Thanks to L’Automobile a French magazine which has posted pics of GM’s compact SUV in all angles. The patent drawings reveal the styling which is inspired from big brother Captiva.
Seems like GM could have a competitor to Ford’s EcoSport and Renualt’s Duster by 2014. Maruti Suzuki showed its prowess unveiling a concept compact SUV named XA Alpha for the first time in 26 years at the auto show. The car market leader identifies compact SUVs as ideal vehicles for the young in urban areas who are looking to own their first utility vehicle that is aggressive in design and at the same time powerful and fuel-efficient. The compact has been a lot of talk and auto manufacturers are not ignoring the same.
SUV is one product which everybody wants to own. People want to have a vehicle to suit their requirements during weekends, which is also fuel-efficient.
Chevrolet will bring in 2 wheel and 4 wheel versions of the compact SUV. Chevrolet may plonk in the 1.4 litre petrol engine which will also power the Enjoy MPV expected to be launched by end of 2012 in India. The 1.3 multijet will also be added as a diesel option which will be the sales generator. The SUV will seat 5 comfortable and may measure around 4 or 4.5 metres. Expect pricing to be under 10 lakhs in the range of Rs. 7 to 8 lakhs.
Do you think compact SUV could be the next big segment in India?
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