In 2020, the Indian market will see a load of new seven-seater to enter the market from the most dominant carmakers like Mahindra, Toyota, and Tata, to young car brands like MG and Kia. Here is the list of 10 upcoming 7 seater cars to launch next year.
Due to the ongoing market slowdown, 2019 has been a slow time for carmakers in the Indian automobile industry. However, the sluggish business could not prevent these companies from expanding their line-up. Surprisingly, this slow-selling situation fueled every player in the market to upgrade its products to add appeal to their cars, especially in the MPV and SUV segment. While other segments are seeing a massive drop in sales, larger car segments like SUV and MPV were unhurt from declining demand.
During the course of 2019, we have seen a series of successful launches in these particular segments. Keeping up with the positive results of this year, the upcoming year will also see a slew of new SUVs and MPVs to enter the market. Here is IndianAuto's list of 10 upcoming 7-seater cars in India in 2020. These launches are confirmed by the respective manufacturers.
2020 Tata Gravitas (Tata H7X or Tata Buzzard)
The first upcoming 7 seater car in our list is the Tata Gravitas. The hype around the launch of a new 7-seater SUV from Tata has been brewing since last year. Tata has opened up about their intention to build a seven-seater model based on the Tata Harrier SUV. Codenamed as H7X, Tata MPV is confirmed to make its debut in 2020. Previously, Tata had showcased this model at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It is now confirmed that 7-seater Tata Harrier, which was earlier called Tata Buzzard and then Cassini, will be officially named Gravitas. After launch, the Tata Gravitas will become the flagship car in Tata’s line-up.
Tata Gravitas 2020 will be launched in 2020 as Tata Harrier's seven-seater version
According to some revealed details, the Tata Gravitas will receive power from the Fiat 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine, referred to as Kryotec 2.0 engine by Tata. This engine is capable of making a brilliant maximum power of 170 PS or max power. Since it will go on sale around the same time with the implementation of new BSVI emission norms, the engine will be BSVI-ready. Along with the new engine, Tata also equips the Gravitas with a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed automatic transmission. The new engine and transmission will be brought to the Tata Harrier as well.
2020 MG D90 (Maxus D90)
MG is one of the newest names in the Indian car market. However, it has a lucrative year in business with the launch of the MG Hector alone. Before the heat of the MG Hector disperses, MG has already had a few more SUV lined up for the upcoming year. One such SUV is MG's upcoming MG D90. This SUV will be the third product from the British marquee to enter our market, and will be launched after the MG eZS makes its debut.
2020 MG D90 is the third model to go on sales under the MG brand name in India
Similarly to MG Hector, which is developed from the Baojun 530 sold in the Chinese market, the MG D90 will not be an entirely newly-built car. This car is launched as a rebranded model of the Maxus D90. MG will be rebadging this car for India as both Maxus and MG are under the ownership of the same mother company – SAIC. After setting foot on our shore, the MG D90 will fare against the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.
2020 MG Hector 7-Seater
After the launch of the MG D90, it is quite well-known that the Chinese-owned British carmaker will work on the seven-seater version of the MG Hector., although there is a slight chance that the upcoming car could rather be a 6-seater SUV. Considering the huge demand for MG Hector, MG will want to replicate this success by launching a seven-seater version of the SUV. The current MG Hector sports a spacious interior, which comes as an advantage if MG wants to add a third row. MG Hector seven-seater was previously sold in the Chinese market under the name Wuling Almaz.
7 Seater version of MG Hector is due to launch in 2020
India-spec Wuling Almaz will continue to feature the existing 2.0-litre four-cylinder FCA diesel engine that also powers the MG Hector. On the mid-sized SUV, this engine can deliver a maximum power of 170 PS and a peak torque of 350 Nm. It is expected that the same 6-speed manual gearbox will make its way to the seven-seater MG Hector too. Undoubtedly, the upcoming seven-seater version will be well-equipped with a slew of connectivity features, which has been a key factor contributing to the success of MG Hector in the Indian market. There's no doubt that this will be one of the best upcoming 7 seater cars in India.
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2020 Mahindra XUV500
Mahindra XUV500 was among the earliest monocoque SUVs in India. The current model will be discontinued next year, making way for the new-gen version which has been spotted multiple times now. The new XUV500 will be premiered at the 2020 Auto Expo which is due to take place from 7 to 12 February.
Mahindra XUV500 is about to get a generation update in 2020
The new-gen Mahindra XUV500 will come with an updated design. Besides the cosmetic updates, the SUV will get a new revised platform and reworked engines. In all likelihood, Mahindra XUV500 will be provided with two engines, 2.0-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. Besides, an all-wheel-drive version and automatic option are also on the card. Admittedly, the launch of the new Mahindra XUV500 must be one of the most expected upcoming 7-seater models in India in 2020. With its new avatar, Mahindra XUV500 is expected to restore its previous position which is currently threatened by the newly-launched cars like Tata Harrier, MG Hector and Kia Seltos. The XUV500 is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated upcoming 7 seater cars in India.
