The top five upcoming seven seater cars featured in this article include some of the hotly anticipated models ever to appear in India
MPV and SUV segments registered positive growth last year thanks to the launch of newer models and the popularity of seven-seater models have increased considerably, which gives confidence for manufacturers to develop new models. In this article, we are featuring the top five upcoming seven seater models.
1. Renault Triber
Renault is launching a new seven-seater seater entry-level MPV in July, which is badged as Triber and it will be based on the low-cost Kiwd’s CMF-A+ platform. The exterior design theme might take some inspirations from the Kwid and the company is focusing on good interior space in all three rows.
We can expect features list to be similar to Kwid and the upcoming MPV will meet the new safety standards. The Triber might be powered by the same 1.0 L engine from Kwid with a turbocharger to increase power output with the option of manual and AMT gearbox.
2. Tata Buzzard
Tata Motors is currently working on a seven-seater version of Harrier, which will be launched later this year. The upcoming model made its debut at Geneva Motor Show as Tata Buzzard but it will likely to get a new name for India. It will be based on the same platform as Harrier, which is the D8 platform of Land Rover Discovery Sport.
The exterior design theme is expected to be slightly different than the Harrier and the interior will be packed with lots of features to lure buyers. The Tata Buzzard will be powered by the same 2.0 L engine from FCA with different power output (170 PS) mated to manual and auto gearbox.
3. Next-Generation Hyundai Creta
The Creta is one of the most popular SUVs in the market but the current model is a 5 seater and the company is expected to introduce the next generation of Creta in 2020, which will be bigger and it will come with seven seats. The new Creta design might take some inspirations from the new Santa Fe and the company likely to give premium interior.
Like most of the other Hyundai models, it will be packed with features to lure buyers from its rival. The next-gen Creta likely to be powered by newly developed 1.5 L petrol and diesel engine with manual and auto gearbox options. We can expect Hyundai to introduce four-wheel drive system also.
4. Next-Generation Maruti Suzuki Vitara
Maruti is planning to introduce a seven-seater model above Vitara Brezza and it could be the new generation of Vitara, which is expected to be introduced at the 2020 Auto Expo. The upcoming model will be bigger and it will come with the option of seven seats. The design is expected to be completely different from the current model.
The interior will be new as they want to give a premium feel for the customers and the SUV will come lots of features. The engine lineup includes both petrol and diesel engines with manual and auto gearbox with optional four-wheel drive system.
5. Next-Generation Mahindra XUV 500
Mahindra has commenced works on the next generation of XUV 500 and it is codenamed as W601. The new model is expected to make its debut by the end of 2020 and it will be based on a new monocoque platform. The new XUV 500 will be bigger as the company want to give more space inside the cabin for all three rows.
Like the Marazzo, the new XUV500 will be developed with the help of the North American Technical Centre along with Pininfarina. They are also working on a new BSVI 2.0 L diesel engine. The gearbox options include manual and auto with the four-wheel drive system.