Here we bring you a list of top 5 upcoming 7-seater premium SUVs that will rival the Toyota Fortuner.
Toyota had launched the new-generation Fortuner SUV in India in early 2016. Since then, it has been the best-selling 7-seater premium SUV in the market. However, this segment will witness a slew of launches in the next 2 years. Here we bring you a list of top 5 upcoming 7-seater premium SUVs that will rival the Toyota Fortuner –
New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
Japanese automaker, Mitsubishi will launch the third-gen Pajero Sport in India in 2019. The new model will be brought in as a completely built import initially. It comes with aggressive design with rugged front fascia, featuring prominent grille, sharp headlamps and big air-intake. The cabin is equipped with several high-end features including leather upholstery, a touchscreen infotainment system, dual-zone climate control, a 360-degree camera and seven airbags. Powering the new Pajero Sport is a 2.4-litre MIVEC diesel engine that is good for 181bhp and 430Nm of torque. Power will be transmitted to all-4 wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Continue reading….
American automaker, Ford will soon introduce the facelifted version of its flagship SUV – Endeavour – in India. In fact, Ford has already revealed the updated Endeavour which is also known as Everest in select international markets. The SUV will receive subtle design upgrades and new feature addition. While the global model gets a new 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine, the India-spec model will continue with existing set of engines – 2.2-litre 4-cylinder and 3.2-litre 5-cylinder.
Launch – Early 2019
Tata Motors will launch the long-awaited H5X 5-seater premium SUV in India before the end of this financial year. The company is also working on a 7-seater model, which is expected to be launched in 2019. This SUV will be introduced as a premium offering and will challenge the Toyota Fortuner. However, it will be priced much cheaper than the other rivals. It is based on Land Rover’s Freelander platform and will be equipped with Terrain Response management system. The SUV will be powered by a tried & tested 2.0-litre MJD diesel engine that also powers the Jeep Compass.
Launch – H2, 2019
Japanese automaker, Honda had showcased the new generation CRV SUV at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. For the first time, the SUV will be offered with a diesel engine option. Adding to it, the new CR-V will be a 7-seater model. It will come as a premium urban SUV with some off-road capabilities. Besides petrol engine, the SUV will get the newly developed 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine.
Launch – Diwali 2018
Jeep 7-Seater SUV (Unnamed)
Buoyed by positive response for Compass, Jeep has announced to launch 3 all-new SUVs in India in the next 3-4 years. The company will launch a sub-4 meter SUV and a 5-seater Renegade model in the next 2 years. Adding to it, the company is also working on a 7-seater SUV which will be positioned above the Compass. This SUV will arrive by 2021. It will challenge the Toyota Fortuner & Ford Endeavour. Continue reading…
Launch – 2021
Mahindra had showcased the 7-seater premium SUV based on the SsangYong Rexton at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The company has confirmed that the SUV will go on sale by the end of this year. It will be brand’s most expensive model in the country. The SUV is expected to be cheaper than the Toyota Fortuner. It will be powered by a 180bhp, 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine. Both manual and automatic options will be on offer.
Launch – late 2018