As a number of new models are eager to be unveiled, the 2023 Auto Expo is expected to be another significant draw for the Indian automotive industry and passenger cars in particular. The auto show will assist automakers in gathering consumer feedback and serve as a sneak preview of the eventual launch, heightening excitement. The top 5 SUVs that are anticipated to be unveiled are listed below:
1. Citroen C3 Electric SUV
The C3 compact hatchback, which Citroen India recently debuted in India, is currently the French company’s most affordable model. Additionally, it is testing a seven-seater C3 and a midsize SUV. More recently, the facelifted C5 made its local debut. It is anticipated that the first Citroen zero-emission vehicle for India will share a number of features with the current C3 and go on sale sometime in 2019.
2. Maruti Suzuki Jimny
The eagerly anticipated Maruti Suzuki Jimny could be unveiled at the 2023 Auto Expo in its five-door configuration. This version will probably be more roomy and useful than the three-door version offered in international markets. It might also bring about a redesign of the three-door Jimny’s exterior, and it might be equipped with a 1.5-liter K15C mild-hybrid petrol engine with MT and AT transmission options to drive all four wheels.
3. Mahindra Thar 5-Door
A longer wheelbase will be required for the Mahindra Thar 5-door model’s larger rear doors and longer rear overhang, which are currently being tested. The lifestyle off-road SUV, which will compete against the Force Gurkha and the upcoming 5-door Jimny, is expected to hit the market in the first half of 2023 after making its debut at the Auto Exp.
4. Hyundai Micro SUV
The introduction of the Tata Punch demonstrated the high potential of the micro SUV segment, which has recently seen fierce competition in India. With its own micro SUV that could be positioned below the Venue, Hyundai might be interested in high volume sales in this particular market. At the 2023 Auto Expo, it might be displayed in a state that is very close to production.
5. Honda Compact SUV
Following its Auto Expo debut, Honda’s sub-four-meter SUV is anticipated to go on sale by the middle of 2023. It is likely to share components, such as the platform and engine lineup, with the Amaze sedan.