The SUV market in India has been experiencing a very drastic increase in popularity in the last few years. With the influx of affordable compact SUVs into the market, everyone is coming forward for a slice of the action. In this article, we will list 18 affordable SUVs that are about to hit the market within a span of 15 months. So, without any further delay, let’s have a look at the 18 upcoming SUVs under 30 lakhs.

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18 upcoming SUVs under 30 lakhs

1. Mahindra KUV100 AMT:

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The KUV100 is currently spearheading Mahindra’s presence in the compact SUV market. It was recently updated with the “NXT” moniker and the next addition is surely going to be an AMT gearbox. It will most likely be derived from the AMT unit that is already used on the TUV300 AMT. The KUV100 AMT is expected to launch around mid-2018 at a price point of around ₹6 lakhs.

2. Tata H5X:

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Tata’s H5X was arguably one of the most attention-grabbing concepts shown in the Auto Expo. The H5X borrows a lot of design cues from Land Rover models and is certainly going to be one good looker once launched. A test mule of the production version was also spotted near their production facility in Chakan by Rushlane. The Tata H5X is expected to be launched around April 2019 at an estimated price point of 15 lakhs. It will be up against the likes of cars like the Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Creta.

3. Tata Nexon AMT:

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The next car on our list of 18 upcoming SUVs under 30 lakhs is again a Tata product. Tata’s popular Nexon compact SUV was showcased at the Auto Expo with the AMT gearbox. It is believed that it will be launched for the public around May or June. Although, several dealers across the country have already started accepting bookings for the car unofficially. The Nexon AMT will be approximately ₹40-50 thousand dearer than the existing car.

4. Honda CRV Facelift:

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Honda’s CRV has been in the domestic market for almost 10 years now. For 2018, the Jap giant showcased the brand new facelifted CRV. Facelift would be a serious understatement as this car is now brand new from everywhere. It even gets a third row of seats now! The new CRV will take on the likes of premium SUVs like the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The expected launch date is August 2019 and the price should be in the range of ₹26-30 lakhs.

5. Honda HRV:

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The next car on our list of 18 upcoming SUVs under 30 lakhs is also a Honda. As the CRV will now be fighting in the 7-seater segment, Honda will most likely be launching the HRV 5-seater SUV to take its place. The HRV takes a lot of styling cues from the updated Civic and boy does it look good. The HRV will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster and is expected to be launched in early 2019 at a price point of around ₹13-16 lakhs.

6. Renault Captur Automatic:

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French carmaker Renault launched the gorgeous looking Captur crossover 5 months ago. Although it boasts of a wonderful package, it didn’t really get them the response they were hoping for. Renault has stated that will soon be launching the Captur with a CVT gearbox later this year. This would certainly let them reach a wider spectrum of audience and garner some much-needed sales. Although no timeline has been given them, we expect it to be launched in the third quarter of the year and should cost about a lakh dearer than the manual.

7. Hyundai Creta Facelift:

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The Hyundai Creta has simply stormed the monocoque SUV segment in the country like nothing else. It enjoyed so much reception that the waiting periods were as high as 6 months within a month of the car’s launch. Hyundai will now be giving the Creta a much-needed facelift owing to the rising competition in the segment. The Creta facelift should be launched at around May 2018 and would most likely carry a marginal price increase.

8.Mahindra XUV500 Facelift:

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The next car on our list of 18 upcoming SUVs under 30 lakhs is again a Mahindra and a really famous one. The XUV500 marched Mahindra’s advance into the 7-seater segment but at a much affordable price point compared to the competition. After one facelift in 2015, the XUV500 will now be getting a more thorough overhaul. This latest facelift has already been spotted on the road many times. Mahindra has officially stated that they will be launching the car on the 18th of April along with the official price. We expect it to be priced around the ₹14-lakh price mark.

9. Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza Petrol:

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Similar to the Hyundai Creta, Maruti-Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza also enjoyed dominating sales figures in its segment. The one peculiar thing, however, was that the Brezza only had a diesel version in those two years. Maruti-Suzuki now will finally be launching a petrol variant around the month of November. Owing to the petrol engine, you can surely expect a reduction in the cost of around 80-90 thousand rupees.

10. Nissan Kicks:

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Japanese marque Nissan hasn’t made any new launch in India since December 2016. They plan to change that soon with the launch of the Kicks crossover. The Kicks will get its power from the 1.5-litre diesel that is used on the sister company Renault’s Duster and Captur. The Kicks once launched will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass. It is expected to launch around mid-2019 at a price point of ₹13-15 lakhs.

