The Indian luxury car space will see a number of new important launches from multiple automotive brands next year. Here’s the list of important luxury SUVs heading to our shores in 2019.
It is a matter of fact that Sports Utility Vehicles have won the popularity among the auto enthusiasts fraternity in the world in general and India in particular. For a fully potential emerging market like India, the SUVs segment always rides a wide range of public interest. A number of outstanding SUVs projected to make their entry in India in 2019 will make the country’s SUV portfolio more eventful and dynamic.
Porsche Macan Facelift
The legendary premium car manufacturer, Porsche has written its own adventure stories by the new version of the well-received Macan in their SUV product lineup. The compact SUV is scheduled to hit the Indian roads by March 2019. The upcoming Macan facelift combines the elegance and sportiness in terms of design with practical usability and peerless performance.
Porsche will launch its Macan facelift in India in 2019
It is not an overestimation that the Porsche Macan facelift is designed set your pulse racing. Delivering the sense of excitement, the new Macan appears with a gorgeous and stylish cosmetic design while the cabin is the product of innovation. The new exterior colours offered on the facelifted Macan includes Miami Blue and Crayon, Dolomite Silver Metallic and Mamba Green Metallic along with 18-inch with 21-inch alloy wheels options are the key design highlights. The interior of the Macan is even coming with the “Sports Response button” borrowed from the 911 models will make the best-in-class customers’ driving pleasure.
The base Macan will source the power from a 2.0-litre petrol engine tuned for 300 PS of max power and the peak torque figure of 400 Nm while the Macan S will be powered by a 355 PS 3.0-litre engine. The specific powertrain information will be revealed when it is made available in the market.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE
The high-performance SUV from the German luxury brand is all set to come to Indian in March 2019. Being one of the best-selling SUVs in the international market, the updated Mercedes GLE will blow new fresh air into the domestic car space and become among the most perfect choice for modern Indian buyers.
The Mercedes-Benz GLE is a highly celebrated SUV in the overseas markets
Besides, the Mercedes-Benz GLE will receive a self-levelling air suspension as a part of serious off-road aids. The interior of the new GLE shares some similarities with the S-Class and gets more advanced features encompassing the hand movement detection function and voice commands in the refreshed 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Under the bonnet, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE will be packed with a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder oil burner together with a 3.0-litre V6 diesel and a petrol options.
2019 BMW X7
The new CLAR platform-based BMW X7 SUV is confirmed to be launched in the Indian market. In an effort to enlarge its portfolio in India and enhance their dominance in the SUV niche segment, BMW India will bring in an X7 with a lot of updates.
The styling design of the new-gen SUV will borrow the design cues from the X7 concept which has been wrapped off at the 2018 Frankfurt Motor Show. Images on the 2019 X7 reveal that the car will house a large kidney front grille with sleek twin pod Headlights, robust-looking bumpers and wide air intakes.
The BMW X7 will be one of the largest SUVs when it hits the showrooms in India
Anticipated to be the largest BMW ever built, the BMW X7 is the culmination of performance. It will come with a 3.0-litre, in-line 6-cylinder petrol motor and a 4.4-litre, twin-turbo V8 gasoline burner on offer. The 3.0-litre engine will deliver the maximum power of 335 bhp while the 4.4-litre motor can produce the max power figure of 456 bhp. All the mills will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox with the AWD system.
2019 BMW X5
2019 will be a busy year for BMW with another blockbuster heading towards the Indian auto market. The BMW X5 is slated to hit the dealers sometime in mid-2019 to take on the premium luxury segment.
The 2019 BMW X5 is regarded as the sleeper hit in 2019
The SUV will share the underpinnings with the abovementioned BMW X7 making the enhancement in structural rigidity and larger in terms of dimension. The fourth-gen X5 will measure 35 mm longer, 42 mm wider and 11 mm taller as compared to the third-gen SUV currently available in the right-hand driving market.
With the increase in the overall dimensions, the 2019 BMW X5 will offer more roominess inside the cabin and feature more technologies for the new-gen customers. The car is said to come up with a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, heads-up display, voice recognition control and a Bowers & Wilkins sound system.
