Maruti Suzuki has launched its new compact crossover Frunk with a sleek look and design, as well as a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, wireless charger, automatic climate control, Arkamys audio system, head-up display, 360-degree camera, It is offered with many important features including cruise control, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and hill hold assist. Maruti Franks gets 1.2L Dualjet and 1.0L turbo petrol engines along with 5 speed manual and 5 speed AMT gearboxes. The Franks has been introduced with a starting price of Rs.7 lakh.
What will be the starting price of Maruti Suzuki Jimny?
Maruti Suzuki can introduce its lifestyle SUV Jimny to compete with Mahindra Thar. The good looking Jimny comes with a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, keyless entry, Arkamys sound system, climate control, cruise control, multiple airbags, among others. The Jimny will be offered with a 1.5L K15B petrol engine, which generates 105bhp power and 134Nm pickup torque. Maruti Jimny SUV will be launched with 5 speed manual and 4 speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The starting price of Maruti Jimny can be Rs 10 lakh.
Next Generation Tata Nexon
Tata Motors is all set to update its best selling sub-4 meter compact SUV Nexon and will launch the next generation Nexon this year. The updated Nexon is likely to get a host of cosmetic changes as well as mechanical changes. According to media reports, the upcoming Nexon facelift will be offered with a turbo engine. Talking about the features, the Nexon facelift will get a lot of features including better dashboard, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system equipped with wireless smartphone connectivity, digital driver’s display. The new 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine can be seen in the Nexon facelift, which will generate 125PS power and 225Nm pickup torque. Dual clutch automatic transmission can be seen in Nexon facelift.
Hyundai’s new SUV coming to compete with Tata Punch
Hyundai Motor India Limited will launch a new micro SUV, codenamed Ai3, in the coming months. It looks like a baby Venue and will compete with the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Franks as well as the top selling Tata Punch in the segment and affordable SUVs like Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger. It will share the same engine with the Grand i10 Nios and will come with manual and automatic gearbox options. The starting price of this Hyundai SUV can be Rs 7 lakh.