The 7-seater midsize car space will witness increased activity in the near future as a slew of new launches are waiting in the pipeline
The midsize seven-seater space is certainly trending in the Indian market and in response, manufacturers are bringing in a host of new models to satisfy the needs of the customers. Here we have a long list of upcoming seven-seater cars:
1. 7-Seater Citroen C3 Aircross:
Citroen India is developing an all-new midsize SUV to take on Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and the likes. It will likely spawn a seven-seater variant as well as an electric interaction in the future.
2. 7-Seater Honda Midsize SUV:
Honda will introduce a new midsize five-seater this festive season in India and it will be based on the Amaze’s platform while sharing a lot with the fifth-generation City. It could give to a seven-seater variant using the same 1.5L petrol and a 1.5L strong hybrid petrol engine.
3. 7-Seater Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara:
By 2025, Maruti Suzuki will launch the seven-seater Grand Vitara and it will have visual differences compared to the existing five-seater. It will compete against a whole host of seven-seaters including the Mahindra XUV700 and will sit at the top of the range as the flagship SUV upon arrival.
4. 7-Seater Next-Gen Renault Duster:
The Renault-Nissan alliance is investing a hefty sum to bring in new products and the next-generation Duster will be part of a long lineup of launches. It will sit on the CMF-B architecture and the design will take inspiration from the Bigster concept. It will also spawn a seven-seater variant to rival Mahindra XUV700, MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar and so on.
5. Hyundai Alcazar Facelift:
The updated Hyundai Alcazar could launch later this year in India or in early 2024. The midlife facelift will gain minor exterior changes like a new grille and a set of new alloy wheels. The cabin could be equipped with ADAS based technologies such as autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, etc.
6. Tata Safari Facelift:
The facelifted Tata Safari will adopt design from the Harrier EV showcased at the 2023 Auto Expo and thus it will boast brand new front fascia and rear end. The features list will also be upgraded with new additions and the interior could undergo cosmetic revisions as well.
7. Toyota Corolla Cross:
The seven-seater Corolla Cross will have bigger dimensions than the existing global model and it will be positioned above the Urban Cruiser Hyryder in India. It is based on the same TNGA-C platform as the Innova Hycross and expect the 2.0L petrol and 2.0L strong hybrid engines to be used upon its arrival in the near future.
8. Next-Gen Toyota Fortuner:
The next generation Toyota Fortuner has long been mooted to make its world premiere and is expected to be unveiled towards the end of this year or in 2024. It will be based on an updated ladder frame and could be powered by a hybrid diesel engine. The exterior will be brand new and the interior will be thoroughly updated as well.
9. Nissan’s Triber Derivative:
The Triber has been a decent seller for Renault in the affordable seven-seater segment. Recent speculations suggest that Nissan will bring in a derivative of the Triber under its stable and they will share the platform, engine and gearbox options.
10. New-Gen Nissan X-Trail:
The road testing of the new generation Nissan X-Trail has begun in India following its debut late last year in New Delhi. It will likely go on sale in the second half of this year and the fourth-generation global model could hit the market with e-Power technology.
11. Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus:
The Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus’ public testing has commenced again suggesting that it is not far away from launch. It will be available in five variants and seven- and nine-seater configurations. It will be powered by a 1.5L diesel engine producing around 100 hp and will be linked only with a manual transmission.
12. Toyota Innova Hycross New Base Variant:
The Innova Hycross hybrid for fleet services will be sold in base, VX and ZX trims with seven- and eight-seater layouts while a new base variant will also arrive in both seating configurations with 2.0L petrol and 2.0L strong hybrid petrol choices.