The Russian car market is very rich in crossovers and SUVs every year. Even though the general level of sales is falling, new models of these classes are still imported into our country.
Moreover, not only models of popular brands, but also new ones are becoming available for order, about which they did not know anything in Russia before. What models of crossovers and SUVs should appear in Russia in the coming 2020 year?
Kia Seltos. This Korean crossover will soon be available for order in Russia. The main competitor of the car is already the elderly Hyundai Creta. Seltos is clearly better than its main competitor. The car is based on the new SP Signature platform, which will also be the basis for the 2nd generation Creta.
Engines for Seltos: gasoline 1.6 and 2 liters. Power 123 and 150 hp respectively. For each motor there will be four-wheel drive and two gearboxes to choose from. For 1.6 – this is a mechanic or a classic machine. And for a more powerful two-liter engine – mechanics or a variator. Another advantage of the car is its excellent multimedia system and high-quality materials.
Hyundai Creta. Yes, a car that has been produced unchanged since 2016 will finally receive restyling. And despite the fact that the 2nd generation car has long been presented around the world, in Russia it will be sold in a restyled version for some time to come.
Skoda Karoq. This is the most anticipated new product in 2020! Karoq has been sold around the world since 2018, but he could only get to Russia now. Car sales will begin shortly. Initially, the crossover will be available only in the Ambition and Style versions, the price of which starts from the level of 1,515,000 rubles.
And in this version, the car will be equipped with a 1.4 TSI engine and a classic 8-speed automatic. Yes, the tandem is quite interesting. A bit later, versions with an atmospheric 1.6-liter engine with mechanics or a classic 6-speed automatic and a turbo engine with four-wheel drive and DSG will become available.
Toyota Highlander. Another expected SUV is due to arrive in Russia during 2020. The new Highlander has become even larger, now it has received a new modular TNGA platform, as well as two engines. Now the 3.5-liter engine produces a decent 299 hp. But there is also a hybrid installation, which consists of a 2.5-liter engine and an electric motor, which is installed at the rear. Due to this, the hybrid version produces a total of 243 hp.
Mercedes-Benz GLB. The new SUV from the German manufacturer will compete with the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. But this car is much more practical, as it has larger dimensions and a third row of seats.
At home, two gasoline supercharged engines are offered, with a volume of 1.3 and 2 liters., With a capacity of 163 and 224 hp. and a two-liter diesel engine in options for 116, 150 and 190 forces. The gearbox is always one – an 8-speed “robot” with two clutches. The most powerful petrol and diesel versions have a 4Matic all-wheel drive system with rear wheels connected via a clutch.