Mini-SUV’s to be launched in India

November 9th, 2009 | In Trends | 9 Comments »

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suzuki_jimmy_2 Little did anyone think that Premier would come out with a bang with its latest Mini-SUV Rio. Least did any of the major car makers expect that the roulette wheels would be set in motion by the Premier. Of course, after the successful launch of the Rio, the Mini-SUV is expected to gain infinitesimal response from the Indian contingent. However, the big players are getting a little antsy over the out of the blue recurrence of the face of the Premier in, well almost, the mainstream after a couple of decades.

The launch of a Mini-SUV was not something that bothered the majors. But the fact remains that they were bothered because the tide of small car buyers may shift vastly towards the Mini-SUVs. Premier’s Rio will definitely ruffle the feathers of the mainstream small car makers. Hence the others are also in the process of launching one of their own Mini-SUVs at almost the same price as that of the Premier Rio.
In the Picture: Long awaited Maruti Gimny

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9 Responses to “Mini-SUV’s to be launched in India”

  1. [...] as Ford and Mahindra will follow premier. We tell the details of upcoming mini Suv’s here Related PostsNo Mini for IndiaGM Daewoo launches Matiz CreativeBMW To Launch MINI In IndiaTata [...]

  2. [...] one of four favorite automobile blogs Vicky too talked about the upcoming small SUV from Mahindra. Intrigued, we went about trying to find out [...]

    • JAZ says:

      In the Picture: Technical diagram of an unknown SUV. Our spy photographers are yet to spot the Mahindra’s unnamed mini suv



  3. Yila says:

    Ford should relaunch its Fusion with Diesel engine and must-to-have ABS and Air bags at reasonably reduced B segment price. Then, certainly it will be a success. Customers’ feedback should be taken into account immediately rather than delaying the action and letting the vehicle become extinct, unnecessarily. Ford was really lethargic as far as Fusion was concerned to act on customers’ feedback. Even now, it is not too late. Will Ford wake-up?

  4. Jim Gorde says:

    That “technical diagram of an unknown SUV” is a manipulated Lincoln Navigator…

    Anyway, hope we see more mini-SUVs that come with rear wheel drive and in a more affordable price bracket.. Mahindra can do it, they have the platform and who on earth wouldn’t want to see the return of the classics… CL550 or Major anyone?? :)

  5. deepak s babhulgaonkar says:

    mini suv should not be as mini as the definition of small car called nano,no matter if price goes upto 7lakhs, & I could not understand how a suv would be of only 4lakhs, standards of suv should be maintained

  6. Ganesan says:

    Yes A mini SUV / MPV is a urgent need. No car ( except Fusion, which is branded as failure ) is there now. Convenience of Hatch back, comfort of MPV, SUV kind of maneuver in Indian roads – we need a MINI SUV ? MPV.

    To cater the middle class ( lot is available for luxury ), Less than 4m, 5 seater, 500 lts boot, 175 mm ground clearance, bucket seat comfort, 75 hp, 100 NM torque, 17 kpl minimum milage Masculine modern look, ABS / Airbag safty features from a quality company like M & M, TOyota, Maruthi, TATA, Hyundai will be nice.

    My shortlists are Toyota Urban Cruiser / Avanza, Modified Gypsy / Gimmy, Mini Xylo, mini Safari etc.

    Hope before end of 2010, we will have some, like a lot has come for hatch back in 2009.

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