The automotive state of affairs in the Republic of India is experiencing changes at a forceful rate. Once upon a time, the stress was utterly biased towards smaller and additional compact cars. however, with time, larger cars with larger seating capacities started gaining fast quality. loads of individuals wished to ferry their entire family for excursions in one vehicle. Seeing this, makers conjointly began capitalizing on this trend by cathartic vehicles with competence suited to that purpose. during this article, we’ll be going to} take a glance at the ten most anticipated seven-seater cars that are set to be launched within the close to future. So, let’s start with our list of the coming seven-seater cars in the Republic of India.
1. Toyota-badged Maruti Ertiga
Expected Launch Date: November-December 2019
Expected Price: Rs.8.5-11 Lakh
Starting off our list of upcoming 7 seater cars in India is an interesting version of Maruti Suzuki’s only model in the MPV segment in India. Basically, the second-gen Ertiga will spawn a new version that will be sold with the Toyota badging. It will become a part of the Suzuki-Toyota JV to share vehicles and technologies. With this, the company has already launched a rebadged version of the Maruti Baleno, which is sold as the Toyota Glanza. Next, there will be a similar version of the Ertiga that will be sold with a Toyota badge. It will be very close to the donor model but could get a new grille and, maybe, a new set of bumpers.
2. Datsun Cross
Expected Launch Date: Second Half 2020
Expected Price: Rs.4.5-6 Lakhs
Datsun makes an entry on our list of upcoming 7 seater cars in India with the Cross. The production version of the Datsun Cross concept as seen in the Auto Expo 2016 has finally been launched in Indonesia. The production version of the Cross looks quite striking compared to its rather mundane siblings the Go and Go+. The Cross gets beefier aesthetics with a brand-new front grille and headlamp setup inspired by their Juke hot hatch.
Along with that, it gets brand new interiors with a touch-screen infotainment system that its cousins have been sorely missing. It will also be offering some impressive equipment like a traction control system, ABS with EBD, a Brake-Limited Slip Differential and Dual Front Airbags. Nissan hasn’t made any statements pertaining to the Cross’ launch but has stated that a 7-Seater MPV on the cards. We are quite confident it will be the Cross or an Indian adaptation of the same.
3. Tata H7X (Harrier Seven Seater)
Expected Launch Date: First Half 2020
Expected Price: Rs.23-27 Lakhs
Another very anticipated car on our list of upcoming 7 seater cars in India comes from the house of Indian legends, Tata. Tata Motors is creating quite a buzz with the brand-new upcoming Tata Harrier. The Harrier has been spotted several times on the road and is intriguing a lot of people courtesy its Land Rover-inspired looks. Along with that, the company will also be releasing a 7-seater version of the same car which will carry similar design cues.
It is expected to be powered by a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre Multijet engine. You can also expect a host of electronic terrain management aids borrowed from Land Rover. The H7X will be going up against the likes of the Endeavour, Fortuner and the Pajero Sport, which is going to be some competitive territory. We certainly expect that it will be able to hold its own effectively. The Harrier is going to be launched in the first quarter of 2019 while the H7X should be launched later that year.
4. Mahindra G4 Alturas (XUV700) facelift
Expected Launch Date: Mid-2020
Expected Price: Rs.22-26 Lakhs
On this list of upcoming 7 seater cars in India, this one is perhaps the most anticipated one. The Mahindra G4 Alturas, which is also seen as the XUV700 by some, was at the Auto Expo 2018 and went on sale earlier this year. It is essentially a re-badged 4th generation Ssangyong Rexton. The Mahindra G4 Alturas hasn’t been able to make much of an impact and hence, the car will soon receive a facelift. It will carry petrol and diesel engine options, each packing sufficient power.
The interiors of the car boast of a gorgeous theme with quilted accents and soft-touch dashboard sections. Another highlight is going to be the 7-Speed E-Tronic Automatic Transmission made by Mercedes Benz. The Alturas G4 has been spotted on the road numerous times with and without camouflage. We expect that the XUV700 is going to be quite a hit in the market since it will be bringing Fortuner or Endeavour levels of experience at a much lower price. The new SUV, without doubt, the most highly awaited 7 seater SUV in the country as of now.
5. Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
Expected Launch Date: First Quarter 2020
Expected Price: Rs. 28-32 Lakhs
The Mitsubishi Pajero was the butch full-size SUV that kicked off the segment in our country in 2003. However, in the present state, the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour have completely overshadowed the veteran. To tackle this issue, Mitsubishi will be launching in India the brand new Pajero Sport which has already been launched overseas in 2016. This latest generation sports some really sharp looks and still continues with the imposing stance.
It comes with a 2.5-liter engine with MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-Timing Electronic System) as seen on the legendary Lancer EVO. It also features a really contemporary interior as well with all the modern tech that the Endeavour and Fortuner get. Once launched, the new Pajero could give them both a run for their money with its established prowess and improved aesthetics. It is also expected to be the most powerful car on our list of upcoming 7 seater cars in India.
6. MG 7-Seater SUV
Expected Launch Date: First-Half 2020
Expected Price: Rs.13-17 Lakhs
The last car on our list of upcoming 7 seater cars in India is from the house of recently resurrected MG Motors. MG Motors is buckling up for a grand Indian market foray. Already they’ve conducted several marketing drives and a dealer recruitment program across several cities. The initial reports suggested that the first MG SUV to hit the road is going to be a compact SUV which will rival the Creta. However, now the company has clarified that their first car is going to be a much larger car which may come with 3-rows of seats. This upcoming MG has already been sighted in heavy camouflage.
MG is aiming to localize around 80% of the production to give it an edge over its rivals in terms of price. We expect that it could be strongly based on their parent company SAIC’s Baojun 530. While the Baojun doesn’t have a 3rd row of seats, we expect that the India spec models will be equipped with one. The upcoming MG will be going up against the Hyundai Tuscon, Jeep Compass and Honda CRV. If MG is able to competitively price the car, it could do wonders in our market.