Upcoming Diesel SUVs Expected to Hit Indian Roads in 2024

These are the Upcoming Diesel SUVs Expected to Hit Indian Roads in 2024

While the landscape of the Indian automotive industry is witnessing a shift towards electric and alternative fuel options, internal combustion engines, particularly diesel, still hold a significant market share, especially in the SUV segment. Despite several manufacturers phasing out their diesel offerings, brands like Hyundai, Mahindra, Tata, and MG Motor India continue to offer diesel powertrains and are even introducing new diesel SUVs in 2024. Let’s delve into some of the most anticipated diesel SUVs expected to hit Indian roads in the coming months.

1. Mahindra Thar 5-Door: Expected Price – Rs 16 lakh – 20 lakh

Upcoming Diesel SUVs Expected to Hit Indian Roads in 2024
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Adventure enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the much-anticipated Mahindra Thar 5-door. This larger version of the iconic off-roader will be launched in mid-2024 and will carry forward the 2.2-litre diesel engine from the 3-door Thar. While the smaller Thar generates 132hp from this engine, the Thar 5-door might see a power bump, potentially aligning with the 175hp and 185hp outputs seen in the Scorpio N and XUV700, respectively. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and an automatic gearbox, similar to the 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine in the Thar 5-door.

Spy shots reveal that the larger Thar, possibly named Thar Armada, will boast unique design elements while retaining the classic slab-sided look. The interior will be more upmarket compared to the 3-door Thar, featuring additional amenities like a dashcam, rear AC vents, and a larger infotainment touchscreen.

2. Tata Curvv: Expected Price – Rs 14 lakh – 20 lakh

Upcoming Diesel SUVs Expected to Hit Indian Roads in 2024
Source: Tata Motors

Tata Motors will also add a unique player to the midsize SUV segment with the upcoming Curvv. This SUV coupe will arrive in four powertrain options, with the diesel variant launching sometime in mid-2024. Following the electric version, the diesel Curvv will likely borrow the proven 1.5-litre unit from the Tata Nexon, generating the same 115hp and 260Nm of torque. The SUV will also offer a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, with an AMT option as well.

The Curvv’s coupe-like design will set it apart from its midsize SUV rivals, including the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, Mahindra XUV700, MG Astor, and the upcoming Japanese trio of Toyota Hyryder, Suzuki Grand Vitara, and Maruti Suzuki Brezza. Top-end variants will feature premium amenities like all-LED lighting, 18-inch alloy wheels, a 360-degree camera, and more.

3. Hyundai Alcazar Facelift: Expected Price – Rs 17 lakh – 22 lakh

Upcoming Diesel SUVs Expected to Hit Indian Roads in 2024
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The Hyundai Alcazar, the seven-seater derivative of the Creta, will receive a facelift in the coming months. The styling updates will be similar to the recently refreshed Creta, with some unique elements to maintain visual distinction. The interior will also follow suit, borrowing design cues from the Creta while offering additional features to enhance its appeal. The upcoming Alcazar Facelift will also feature a reliable 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine that makes 116 hp. The SUV will continue its 6-speed manual and automatic transmission options.

4. Mahindra XUV300 Facelif: Expected Price – Rs 10 lakh – 15 lakh

Upcoming Diesel SUVs Expected to Hit Indian Roads in 2024

Mahindra’s popular XUV300 compact SUV is due for a refresh in early 2024. This facelift will bring cosmetic updates, aligning the XUV300’s design with newer Mahindra SUVs. The interior will receive a significant upgrade, drawing inspiration from the recently launched XUV400 EV. Expect to see features like a dual 10.25-inch screen setup, significantly enhancing the cabin’s technology quotient. While mechanically unchanged, the XUV300 facelift will retain the proven 1.5-litre diesel engine offering 117 hp, mated to manual and AMT transmission options. However, there’s uncertainty surrounding the availability of both the 110 hp and 131 hp 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engines in the updated model.

Also read: Mahindra To Launch 4 Brand New Electric Cars In India Soon

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