Upcoming 7-Seater Cars in India in 2023

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Updated on: 17th August, 2023 IST

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Upcoming 7-Seater Cars in India in 2023

Indian car buyers prefer bigger cars for two reasons: because they live in joint families and enjoy road trips in large groups or because they enjoy the higher street presence that larger cars give them. To cater to this growing demand, many car manufacturers have come up with 7-seater cars in India, many of which will be released this year. Here are the details of the upcoming 7-seater cars in India in 2023:

1. Maruti Jimny SUV

Maruti-Jimny
Maruti Jimny 5-door SUV

Maruti Suzuki first showcased the Jimny at the Auto Expo 2020. While the compact SUV is already on sale in many markets, it's yet to make it to India. However, Maruti is now close to launching a 7-seater version with a traditional 5-door layout instead of the 3-door format of the standard off-roader. The new model will be launched by April this year and take on the Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha. Powering the SUV will be a 1.5-litre petrol engine (similar to the Vitara Brezza) that produces 103 bhp and 135 Nm. The SUV will even get a 4X4 system with a low-range transfer case.

Expected Launch DateMay 2023
Expected Ex-showroom Price₹7 Lakh Onwards

Key Specifications

Maximum Power103 PS
Maximum Torque135 Nm
Engine1.5-litre naturally aspirated
Transmission5-speed manual
Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage14-19 km/l

Maruti Jimny 5-door SUV Key Features

  • Mild-hybrid System
  • Touchscreen Infotainment With Apple Carplay/Android Auto
  • Suzuki Connect
  • 4x4
  • Low Ratio Transfer Case
  • Automatic Aircon
  • Multi-functional Steering Wheel
  • Keyless Entry
  • Push-button Start

2. Toyota Rumion

Toyota Rumion
Toyota Rumion

After launching the Urban Cruiser Hyryder and Innova Hycross, Toyota Kirloskar India will now focus on prepping up the Rumion for its introduction. The Rumion will be a rebadged Maruti Ertiga, similar to how the Glanza is simply a Baleno with a few aesthetic changes. It will be powered by the same 1.5L K-Series petrol engine that is found under the hood of the Ertiga, and this motor generates 105 PS of power and 135 Nm of torque. The transmission options will include a 5-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed torque-converter automatic.

Expected Launch DateMay 2023
Expected Ex-showroom Price₹9 Lakh Onwards

Key Specifications

Maximum Power102 PS
Maximum Torque135 Nm
Engine1.5L Naturally-aspirated with Mild-hybrid tech
Transmission5-speed manual, 6-speed Automatic
Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage11-16 km/l

Toyota Rumion Key Features

  • Roof-mounted Rear AC Vents
  • 7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment Unit
  • Chilled Cup-holders
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay Connectivity
  • Steering Wheel-mounted Audio and Telephone Controls
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Seatbelt Warning
  • Door-ajar Alert
  • Dual-front Airbags
  • Isofix Child Seat Anchors
  • ABS With EBD
  • Rear Parking Sensors With Camera

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3. KIA Carnival 2023

KIA Carnival 2023
KIA Carnival 2023

Next on our list of upcoming 7-seater cars in India in 2023 is a premium MPV from KIA. The South Korean carmaker has taken the Indian SUV market by storm with the Seltos and Sonet as two of the biggest-selling cars in the country. Meanwhile, at the premium end, the Kia Carnival has found a fan-following among those who desire a 7-seater car that is high on luxury and comfort.

This year, the carmaker will launch the new generation of its premium MPV. It will come in 7, 9, and 11-seater variants. The new Carnival gets SUV-ish design details with sharper lines and modern looks. Powering the MP will be a 2.2-litre CRDi diesel engine producing a maximum power of 200 PS and a peak torque of 440 Nm. The motor will come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Expected Launch DateJuly 2023
Expected Ex-showroom Price₹28 Lakh Onwards

Key Specifications

Maximum Power200 PS
Maximum Torque440 Nm
Engine2.2L Turbocharged Direct Injection
Transmission8-speed Automatic
Fuel TypeDiesel
Mileage10-14 km/l