11. Jeep Compass Trailhawk:

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The next car on our list of 18 upcoming SUVs under 30 lakhs is from a brand-new manufacturer enjoying amazing success in the country already. While Jeep made a bit of a mess with their CBU launches, they hit the nail on the head with the Compass. Jeep will now be launching the fully loaded Trailhawk variant of the Compass. This variant will boast of a lot of extra equipment along with a low range 4×4 module and a 9-speed automatic ZF transmission. The Compass Trailhawk has been spotted on the road already. It is expected to launch in Mid-2018. Pricing should be slightly premium at around ₹20-22 lakhs owing to it’s thoroughly enhanced off-road capabilities.

12. Kia SP Concept:

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The new manufacturer in limelight during the 2018 Auto Expo was the Korean brand, Kia. They showcased their entire line-up of production cars along with some scintillating concepts. One of them was the production tentative SP Concept. In the same state, however it looks like something that could take the Range Rover Evoque head on. But the product, however, will compete in the above 4-meter Compact SUV segment against cars like the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass. It also believed that features like the fully digital instrument cluster will be retained for the production variant. The Kia SP is expected to be launched early-2019 within the price range of ₹13-15 lakhs.

13. Hyundai Carlino Production Spec:

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Sub 4-metre SUVs contribute the highest proportion of sale to the SUV class. It’s no surprise that seeing the success of the Ford Ecosport and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai would also be looking for a piece of the action. Executing that purpose will be the production spec model of the Hyundai Carlino Concept. The Carlino Concept was first seen in the Auto Expo 2018 as a butch and stubby compact SUV. almost resembling the KUV100 in terms of construction. It is expected that the Carlino Concept’s production spec model will hit the showrooms in Early-2019. It will be pitched against the Ecosport and the Brezza so you can expect it to be priced very competitively in the ₹7-9 lakh segment.

14. New Maruti Suzuki Vitara:

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The next car on our list of 18 upcoming SUVs under 30 lakhs is a resurrected classic from Maruti- Suzuki. Unlike the entry-level Brezza, the classic Vitara used to compete in the premium segment. You can pretty much say that it was Maruti-Suzuki’s first attempt taking a shot at something outside the entry-level segment. While the old Vitara wasn’t a huge success. The newly spied resurrection model could be rather triumphant. The new Vitara will go heads up against the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster and should be priced in the ₹13-15 lakh segment, You can expect to see it on the road in early-2019.

15.Mahindra XUV700:

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Mahindra’s current flagship is the XUV500. While it packs some serious punch, it is still not capable enough to take on the foreign big guns like the Toyota Fortuner or the Ford Endeavour. This is what the XUV700 will set out to accomplish. In the Auto Expo 2018, Mahindra showcased a thoroughly updated Rexton. On this car, the Ssangyong logo had been replaced with a Mahindra logo as were the style elements. We believe that this car once it hits the roads could indeed be rebranded and sold as the XUV700. The XUV700 will take on the premium SUVs like the Ford Endeavour and the Toyota Fortuner. The XUV700 is expected to be launched around August 2018. It is highly possible Mahindra will try to keep the price in the ₹20-25 lakh segment and offer more VFM than the competition.

16. Jeep Renegade:

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The next car on our list of 18 upcoming SUVs under 30 lakhs is from the house of the American automobile marquee, Jeep. Currently, their Compass is heading their efforts in the premium compact SUV segment. It is rumoured that they will soon be launching an SUV to similarly take on the lower segment as well. It is highly suspected that this model is going to be the Jeep Renegade. The Renegade has already been spotted on the road multiple times now in full camouflage coating. This indicates that it indeed has a very high possibility of being launched here. Once launched, the Jeep Renegade will go up against the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Duster. It is expected to be launched end-2018 at a price point of ₹14-17 lakhs.

17. MG ZS Based SUV:

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British legend, MG motors recently announced that it will be entering the Indian market soon. The company’s head of marketing has stated that their first launch is going to be full-fledged SUV. We suspect that it could strongly be based on the ZS SUV that they showcased during the dealer roadshow event. This SUV is expected to be launched mid-2019 at a price point of ₹15-17 lakhs. It will be pitted against the Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Creta.

18. Mahindra S201:

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The last car on our list of 18 upcoming SUVs under 30 lakhs is again a Mahindra. It seems that they don’t wish to leave any stone unturned. Their codename S201 SUV is going to fight in the immensely popular sub 4-metre segment. It is expected that the S201 is going to be heavily based on Ssangyong’s Tivoli. It is rumoured that it will be launched in two variants. One will be an under 4-meter 5 seater variant to take on the Brezza and Ecosport, and a 7-seater variant to take on the Creta and Duster. The S201 is expected to be launched around July 2018 and. The sub-4 meter variant should be placed in the ₹7-8 lakh price bracket and the bigger one in ₹13-15 lakh bracket.