Here we bring you a list of top 4 upcoming affordable 7-seater SUVs for big Indian families
Seven-seater SUVs are gaining huge response from car buyers in India. Practicality, power and looks are the major reason behind their popularity among Indian families. There are many upcoming 7-seater SUVs that will be launched in India in the next 2 years. Here we bring you a list of top 4 upcoming affordable 7-seater SUVs for big Indian families –
Buoyed by excellent response for Vitara Brezza, Maruti Suzuki is now planning to launch a 7-seater SUV in India. If media reports are to be believed, the 7-seater Maruti SUV could debut at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. This is expected to be the next-gen Suzuki Vitara, which is currently available only in 5-seat configuration. The 7-seater model will use the existing C-platform that underpins the global Vitara SUV and the India-spec Vitara Brezza. However, this platform will be modified to accommodate bigger engine and to create more space inside the cabin.
Few reports claim that Maruti Suzuki will source the 2.0-litre MJD diesel engine from FCA. This engine currently powers the Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier, and it will also be offered with the upcoming MG SUV. The 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine can be tuned to offer different power outputs.
Tata Motors is gearing up for the launch of the much-awaited Harrier 5-seater SUV, which is scheduled on January 23, 2019. This SUV is built on the OMEGA platform that is sourced from Land Rover’s D8 architecture. Tata has confirmed that it is working on an all-new 7-seater SUV based on this platform. This SUV will be slightly premium over the Harrier and will rival the Mahindra XUV500. The SUV is likely to be launched in late 2019 or early 2020. A possible launch at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo can’t be ignored.
The Tata H7X will be powered by the same 2.0-litre diesel engine that powers the Harrier, but the engine will be tuned for higher power and torque. While powering the 5-seater SUV, this engine offers 138bhp and 350Nm of torque. It is expected to offer 173bhp and 350Nm of torque in the H7X. Both manual and automatic versions will be on offer.
It is no secret that Hyundai is working on the next-generation Creta SUV, which is scheduled to be launched in 2020. What’s interesting is that the next-gen Creta will arrive in 5- and 7-seat configurations. The 7-seater model will challenge the likes of upcoming Tata H7X, Mahindra XUV500 and the Maruti Vitara 7-seater. Nothing much about the engine details are known, but next-gen Creta 5-seater model will receive a new 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine.
Mahindra is all set to launch an all-new sub-4 meter SUV based on the SsangYong’s X100 platform in India. Called Mahindra XUV300, the small SUV will challenge the likes of Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. The company is also working on an all-new 7-seater SUV, which will be based on the X100 platform. Likely to be called Mahindra XUV400, this model will sit above 4 meter in length and will challenge the likes of Hyundai Creta and Tata Harrier.