KIA Carnival 2023 Key Features

  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Kia UVO Connectivity Suite
  • Digital Console Dashboard
  • Two 12.3-inch Touchscreens for the Instrument Cluster and the Infotainment System
  • Heated Seats
  • Electric Controls for Front and Middle Row Seats
  • Middle Row Entertainment System

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4. MG G10

MG G10
MG G10

MG Motor India has been testing a new affordable MPV that will take on the Maruti Ertiga. While it will be priced close to the Ertiga, it will be bigger and offer more features. This would help the new model take on even the Kia Carens. The only available engine option will be a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel unit outputting 140 PS of maximum power and 320 Nm of peak torque. The motor will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

Expected Launch DateAugust 2023
Expected Ex-showroom Price₹9 Lakh Onwards

Key Specifications

Maximum Power163 PS
Maximum Torque320 Nm
Engine2.0-litre turbocharged
Transmission6-speed manual
Fuel TypeDiesel
Mileage10-16 km/l

MG G10 Key Features

  • Automatic Aircon
  • Touchscreen Infotainment
  • Multi-functional Steering Wheel
  • Rear Aircon Vents
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • 360-degree Camera
  • Connected Cars Technology

5. Mahindra Thar 5-door SUV

Mahindra Thar
Mahindra Thar 5-door SUV

The Mahindra Thar has been the undisputed leader of the mass-market off-roader segment. However, many shy away from putting their money on this SUV because it features only 3-doors. This leads to reduced practicality. Taking note of this, Mahindra is now working on a 5-door version that will have more doors and even offer 7 seats. This makes it one of India's most capable upcoming 7-seater cars in 2023.

The new Thar will get Mahindra's pentalink suspension system with Watt's Linkage at the rear. This should lead to improved handling and ride quality. There will be two engine options -- a 150 PS 2.0-litre turbo petrol and a 130 PS 2.2-litre turbo diesel. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. 4x4 will be on offer along with a low-ratio transfer case.

Expected Launch Date15 August, 2023
Expected Ex-showroom Price₹12 Lakh Onwards

Key Specifications

Maximum Power150 PS/130 PS
Maximum Torque300 Nm/300 Nm
Engine2.0-litre turbocharged, 1.5-litre turbocharged
Transmission6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
Fuel TypePetrol, Diesel
Mileage10-18 km/l

Mahindra Thar 5-door SUV Key Features

  • Waterproof Touchscreen Infotainment Unit
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Alloy Wheels
  • 4x4
  • Low Ratio Transfer Case
  • Automatic Aircon

Check out our collection of Used Mahindra Cars in India.

6. Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai Palisade
Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai will likely launch its flagship SUV, the Palisade, in India ahead of Diwali this year.

The large SUV has already gained much popularity abroad and could repeat the success story on our turf. Powering it will be a 3.8L Atkinson-Cycle V6 petrol engine that is capable of generating an impressive 291 PS of power and 355 Nm of torque. The Palisade will feature an 8-speed automatic gearbox that also comes with a multi-plate torque converter for extra power. Along with that, the Palisade will be made available in Front-Wheel-Drive and 4-Wheel-Drive options. The SUV will be able to seat a total of 7 passengers with power folding seats for the second and third rows. The Palisade is easily among India's most expensive upcoming 7-seater cars in 2023.

Expected Launch DateSeptember 2023
Expected Ex-showroom Price₹40 Lakh Onwards

Key Specifications

Maximum Power291 PS
Maximum Torque355 Nm
Engine3.8L Atkinson-Cycle V6
Transmission8-speed Automatic
Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage7-11 km/l

Hyundai Palisade Key Features

  • Wireless Smartphone Charger
  • Multi-zone Aircon
  • Wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Bluelink Connectivity Suite
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Voice Controls
  • 10.25-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System
  • 12 Speaker Harmon Kardon 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Level-2 ADAS
  • 7 Airbags

Check out our collection of Used Hyundai Cars in India.

7. Citroen C3-based 7-seater MPV

Citroen C3-based 7-seater MPV
Citroen C3-based 7-seater MPV

While the C3 hasn't been a strong rival to the Maruti Ignis and Tata Punch, the carmaker has yet to give up on its most affordable offering in the market. The carmaker will not only launch an EV version but will also come up with a 7-seater model to take on the Renault Triber. The new version has already been spied testing and should launch in India around October 2023. The new model will feature the same 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine that powers the higher variants of the C3, and this engine will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Expect similar styling to the donor hatchback, albeit with a larger side profile.

