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Upcoming 7 Seater Family Cars In India In 2020, 2021

Upcoming 7-seater SUV India

If you are looking to buy a 7 seater family car in near future, here are all the options that you can look for.

The seven-seat utility vehicles/cars are known for their spacious cabins that are enough to accommodate an average Indian family and their extended family. While such vehicles were around much before the augment of SUV space in India, the contemporary models have intensified the competition. It is no more about the space inside the cabin, but styling, comfort and convenience have further contributed to the popularity of large seven-seat family vehicles. In 2019, we had witnessed the introduction of several new cars including big 7-seater SUVs and MPVs like Renault Triber, etc. For those planning to buy a new car, here’s a complete list of the upcoming 7 seater cars in India in the next two years.

1. Mahindra XUV400

Mahindra XUV400 7 seater SUV

Mahindra & Mahindra is planning a seven-seater model based on the Tivoli’s X100 platform that also underpins the XUV300 subcompact SUV. Rumoured to be named Mahindra XUV400, the 7-seater model will sit above 4 meter in length and will take on the likes of next-gen Hyundai Creta and others in its category. At the engine front, the new Mahindra SUV is likely to get a 1.5L turbocharged diesel engine that churns out 115PS of power and 300Nm of torque. The petrol version might come with a 1.2L turbo engine that’s tuned offering power 110PS with 200Nm. Both manual and automatic options will be on offer.

Expected Launch – 2020

Estimated Price – Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh

2. New Hyundai Creta

2020 Hyundai Creta India Specs

The Korean automaker will bring in the 7-seater version of the new-generation Hyundai Creta SUV. While official launch details are yet to be revealed, it’s likely to hit showrooms in the second half of 2020. The 7-seater Hyundai Creta will be significantly longer than the 5-seater model. It will be powered by a newly developed 1.5L diesel engine that will produce power over 115bhp. Both manual and automatic versions are likely to be on offer. The company could also opt for a more powerful 2.0-litre diesel engine that currently powers the Tucson.

Expected Launch – H2, 2020

Estimated Price – Rs 13 lakh – Rs 19 lakh

3. Jeep 7-Seater SUV

Jeep 7-seater SUV In India

The American SUV maker, Jeep is working on 2 new SUVs – a sub-4 meter Ford EcoSport rival and a 7-seater D-segment SUV for the Indian market. The 7-seater SUV will be based on the heavily localised Jeep Compass’s platform. It will rival against the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Honda CR-V and others in its category. The SUV is expected to be powered by a 1.3L turbo MultiAir 16V diesel engine that produces 180bhp of power and torque between 225Nm – 245Nm.

Expected Launch – 2021

Estimated Price – Around Rs 28 lakh

4. Toyota Vellfire MPV

Toyota Vellfire Booking Details

Toyota is all set to bring a new luxury MPV likely to be named Vellfire. One must note that the MPV is already available in international markets including Thailand, Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia. In fact, the MPV was showcased as Toyota Alphard at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The premium MPV will come with panoramic sunroof, automated sliding centre door and leather upholstery. While power is expected to be sourced from the 2.5-litre, petrol hybrid engine delivering a combined power of 197bhp and 213Nm of torque. The petrol hybrid engine is likely to be linked to a CVT automatic gearbox.

Expected Launch – Early 2020

Estimated Price – Around Rs 80 lakh

5. Tata Gravitas

Tata Gravitas Concept

Tata Motors is gearing up for the launch of the much-anticipated Gravitas at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. The Gravitas, which is based on the Harrier’s Omega platform, will challenge the likes of the upcoming Jeep 7-seater and Hyundai Creta 7-seater SUVs. The 7-seater model will look different from the 5-seater model. It will be powered by a 2.0L turbo Kryotec diesel engine that produces 170bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. Both front wheel and all-wheel drive versions will be on offer.

