Trends keep changing in the car market. The country saw a sudden craze for SUVs, which lead to the development of multiple SUVs in different price brackets. Now, we are seeing a craze of 7-seater SUVs growing in the country. People want a car that is loaded with features, comes with plenty of space for their family and is affordable at the same time. Looking at this trend, multiple car makers have already tied their shoelaces to take part in this race. In this article, we will discuss 3 upcoming future 7-seaters that you should keep an eye on.

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Kia 7-seater MPV

Kia Rs 12 Lakh MPV Exterior

Kia India is mostly preparing an MPV for the country. The 7-seater from Kia will compete with cars like Mahindra Marazzo and Maruti XL6. The MPV will be based on the Seltos’ platform and will sport an increased overhang in order to accommodate the extra row. The MPV will mostly be made available as a 6-seater and a 7-seater. It is expected to come with upmarket interiors with features like ambient lighting inside the cabin. It is expected to come loaded with features like a big touchscreen infotainment system, ventilated front seats, a sunroof, 3rd-row AC vents & charging ports, connected car technology and a premium music system being some of the key ones. It is also expected to come powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine that will be mated to an IVT as well as a 6-speed manual gearbox. It will also get a 1.5-litre diesel engine that will come mated to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. As far as the launch is concerned, the car is expected to come somewhere around early 2022.

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Honda 7-seater

upcoming future 7-seaters

The Honda N7X concept was showcased recently. The production-ready vehicle will be revealed in the coming time. The car is a 7-seater that will first be launched in Indonesia. It will be a replacement for the Honda BR-V, which was discontinued from India due to low sales and on top of that, the BS6 norms. As of now, the brand has nothing in its hands to launch against cars like Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus. If the car is brought to India (we will get to know only after it is launched in Indonesia first), it will mostly come with the same engine options that the Honda City gets, 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. Also, the car will be loaded with features in order to even qualify to compete with the competition. We expect to see the car borrowing some cool features from the new Honda City. With all this being said, there is no solid information regarding Honda’s plans of bringing this to India. As mentioned above, we will only get to know once the car breaks cover in Indonesia.

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Mahindra Thar 5-door

Mahindra Thar 5 door

The new Mahindra Thar has seen massive success in the country. Waiting periods for the car have reached close to a year. With the growing craze, Mahindra has decided to bring a 5-door variant of the car. This makes it one of the upcoming future 7-seaters for the country. The lifestyle SUV would now cater to customers who love to travel with their families, yet wish to experience Mahindra Thar’s true capabilities. Due to the added seating capacity, the car will be longer and will come sat on a bigger wheelbase. For the convenience of 2nd and 3rd-row passengers, we expect to see rear AC vents & charging ports being added to this lifestyle SUV. The car is expected to launch by 2023.

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