Expected Launch DateOctober 2023
Expected Ex-showroom Price₹7.8 Lakh Onwards

Key Specifications

Maximum Power110 PS
Maximum Torque190 Nm
Engine1.2-litre turbocharged
Transmission6-speed manual
Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage12-18 km/l

Citroen C3-based 7-seater MPV Key Features

  • Widescreen Touchscreen Infotainment
  • Apple Carplay/ Android Auto
  • Interior Customization Options
  • Automatic Aircon
  • Multi-functional Steering Wheel
  • Rear Aircon Vents
  • Power Windows
  • Central Locking

8. Haval H9

Haval H9
Haval H9

Chinese car manufacturer Haval has been teasing Indian buyers with the launch of their Haval H9 SUV since late 2020. However, the pandemic put a stop to almost everything, and the H9 was put on hold. Now, the SUV is ready to make its entrance in late 2023. Powering the H9 SUV will be a 2.0L Turbocharged Direct Injection petrol engine that is capable of generating 180 PS of maximum power and 350 Nm of peak torque. The motor comes paired with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission system with 4-Wheel-Drive capabilities. The Haval H9 will rival the Toyota Fortuner and Jeep Meridian in India.

Expected Launch DateNovember 2022
Expected Ex-showroom Price₹30 Lakh onwards

Key Specifications

Maximum Power180 PS
Maximum Torque350 Nm
Engine2.0L Turbocharged Direct Injection
Transmission8-speed Automatic
Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage9-13 km/l

Haval H9 Key Features

  • 8-inch Lcd Touchscreen Infotainment System
  • Smartphone Connectivity
  • ESP
  • HDC (Hill Descent Control)
  • HAC (Hill-start Assist Control)
  • Led Headlights
  • Multi-zone Aircon
  • AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System)
  • Electronic Parking Brake
  • Panoramic Sunroof

9. Haval F7

Haval F7
Haval F7

As mentioned earlier, the launch of Haval in India was delayed, but now they are ready to enter the competition. The F7 SUV is expected to launch this December. It is likely to go on sale in two engine variants– a 1.5L turbo-petrol motor and a 2.0L Turbo-petrol motor. While the smaller 1.5L engine is expected to produce 150 PS of power with 280 Nm of torque, the larger 2.0L motor will generate 190 PS of power and 340 Nm of torque. When the Haval F7 reaches India, the SUV will also come with a diesel engine on offer. In terms of transmission, the engines will currently feature a 7-speed DCT gearbox but could get a manual transmission system once it reaches the country. Once launched, the Haval F7 will take on the biggest names in the competition, such as the MG Hector, Jeep Compass, and Tata Harrier.

Expected Launch DateDecember 2023
Expected Ex-showroom Price₹18 Lakh Onwards

Key Specifications

Maximum Power150 PS/190 PS
Maximum Torque280 Nm/340 Nm
Engine1.5L Turbocharged Direct Injection, 2.0L Turbocharged Direct Injection
Transmission7-speed Automatic
Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage10-14 km/l

Haval F7 Key Features

  • 9-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System With Google Android Auto and Apple Carplay Connectivity
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Electronic Power Braking
  • Front Collision Avoidance System
  • 360-degree Parking Camera
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Up to 6 Airbags

With a slew of upcoming 7-seater cars in India in 2023, are you excited about what the 7-seater SUV market in India could look like? Which of these cars mentioned above makes you want to sell your old SUV and get ready to welcome a brand new 7-seater?

FAQs

1. Which are the best 7-seater cars currently available in India?

Some of the best 7-seater cars currently on sale in India are Maruti Ertiga, Toyota Innova Crysta, Toyota Fortuner and BMW X7.

2. Which are the lowest-priced 7-seater cars in India?

India's lowest-priced 7-seater cars include Renault Triber, Maruti Ertiga and Mahindra Bolero.

3. Which are the most expensive 7-seater cars in India?

Some of India's most expensive 7-seater cars are Range Rover Autobiography, Mercedes Maybach GLS600 and BMW X7.

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