Friday, July 20, 2012

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Compact SUVs, The Future of Family Cars

Posted: 20 Jul 2012 10:04 AM PDT

Compact SUV or also known as Compact crossover, baby SUV and mini-SUV is a vehicle that has been designed on a platform of a sedan or a hatchback and has a body type of SUV. The concept in real sense was made popular by legendary car manufacturer BMW with its BMW X1 crossover. The Audi Q3 became the second entry in the segment just after the X1 crossover. These back to back launches of compact SUVs have created sensations in the auto circuits and also helped to form an all new segment, compact SUVs in India. The Renault Duster is the latest entrant in the compact SUV segment and as most of us aware it came as an entry level option. After these luxury babies Indian car fanatics were eagerly waiting for an affordable car. And Renault Duster, which is a powerful, affordable and fuel efficient urban-SUV, ended this wait. Because of these qualities Renault Duster has grabbed a huge response and bagged over 10k bookings within just 2 weeks after its launch. The positive response indicates larger possibilities for the compact SUVs in the country. And to take an advantage of this, most manufacturers are planning to launch their respective compact crossovers in next two years. Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha , Chevrolet Trax, Mahindra Xylo Mini, Toyota Rush and Premier Rio are some major names that will hit Indian shores soon.

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