15th January 2024: Toyota Kirloskar Motor is gearing up to introduce new vehicles in the Indian market, expanding its already impressive lineup that includes popular models like Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Hilux, Toyota Grand Vitara, Innova Crysta, Hi Cross, Invicto, Glanza, and Toyota Camry. Additionally, Toyota is set to launch its next-generation vehicles, promising enhanced features and power. In this article, we delve into details about the 5 most anticipated upcoming Toyota SUVs that are poised to make a significant impact in the Indian automotive market.
The first contender in our list of the 5 Best Upcoming Toyota SUVs is the Toyota High Rider, which is set to hit the Indian market in a 7-seater configuration. Despite Toyota’s existing lineup of excellent 7-seater vehicles, the High Rider aims to offer a fresh take, boasting improved technology, enhanced security features, and a new seating layout. Anticipated to launch later this year, it will compete with MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari, and Citroen C3 Aircross, bringing premium offerings with both 6-seater and 7-seater configurations.
Next on the list is an electric SUV from Toyota, aligning with the trend of electric vehicles (EVs). Drawing parallels to Maruti EVs showcased at the 2023 Auto Expo, Toyota is likely to unveil its electric SUV based on Maruti Suzuki’s technology. The collaboration between Toyota and Maruti could result in a shared technological foundation, potentially surpassing Maruti Suzuki EVs. The Toyota electric SUV is expected to offer a range of around 500 kilometers on a full charge, standing out as a compelling addition to the EV market.
Taking the third spot is the Toyota Fortuner Mild Hybrid, featuring 48-volt mild hybrid technology for improved fuel efficiency and performance. As the best-selling car in the large SUV segment in India, the Fortuner is poised for an upgrade, potentially incorporating flex fuel technology and introducing new engine options. Despite an expected premium price, the Fortuner Mild Hybrid aims to maintain its market dominance.
The fourth entry on our list is the Toyota SUV based on Maruti Suzuki Fronx, set to be named Toyota Taisor. Stemming from the partnership between Maruti and Toyota, the Taisor will share engine options with the Fronx but undergo significant modifications and technological enhancements. Positioned as an affordable SUV in the Indian market, it is scheduled to be launched by the end of 2024.
Closing the list is the Toyota Corolla Cross 7 Seater, currently available in the international market and slated for an entry into the Indian market. Expected to be built on the Hi Rider platform, it will likely share engine options with the Innova Highcross. This premium 7-seater SUV is anticipated to hit the Indian market by 2025 or 2026, offering consumers a compelling option in the SUV segment.