The upcoming festive season and the ending months of 2023 promise to be filled with excitement for car enthusiasts as a number of highly anticipated SUVs are set to make their debuts. Here are some of the SUVs to look out for before the year ends.
One of the most awaited SUVs is the Tata Harrier facelift. It has undergone extensive exterior and interior design updates, featuring a brand new front fascia, front bumper, and rear bumper, along with new taillights. The interior will also be revamped with advanced technology. It is expected to retain the existing 2.0-litre diesel engine and introduce a new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine.
Following the Harrier facelift, Tata Motors will also launch the Safari facelift. The new Safari will boast a fresh front-end design, redesigned rear, and an updated interior inspired by the Tata Curvv SUV. It will likely offer the same powertrain options as the Harrier facelift.
Tata Motors is also preparing to launch the Tata Punch EV – an electric version of its popular micro-SUV, the Punch. It will feature minor EV-specific changes, like a closed-off grille and new badging. It is expected to come with Tata’s Ziptron EV technology and offer a range of up to 315 km on a 24 kWh battery pack.
Mahindra Automotive, India’s largest SUV maker, will introduce the Mahindra Bolero Neo+, a facelifted version of the discontinued TUV300+. It will feature a full-size ladder-on-frame chassis and the same 2.2-litre diesel engine, although power figures will be tuned down to differentiate it from the Scorpio-N. The Bolero Neo+ will likely produce a maximum of 120 bhp and be available with only a 2WD drivetrain.
Toyota has recently trademarked the name Taisor in India, hinting at a new crossover SUV based on the Maruti Suzuki Fronx. The Taisor is expected to have minimal changes in terms of exterior and interior design, and will likely offer two engine options – a 1.0-litre BoosterJet engine and a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine.
So, if you’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of new SUVs, keep an eye out for these models as they make their way to the market in the coming months.
– Tata Harrier Facelift: unnamed
– Tata Safari Facelift: unnamed
– Tata Punch EV: unnamed
– Mahindra Bolero Neo+: unnamed
– Toyota Taisor: unnamed