2020 Mahindra Scorpio
2020 Mahindra Scorpio is one of the most-talked-about SUVs to arrive in the following year. The new Mahindra Scorpio will be a comprehensive makeover from the current model which was introduced back in 2002. The price of Mahindra Scorpio 2020 is expected to range from Rs 10 lakh to 14 lakh. It is likely that the new-gen Scorpio will go on sales in March or April 2020.
New-gen Mahindra Scorpio is one of the most expected launches in 2020
Mahindra Scorpio will bid farewell to the traditional design and welcome a new modern avatar. However, Mahindra Scorpio still retains the original bold stance. Along with the complete cosmetic updates, the homegrown car manufacturer will give the Scorpio a new 2.0-litre engine which will be in line with the new emission norms. Just like the XUV500, the Scorpio is also a very heavily anticipated upcoming SUV.
2020 Toyota-badged Ertiga
This year marks the beginning of the strategic partnership between Toyota and Maruti, which started with the launch of the Toyota Glanza. Toyota Glanza is the rebadged version of the best-selling Maruti Baleno. The rebadged Baleno has met with considerable success after entering the market, which is a cue for Toyota to carry on with the rebadging plan. Now, a rebadged Maruti Ertiga and/or a rebadged XL6 is in the pipeline. When going on sale under Toyota’s brand name, the Ertiga will adopt a revised grille and new interior upholstery.
Maruti Ertiga will be the next car to be rebadged and launched under Toyota's brand name
After entering Toyota’s line-up, the Ertiga will drop the diesel engine and only come with the 1.5-litre petrol engine, with an optional mild-hybrid system. This engine will get two transmission options including a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
2020 Kia Carnival
Both MG and Kia hit the sweet spot when they decided to enter the Indian market with mid-size SUVs, as the MG Hector and the Kia Seltos SUVs have gained massive popularity. In the upcoming year, Kia will channel its focus to the MPV segment with the launch of the Kia Carnival. The new MPV will challenge the Toyota Innova Crysta.
2020 Kia Carnival will be the first MPV from Kia to enter the Indian market
Kia has been offering the Kia Carnival in other markets. The international version of this MPV is a fully-equipped model with upmarket features like automatic sliding doors, smart power tailgate, tri-zone automatic climate, and ventilated seats. Under the hood, the Carnival is powered by either a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine (196PS/441Nm) or a 3.3-litre petrol engine (264PS/317Nm).
2020 Mahindra TUV300 Plus
Mahindra is putting 100 per cent of its effort into upgrading its current line-up to meet the new emission norms. Mahindra TUV300 Plus is among those models that are scheduled for the engine rework, as well as a facelift.
Mahindra TUV300 Plus is a more premium alternative to the Bolero
Earlier this year in May, Mahindra had introduced the facelift version of the Mahindra TUV300. After the facelift update for TUV300, Mahindra will bring in the next-gen Mahindra TUV300 Plus with BSVI-compliant engines. Along with the reworked engine, the TUV300 Plus is expected to get some minor interior and exterior updates.
2020 Toyota Vellfire
It is confirmed recently that Toyota Vellfire will go on sales in India in early 2020. This MPV from the South Korean car manufacturer will go against Mercedes-Benz V-Class, which is currently the only luxury MPV in the market.
2020 Toyota Vellfire is positioned as a high-end MPV and will compete with the Mercedes-Benz V-Class
The price of this luxury MPV is expected to range from Rs 85 lakh to Rs 90 lakh. Before launched, the plush MPV was on display for some dealers and prospective customers. As what you can expect from a high-class car, the Vellfire is loaded with many advanced and smart features, for example, full LED lights application, ambient lighting, touchscreen infotainment system, and a separate entertainment system for the rear seats. Under the hood, the Toyota Vellfire is powered by a 2.5-litre hybrid engine that develops a maximum power of 180 Ps and a peak torque of 235 Nm. The power is delivered to the four wheels via a CVT gearbox.
Upcoming 2020 Ford compact-SUV
Besides the Toyota-rebadged Ertiga, 2020 will also see more car born out of the collaboration between two automobile giants. These will be the upcoming Ford SUVs which will be the first project to launch under the partnership of Ford and Mahindra.
The first of these will be a new C-segment SUV from Ford will make use of a similar platform underpinning the upcoming 7-seater Mahindra XUV400. Even though the new Ford SUV will adopt major mechanical parts from Mahindra, it will take on a fresh new look and will its own unique character. Besides the seven-seater setting, this car will also be available with a 5-seater version as well.
This concludes our list of upcoming 7-seater vehicles (MPVs and SUVs) in India in 2020. If there is some other vehicle that you wish to see here, or any other list you want us to compile, please let us know. For more such interesting news, keep visiting IndianAuto.com.