Toyota Innova Hycross will have its prices announced in January 2023 in India and is based on a new monocoque chassis
The midsize segment is certainly growing by leaps and bounds in recent years. In response, auto brands are pushing boundaries to bring fresh products to consumers. Just like the SUV space, the MPV segment will see a boom over the next year or two and here we have talked about the five upcoming premium MPVs that will act as a catalyst for such a boom:
1. Toyota Innova Hycross:
The Innova Hycross will make its global debut on November 21 and four days later, the premium MPV will be unveiled in India. It is based on the modular TNGA-C platform and will be powered by a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 2.0-litre strong hybrid petrol engine. The prices will likely be announced at the 2023 Auto Expo in January before the commencement of deliveries in the same month.
2. Maruti Suzuki C-MPV:
Based on the upcoming Toyota Innova Hycross, Maruti Suzuki is expected to launch a C-segment MPV in the first half of the next year. In a similar fashion to the Grand Vitara and Hyryder, the C-MPV will have a distinctive exterior but the underpinnings and interior bits will be shared with the Innova Hycross. It will be retailed exclusively through Nexa dealerships and positioned above the XL6.
3. New-Gen Kia Carnival:
We do expect Kia to unveil the new generation Carnival at the 2023 Auto Expo before going on sale. The premium MPV has been well received by customers and globally, a thoroughly revised model is already on sale. The exterior and interior changes could be similar to the ones found in the international markets and the existing 2.2-litre diesel engine could be retained.
4. Hyundai 7-Seater MPV:
Hyundai’s sister brand, Kia, has been recording good sales numbers with the Carens since its market launch earlier this year. Carmakers such as Maruti Suzuki and Toyota will enter the C-MPV space in 2023 and seeing the potential, Hyundai could step into the space with a seven-seater MPV in the near future. It could be based on the Stargazer but we do not know anything just yet.
5. Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus:
The Bolero Neo Plus could be launched in the coming months in India and it could be powered by a 2.2-litre four-pot turbo diesel engine, which is good enough to kick out a maximum power output of 120 PS in Power mode and 95 PS in Economy mode. It could be linked with either a manual or an automatic transmission. The Neo Plus is more of a MUV than an MPV and it could be available in seven- and eight-seater layouts.