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The Family Vehicle – MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle)
Big Family? MPVs got all of you covered under one roof. Nowadays, these big cars come with a comparatively smaller price tag along with higher safety (low centre of gravity and larger frame) features. Sharing the number of seats with the sacred magic number 7, here are 7 upcoming 7-seater cars in 2022.
- Next generation Mahindra Scorpio.
The Scorpio has already undergone three facelifts post its first launch in 2002. The fourth facelift is expected to launch in the first half of 2022. The SUV should come with two engine options (both borrowed from Thar): 2.0-L turbo-petrol unit and 2.2-L turbo-diesel unit. The transmission will be both manual and automatic. The SUV will boast a centralized large touch screen infotainment system.
Estimated Price: From ₹10 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards
- Kia Carens.
Kia has lined-up a good variety of cars in the Indian market, making it the fourth most sold carmaker of India in September 2021. The next car is a new MPV, Carens, set to be launched by December 16, 2021. The vehicle will be powered by a 1.5-L petrol engine and a 1.5-L diesel engine, both already available in Seltos and Sonet. Manual and automatic gearbox options are also anticipated. Bold sharp body lines and LED lights outline the exterior. The MUV is also set to have a fully digital instrument cluster.
Estimated Price: From ₹15 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards
- Jeep Meridian.
Jeep is all set to launch the 7-Seater Meridian, the Indian version of the Commander. The car borrows most cabin styling and design from the Compass but will have significant exterior styling changes. The car will be slightly bigger than the Compass and will have the 2-L turbo diesel engine and the 1.3-L petrol engine.
Estimated Price: From ₹35 lakhs (ex-showroom) onwards
- Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus.
Mahindra is set to launch the extended version of the bolero as Neo Plus. The car is set to come in two options: 7 or 9-seater capacities. The smaller one will have a 1.5-litre diesel and the larger one will retain the same 2.2-litre diesel. The car should get a new grille, headlights and tail lamps. The third row of the car will have bench like side seats to accommodate 4 passengers in the 9-seater variant.
Estimated Price: From ₹8.77 lakhs (ex-showroom) onwards
- Hyundai Stargazer.
Hyundai is expected to step up their game in India with the launch of the Hyundai Stargazer. The car should get 1.5L-petrol or diesel engines. Automatic and manual gearbox options like the Creta and Alcazar are expected in this MPV. It should be a surprise if Hyundai does not share the interiors with its already existing models.
Estimated Price: Around ₹20 lakhs (ex-showroom)
- Toyota Rumion.
With all success with the Innova, Toyota is getting ready to launch the Rumion at a smaller price tag to compete with the likes of Ertiga and Triber. The car is expected to be powered by a 1.5L-petrol engine. Interior-wise, Toyota might play safe with neat aesthetics and updated infotainment system. The car is likely to be launched early 2022.
Estimated Price: ₹8.80 lakhs (ex-showroom) onwards
- Maruti Suzuki XL7.
The XL7 launched recently in Indonesia is slightly longer than the available XL6. The second row is bench type rather than the captain seats in XL6. The second and third row seats can be folded down to offer large boot space. The car should be majorly based on the XL6 in-terms of the interior design. Under the hood, the car might use the same 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine.
Estimated Price: ₹9.85 lakhs (ex-showroom) onwards