Hyundai Creta, since its launch in the year 2015, has been ruling the middle-size SUV segment. Last year the SUV entered into its second generation. There have been cosmetic alterations done. Feature upgrades have also been introduced, and the engine has been made BS6 compliant. The feature-packed interior, effective powertrains, and premium styling have made the new Creta achieve new sales records with every passing month.
Just within one year of its arrival, the car has recorded over 1.21 lakh sales in the Indian market. Right now, Kia Seltos is one of the strongest contenders to compete against Creta. In the upcoming three months, there will be three new models to fight against the dominance of Hyundai Creta. These competitors are:
- MG Astor: The British carmaker will be launching MG Astor in the Indian market. It will be the petrol version of the ZS electric SUV. As per the carmaker, the model will be rolled out in the third quarter of 2021, most probably around Diwali. The SUV will most probably be the first car in this segment offering ADAS. The model can be powered with a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.3 litre turbocharged petrol engine. They will be churning about 120bhp power with 150Nm torque and 163 bhp power, and 230Nm torque.
- Skoda Kushaq: Skoda Kushaq will be hitting the showrooms in the middle of 2021. It will be developed on the heavily localised MQB AO IN platform. Its wheelbase is 2651mm. The SUV will be having 2 different types of turbocharged petrol engines – a 113bhp 3-cylinder unit and a 147bhp, 4-cylinder unit.
Volkswagen Taigun: This car will be launched during the festive season in India. It will also be developed on the MQB AO IN platform. According to the claims of Taigun, this model will be the “safest, strongly built SUV” in India.