Like its predecessor, the year 2019 promises to be an eventful one, with many fan-favorite car models set to hit the Indian roads. The new models on the list of leading automobile manufacturers would feature stunning designs and luxurious interiors.
Most importantly, they promise to deliver a plethora of futuristic capabilities and a premium ride quality. With SUVs, Crossovers, Bharat Stage 6, electric, and autonomous cars – the list of new entrants in India is undoubtedly a mixed bag of goodies.
To give you a glimpse of what to expect in terms of premium crossover models set to hit the roads this year, here’s your ready reckoner of the top four car models. Take a look.
Estimated Price in New Delhi – Rs. 7.0 Lakh
Expected Launch – between November 2019 and May 2020
Starting off the list, we have the latest edition into the Fiat India family – Argo. The new Argo model is designed on the Punto series platform and promises a bolder, distinctive design. The exteriors would feature signature-styled LED headlamps, braver front fascia design with a sleek styling of the bonnet and a wider radiator grille.
On the other hand, the interiors would come equipped with a three-spoke multifunctional steering wheel, multi-color display, and a Uconnect infotainment system. Fiat Argo will also feature a free-standing display for the infotainment system and automatic transmission, complete with paddle shift mechanism (introduced in this model.)
Estimated Price in New Delhi – Rs. 10.0 Lakh
Expected Launch – between September 2019 and April 2020
The upcoming Renault Arkana will give the competition a run for their money, in terms of the coupe-crossover design. The car makers will be promoting their latest model as an automobile that is as graceful as a sedan and rugged as an SUV.
Starting with the exteriors, the vehicle will feature a panoramic glass roof and massive 19-inch wheels to give the Arkana an embracing look.
Also, the Renault brand had earlier confirmed that the car model would be designed on a dual-spec platform type. It would feature the latest 1.3L turbocharged petrol engine, which is the offspring of the collaboration between the Renault-Mitsubishi-Nissan and Mercedes-Benz.
No wonder that the Renault Arkana is all set to give the likes of the Indian version BMW X4 and BMW X6, and the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, a run for their money.
Estimated Price in New Delhi – Rs. 9.0 Lakh
Expected Launch – between December 2019 and June 2020
The Korean car giant KIA is no stranger to designing stunning performance vehicles whose style quotient is genuinely off the charts. With their latest premium segment crossover Stonic, KIA has made their intentions clear, of changing the way people commute in India.
The premium crossover, which is already on sale in select-few European markets, will feature a muscular bonnet, complete with daytime running LED lights and angular headlights flanking a ‘tiger nose’ grille.
Overall, the KIA Stonic will have a sporty look, further accentuated by flared wheel arches, a swooping roofline, and large alloy wheels.
Estimated Price in New Delhi – Rs. 17.0 Lakh
Expected Launch – between November 2019 and June 2020
The growing competition in the premium crossover segment is resulting in the introduction of performance automobiles. These stunningly designed models are all set to deliver performance, equivalent to that of SUVs. And yet, will be sleeker and bolder than their bulkier siblings.
Latest in line of these hybrid-concept, premium crossover models, there is the C-HR model from Toyota Bharath. The automobile will sport a 1.8 L petrol engine coupled to a Permanent Magnet Synchronous motor and an automatic driveline transmission.
Moreover, the model will also include stylistic choices of auto headlights, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, leather interiors, and vehicle stability control features.
Changing the Game for the Better!
In India, more and more people are inclining towards premium crossover car models. While some of the latest in line of illustrious vehicles are crossovers in their real sense, others might be just wearing the crossover outfit.
Regardless, the automobile sector in India is buzzing with excitement as some of the long-awaited, futuristic crossover models will set the roads ablaze. To cash in on the current trend, reputable insurers such as TATA AIG General Insurance are introducing customizable, auto-secure car insurance plans.
These car insurance plans offer a slew of cover benefits for both you and your prized automobile, such as
- Personal accident cover for owner/driver along with passengers
- Deduction in premium due to the installation of an anti-theft device approved by the automobile research association of India (ARAI), Pune
- Discounts for specially designed/modified vehicles for the disabled, the blind and mentally different individuals
If you are looking to buy your favourite premium crossover or just any other model, be sure to compare between different vehicle features, prices, and accessories. Likewise, look out for features such as zero depreciation car insurance cover, roadside assistance and breakdown coverage under your long-term policy cover.
Of all the features of car insurance listed above, zero depreciation is perhaps the most crucial, as you might be aware that the value of your car and its parts decreases with usage. Therefore, when you make a claim, the insurer would calculate the value of your automobile after taking depreciation into account, and then release the settlement amount.
With a zero depreciation car insurance cover or nil depreciation cover in your pocket, compensation or reimbursement amount doesn’t get deducted because of depreciation. Therefore, you can be sure that your Crossover retains its worth even year after year.