According to data released by SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers), India will sell more than 1.9 million Utility Vehicles (UVs) in 2022. It represents half the total number of automobiles (3.8 million) sold in 2017. The SUVs and MPVs made up 17,54,282 units in total sales or 91% of all UV sales in the nation. Several significant new SUV and MPV debuts across classes are expected this year. Here is a summary of the top 4 future, reasonably priced 7-seater SUVs/MPVs that will be on sale around 2023.
Citroen C3 Aircross
In India, Citroen is testing a three-row SUV called the C3 Aircross. According to rumours, the model will reportedly be offered in 5- and 7-seat variations. The Stellantis CMP architecture will be supported by it, which will be based on the C3 hatchback. The next Citroen 7-seater SUV will be the French automaker’s second product to emerge from its C-Cubed initiative after the C3 hatch. The 1.2L, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine could be found underneath the car’s hood. The device has a peak power output of 110 horsepower and 190 nm of torque.
Nissan 7-seater MPV
Nissan just announced a new seven-seater MPV and an entry-level electric vehicle for the Indian market. The Renault Triber, which comes with a 1.0L, 3-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine, will serve as the basis for the three-row vehicle. The motor produces a maximum output of 96Nm of torque and 71bhp power. A petrol turbo engine is also a possibility. The next Nissan 7-seater MPV will look different from the Triber in appearance. The Nissan Magnite subcompact SUV may have influenced its design.
It is expected that Toyota Kirloskar Motor will use the “Toyota Rumion” nameplate on their version of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. As you may already know, the Japanese carmaker sells MPV in South Africa. Its appearance and design are influenced mainly by the Ertiga. However, it has a distinctive grille that bears the Toyota logo. The MPV’s interior features a black interior theme with wooden trim. The same 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol SHVS engine that powers the Rumion produces 103bhp and 138Nm.
Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus
This year, the Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus is also anticipated to go on sale. However, the automaker still needs to disclose the specifics of its launch. A 2.2L mHawk diesel engine with a manual or automatic gearbox will power the SUV. Two trim levels, P4 and P10, and two seating arrangements, 7 and 9 seats, will be available for the model lineup. The automaker will also unveil its ambulance model, featuring a 4-seat arrangement and a patient bed.