Engine-wise, the all-new X5 will take the power from 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder turbo petrol and diesel engines which churn out 340 hp/ 500 Nm and 265 bhp/600 Nm, respectively.
The new BMW X4
Expecting a new year with the great dominance of BMW vehicles on the roads, the premium luxury SUV BMW X4 has been announced to reach our shores on February 7, 2019. Underpinned by the iconic BMW’s Cluster Architecture platform, the all-new BMW X4 will be certainly a big competitor in the SUVs competition.
The BMW X4 offers the attractive exterior look with the powerful performance on the roads
While getting an increase in dimensions, the model will hold a lighter overall weight by 50 kg over the previous generation X4. The car’s exterior design is said to continue the distinctive character of the first version in the manner of a good-looking modern gentleman.
There will be two powertrain options available in the India-bound BMW X4 including the xDrive30i which uses a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine good for 252 hp of power and 350 Nm of torque, together with the xDrive30d that utilizes a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder oil burner generating 265 hp and 620 Nm units. Both variants are packed with an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system.
2019 BMW X2
As a part of 19 new models launches in the global scale from the German luxury maker, the all-new BMW X2 is expected to turn over a new leaf in BMW’s luxury car portfolio when it is driving around the Indian roads. Taking the design similarities from the X1, the 2019 BMW X2 will display its sporty characteristics right at the first glance.
The all-new BMW X2 is said to fasten your heartbeat when driving
The car presents sinuous elegant lines combined with the active styling that make the X2 look like a sporty coupe. The uniqueness of design helps the all-new BMW X2 to stand out from every place it goes at every situation. Under the hood, the carmaker will equip 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol and diesel iterations in the X2 powertrain system, rolling out the best responsiveness and handling. Driving the car will be the top-notch experience for any fastidious drivers. The new X2 will be fitted with a new 8.8-inch infotainment display connected to the iDrive system along with a 360-degree view camera, active lane assist and many more.
2019 Audi Q8
Audi will put the finish mark for the BMW vehicles presenting in the list with the all-new high-body coupe-like Audi Q8. After a bunch of teaser images, the much-awaited Audi Q8 has been unveiled in the international market with the confirmation of its India launch by the German legendary marque. Expected to change the landscape of the SUVs face in our land, the Audi Q8 is likely to come with expressive design, best-in-class technologies and the superb handling and performance.
Audi Q8 will be the most desirable SUV in the 2019 Indian auto space
Captivating the opposite by the new design fascia, the Audi Q8 features the confident look with a radiator front grille, elegant roofline and the seductive redesigned 22-inch alloy wheels. Besides, state-of-the-art technology will feed the drivers and passengers’ driving experience with the full of excitement.
The centre console will be offered with a 10.1” MMI touchscreen infotainment display similar to the A8 while another 8.6-inch digital display will come below for the AC system and other controls. A long list of advanced driver’s aids is likely to come impressing every choosy buyer, make the best value-for-money SUV of its segment.
The flagship SUV is expected to come on February 2019
The all-new Q8 will accommodate two engine options consisting of 3.0-litre petrol and a similar-sized diesel engine which will be mated to an 8-gear transmission and a 7-speed gearbox respectively.
2019 Audi Q3
Finishing the top upcoming luxury SUVs in India in 2019 is the newest Audi Q3. The new generation of Q3 has been among the top-leading well-received SUVs in the other left-hand driving markets and expected to be a blockbuster in our country. Based on the new Modular Transverse Matrix Platform from the celebrated Volkswagen group, the new Audi Q3 gets a grown dimension of 97 mm longer, 25 mm larger and 77 mm longer in the wheelbase.
The upcoming Audi Q3 is the last important SUV launch of the list
The interior of the Q3 will witness a major upgrade with the prominent 10.25-inch infotainment screen, adaptive speed assist, 360-degree view camera, a 680w Bang & Olufsen 3D surround system and more. In India, the Audi Q3 is likely to horse the power from a 4 cylinder, 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel motor options.