The seven-seater vehicles/cars are known for their spacious cabins which are enough to accommodate an average Indian family and their extended families. While these vehicles existed long before the SUV area in India increased, contemporary models have intensified the competition. It is no longer a matter of cabin space, but design, comfort, and convenience have further contributed to the popularity of the large seven-seater estate cars. In 2019, we saw the introduction of many new cars, including the big seven-seater SUV and multi-purpose cars like Renault Tripper, etc. For those planning to buy a new car, here is a comprehensive list of the upcoming 7-seater cars in India in the next two years
Mahindra & Mahindra is planning a seven-seater model based on the Tivoli X100 platform that is also compatible with the XUV300 compact SUV. Rumor has it that it will be called the Mahindra XUV400, the 7-seat model will sit above 4 meters and take on the likes of the next-gen Hyundai Creta and others in its class. At the front of the engine, Mahindra’s new SUV is likely to have a 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine that generates 115 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. The petrol version can come with a 1.2-liter turbo engine tuned to deliver 110 hp with 200 Nm. Manual and automatic options will be offered.
Price: 11.00 – 15.00 Lakh
The Korean automaker will bring a 7-seater version of the new-generation Hyundai Creta SUV. While official launch details have not yet been revealed, it is likely to hit showrooms in the first half of 2021. The seven-seat Hyundai Creta will be about 30mm longer than the five-seat model and will have a 20 mm longer wheelbase. The SUV will be offered in 6 and 7-seat options. While the 6-seat model will have second-row captain’s seats, the 7-seat Creta will have Type II and III seats. The SUV will also receive styling updates in the form of a flat roof, a revised rear profile, new roof rails, a slimmer C-pillar, and a new chrome front grille.
The seven-seater Creta will be available with three engine options: 113 hp, 1.5-liter petrol, 113 hp, 1.5-liter diesel, and 138 hp, and 1.4-liter turbo petrol. Transmission options will include a standard six-speed MT engine, a 1.5-liter petrol CVT transmission, a six-speed diesel torque converter, and a seven-speed DCT engine with a 1.4 turbo petrol. liters.
Planned launch: first quarter of 2021
Expected Price: Rs 12 Lakh – Rs 18 Lakh
7-seater Jeep SUV
American SUV maker Jeep is working on two new SUVs, competing with the under 4-meter Ford Ecosport and the 7-seat SUV in the D-Class for the Indian market. The seven-seat SUV will be based on the heavily translated Jeep Compass platform. It will compete with cars like Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavor, Honda CR-V, and others in its class. The SUV is expected to be powered by a 1.3-liter multi-air 16V turbodiesel engine producing 180hp of power and torque between 225Nm and 245Nm. The diesel version will be equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 170 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Manual and automatic gearbox options will be offered.
Planned release – 2021
Expected price – Rs 28 lakh
Tata Motors showcased its highly anticipated seven-seat Gravitas SUV at the 2020 Delhi Motor Show. The Gravitas, which is based on the Harrier Omega platform, will challenge the likes of the next-generation Mahindra XUV500 SUV, MG Hector Plus, and Hyundai Creta seven wheels. Seating. The 7-seat model appears identical to the five-seat model; However, Tata made minor changes to keep things fresh in the market. It will be powered by a 2.0-liter Kryotec turbo diesel engine that produces 170 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. It will include a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission.
price – Rs 15 lakh – Rs 22lakh
Tata Hexa Safari BS6
National automaker Tata Motors unveiled its BSVI HEXA Safari SUV at the 2020 Auto Show. The new Safari Edition is scheduled to launch later this year and will come with a bolder exterior and white interiors with special Safari badges. The model shown at the Auto Expo is finished with custom paint. It will be powered by a BS6-compliant 2.2-liter 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine that produces 156 hp and 400 Nm of torque. Similar to the discontinued model, the BS6 Hexa will be offered with 3 transmission options: a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual, and a 6-speed automatic. The BS6 Hexa Safari Edition will be offered with a 4 × 4 transmission.
Planned release: late 2020
Expected Price – Rs 15 Lakh – Rs 19 Lakh
MG Motor India is also aiming to take advantage of the full SUV segment with Gloster SUV, which was unveiled at Auto Expo 2020. It is based on the Maxus D90 SUV, which is currently sold in the Chinese market. The SUV will rank higher than Fortuner and Endeavor and will be priced higher. Overall length, width, and height 5,005 mm, 1932 mm, and 1,875 mm, respectively. In India, it can be offered with a 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine with 224 hp and a 2.0-liter 218 hp diesel engine. The SUV lineup can come with a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
Price – Rs 35 lakh – 40 lakh
New Scorpion Mahindra
Mahindra has already begun testing the next-generation Scorpio, which will be launched in the first half of 2021. The all-new SUV will see comprehensive design changes and feature improvements along with the petrol engine. The next generation Mahindra Scorpio will come with a new 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine and a BS6-compliant 2.0-liter diesel engine. The updated oil burner will be about 20 HP more powerful than the current engine. On the other hand, the gasoline engine is capable of producing 190 hp and 380 Nm of torque. The new Scorpio can also be based on the modified version of the existing platform that will also be used in the new Thar.
Planned release: Mid-2021
Expected Price – Rs 11 Lakh – Rs 18 Lakh
NEW MAHINDRA XUV500
Mahindra & Mahindra will also offer a generation change to XUV500 SUV. The 2021 Mahindra XUV500 has already been seen testing multiple times on Indian roads. The SUV will receive major changes inside and out, along with a more powerful diesel engine. The new XUV500 will come with a 2.0L diesel engine boosted with SCR and DPF, which makes it BS6 compliant. The new oil burner will provide 180 HP. The SUV will also feature a new stallion 2.0-liter petrol engine that generates 190 hp and 380 Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual unit and a 6-speed automatic torque converter unit.
Planned launch: early 2021
Expected Price – Rs 13 lakh – Rs 20 lakh
The new generation of Kia Sorento
Korean automaker Kia Motors is studying the new Sorento SUV for the Indian market. It is based on the next-generation N3 platform, which will also support the next generation Kia Carnival heading to India. The new model has a length of more than 4.8 meters, which makes it a direct competitor to the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavor. The new SUV can be imported to India via CKD. It will be powered by a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine that produces 200 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque.
Planned release: 2021-22
Expected Price – Rs 28 Lakh – Rs 35 Lakh
MG G10 MPV
MG Motors has unveiled the 9-seat G10 minivan at Auto Expo 2020. If the media reports are to be believed, the MG G10 MPV will be launched in our market in the first half of 2021. It will pit itself against the new Kia Carnival MPV Which costs between Rs 24.95 lakh – Rs 33.95 lakh (ex-showroom). The pickup truck measures 5,168 mm in length, 1,980 mm in width and 1,928 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 3,210 mm. Compared to its competition, the G10 is 50 mm longer and 173 mm longer. Under the hood, the MG G10 will likely house a 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel engine that will also be used in the upcoming Gloster SUV. Sourced from Fiat, the burner in oil produces a maximum power of 218 hp and a maximum torque of 480 Nm.
Expected Launch – 2021
Expected Price – Rs 22 lakh-30lakh