearboxes can be offered.
The new generation Mahindra XUV500 will be the first major launch from the domestic automaker next year. The SUV will undergo major changes in terms of design, characteristics, and engine mechanism. One of the major updates will come in the form of Level 1 Autonomous Technology (ASAD). The 2021 XUV500 will also get a two-tone cabin, a Mercedes-Benz touchscreen, and an electronic parking brake. There will be two engine options: a new 2.0-liter petrol Stallion (190 hp) and a more powerful 2.2-liter diesel Mega Hawk (180 hp).
The 2021 Mahindra Scorpio will come with the same engines: 2.0-liter petrol Stallion and 2.2-liter Hawk diesel. However, the power outputs of both engines will be different. While the petrol unit will produce 150 hp at 320 Nm, while the oil stove will produce 130 hp at 320 Nm. The SUV will be built on a modified version of the ladder frame on the existing frame. Compared to the current generation, the new Scorpio will be bigger and better equipped.