The Ford EcoSport has been one of the most successful models from the American carmaker in India. However, with the rising competitors in the sub-four-metre compact crossover/SUV space, Ford India needs to update the EcoSport with more features in particular. The company is soon going to introduce a facelifted version of the EcoSport which would have a number of convenience features and a new design language. The engine as well as transmission options are expected to remain same.
The Skoda Kodiaq will be a premium SUV offered in India and will be manufactured at the Czech carmaker's Aurangabad facility. It is expected to be available with five as well as seven seats and will be underpinned by Volkswagen Group's MQB platform. The premium SUV is expected to be available with one petrol engine mated to a 6 speed manual transmission and a diesel engine paired to a DSG automatic gearbox.
The 2017 new Hyundai Verna will be an executive sedan offered by the Korean carmaker. This car will be offered with a choice of diesel and petrol engines mated to manual and automatic gearboxes. The new Hyundai Verna will be based on the company's 'Fluidic Sculpture 2.0' design philosophy
The Tata Nexon is a compact crossover that will be offered by the Indian carmaker through its dealerships in the country. It will be the fourth production car to have the company's Impact design language.
The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Swift has been introduced at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show bearing the name Suzuki Swift. Based on the company's next generation platform, that underpins the current generation Baleno and the Ignis, the 2017 Swift will be lighter by 120 kg over the current version.
Jeep India will launch its first locally-manufactured SUV, the Compass in India by the third quarter of CY 2017. The upcoming SUV has been spied testing several times on Indian roads. The Compass will have an introductory price tag of Rs 16 lakh, ex-showroom. This will be due to the heavy localisation of components and local manufacturing at the Ranjangaon facility of the company.