Until now, Indian R&D was driven by small cars.
But, in the days to come, car makers will shift focus to SUVs because that's the category fetching them volumes.
The good thing is that, like cars, more than one SUV can be launched on a single manufacturing platform.
The Toyota Fortuner and Innova share the same platform, for example, as do Mahindra & Mahindra's Scorpio and Xylo.
And, until the distortions caused by poor transport and diesel pricing policies are removed, this trend will only continue.
Image: The Volkswagen Golf.