Expected Launch – Early 2020

Expected Price – Rs 18 lakh to Rs 22 lakh

6. Kia Carnival MPV

Kia Carnival Launch Price

Kia Motors India will officially enter into the MPV segment with the Kia Carnival. At the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, Kia had showcased the Grand Carnival MPV which is already on sale in select international markets. The Grand Carnival will be brand’s premium MPV. It is bigger than India’s best-selling MPV – Toyota Innova Crysta. This model is around 380mm longer and has 310mm longer wheelbase than the Innova, which ensures spacious cabin. The India-spec Carnival will be powered by a 2.2L diesel engine that produces 200bhp of power and 440Nm of torque.

Expected Launch – Early 2020

Expected Price – Rs 20 lakh to Rs 25 lakh

7. MG Hector Plus

MG Hector Plus

The British carmaker is ready to mark its entry into the fully-fledged SUV space with the 6-seater version of the MG Hector. The three-row version of the SUV is reported to be named – MG Hector Plus. The vehicle will make its public debut at the 2020 Auto Expo, followed by its launch. Design and styling of the MG Hector Plus will be slightly different than the 5-seater model. Engine setup of the 6-seater SUV will include the same 1.5L turbo petrol, 1.5L petrol with 48V mild hybrid powertrain and 2.0L diesel unit. There will be a 6-speed manual and a DCT automatic gearbox options.

Expected Launch – Early 2020

Expected Price – Rs 16 lakh to Rs 20 lakh

8. MG Maxus D90

MG Maxus D90 Diesel India

MG Motor India also aims to tap the full-fledged SUV segment with the MG Maxus D90 that might debut at the 2020 Auto Expo in February. Compared to its arch rivals – Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour – the MG Maxus D90 will be bigger and more powerful. It’s overall length, width and height stand at 5005mm, 1932mm and 1875mm respectively. In India, it could be offered with a 224bhp, 2.0L turbo petrol and a 218bhp, 2.0L diesel engine options. The SUV lineup might come with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox.

Expected Launch – 2020

Expected Price – Rs 30 lakh to Rs 35 lakh

9. Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace India Launch

Volkswagen has a handful of new models for the Indian market. The carmaker will also bring in the long wheelbase version of the Tiguan SUV – the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. The 7-seater model measures 4701mm in length, 1839mm in width and 1674mm in height with a wheelbase of 2787mm. The SUV has a luggage capacity of up to 700-liters. For power, the Volkswagen Tiguan will use a BS6-compliant 2.0L TSI petrol engine with AWD (all-wheel-drive) system. It will deliver power worth 180PS with 320Nm and accelerate 0-100kmph in 8.2 seconds.

Expected Launch – 2020

Expected Price – Rs 30 lakh to Rs 35 lakh

10. New Mahindra Scorpio

2020 Mahindra Scorpio Interior

The new-generation Mahindra Scorpio is likely to debut at the 2020 Auto Expo in February. The SUV’s all-new model will witness comprehensive design changes and feature upgrades along with a petrol engine. Reports suggest that the 2020 Mahindra Scorpio might come with the new petrol and the BS6-compliant 2.0L diesel engine options. The updated oil burner will be around 20bhp more powerful than the existing motor. The all-new Scorpio might also be based on an all-new platform that will also be used in the new Thar.

Expected Launch – 2020

Expected Price – Rs 11 lakh to Rs 18 lakh

11. New Mahindra XUV500

2020 Mahindra XUV500 Interior Details

Mahindra & Mahindra will also give a generation change to the XUV500 SUV. The 2020 Mahindra XUV500 might be put up on display at this year’s Auto Expo alongside the new Scorpio. The SUV will receive significant changes inside and out along with a more powerful diesel engine. The new XUV500 is likely to come with a 2.2L diesel motor boosted with SCR and DPF, thus making it BS6-compliant. The new oil burner will deliver power worth 180bhp. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor automatic unit.

Expected Launch – 2020

Expected Price – Rs 13 lakh to Rs 20 lakh

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