Here, we have listed the top ten upcoming 7-seater cars in India, which will be expected or confirmed in a few years.
In recent times, the demand for 7-seater cars has increased significantly in the Indian car market. Nowadays people are looking for a comfortable family car, which can seat a whole family and be much more comfortable, sometimes with space for luggage! Automakers have noticed the trend, and thus, lots of new 7-seater cars are currently working.
Here, we have listed ten upcoming 7-seater cars that are about to launch in India, for which most of us are waiting.
1. Zip Meridian
The Jeep Meridian has recently been unveiled in India, and it is expected to go on sale in our market by June this year. It will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine that produces 170 PS and 350 Nm of power, similar to the Jeep Compass. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and a 9-speed automatic gearbox. The SUV will have the same cabin design as the Compass, but with more luxury on offer.
2. New generation Mahindra Scorpio
Mahindra & Mahindra has been working with the next generation Scorpio for years, and the new SUV is set to launch in India this year. It is expected to have two engine options – a 2.0L turbo-petrol unit and a 2.2L turbo-diesel unit – probably available with a choice between a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AT. The new Zen version will be much more upmarket than the current Zen model and is expected to be sold alongside the next one.
3. Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus
M&M is expected to bring TUV300 Plus back to India in a facelifted incarnation, possibly called ‘Bolero Neo Plus’. Technically, it will be a 9-seater SUV with a jump seat at the back. The previous version’s 2.2L turbo-diesel engine (120 PS / 280 Nm) is expected to return here, and will probably only be paired with a 5-speed MT.
4. Maruti Ertiga Facelift
Maruti Suzuki has recently started booking in India for the updated 2022 Ertiga, which is expected to launch later this month. The MPV is expected to have some aesthetic updates compared to the outgoing model, and will be powered by a more powerful 1.5L petrol engine (K15C, 115 PS peak power on tap).
5. Maruti XL6 Facelift
The Maruti XL6 will also be updated soon, and we hope it will change the interior and exterior design. The new model will be powered by the brand new and powerful K15C petrol engine. We are also looking forward to some additional features on offer here.
6. Toyota Rumion
Toyota is expected to launch a revised version of Maruti Ertiga in India soon called Rumion. Like other Toyota-badged Maruti cars, the Toyota Rumion will have a similar design to the Maruti MPV, with changes limited to a new grille and restorative bumpers. Mechanically, there will be no difference between these two MPVs.
7. Three-row Nissan magnet
Nissan is reportedly planning to add a three-row / 7-seater version of the Magnet to its lineup. The new model is expected to have the same dimensions as the current 5-seater version, which means the space in the last row will not be too impressive. Current engine options – a 1.0L NA petrol unit (72 PS) and a 1.0L turbo-petrol unit (100 PS) – will probably be taken to the 7-seater version.
8. Upcoming Maruti three-row SUV
Maruti Suzuki is working on a lot of new cars for the Indian market, one of which is a brand new three-row SUV. The upcoming Hyundai Alcazar is expected to become the new flagship of the rival Indo-Japanese carmaker, possibly in a few years. Presumably, it will be powered by a 1.5L petrol engine, but this is not going to be confirmed at the moment.
9. Upcoming Hyundai MPV
Hyundai is working on a new entry-level MPV called ‘Stargazar’. The new MPV has been spotted several times during tests on international roads, and is expected to make its worldwide debut, after which it will be launched in India. The Hyundai Stargazer will probably share its architecture with Kia Carens, and possibly the Powertrain options.
10. Upcoming Skoda three-row SUV
Skoda plans to expand its SUV lineup in India, and it is considering building a three-row SUV for our market, among others. The new model is likely to be underpinned by VW Group’s MQB A0 IN platform, similar to the Skoda Kushaq (and Volkswagen Taigun), and will probably be powered by a 1.5-liter turbo-petrol engine (150 PS).