3 Upcoming 7-Seater Toyota Cars You Should Wait For!

7-Seater Toyota Corolla Cross
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Toyota looks to be preparing to launch three seven-seater cars in India and here we have brought a rundown on all of them

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) appears to be working on launching three all-new seven-seater cars for the domestic market and here we have covered all the necessary information:

1. Toyota Rumion:

Around this festive season, Toyota will introduce the Rumion, which is nothing but the rebadged version of the best-selling Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. It follows the launch of the Maruti Suzuki Invicto, the badge-engineered version of the Toyota Innova Hycross. The Toyota Rumion is already on sale in South Africa but the India-spec version will likely have more minor cosmetic revisions.

Toyota Rumion
Toyota Rumion sold in SA

As for the performance, the 1.5L four-cylinder K15C mild-hybrid petrol engine will be utilised. It produces a maximum power output of 105 PS and 137 Nm of peak torque and will be linked with a five-speed manual transmission as standard or a six-speed torque converter automatic unit. Expect the prices to be almost similar or slightly higher than its donor.

2. New-Gen Toyota Vellfire:

Only a few weeks ago, the fourth-generation Toyota Vellfire made its global debut and reports indicate that it will go on sale later this year in India. It gets a thoroughly redesigned exterior and a more feature-rich interior while the features list has also been updated. As for India, the existing hybrid petrol engine will be carried over, paired with an e-CVT transmission.

2024 toyota vellfire-3

3. 7-Seater Toyota Corolla Cross:

While the Rumion and new-gen Vellfire will go on sale this year, Toyota is expected to bring in the longer version of the global Corolla Cross in 2024. It shares the same TNGA-C platform with the Innova Hycross and thus the three-row SUV makes sense for India as the architecture has already been localised. In addition, compared to the global model, it could get notable exterior updates.

2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid LE
Corolla Cross Hybrid

It will have a longer wheelbase compared to the international-spec model to accommodate the third row of seats. Under the hood, it may use a 2.0L four-cylinder petrol and a 2.0L strong hybrid petrol engine found in the Innova Hycross. The latter develops 186 PS and 206 Nm and is mated to an e-CVT only.